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Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back

Childbirth and pregnancy can lead to the best of times and the worst of times. You have started a family and devoted your body and mind to that endeavor.  Now that your life is calming down it is a great time to consider flattening your tummy or possibly enhancing your breasts.

The mommy makeover is a term used to describe postpartum cosmetic surgery.  Combinations of body contouring and breast enhancement are possible depending on your health status.  It is important to seek the services of a board certified plastic surgeon at this time more than ever because nobody else can reliably confront all the cosmetic issues that pregnancy can cause. Liposuction is a great adjunct for these situations but soft tissue tightening and abdominal wall reconstruction is often necessary.

At Alpine Plastic Surgery, located in Ogden, all options are discussed.  Our primary concern is patient safety but barring obvious contraindications, multiple procedures can be performed simultaneously.

Longing for your best body is only natural. At Alpine Plastic Surgery, we provide a personal level of care that enables you to feel good about your appearance. With the Mommy Makeover, we have helped numerous patients restore a pre-baby body that they love. Visit us in SLC today or schedule your consultation.

What is Involved in a Mommy Makeover

One of the great things about the Mommy Makeover is that it is customized around your unique needs. During a comprehensive consultation, we will listen to your concerns and discuss what you can expect from one or more of the procedures involved in the Mommy Makeover. These may include:

  • Abdominoplasty, or the tummy tuck
  • Breast surgery to augment, lift, and perfect the size and shape of breasts
  • Body contouring procedures such as liposuction

See videos of Dr. Randall Barnett discussing procedures involved in a mommy makeover.

Benefits of Combined Procedures

The Mommy Makeover typically consists for two or more procedures performed during the same surgery. In addition to obtaining optimal results in one fell swoop, this approach also reduces the overall cost of treatment. When we perform multiple procedures at once, we maximize our use of an accredited surgical facility, anesthesia, and staffing, which amounts to thousands of dollars saved.

Timing the Mommy Makeover for Maximum Results

The results of breast and body procedures can be affected by fluctuations in weight, which are an obvious event during pregnancy. For this reason, the Mommy Makeover is best reserved for those who are not planning to become pregnant in the future.

How long after having my last baby should I wait to have a mommy makeover?

The timing of a Mommy Makeover correlates not only with future pregnancy but also recent childbirth. We understand how excited and anxious you must be to get back into your favorite LBD. However, breast and body procedures may need to wait about six months. In the several months after childbirth, several concerns related to skin and excess weight may resolve, at least somewhat. Also, because breast feeding may be impeded by a breast procedure, treatment should wait until a baby has been weaned.

What to Expect for Recovery

After procedures such as liposuction, abdominoplasty, and breast augmentation, physical activity is strictly limited for some time. Straining, bending, or lifting heavy objects increases the risk for complications. Patients must rely on their spouse or family for childcare and household chores. For several days, if not weeks, the patient’s focus in on rest and recovery.

Are you a candidate for a mommy makeover?

Chances are if you are reading this, you are a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover. One of the primary points of discussion during Dr. Barnett’s consultation is realistic expectations. Our goal is to give each of our patients the contours they seek. Plastic surgery to improve your physique is something you should do for your own sense of satisfaction, not for anyone else.

Has pregnancy changed the shape or size of your breasts? Are your body proportions negatively affected by breast growth? Has a C-section left you with a “pooch” over your incision scar? If any of these issues concern you, and you are within a healthy body weight, you are a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover.

Costs of a Mommy Makeover

The overall investment made into a renewed body and spirit includes surgeon fees, diagnostic testing, prescriptions, anesthesia, and surgical facility fees. Insurance coverage for procedures associated with the Mommy Makeover is typically not available. In some cases, breast reduction may be at least partially covered. Generally, the total cost of care is less with the Mommy Makeover than if each procedure were scheduled individually.

It is our intent to make plastic surgery accessible to you. Talk with our staff about financing options for your Mommy Makeover.

If you’re looking for a trusted plastic surgeon in Ogden, UT and surrounding areas, consult Alpine Plastic Surgery today. Contact us at (801) 689-3500 to schedule your consultation.