About the Mommy Makeover
The Woodlands, TX board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Gordon frequently works with women who desire to get their pre-pregnancy silhouette back. While childbirth is a miraculous, wonderful moment for a woman, it often will alter the size and shape of certain body parts — and can leave one feeling frustrated. The great news is that it is possible to once again attain a slim and taut appearance with the assistance of the mommy makeover surgical procedure performed at Gordon Plastic Surgery. This body contouring treatment uses a blend of fat removal and skin tightening to reshape the stomach and breasts, as well as other areas affected by pregnancy — basically any body part affected by nursing, weight gain or loss, etc., can be corrected. In addition, nonsurgical remedies can be used to address surface irregularities, such as hyperpigmentation and blotchy skin, from the quick stretching and fluctuation of the skin, tissue, and underlying muscles during pregnancy.
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The right candidates for a mommy makeover procedure are those who have gone through pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing, and have worked to attain a slimmer, tighter figure through a clean diet with little result. For many women, surgery is recommended to regain their pre-pregnancy body. If you are past childbearing years, but you are unhappy with the imperfections remaining on your body, such as deflated, sagging breasts, loose abdominal skin, or undesirable areas of fat in the lower back, flanks, and buttocks, a mommy makeover procedure could help you. The overall goal of Dr. Gordon is to help you reclaim your pre-pregnancy body so you can resume life without feeling self-conscious.
The mommy makeover procedure is a body contouring surgery tailored for patients by Dr. Gordon based on the specific body areas to be addressed. A variety of procedures can be paired together — the most popular treatments are a breast lift, breast implants, tummy tuck, and liposuction. All of these procedures are performed while the patient is under general anesthesia, taking 3 – 7 hours based upon the complexity. In addition, a day-long stay at the hospital may be required. Your treatment plan might also include nonsurgical skin procedures, such as injectables, to soften facial lines and reduce surface irregularities.
What to Expect
After a recovery period in the hospital, you will begin your recovery at home with the post-operative instructions we supply and rest. The overall recovery is generally a lengthy process. Moving around and walking straight will be hard the first week or so, and a carefully followed, home healing protocol will be needed to make sure the incisions heal properly. The majority of women find the healing phase can take about six months. Even while the primary recovery could take months, the majority of women are able to get back to a somewhat normal routine within a couple of weeks. Exercise should wait for around two months. In the end, the mommy makeover procedure at Gordon Plastic Surgery can make an incredible impact for women, providing them with renewed self-esteem once again.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
In your initial consultation with Dr. Gordon, he will understand your wants and needs before performing a physical examination. After this, he can make suggestions on what to include in your treatment plan. Typically, women include a breast surgery (augmentation and/or a lift) together with a tummy tuck and liposuction.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
Childbirth and pregnancy can take a toll on your body so nonsurgical procedures are usually not enough to get noticeable improvements. In your consultation, Dr. Gordon will discuss both nonsurgical and surgical options. After listening to your needs and goals, he will let you know if procedures, like nonsurgical procedures, can be helpful.
Will I have scars?
While a mommy makeover offers a beautiful new shape, it does include some scarring. Dr. Gordon will make every effort possible to create clean incisions that are as small as possible. Most scars that result from this surgery will be able to be covered with undergarments or swimsuits. When reviewing your recovery care instructions, Dr. Gordon or a member of his team will give you tips on scar care so your sutures heal flat and eventually fade.
What if I get pregnant again?
Ideally, you should hold off on getting a mommy makeover until your family is complete so the surgical results are not compromised. Generally, all treated areas of your body are at risk of changing if you got pregnant again. If you have another child after a mommy makeover, another surgery may be done to refresh your results.
Reclaim Your Figure
Instead of feeling upset with your current figure while trying your hardest to rid those final pounds, we invite you to contact Gordon Plastic Surgery in The Woodlands, TX to hear more about the body contouring options we offer. Sagging and drooping breasts, flabby areas, and other surface irregularities can be fixed with this outstanding surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Gordon will discuss your worries and concerns and create a custom surgical plan to correct each area. Using the latest medical breakthroughs and surgical experience, it is possible to regain the look you desire.