Advantages of Mommy Makeover
A mommy makeover is a common term these days. But what is it? It is anything you want it to be – a personalized package of cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures aimed at meeting your goals and your budget.
The goal is to bring your body back to your youthful pre-pregnancy days, to restore your self confidence, to bring sexy back.
If your body changed significantly after pregnancy, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re part of the majority. Sagging and protruding tummy, stretch marks, emptied out and sagging breasts, unwanted body hair and fat, thinning hair, among other changes. Instead of wearing the badge of honor of motherhood, we wear a “pregnancy mask” of skin discoloration, wrinkles and acne. We understand motherhood comes with sacrifices, but it should not sacrifice your body and face. The term “mommy makeover” has recently been popularized by reality TV shows. At the Liposuction & Cosmetic Surgery Institute, we have been successfully performing these procedures for decades with happy mothers of all ages, shapes and sizes.
So why wait and suffer? Is today the day you decide to do something about it?
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
Again, we preach that it’s whatever you would like it to be, any combination of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments built to suit your goals and budget.
- Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) with or without internal muscle plication
- Breast lift with breast implants for deflated droopy breasts
- Breast reduction
- Breast augmentation, via breast implants and/or fat transfer
- Liposuction of the body
- Vaginal, labia, genital rejuvenation
- O-shot (vaginal sensation rejuvenation treatment)
- Botox to relax facial wrinkles
- Facial fillers like Juvederm, Perlane, Restylane and Belotero, among others. Fill and treat tear troughs, deep facial dents, lower eyelids, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, etc.
- Chemical peels, including TCA acid (trichloroacetic acid) and alpha hydroxy peels, such as glycolic acid peels, Jessner peels or modified phenol peels.
- Pico focus array for skin discoloration and pregnancy masks
- Laser rejuvenation (Sciton© Erbium) or CO2 (carbon dioxide) to tighten skin of lower and upper eyelids.
- Non surgical localized fat reduction CoolSculpting, Sculpsure, and/or TRUSculpt for body fat elimination. No downtime, noninvasive.
- Skin tightening by radiofrequency (RF) energy, such as VIORA, ACCENT, painless skin tightening
- Ultherapy for face and neck lifting and tightening. Non-surgical. No downtime. Focused ultrasound energy
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
A mommy makeover is aimed at post-pregnancy women who wish to improve the appearance of any part of the body, to look better in their jeans, skirts and bathing suits. To turn back the clock to that pre-pregnancy body. To feel better about themselves. To improve self image, self confidence and self-esteem.
HOW IS THE MOMMY MAKEOVER DONE?
This body rejuvenation is accomplished via surgical and/or non-surgical safe, and in-office cosmetic procedures.
IS IT SAFE TO HAVE MORE THAN ONE PROCEDURE PERFORMED AT THE SAME TIME?
Yes, as long as the surgeons are experienced in performing any and all the procedures you decide to include as a part of your mommy makeover. Remember that cosmetic procedures definitely have an artistic element, so your surgeon of choice should have an artistic eye.
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?
Usually surgical procedures are done only once, but occasionally further surgeries, such as additional liposuction in other body parts, may be be necessary to further enhance your newly youthful body.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS OF A MOMMY MAKEOVER LAST?
Results are long lasting, usually more than 10 years, as long as topical home treatments are diligently followed as prescribed and periodic maintenance of non-surgical treatments such as Botox are followed.
WHO IS NOT A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
Anyone who is currently pregnant, breastfeeding and/or has been on any form of blood thinning medications.
IS HOSPITALIZATION REQUIRED FOR SURGERY?
No, all procedures are performed in our safe and private cosmetic surgical suite.
IS ANESTHESIA REQUIRED?
This depends on the procedure and your preference but usually general or intravenous (IV) sedation is required for all surgical procedures. Non-surgical procedures may require some topical or local anesthetic.
WHEN CAN YOU RESUME NORMAL ACTIVITIES?
This depends on the procedures performed. Listen to your physician. He will provide specific post-surgical instructions for the procedures included in your mommy makeover. It is important to follow these instructions closely. Usually, you can return back to work anywhere between a couple days and two weeks following your surgical procedures. Most non-surgical procedures will not require you to miss any time at work.
CAN YOU HAVE A MOMMY MAKEOVER IF YOU PLAN TO GET PREGNANT?
Of course, but as you well know, any further pregnancy will alter the results of the surgery and may require further post-pregnancy procedures.
DO YOU NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT BEFORE SURGICAL PROCEDURES?
It would certainly help the ultimate result. Losing as much weight as possible will help the surgeon during surgery and will be an immense help during your personal recovery.
DO YOU NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT AFTER YOUR PROCEDURES? WHY?
It’s obvious, but any weight gain after surgery will definitely be detrimental to the final result.
CAN A MOMMY MAKEOVER HELP STRETCH MARKS?
Yes, a tummy tuck can definitely remove stretch marks on the lower abdomen.
HOW SOON CAN I HAVE MOMMY MAKEOVER SURGERY AFTER CHILDBIRTH?
We prefer to wait a few months till you feel you are ready and all your vital signs have returned to prepregnancy normal state
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
The risks associated with any surgical procedure are rare but include infection, asymmetric healing, irregular skin appearance and transient numbness. Temporary bruising, swelling and discomfort are most common.
WHAT DOES A MOMMY MAKEOVER COST?
The cost depends on the number and nature of the procedures chosen as part of your mommy makeover. We’ll work on any budget. Financing is available.
The cost of the entire procedure includes the following: consultation, pre-op visits, surgeons’ fees, operating room charges, anesthesia staff fees, anesthesia supplies, surgical supplies, recovery room charges, and all post-op visits.
WHAT IS THE FIRST STEP IN GETTING MORE INFORMATION ABOUT A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
Free consultations are available in any of our four locations: Chicago’s Gold Coast, Arlington Heights, Naperville and Oak Brook.