Bringing a child into the world is one of the most miraculous experiences a mother has. However, while seeing the smile on your child’s face and hearing them giggle are some of life’s most precious moments, many moms often feel self-conscious about their post-baby bodies.
If you are ready to look and feel sexier by restoring your pre-baby figure, Dr. Sanders is here to help with a mommy makeover at his state-of-the-art surgical facility in the San Fernando Valley.
Mommy Makeover Explained
The mommy makeover is a customized plastic surgery procedure that helps you look and feel better in your body by addressing common aesthetic issues caused by pregnancy and breastfeeding, such as sagging breasts, excess skin of the tummy, loose muscles, and stubborn fat.
The mommy makeover procedure is unique in that it combines several different types of plastic surgeries into one surgery session based on your individual treatment plan, which may include breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck, liposuction, fat transfer, and body contouring.
What are the Key Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?
The benefits of a mommy makeover are astounding. Here is why you should choose to have a mommy makeover with Dr. Sanders in the San Fernando Valley.
- Completely Customizable — Your mommy makeover is completely customized based on your unique aesthetic goals.
- Target Your Trouble Areas — Dr. Sanders can specifically target your problem areas to ensure you achieve your ideal figure.
- Elevated Confidence — You will feel more comfortable in your body and be proud to show it off.
- Expanded Clothing Options — You can wear the type of clothes that make you look and feel good.
- Look and Feel Sexier — A mommy makeover will help you step into a sexier version of yourself.
- Better Quality of Life — By attaining more confidence in how you look, you may enjoy a better quality of life.
- Streamlined Recovery — Combining surgeries into one session means faster results and a single recovery period.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Determining if a mommy makeover is right for you depends on several factors, including your overall health and unique aesthetic goals.
A Mommy Makeover is Great For:
You are a good candidate for a mommy makeover if:
- You want to look and feel more confident in your body after having a baby.
- You desire to change the size, shape, and fullness of your breasts.
- You want to have a tighter, toner abdomen.
- You have stubborn areas of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise.
- You desire a more contoured figure.
- You yearn to restore your pre-baby body.
- You are in good overall health and close to your goal weight.
Dr. Sanders will thoughtfully listen and collaborate with you to ensure you make the right decision for you and your goals. For instance, in some cases, you may need only one procedure to achieve your desired look, rather than a full mommy makeover. Dr. Sanders will discuss this with you during your mommy makeover consultation at our practice in the San Fernando Valley.
Can I Get a Mommy Makeover If I Have Not Had Children?
Though this comprehensive plastic surgery procedure has been fondly labeled as the “mommy makeover,” it is ideal for a number of individuals, not just moms. If you have lost a significant amount of weight and need to tighten, tone, and shape your body to achieve your desired figure, the surgeries included in a mommy makeover can help you do so.
Should I Wait Until I’m Done Having Children?
Dr. Sanders always recommends waiting to get your mommy makeover procedure until you are done having children. This is because getting pregnant afterward may undo the results, and another surgery session may be needed to restore your pre-baby body. However, it is completely safe to have children after a mommy makeover procedure.
How Old Do I Have to Be?
The minimum age for plastic surgery is 18. However, most moms that visit Dr. Sanders in the San Fernando Valley for a mommy makeover are between the ages of 25 and 55. If you are concerned about age, Dr. Sanders will help you determine if this procedure is right for you based on your health status and aesthetic goals.
Before and After Results
Browse the gallery below to see real-life before and after mommy makeover results. These images will help you get a better idea of how Dr. Sanders can beautifully shape and contour your body with this customizable procedure.
What Procedures Are Involved In a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy makeover is a customizable procedure consisting of several different plastic surgeries combined into one single surgery session. These surgeries include breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck, liposuction, fat transfer, and body contouring. Dr. Sanders will help you decide which surgeries to include in your treatment plan based on your unique goals.
Also known as breast enhancement, breast augmentation involves changing the size, shape, and fullness of the breasts through the placement of breast implants. This surgery is ideal if you desire to restore lost volume, increase your breast size, or attain fuller, rounder breasts.
If your breasts have begun to sag or droop over the years, either due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or aging, a breast lift can help revive their appearance. This surgery gently reshapes the breasts and removes excess skin to deliver a more youthful shape.
During a breast reduction, Dr. Sanders skillfully removes excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin to reduce the size of the breasts and reshape them for a more contoured, elevated appearance. This helps to alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with overly large breasts.
A tummy tuck can help you achieve a flatter tummy and a more contoured figure by delicately tightening the abdominal wall muscles and removing excess skin. Dr. Sanders is also highly skilled in drainless tummy tucks, which are often more comfortable and convenient than traditional tummy tucks.
Liposuction is ideal if you struggle with small fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise. During liposuction, Dr. Sanders removes fat permanently by utilizing the advanced technique of Tumescent and Ultrasonic assisted Liposuction, as well as Micro Liposuction, to create a slimmer, more contoured figure.
During a fat transfer, Dr. Sanders strategically transfers excess fat to add volume to specific areas of the body, such as the breasts or buttocks. Another benefit of a fat transfer is that this surgery can eliminate stubborn pockets of fat and excess skin. This two-fold approach delivers beautiful curvature and contour, and the newly added volume is all natural.
Dr. Sanders’ body contouring procedures can help you attain the body of your dreams. Whether you want a flatter abdomen, larger breasts, slimmer arms, or more toned legs, Dr. Sanders draws on years of plastic surgery experience to deliver exceptional results and help you achieve your goals.
The Procedure Process Explained
Your mommy makeover consultation is the first step to beautifully contouring your post-baby body. During your initial consultation, Dr. Sanders will thoroughly examine your body, learn more about your aesthetic goals, examine your medical history, and attentively listens to your concerns to recommend an ideal treatment plan.
What Should I Do in Preparation?
Getting ready for your mommy makeover in the San Fernando Valley should be a thoughtful, deliberate process to help prepare your body for the changes. Generally, it is best to start implementing Dr. Sanders’ recommendations in the two to three months leading up to your surgery date. These recommendations include:
- Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly to maintain your weight.
- Quit smoking and minimize alcohol intake.
- Visit your doctor for a physical, mental, and emotional health check to ensure you are healthy enough for the procedure.
- Prepare and plan for your recovery period. Stock up on groceries, hire a babysitter (if you have kids), get the necessary supplies for healing (i.e., medication and clothing), and enlist the aid of someone who can drive and help you out at home.
How Many Sessions Are Involved?
There is only one surgery session involved with a mommy makeover procedure. This is one of the biggest benefits of this comprehensive body contouring procedure. Combining your surgeries into one session means one recovery period, faster and more efficient results, and reduced costs.
What is Surgery Like?
Every mommy makeover with Dr. Sanders is slightly different, as each procedure is custom tailored to meet the patient’s unique aesthetic goals. At your initial consultation, Dr. Sanders will help you determine which surgeries are right for you and go into more detail regarding what you can expect will happen during the operation.
What Should I Expect in Terms of Recovery?
Before and after your procedure, Dr. Sanders will provide post-op recovery and aftercare instructions, and will discuss in more detail what you can expect during your recovery period.
You will likely experience swelling, soreness and tenderness, tightness and pressure in the breasts and tummy, and discomfort. Dr. Sanders will prescribe pain medication for the duration of your post-op recovery period to help alleviate any pain or discomfort.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Generally, the results of a mommy makeover procedure are long-lasting, assuming you do not experience a significant amount of weight gain or loss. Dr. Sanders recommends following a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet, to maintain your results.
Additionally, it is important to note that while your results will last a significant amount of time, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and aging can affect your newly contoured figure.
Other Things to Consider Before Getting a Mommy Makeover
Before you move forward with your mommy makeover procedure in the San Fernando Valley, there are a few other factors to consider, such as time off from work, the costs of a mommy makeover, and your insurance coverage.
Will I Need to Request a Lot of Time Off From Work?
Dr. Sanders recommends his patients take at least two weeks off from work to prioritize rest and post-op healing. If you have a physically demanding job that may be too strenuous on your body, he may recommend taking an additional week off.
Mommy Makeover Costs in the San Fernando Valley
The cost of a mommy makeover depends on several different factors, including the extent of your procedure and which surgeries are included in your treatment plan.
During your consultation, Dr. Sanders will discuss the cost of your mommy makeover with you in more detail. The benefit of having a combination procedure is that the cost is lower than if you were to do each surgery separately.
Does My Insurance Cover the Procedure?
In most cases, insurance does not cover mommy makeovers, as this procedure is completely cosmetic, rather than medically necessary. However, this will depend on your unique insurance plan.
If you need assistance paying for your mommy makeover in the San Fernando Valley, Dr. Sanders offers financing options to ensure each and every patient has the opportunity to attain their desired body.
You’re in Good Hands with Dr. Sanders
A Harvard Medical School-educated and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sanders performs a wide variety of plastic and reconstructive procedures in the San Fernando Valley. He draws on his thirty years of plastic surgery experience and aesthetic artistry skills to deliver remarkable results.
Dr. Sanders is committed to helping his patients achieve their desired goals through personalized treatment plans and providing the highest care and service for an exceptional experience. If you are ready to look and feel your best, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sanders today by calling (818) 981-3333.