Motherhood is an amazing experience; after your first child, you know you’ll never be the same again. Unfortunately, it may feel like your body will never be the same either – the loose abdominal muscles and stretch marks, the drooping breasts, the pockets of fat around your hips. Thankfully, through a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures such as breast enlargement, tummy tuck, and liposuction, Dr. Andrew Smith offers women Mommy Makeover surgery in Orange County to transform their look and give them new confidence about their appearance. He understands that every patient is different, each with unique concerns and desires. Together, you will work with Dr. Smith to create a plan that will help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
In Orange County, a Mommy Makeover can help you feel confident about the way you look. To get started, request a FREE surgical consultation with Dr. Smith. You can also call our Irvine, Huntington Beach or Corona plastic surgery office at (949) 653-7000 for your appointment.
Benefits of Combining Procedures
There are many advantages to combining procedures, including:
- Cost savings – You’ll pay for anesthesia, medications, and surgical facilities only once.
- Less time to recover – Whether you have to take time off from work or not, most women appreciate having only one recovery period.
- More comprehensive results – Many women say that they appreciate that they are able to achieve such dramatic changes through only one operation.
Candidates for Mommy Makeover
Most women who choose Mommy Makeovers are mothers in their 20s, 30s or 40s who would like to restore their pre-pregnancy appearance. Moms appreciate that this procedure can be tailored to their exact needs.
Re-think your Mommy Makeover if…
- You still have small children to carry and care for
- You can’t take at least 2 weeks off from work to heal
- You are considering having more children
- You are more than 15% over your goal weight
As with any of the procedures Dr. Smith performs, good candidates for a Mommy Makeover must be healthy and have a realistic understanding of what cosmetic surgery can achieve. Discuss your medical history with Dr. Smith so he can make sure the procedures that interest you can be performed safely with minimal risk of complications.
Your Mommy Makeover Options
While Dr. Smith customizes each Mommy Makeover to the patient, most include a combination of 2 or more of the following procedures:
- Breast enhancement surgery such as breast augmentation or a breast lift
- Tummy tuck to tighten stretched muscles and restore a slimmer abdominal area
- Liposuction to remove unwanted fat deposits
- Body lift or thigh lift to help restore mid-body appearance
- Facial rejuvenation procedures such as eyelid surgery
At your consultation, Dr. Smith is happy to discuss your personal goals and recommend a makeover plan based on your physical examination. Whether your main concerns are your body, breasts, or face, Dr. Smith will recommend procedures that can help you feel younger and more confident about your appearance.
Recovery After Mommy Makeover Surgery
Because each Mommy Makeover procedure is tailored for each individual patient’s needs, Dr. Smith will be able to tell you much more about the recovery process once you have decided on which procedures are right for you. In general, the more dramatic your transformation, the longer your recovery period will be. Dr. Smith can provide medication to minimize discomfort, but you will still need to get plenty of rest and limit strenuous activities for several weeks in most cases.
Your tummy tuck, breast augmentation, or other Mommy Makeover procedure can help you achieve the look you’ve always wanted. For optimal results, follow Dr. Smith’s pre- and post-operative instructions carefully. For instance, breast augmentation patients must take proper care of their dressings and incisions and wear a surgical support bra for several weeks to help the breasts settle in to their new shape.
The risks associated with your Mommy Makeover will depend on which procedures you have performed. After your surgery, most patients experience some level of swelling, bruising, bleeding, and discomfort. Dr. Smith makes every effort to reduce discomfort, and he minimizes scar appearance by hiding incisions when possible. If you’re concerned about a particular risk, talk with Dr. Smith in more detail.