WHAT IS A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
“We love our children, we just don’t love what they do to our bodies”- My Wife
Being a parent is one of the most rewarding experiences. Pregnancy with weight gain and loss, breast enlargement and deflation, and giving birth via vaginal delivery or c-section takes a toll on a woman’s body. Luckily, women today are still able to look and feel young after having children with a transformation known as a Signature Mommy Makeover. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime Schwartz is a specialist at defining the proper procedures to rejuvenate and reinvigorate your “Body After Baby”. This often requires a combination of skin lifting and tightening techniques, as well as possibly targeting fat reduction to correct the physical effects of childbearing. Call Jaime S Schwartz MD FACS in Beverly Hills, CA, to learn more about how this procedure could help you feel better about your body after pregnancy.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
The main benefit of a mommy makeover is its ability to address multiple issues at the same time. A mommy makeover can incorporate several improvements, including:
- Improving, lifting, and rejuvenating the breasts
- Tightening loose, saggy skin
- Reducing the appearance of stretch marks
- Toning and tightening the stomach and abs
- Eliminating stubborn fat from multiple body areas
- Helping to return your body to its pre-pregnancy look
- Boosting confidence and self-image
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WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
Ideal candidates for a mommy makeover procedure are individuals who have gone through pregnancy and childbirth and have worked to achieve a slimmer, tighter figure through a consistent, healthy lifestyle but haven't achieved their desired results. In many post-pregnancy cases, surgery is recommended to attain a figure close to their pre-pregnancy body. Suppose you have completed childbearing but are disappointed with current features, such as sagging breasts, wrinkled skin in the abdominal area, or unwanted fat in the lower back, flanks, and buttocks. In that case, a mommy makeover procedure could be perfect for you. The goal of Dr. Schwartz is to help you reclaim something close to your pre-pregnancy shape so you can get back to living life without the additional concern about your body.
HOW IS A MOMMY MAKEOVER PERFORMED?
Although certain parts of every women’s body change with childbearing, the long-term result for what needs to be corrected are different based on body type, as well as goals and desires. During the personalized consultation, Dr. Schwartz will listen to your ideas and goals. It’s helpful to have pictures from before pregnancy so we can see what has changed. The exam will be thorough since a Signature Mommy Makeover often requires a 360 view of things. There is no universal correct procedure for everyone, and most procedures combine to give you the body and results you desire. These procedures can be combined and part of the Schwartz Rapid Recovery technique that allows you to return to your daily life quicker.
WHAT CAN BE INCLUDED IN A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
Signature Breast Procedures:
The breasts take a toll during pregnancy and breastfeeding. They enlarge and engorge, sometimes triple or quadruple the size before pregnancy. A lot of women can feed better from one breast vs the other, which can lead to asymmetries. Nipples and areolas can become stretched and elongated. Most breast procedures are aimed at lifting the breasts, correcting any volume deficiencies, and tightening stretched-out skin. Many women will require a breast lift or Mastopexy for breast sagging, known as breast ptosis.
A lot of women seek out Dr. Schwartz for his Signature Breast Lipolift®, which is a minimally invasive procedure that can:
- Tighten skin around the breasts
- Reshape the breasts
- Reduce the size of the breasts, if necessary
- Correct postpartum deflation
Signature Tummy Tuck:
During pregnancy, the abdomen stretches to accommodate your growing child. The external skin expands, which can cause thinning, stretch marks, and excess skin. Internally, the connective tissue covering your muscles and abdomen, known as fascia, also stretches. Since it is connective tissue, once it stretches, it does not go back to its previous tightness. This laxity is known as Rectus Diastasis, which means separation of the rectus or six-pack muscles.
- A Signature Tummy Tuck is designed to:
- Tighten the stomach internally and externally
- Reshape the sides of the body
- Flatten the belly and waist
Signature Nipple Surgery:
Most women know that breastfeeding not only takes a toll on the breast but also on the nipples. Dr. Schwartz is an expert at Signature Nipple Reduction Surgery as well as inverted nipple correction. Either of these may be combined with any other procedures or can be performed in the office by themselves.
Signature Brazilian Butt Lift:
Hormonal changes, as well as weight fluctuations, can lead to fat staying in unwanted areas and the areas of previous “curves” deflated. Many women take advantage of the excess, unwanted fat to transfer it to their buttocks and hips as part of a Signature Brazilian butt lift.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
After leaving the hospital, you will start your recovery at home with rest and proper aftercare. The recovery process is generally lengthy. Moving around and walking straight will be challenging the first week or so, and a step-by-step, home care protocol will be required to help the incisions heal properly. Most women find the healing process can last around six months. Although the primary recovery could take months, most women can return to a somewhat regular routine within a couple of weeks. Exercise should be held off for about two months. Ultimately, this surgery at Jaime S Schwartz MD FACS can be a fantastic journey for women, giving them self-confidence again.
MOMMY MAKEOVER FAQS
Can a mommy makeover reduce the appearance of stretch marks?
If stretch marks exist on an area of the body (i.e., breast, tummy, etc.) that is going to be lifted and tightened, they may be removed when the excess skin is trimmed away. For any stretch marks left behind, as well as any other skin irregularities that may exist, there are skin-rejuvenating techniques that can help fade and remove these imperfections. These options can be discussed with Dr. Jaime Schwartz during your initial consultation.
What is Schwartz Scar Secure?
Dr. Schwartz has been published in peer-reviewed journal articles on wound healing and is a Principal Investigator for an FDA clinical trial aimed at reducing and correcting poorly healed scars. Dr. Schwartz’s protocols known as Schwartz Scar Secure™ were developed to help minimize scars based on scientific data. Dr. Schwartz chooses to show some of his patients' scars on websites and social media if the patient gives consent. Scars are a part of surgery, and he is proud of achieving the best possible scars for his patients.
What is Schwartz Rapid Recuperation?
Many women seek out Dr. Schwartz for his precise results and commitment to safety. Part of this commitment is known as Schwartz Rapid Recuperation™. Dr. Schwartz has developed techniques and protocols before, during, and after the procedures to allow for the fastest possible recovery. From the use of “gentle anesthesia” to being able to walk right after surgery, he believes in getting you back to your daily life as quickly as possible.