The “Mommy Makeover” procedure combines some of the most popular plastic surgery procedures to restore shape and form to the face, body and breasts. Women typically see dramatic changes in their bodies after child birth. Breasts sag and lose volume due to weight fluctuation and breast feeding, while the stomach may show sagging skin and hard to get rid of fat long after pregnancy. A Mommy Makeover allows women to regain the figure of their youth and helps promote the confidence to enjoy it.
Traditionally women and surgeons focused on the big three for Mommy Makeovers: Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck, and Liposuction. At some point a savvy marketer dubbed this group of procedures the “Mommy Makeover” and the name stuck. Today’s Mommy Makeover has grown to include a large group of procedures that can be combined together or separately to shape and enhance the body, face, and spirit, and you don’t have to give birth or breast feed to benefit from these combined procedures. You don’t even have to be a woman for that matter. There are plenty of Maryland men that come to Dr. Mess for their Male Makeovers.
Ideal Candidates for Mommy Makeover
Mommy Makeovers suit a wide range of patients and body types. Candidates should be at least 18 years of age and in good overall health. During your Mommy Makeover consult, Dr. Sarah Mess will evaluate your skin, facial features, natural body type and breast shape and discuss the best options to achieve your makeover goals. Patients should have realistic expectations and goals regarding the outcome of their procedures, but Mommy Makeovers offer a great option for women looking to regain a more tone and youthful appearance.
The Mommy Makeover Procedure
There is no one Mommy Makeover. Age, weight fluctuation, and gravity affect us all. Many women still concentrate on the core breast augmentation, tummy tuck and liposuction procedures while others combine these core procedures with eyelid surgery or a liquid facelift (Dermal Fillers, Botox, and Chemical Peels). Multiple surgeries can be grouped and combined in a single procedure or performed one at a time. The variations are infinite and this flexibility allows Dr. Mess to develop a makeover package tailored for each individual patient. Have a rock hard stomach but feel self conscious about your crow’s feet and miss the volume and firmness of your pre-maternal breasts? Dr. Mess can combine a breast augmentation or lift with a liquid facelift and you can enjoy the restorative results out and about in less than a week. Have your heart set on a breast augmentation and a tummy tuck? These surgeries can be combined into one procedure for considerably less money than having the surgeries performed separately, and the combined recovery means you get back to doing what you like sooner, and better.
Recovery: What to Expect After Your Mommy Makeover
Mommy Makeover recovery time varies based on each individual and the procedures included in their makeover. Dr. Mess will provide detailed post-operative care instructions prior to your makeover. Patients are encouraged to discuss their progress with Dr. Mess. Our goal is to make your recovery as quick and safe as possible so you can get back to your life and enjoy the benefits of your enhanced and refined figure.
Before & After Photos
Mommy Makeover: Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), Liposuction, Breast Reduction
Mommy Makeover. Patient 4.
Liposuction abdomen and flank results. Patient age 34-45. Patient received circumferential liposuction with photos taken seven months post procedure.
Mommy Makeover: Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), Liposuction, and Breast Reduction 42 year old patient. Photos taken 3 months post procedure
How much does a Mommy Makeover Cost
The total cost of your Mommy Makeover depends on several factors, including:
- Surgeon’s fee
- Procedures selected
- Operating room fees
- Anesthesia fees
- Prescriptions for medication
Mommy Makeover’s are growing in popularity worldwide and the high concentration of young families in and around Howard County make it one of Dr. Mess’ most sought after procedures. Dr. Mess specializes in facial aesthetics and breast and body contouring in her Columbia, MD practice. She understands a woman’s body, and she takes pride in helping women from the Columbia, Bethesda, and Baltimore areas achieve their cosmetic enhancement goals.
Dr. Mess is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). She is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). She is a plastic surgeon of distinction with the experience and training to provide results that match your vision.
Dr. Mess looks forward to meeting you during your initial consultation to discuss your Mommy Makeover options. For all of your cosmetic and reconstructive surgery needs, we encourage you to contact our Columbia practice at (410) 910-2350 today.