What is a Mommy Makeover?
While childbirth is a miraculous, wonderful moment for many women, it often will alter the tightness and shape of certain body parts. However, it's possible to attain a tighter, slimmer figure with the help of the mommy makeover surgical procedure performed at Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery. This surgery uses a combination of skin tightening and fat reduction methods to target the breasts, stomach, buttocks, and thighs — essentially any area affected by pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or breastfeeding. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andre P. Marshall frequently consults with Beverly Hills, CA women who wish to have their pre-pregnancy figure back. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Marshall to see whether a mommy makeover would be a good fit for your goals.
What are the benefits?
Beverly Hills, CA individuals who have a mommy makeover enjoy a number of advantages from their procedures, like:
- Get more than one aesthetic procedure at one time, as opposed to various recovery times
- Satisfaction with overall shape and appearance of your body, potentially for the first time since before pregnancy
- Minimization of some pregnancy-related imperfections, like stretch marks and hanging skin
- Improvement of breast contour, volume, and perkiness
"I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Marshall, he literally changed my life!!! I did a lot of research before deciding to have him perform my tummy tuck, and am SO glad I went with him as my doctor! I needed someone who made me feel comfortable (his bedside manner is the best) and confident that the procedure would be worth it, and he did exactly that - my results are waaaaaay better than I could have expected! I have my confidence back after not recognizing myself in the mirror post-pregnancy, and finally feel like myself again! THANK YOU!!!"- K.R. / Google / Dec 04, 2021
"I cannot say enough about how great Dr. Marshall is. At 58 I decided I wanted the body that I had when I was younger. From beginning to end the bed side manner and the interest in what I wanted was top notch. I am currently 3 months post surgery and looking forward to my sons wedding in December as I will look just how I wanted to for this big occasion. I will recommend Dr. Marshall to anyone who is looking for a great experience with having plastic surgery. Thank you for making my dreams come true."- J.C. / Google / Nov 30, 2021
"My results are amazing, I love my new body - From my initial encounter with Dr. Marshall’s assistant, Melissa, the service was amazing. I got all my questions answered with no delay. I met with Dr. Marshall (Dr. Dre) and I felt he was definitely the right surgeon to have my procedure with. On 11/11/21 I had my 360 liposuction and BBL. Everyone at the surgery center was great and made me feel I was in the best hands. My results are amazing. I love my new body by Dr. Dre! I’m healing well and can’t recommend Dr. Dre enough."- E. / RealSelf / Nov 28, 2021
"I recently had surgery with Dr. Marshall and I’m blown away by the results! I had Lipo360 and a mini tummy tuck-the results keeps getting better with time. His staff was great through the entire process! I was able to obtain the exact results I wanted abs couldn’t be happier!I would % recommend Dr. Marshall, gets better every week!!!!"- M.M. / Yelp / Sep 07, 2021
"I'm 45 y/o with two kids who consistently works out throughout the years but the stubborn belly fat and loose skin just won't go away. I'm 3 months post op, and very thrilled and happy with the results. Kinda' wondered why I didn't do this sooner. Hats off to Dr.Marshall for doing an amazing job. He listened to what or how I wanna look like and he made that sure it was done safely(pre and post op as well). Please follow his pre and post op instructions. The man knows what he's doing and what he's talking about. Thank you again Dr. Marshall. I would definitely refer him to my family and friends."- G.D. / Google / Aug 14, 2021
Who is a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
In general, the best candidates for a mommy makeover are in good health and have realistic expectations for their results. Women should also be at or near their ideal body weight and be committed to maintaining a stable weight going forward. Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery recommends that women wait until they are finished having children before undergoing a mommy makeover so their outcomes will not be affected by any future pregnancies. Our team will perform an exam and review your medical history to ensure your candidacy.
Mommy Makeover Surgical Technique
The mommy makeover procedure is a unique combination of surgeries that will be custom-tailored to address your areas of concern. The most popular treatments in a mommy makeover are liposuction of the flanks and lower back, as well as breast lift surgery, breast implants, and tummy tuck. The mommy makeover surgeries are performed while the patient is under general anesthesia lasting 3 – 7 hours, depending on the number of treatments. Also, a day-long stay at the hospital may be required. Once leaving the hospital, you will begin to recover at home with rest. Recovering from this surgery is generally a gradual process. Walking will be hard the first week or so, and you should carefully follow the at-home treatment protocol to ensure proper healing of the incisions and sutures. Even though the full recovery could take about six months, most patients are able to get back to a normal routine within a couple of weeks.
What can I expect after the procedure?
Once leaving the hospital after your mommy makeover, you will begin to recover at home with rest and proper aftercare. This phase is generally a gradual process. Walking will be hard the first week or so, and a carefully followed, at-home care protocol will be needed to make sure the incisions and sutures heal properly. Most patients find the healing phase can take about six months. Even though the primary recovery could take months, the majority of women are able to return to a somewhat normal routine within several weeks. Exercise should wait for around two months. In the end, this surgery at Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery can be life changing for women, helping them reclaim their figure once again.
Mommy makeover FAQs
Are mommy makeovers safe?
Mommy makeovers are safe, but patients need to undergo a health evaluation to assure a healthy recovery. If a health problem is identified, it may not be possible to have your surgery or some parts of your surgery performed at this time. Dr. Marshall has years of experience and has performed countless safe and successful mommy makeovers.
Will I have scars from a mommy makeover?
While you will have some scarring from a mommy makeover, our surgical team at Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery will work to place your scars in locations where they are less visible. Plus, we can provide information about skin care and techniques that can help minimize the appearance of scars in the future. We recommend avoiding sun exposure and wearing sunscreen after recovery.
What if I get pregnant again?
It's best to wait until your childbearing years are complete before undergoing a mommy makeover. However, surgery is not typically a problem for women who become pregnant after their mommy makeover. Our team in Beverly Hills, CA, can review your case and create a personalized plan for your mommy makeover based on your unique situation and needs.
How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
During your consultation, Dr. Marshall will listen to your needs and concerns before performing a physical examination. After this, he can make suggestions on what to include in your treatment plan. Most women want a breast augmentation, a breast lift, or both. Some choose to combine it with liposuction and a body lift.
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
Mommy makeover costs will vary greatly depending on what you are including in your surgical plan. In your consultation, Dr. Marshall will create your treatment plan and then estimate your costs. A mommy makeover is an investment in reclaiming your confidence after pregnancy and childbirth, so it is important to focus on reaching your goals instead of the lowest cost. Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery accepts many payment methods, and we can provide you with helpful information on finding low-interest financing to make your mommy makeover affordable.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
Childbirth and pregnancy can take a toll on your body, so nonsurgical treatments may not be enough for dramatic improvements. During your consultation, Dr. Marshall can explain both nonsurgical and surgical treatments. Based on your needs and goals, he will let you know if procedures like vaginal rejuvenation with Labiaplasty, or fat reduction with high-definition (HD) liposuction can be helpful.
Reclaim Your Figure
If you're unhappy with your current figure due to the effects of pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding, we invite you to learn more about mommy makeover procedures in Beverly Hills, CA. During your consultation with Dr. Marshall, a personalized treatment plan will be created to address sagging breasts, flabby areas, and other skin irregularities. Schedule an appointment today at Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery.
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