A Mommy Makeover Can Restore Your Figure

Motherhood is an incredibly rewarding experience, but it can take a considerable toll on the body. The physical changes that take place throughout the course of pregnancy and breastfeeding can have lasting effects on your physique. Many mothers find it difficult to return to their pre-pregnancy figures, even with regular exercise and a healthy diet. Dr. Benjamin Boudreaux and Dr. Jeffrey Claiborne can provide a mommy makeover at their New Orleans, LA, practice to address the effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding. This customized treatment plan combines cosmetic surgery procedures to provide results that can help you feel more confident and attractive during motherhood.

What Does a Mommy Makeover Involve?

The four procedures most commonly performed as part of a mommy makeover include:

  • Breast Lift: Sagging breasts can be overcome with a breast lift performed as a standalone procedure or combined with implants.
  • Breast Augmentation: A breast augmentation restores lost breast volume following pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Tummy Tuck: Abdominal muscles are often altered or weakened during pregnancy, causing the midsection to sag. A tummy tuck corrects this and removes excess skin and fat tissue.
  • Liposuction: Mothers may find they have fat deposits that do not respond to exercise. This tissue can be removed with a liposuction procedure.
Graphic of the procedures most commonly performed as part of a mommy makeover.

Your Initial Consultation

During your first visit at Northshore Plastic Surgery, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne will perform a physical examination and discuss your cosmetic goals with you in detail. They will assess the elasticity of your skin and determine how much (if any) tissue will need to be removed to achieve the desired results. If you wish to address cellulite or stretch marks, they will also evaluate the affected areas. They may have you move or flex so that he can assess the movement of your underlying muscles. During this visit, it is important that you communicate your concerns thoroughly so Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne can have a full understanding of your aesthetic objectives.

Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne have helped many patients achieve their goals through cosmetic surgery, and their expertise can give you the body you desire.

During this appointment, we will also discuss your health history, including any existing medical conditions, allergies, medications, supplements, previous surgeries, and more. This will allow Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne to determine any risk factors for surgery and assess your candidacy for treatment.

Once all necessary information has been gathered, they will create a fully personalized treatment plan to address your unique needs. Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne believe in transparent communication and will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of all treatment options. This gives you a clear understanding of procedures and expectations so you can make an informed decision regarding your treatment.

Benefits of a Mommy Makeover

When performed by a skilled, experienced surgeon, a mommy makeover can help you look and feel your absolute best. Pregnancy can result in sagging skin, stretch marks, fat deposits, and other undesirable characteristics. A mommy makeover can address these concerns and enhance the appearance of the breasts, abdomen, thighs, and other targeted areas. As a result, you can achieve a younger looking, more contoured figure that more closely resembles your pre-pregnancy body.

In addition, combining multiple procedures into one comprehensive treatment plan has many advantages. You can achieve their desired results more quickly through this approach, since time spent in surgery and recovery can be consolidated. This approach also maximizes your budget by reducing overall treatment costs.

A mother and daughter flexing their muscles.
A mommy makeover can help you look and feel your absolute best.

Am I a Mommy Makeover Candidate?

It is usually best to wait at least one year before undergoing a mommy makeover. At this time, breastfeeding will have ended or will end soon, and you will have had some time to resume a normal diet and physical activity. You should also feel certain that you do not wish to have more children, since this can counteract the results of your procedures. 

You may be a candidate for a mommy makeover if:

  • Your breasts appear out of proportion compared to the rest of your body.
  • Your breasts have lost volume, sag, or are uneven in size.
  • Your nipples are stretched or turn downward.
  • You have sagging skin along your abdomen.
  • You have stretch marks along the abdomen.
  • You have excess fat deposits.

During your consultation, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne will review your medical history, discuss your goals, and recommend the cosmetic procedures that can deliver the results you seek. Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne have helped many patients achieve their goals through cosmetic surgery, and their expertise can give you the body you desire.

Recovery after a Mommy Makeover

Immediately following your mommy makeover procedure, surgical dressings will be applied to the affected areas. Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne will likely provide you with compression garments, which will help support healing tissues and reduce post-surgical swelling.

Due to the nature of a mommy makeover, patients can expect some degree of discomfort, swelling, and bruising. These side effects are temporary and can be mitigated with prescription medications and over-the-counter pain relievers. Swelling may linger for several weeks, but will subside slowly over time, revealing your results.

Total recovery time will depend on the types of procedures performed and your body’s natural healing capacity. While liposuction recovery may only take a couple of weeks, it could take several months to heal from other procedures, such as breast augmentation or a tummy tuck. During your consultation, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne can give you an estimate of how long your specific recovery will take. 

After your mommy makeover procedure, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne will provide you with a detailed list of post-surgical instructions. When followed closely, these guidelines will help you enjoy a swift, comfortable, and successful recovery.

Flexible Financing Options

At Northshore Plastic Surgery, we believe everyone should be able to attain the body they desire. We never want cost to become a barrier between you and the treatment you desire. That is why we offer a number of financing options to accommodate your needs. Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne offer third-party financing through CareCredit®, helping you achieve your aesthetic goals without compromising your budget.

Contact Us Today

Experience renewed confidence in yourself with a mommy makeover. Send us a message to schedule a consultation or call Northshore Plastic Surgery at (985) 237-6050.

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Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne are committed to providing the very highest standard of care with a friendly, down-to-earth approach. Northshore Plastic Surgery has been voted a top doctor on the Northshore, New Orleans and is affiliated with prestigious organizations, including:

- American Society of Plastic Surgeons®
- American Board of Plastic Surgery®
- The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery®

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