At Athenix, we are proud to offer women the opportunity to restore the body to a pre-pregnancy condition with a custom mommy makeover. We have found that our patients are extremely thrilled to see their bodies once again looking firm and youthful, finally free of the stretched skin, drooping breasts, or stretched tummy muscles.
What is a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is not an actual procedure, but the name given to several procedures to restore a woman’s body if it was damaged by pregnancy and breastfeeding. The procedures may include:
- Breast lift
- Breast augmentation
- Tummy tuck
- Body recontouring
- Stretch mark treatments
What will your mommy makeover include? Only a personal consultation with us will reveal what will be required to bring your body back into a firm, youthful look. You are invited to meet with us and discover why Athenix has become the leading plastic surgery center in Fresno.
Why Choose Athenix?
We are very proud to bring the highest quality of care and surgical quality to our Fresno clinic. Our board-certified plastic surgeons are experienced, dedicated professionals who are respected throughout the medical community. We take our responsibility to our patients very seriously and perform every surgical procedure with great delicacy and care, with the goal of creating the most beautiful result. Our modern clinic has all of the most advanced technology for patient safety and health, and all procedures are performed with meticulous attention to detail to achieve a result that brings joy and confidence to the women we treat.
Am I a Candidate?
If you feel embarrassed by the condition of your body, and plagued with fatty zones on your abdomen, loose skin, abdominal muscles that appear split, or your breasts look saggy, nipples enlarged or pointing downwards, or other impacts from pregnancy or childbirth, you are probably a candidate for a mommy makeover. If you are at a healthy weight, in good general health, and want to restore your pre-pregnancy body, we urge you to find out more about our custom mommy makeover treatments at Athenix.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
As a mommy makeover is a custom set of procedures, your individual cost is difficult to determine without a consultation with us. Some patients may only require minor body sculpting, whether our advanced liposuction techniques or another of our array of body sculpting procedures, while others require surgical intervention. The breasts may have lost volume and require augmentation, or sag and require a breast lift to restore them to a higher position on the chest, while reshaping the tissue to a rounded, youthful look. What will your cost be? Only a personal consultation will reveal what you need, but you should be aware that we provide various financing options, so you can restore your body with affordable payments.
How Long Does it Take to Recover from a Mommy Makeover?
The recovery will vary, based upon the number of procedures you needed to restore your pre-baby body. Typically, planning for three to four weeks off work is advised. That will allow you to focus on healing. Many women feel back to themselves far earlier, but everyone is different in how quickly they heal, and age plays a role as well. During the early stages of recovery, you will have prescription pain medication to keep your comfortable, but will soon start to feel well again, ready to get back into your usual activities, proud to show off your restored, trim, slim figure, and breasts that once again look round and youthful. It is well worth the few weeks of recovery, which pass quickly.
Mommy Makeover FAQ
How do I find out what my mommy makeover will entail?
The only way to get an accurate answer is a personal consultation at Athenix. We will evaluate your medical history to ensure you are healthy and safe to undergo surgery. If you take any medications to thin blood, we will work closely with your other medical professionals to limit the use of these medications prior to your surgery. We will want to know about any supplements you take, as many also have blood-thinning properties.
Your body must be evaluated so we can determine what procedures will be needed. Some women have stretched skin that needs repair, while others have split muscles, requiring a more thorough repair. The breasts will be evaluated to determine what is needed to bring them to a younger, rounded, firm condition.
Will my waist be thinner after a mommy makeover?
If you undergo a tummy tuck, your waist will be narrowed as part of the procedure. Imagine wearing revealing clothing with total confidence. That’s the final result of a mommy makeover – confidence in your body image.
Can I have more children after a mommy makeover?
While you can, it is advised that you wait to undergo the procedure until your childbearing years are over, as your body once again could suffer damage, requiring another surgery.
Will I have scars after a mommy makeover?
At Athenix, you will be happy to know that we use the most advanced surgical procedures, with incisions carefully placed so they are hidden from view, even in the most revealing clothing. We also offer some very effective scar treatments that help the incisions heal to being almost imperceptible.
When can I go back to work after a mommy makeover?
Most people will miss work for about two weeks, and it is wise to plan for at least that much time off. While some may feel well enough to return sooner, in general it is better to have enough time to fully recover before getting back to your usual activities.
Is a breast reduction included in a mommy makeover?
Some women with larger breasts suffer a great deal of stress when they grow even larger during breastfeeding. Heavy, large breasts cause a lot of trouble, including back and neck pain, rashes, and more practical problems, such as the ability to buy and wear standard clothing sizes. For these women, a breast reduction may be an important part of a comprehensive mommy makeover.