Mommy Makeover in Los Angeles, CA
Did you have children and are now wondering where your pre-mommy body went? Is your body seemingly resistant to changes in diet and exercise? You may need to consider a Mommy Makover for true before-baby results. Michael Schwartz, M.D., is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon and diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery who offers Mommy Makeovers to women who live in and around Los Angeles, Pasadena and the surrounding communities of California.
What is the Mommy Makeover?
Pregnancy with all its wonders and beauty also creates inevitable changes in a woman’s breasts and body that are a concern to many women. Most women would like to restore the youthful appearance they had before pregnancy, and thus we are able to combine cosmetic plastic procedures in one surgical setting to achieve these goals. The Mommy Makeover combines a tummy tuck and breast enhancement procedure to help correct changes the body experienced following pregnancy.
The Mommy Makeover Procedures
With pregnancy and subsequent nursing, breasts increase in volume and then deflate to varying degrees. The breasts may droop, have a loss of volume, or both. We are able to lift the breasts with minimal scarring that is in the shape of a lollipop surrounding the areola with a vertical line down to the infra-mammary fold. By planning and closing these incisions with meticulous attention, they often disappear or remain minimally noticeable.
Carrying a baby for nine months stretches out the abdominal wall musculature and often creates a separation in the midline of the muscles called a diastasis. People have different skin types and in some cases, the abdominal skin will rebound and retain its pre-pregnancy elasticity, however, in many cases, women are left with folds of skin and stretch marks.
In addition, fat is deposited in the hips, flanks and back that was not present before pregnancy. With a tummy tuck, we close the central muscle lining back together to flatten the abdomen, remove excess skin below and recreate a youthful belly button in the process. We always include liposuction of the upper and lower back which creates a much more pleasing torso and “shrink wraps” the skin of the torso, which in combination with a tummy tuck restores a beautiful and youthful look.
Recovery Following the Mommy Makeover
We do recommend taking time off from work following a Mommy Makeover, usually for one to two weeks. We work with you to determine a complete recovery plan prior to your procedure so you go into the procedure feeling as confident and comfortable as possible. At your post-op appointments, we will continue to monitor your satisfaction, comfort and results for a fast and healthy recovery.
Am I A Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
If you’ve had children and are unhappy with the changes in your body, you may be considering cosmetic procedure options. The Mommy Makeover is ideal for candidates who have frustrations with the tummy and/or breasts, but are in otherwise good health. Mommy Makeovers are most effective for individuals who are finished having children and have achieved a stable, healthy weight.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost in Pasadena, CA?
The cost of the Mommy Makeover will depend upon your individual treatment plan determined at your consultation appointment. To enhance accessibility of this procedure for all moms, the office of Dr. Michael Schwartz offers financing through Alphaeon Credit, Prosper® Healthcare Lending and CareCredit® for the Mommy Makeover. Our office accepts cash, personal checks and credit cards as payment for all body contouring procedures.
No longer must you feel frustrated or embarrassed by your body after children. It is natural for the body to change and become more resistant to exercise and diet, especially after giving birth. The Mommy Makeover procedures can help you feel like you again. If you live in or around Los Angeles, Pasadena or the surrounding communities of California, please contact board-certified facial plastic surgeon Michael Schwartz, M.D., a diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery to schedule a personal Mommy Makeover consultation.