Pregnancy and childbirth can be an amazing time for a woman. It can also be a time of great change for a woman's body. As your unborn child grows, so too must your body to make room for your child's development. On top of physical changes such as weight gain, your hormones also change as your body varies its processes to accommodate your growing child.
Unfortunately, for many women, the changes one's body experiences can be difficult to reverse after childbirth. Because of the daily stresses of raising a newborn, the lack of sleep, and the overall transformation of your life, getting back to your pre-pregnancy body can be next to impossible. Fortunately, at New Image Plastic Surgery, we offer the mommy makeover procedure to help women who have experienced dramatic changes to their body.
The mommy makeover is a combination of body contouring plastic surgery procedures that are used to help a woman's figure after having children. This procedure helps with many issues of body transformation that can happen to a woman because of pregnancy and breastfeeding, including:
- Sagging or enlarged breasts
- Excess fat around the body
- Loose skin from losing the baby weight
Because the mommy makeover is a combination of procedures, it can be tailored to your specific needs to address your exact body issues. Whether your breasts changed as a result of breastfeeding, if you have excess fat on your stomach or thighs that won't go away, or have sagging skin from losing the extra weight, our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside can customize the treatment to help you look and feel your best again.
The procedures that can be used in a mommy makeover include:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Breast reduction
- Tummy tuck
- Thigh lift
During your consultation with Dr. Gartside, she'll go over all of your concerns and pinpoint exactly what procedures would be best to reach your desired results. At this time she'll also go over the qualifications for being an ideal candidate for a mommy makeover. Since this is a treatment that involves multiple surgical procedures completed at the same time, it's important that you are in good overall health and have had sufficient time for your body to recover from childbirth.
It's recommended that you wait at least six months, if not longer, after giving birth before you consider this procedure. It's important to let your body and hormones have time to stabilize after childbirth. It's also recommended that you wait to have this procedure until you're finished having children, as any subsequent pregnancies can undo any progress made by the mommy makeover. Other qualifications for ideal candidates include:
- Being a nonsmoker or being able to quit for a period of time before and after the procedure
- Having the ability to rest and recuperate after the procedure
- Being able to follow all pre- and postoperative instructions
- Being aware of all potential risks and complications
Dr. Gartside will go over all of this information in depth with your during your consultation. Her goal is to keep your safety in mind as she helps you decide the best procedures to produce the beautiful results you desire.
If you'd like to learn more about the mommy makeover procedure and if it's right for you, please contact us by filling out the form on this page or by calling us at 703-742-8004 to schedule your consultation. We have two convenient offices in Reston and McLean, Virginia to serve those in surrounding areas as well as Washington, D.C.