When a woman goes through pregnancy and gives birth her body goes through a multitude of changes. These changes start at conception as hormones shift to begin the process of growing the unborn child. Throughout pregnancy, your body then changes to accommodate your growing child, including a growing waistline, extra fat, and swelling breasts as they produce milk. Once your child is born, your body continues to transform as hormones, weight, and proportions fluctuate.
Some women after childbirth are fortunate to get their pre-pregnancy body back. However, for many women, especially those who’ve had multiple pregnancies, the changes their figures experience linger for years. Not only is it harder to lose weight as you get past your 20s, the sleepless nights, stress, and overall busy life of a parent make it difficult to trim and tone your figure. That’s where a mommy makeover can help.
At New Image Plastic Surgery Associates, PLC, our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside offers the mommy makeover package to mothers who are unhappy with their appearance after having children. A mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery body contouring procedures that help a woman regain her figure. Because every woman is different and has unique needs, the makeover can be tailored specifically to your concerns and goals.
The mommy makeover procedure can help trim, tuck, and augment areas of the body including the:
- Breasts and buttocks
- Hips and thighs
- Abdomen and waist
Depending on your needs, Dr. Gartside will use a breast augmentation or lift for your breasts, a tummy tuck to address excess skin and fat on your abdomen, liposuction to eliminate small areas of fat around the body, or a thigh lift to reshape your thighs. These procedures can be combined in any way to accommodate your specific body contouring goals.
As with any procedure at her office, you’ll have a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Gartside to go over your concerns and make sure that you’re a candidate for the procedures you wish to have. This is also a time where we recommend you ask as many questions as possible to understand exactly how the mommy makeover procedure and we work. Some examples of questions you can ask our doctor for the mommy makeover procedure include:
- Where is your board-certification from?
- How long have you been performing mommy makeovers?
- How long should I wait after having children to have this procedure?
- Is the mommy makeover performed at your office or a hospital?
- What kind of incisions can I expect and when will they heal?
- What is the recovery like for a mommy makeover?
- What expectations should I have for this procedure?
The above are examples of the types of questions you should ask your doctor at your consultation for your mommy makeover or any plastic surgery procedure. If you’d like to learn more about the mommy makeover or want to find out if you’re a candidate, 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 locations in Reston and McLean, Virginia.