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What is a mommy makeover?

Our Newport Beach mommy makeover procedure is a popular combination of plastic surgery techniques designed to address cosmetic issues commonly experienced by women who have gone through pregnancy and breastfeeding. There are no set components in a mommy makeover. It is a specialized set of body contouring procedures, custom-tailored to your unique needs.

Am I a candidate for a mommy makeover?

The best candidates for a mommy makeover are women who have completed their families and want to regain their pre-pregnancy figures. Mommy makeover candidates should be in good overall physical and mental health and have realistic expectations about their results. During a mommy makeover, you can take a comprehensive and customized approach to your procedure, resolving issues that may have resulted from pregnancy, such as loose stomach skin, or even giving your body the enhancement you have always wanted, such as breast augmentation.

Why have a mommy makeover in Newport Beach?

While being a mother is one of the most rewarding experiences in a woman’s life, it is not unusual to feel conflicted about the effects pregnancy, nursing, and childbirth can have on your body. Dr. Savalia can help you recapture your ideal look with a mommy makeover, a combination of procedures as distinctive as you are.

Here are some common reasons Dr. Savalia hears about why women are considering a mommy makeover in Newport Beach:

  • After having kids, I’ve lost the baby weight, but I’m unhappy with my breasts and stomach
  • I’m worried I look worn out from the rigors of being a mom

What should I expect with a mommy makeover in Newport Beach?

A mommy makeover isn’t a single surgery. Instead, Dr. Savalia will work closely with you to understand your goals before developing your unique combination of procedures designed to enhance the best features of your body. A mommy makeover often includes several of the following procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty – More commonly known as a tummy tuck, abdominoplasty corrects the separated or lax abdominal muscles that are a common problem after pregnancy, while also sculpting away excess skin and fatty tissue for a smoother, flatter belly
  • Liposuction – Dr. Savalia uses liposuction to achieve body contour refinements; common areas for liposuction include the “love handles,” hips, thighs, and abdomen.
  • Breast enhancement – Pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing often take a heavy toll on how a woman’s breasts look; whether your breasts are smaller, larger, or have taken on a deflated appearance, Dr. Savalia can provide a breast enhancement solution, such as breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction
  • Medspa treatments – For women who feel they look tired and stressed, minimally invasive treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or a chemical peel can provide a rejuvenated appearance without surgery

As with all cosmetic procedures Dr. Savalia performs, he takes a conservative approach to mommy makeover enhancements. Your safety and comfort are his primary concerns, and his goal is to get you back to your family and back to your busy life as quickly as possible.

Breast augmentation is something I always wanted to do. After having kids, your breasts tend to droop. I wanted them to be perkier and also wanted a flat stomach. Now I’ve got my self-confidence back and I feel sexier than I’ve ever felt!

Which procedures should I choose for my mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover is a unique opportunity to decide what changes you would like to see in your body. While there are several procedures that can make up a mommy makeover, some of the most common include:

  • Abdominoplasty – More commonly known as a tummy tuck, it can tighten and smooth loose abdominal skin while removing excess fatty tissue from the abdomen and repair loose or separated abdominal muscles
  • Liposuction – This fat removal treatment can effectively reduce subcutaneous fat in targeted areas of the body; most commonly, liposuction is performed around the abdomen and love handles, thighs, upper arms, back, and under the chin to provide more streamlined contours.
  • Breast enhancement – Pregnancy and nursing can have a substantial impact on the shape, size, and texture of a woman’s breasts; to regain a more youthful bustline, you can include procedures such as breast augmentation, with or without a breast lift, or a breast reduction for a cup size that’s become overly generous
  • Medspa treatments – You may choose to undergo one or more of our many nonsurgical facial enhancements including a chemical peel to address environmental and age-related changes resulting in smoother complexion, or BOTOX® Cosmetic to help reduce dynamic wrinkles

Mommy makeovers often focus on the abdomen and breasts. Dr. Savalia can help you recapture your ideal look with a mommy makeover, a combination of procedures as distinctive as you are.

Why choose Dr. Savalia for a mommy makeover?

  • At Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeon and professional staff offer state-of-the-art surgical and nonsurgical treatments in a warm and friendly environment, with your safety as our top priority
  • Dr. Savalia received the Orange County Medical Association 2018 Physician of Excellence Award and is listed in Orange Coast Top Doctors and Castle Connolly Top Doctors for 2019
  • Dr. Savalia’s focus is on achieving a natural result, so you look visibly rejuvenated, rather than surgically enhanced

What is recovery like after a mommy makeover?

After your Orange County mommy makeover, your recovery time will vary depending on your treatment plan. Dr. Savalia encourages you to make sure you have extra help around the house and with the kids throughout recovery. It is important to give your body the chance to rest and heal after surgery. Most women find that they’re back to their usual daily activities in about two to three weeks, with their final contours improving for a few months or more.

Mommy makeovers often focus on the abdomen and breasts. I can help you recapture your ideal look with a mommy makeover, a combination of procedures as distinctive as you are.

Mommy Makeover FAQ

It’s completely normal to have lots of questions if you’re considering a mommy makeover. Dr. Savalia will make sure he helps you fully understand the options available to you in a mommy makeover and which procedures might best help you reach your goals. Below, he has answered some of the most commonly asked questions from patients who are considering rejuvenating their appearance after having children.

How long should I wait after having a child to get a mommy makeover?

Dr. Savalia typically suggests that you wait at least six months after weaning before undergoing a mommy makeover. This is because pregnancy hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone, can affect skin laxity, your body’s responses to various stimuli, and other aspects of overall health. These hormones may continue to be at higher-than-normal levels until a few months after weaning. Additionally, it can be helpful to take some time to gauge the full range of your body’s changes after pregnancy and nursing before deciding on the right procedures.

What if I decide to have another baby in the future?

None of the procedures in a mommy makeover should affect your ability to enjoy a healthy pregnancy in the future. However, Dr. Savalia usually recommends that you wait until you have completed your family before undergoing a mommy makeover. This is because a future pregnancy could reverse many of the improvements of your mommy makeover, potentially resulting in the need for revision procedures.

When will I see results?

You should notice a difference in your body contours immediately following your surgery. However, your final results will gradually develop over the next several weeks and months. Every woman recovers at a different rate, and every mommy makeover procedure is different depending on each patient’s needs, so there is no precise length of time for final results to develop. Within about six months of surgery, you should have a fairly accurate idea of your mommy makeover results. After your surgery, Dr. Savalia will provide you with detailed instructions on post-operative care and how best to ease back into exercise for optimal results and to maintain your new shape.

Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery

Please contact us today to schedule a consultation for one of the best mommy makeovers Newport Beach has to offer. At Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery, we want to see all our great mommies out there looking their best again. During your consultation, we’ll go over all the details and options for your mommy makeover. We are committed to ensuring you have an enjoyable and positive experience from consultation through recovery.

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