Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Dorner frequently meets with women who desire to have their pre-pregnancy body back. Even though childbirth is a miraculous, wonderful moment in a woman’s life, it often will alter the look, shape, and size of various body parts — and can leave one feeling frustrated. The great news is that it is possible to once again attain a slimmer, smooth physique thanks to the help of the mommy makeover in Columbus, performed at Dorner Plastic Surgery. This body sculpting surgery uses a blend of fat removal and skin tightening to target the stomach and breasts, as well as other areas affected by pregnancy — basically, any area affected by weight gain or nursing can be addressed. In addition, nonsurgical treatments can be used to enhance surface irregularities, such as hyperpigmentation and discoloration, from the rapid fluctuation and stretching of the skin during pregnancy.
The right candidates for this surgery are those who have gone through childbearing, and have worked to achieve a slimmer look through a clean diet with little result. In many post-pregnancy cases, surgery is needed to regain their pre-pregnancy body. If you have completed childbearing but you are unhappy with the effects left behind, such as deflated, sagging breasts, loose abdominal skin, or unwanted pockets of fat in the hips, flanks, lower back, and buttocks, a mommy makeover procedure could be perfect for you. The goal of Dr. Dorner is to help you get back your pre-pregnancy shape so you can resume life without feeling self-conscious.
A mommy makeover is a unique treatment, tailored for women by plastic surgeon Dr. Dorner based on the specific body areas to be corrected. Many procedures can be considered together — the most common treatments are a breast lift, breast implants, a tummy tuck, and liposuction. These surgeries are performed using general anesthesia, taking 3 – 7 hours based upon the number of treatments. In addition, an overnight stay at the hospital may be needed. Your treatment plan might also include nonsurgical methods, such as laser treatments and injectables, to soften facial lines and reduce surface imperfections.
After spending some time in our recovery area, you will begin your recovery at home with rest. Walking will be hard for the first few days, and a thorough, home care protocol will be required to make sure the incisions and sutures heal properly. Most women find that the healing phase can take about six months. Even though the primary recovery could take months, most patients are able to resume a normal routine within a couple of weeks. Working out should wait for about two months. In the end, this surgery at Dorner Plastic Surgery can be life changing for women, allowing them to love the way they look and feel once again.
The cost of a mommy makeover can vary greatly depending on what you are including in your surgery. In your consultation, Dr. Dorner will need to create your treatment plan before he can estimate your costs. A mommy makeover is an investment in reclaiming your body and confidence after pregnancy and childbirth, so it is important to focus on getting the results you want instead of the lowest cost. Dorner Plastic Surgery accepts many payment options and we can help you find low-interest medical financing so your mommy makeover is as affordable as possible.
In your initial consultation with Dr. Dorner, he will listen to your needs and concerns before examining your body. After this, he can make recommendations on what should be a part of your mommy makeover. Most women include breast surgery (augmentation and/or a lift) along with liposuction and a body lift.
Pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on your body, so nonsurgical treatments are usually not enough to get the results you want. During your consultation, Dr. Dorner can discuss both surgical and nonsurgical options. Based on your needs and goals, he will let you know if treatments like nonsurgical fat reduction (for example, CoolSculpting) or nonsurgical skin tightening (for example, ultherapy) can be considered.
While a mommy makeover offers a beautiful new shape, it does include some scarring. Dr. Dorner will make every effort possible to create clean incisions that are as small as possible. Most scars that result from this surgery will be able to be concealed with undergarments or swimsuits. As part of your recovery instructions, Dr. Dorner or a member of his team will go over scar care so your incisions heal properly.
In a perfect world, you should wait to have a mommy makeover until after all pregnancies have been completed so the surgical results are not compromised. Generally, any body part that has been lifted or tightened would be at risk for stretching out if a subsequent pregnancy were to occur. If you get pregnant after your mommy makeover, a second surgery can be performed to refresh your results.
If you are still frustrated with your body while trying to shed those last few pounds, we invite you to call Dorner Plastic Surgery to learn more about the mommy makeover procedure. Deflated breasts, flabby areas, and other skin irregularities can be fixed with this outstanding surgery. During your consultation, plastic surgeon Dr. Dorner will discuss your worries and concerns and create a tailored surgical plan to enhance each area. With advanced methods and surgical skill, it is possible to regain the figure you desire.
*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.