Michigan’s Mommy Makeover Specialists
The Mommy Makeover is one of the most comprehensive and life-changing treatments in the field of plastic surgery. It does not specify a specific procedure but rather a combination of procedures, designed to restore a woman physique after bearing children. The mommy makeover typically consists of a breast procedure along with liposuction or a tummy tuck, depending on the patient’s condition.
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How pregnancy affects the body
Having children is one of the most life-changing and positive experiences a woman can have in her life. With that being said, nothing comes easy.
When women are facing the challenges of pregnancy, giving birth, and caring for their children, they often neglect to care for their own bodies. This comes from a women’s natural tendency to put her children first and herself last, as soon as she becomes a mother.
By the time most mothers reach the stage where they can begin to care for themselves again, they often find that it’s too late. Their abdominal muscles have become weak with pregnancy and they have stubborn fat that seems almost impossible to lose. Their breasts have permanently sunk and they feel that their body will never be the same.
Unless a woman is extremely dedicated to maintaining her physique before, during, and after her pregnancy, restoring her body to its original figure can be the challenge of a lifetime, especially for women who have multiple children or have children past age 40.
It is for this reason, that the mommy makeover has become one of the most popular and most life-changing surgeries to date. The treatment can help a woman feel like herself again. It can bring back a woman’s self-esteem and self-love that may have been lost while fulfilling here motherly obligations.
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What areas will a mommy makeover treat?
After having children, the two areas of the body which usually experience the most changes are the breasts and the midsection. The breasts may sag and become droopy, especially after breastfeeding. Due to the hormonal changes associated with pregnancy, the breasts can lose a significant amount volume, or even gain a lot of volumes if a notable amount of fat is put on. For this reason, a breast procedure is usually a main part of the mommy makeover.
The midsection can also experience a number of changes. The hormonal changes of pregnancy can cause stubborn fat cells to accumulate around the lower back and midsection. This can significantly change a woman’s figure as a tight midsection is essential to bringing out a woman’s natural figure.
Treating The Mommy Breasts
As we discussed earlier, there are a variety of changes that can occur to the breasts during pregnancy, so in turn, the breast procedure used to restore your breasts will depend on your situation. Some women lose a significant amount of breast volume while others gain a significant amount. Some women’s breasts sag and droop, while others may experience little to no change.
Breast Augmentation for mothers
Breast augmentation is very common during a mommy makeover, especially for women who have lost a significant amount of breast volume. During a breast augmentation, breast implants are placed behind the breasts making them appear larger, fuller, and more youthful in proportion. Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in Michigan, as implants have greatly improved as far as safety and variety.
Types of implants now include cohesive silicones implants that are smooth, textured, round, or teardrop shaped. Teardrop shaped implants are very effective for women who are very thin or have very little breast tissue. For this reason, most mothers tend to go with round implants, as they will restore the shape, volume, and perkiness that they carried before pregnancy.
Breast Lift for mothers
If the thought of having implants in your body, no matter how safe science says they are, just doesn’t sit well with you, then the mastopexy or breast lift will be your next option. During a breast lift, the surgeon will tighten the skin of the upper region, remove any sagging tissue, and reposition the breasts and the areola/nipple in order to create a perkier and more youthful look without adding an implant. The downside of a breast lift is that it cannot add any volume to your breasts, as no implants are used in the surgery. If your breasts have not lost any volume but have become saggy and droopy, your surgeon will likely recommend a breast lift.
Breast reduction for mothers
Breast augmentation and the breast lift are the two most commonly used procedures when performing a mommy makeover in Michigan. Along with sagginess and drooping, some women also gain a significant amount of breast tissue during pregnancy. This usually comes along with the significant fat gain in other areas of the body, but when weight is lost naturally, the breasts might not budge. This is because certain hormones prevent the body from releasing fat from the breast region and for this reason, a breast reduction is sometimes necessary before a breast lift.
Breasts that become too large can begin to cause not only cosmetic problems, but also medical problems such as back and shoulder pain, rashes, bra strap grooving, and poor posture. They can make daily life very difficult for a mother and can prevent her from fitting into clothing.
Breast reduction surgery happens to have the highest patient satisfaction rate of any plastic surgery because relieving women their large and burdensome breasts can be one of the greatest ways to improve their quality of life.
During a breast reduction surgery for a mommy makeover, a circular incision is created around the areola, and sometimes an additional incision extends down the breast, depending on the amount of tissue that needs to be removed for the mother to feel comfortable with her breasts.
The surgeon will also perform a breast lift for the mother during the same procedure by repositioning the areola to make the breasts appear more natural and youthful. For mothers whos breasts gained a significant amount of volume, breast reduction may play a critical role in your mommy makeover.
Treating The Mommy Midsection
As we discussed earlier, there are a few changes that can occur to a woman’s midsection after having children. A mother has a unique set of hormones flowing through her body during pregnancy and breastfeeding and these can cause a mother to end up with notable fat deposits around the upper and lower back, and around the midsection. This side effect of motherhood is treated with liposuction.
Liposuction for mothers
Laser-liposuction is very popular during a mommy makeover, especially for women who have lost a significant amount of breast volume. During a laser liposuction session, your plastic surgeon will numb the area of focus and insert a cannula beneath the skin. Frequencies will then be emitted which liquefy the surrounding fat and the surgeon then sucks this fat from the body, hence the term liposuction.
Liposuction is very effective for treating small accumulations of fat around the body which can develop during motherhood. Removing these accumulations of fat can greatly enhance a womans proportions and help her look like she never had children in the first place. Liposuction is also a safe procedure when performed by a specialist.
Tummy tuck for mothers
When women bear children, especially multiple children, their abdominal muscles are stretched out and weakened. Often times these muscles are even torn and detached making it ridiculously challenging to achieve a tight stomach and impossible to have abs or a tight abdomen. For this reason, the mommy makeover typically incorporates a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty for the medically inclined.
During a tummy tuck, the surgeon begins by stitching back together any torn abdominal muscles that were damaged during pregnancy. Muscles that are loose and weak are also tightened to help create a firmer midsection. Once the abdominal muscles are repaired, the surgeon then trims away any excess skin at the bottom of the stomach, effectively “tucking in the tummy”.
How much does a mommy makeover cost in Michigan?
The cost of a mommy makeover in Michigan can range anywhere from $8,000 up to $19,000 for very extensive treatments. On average, Michigan mothers spend about $13,000 on their mommy makeovers after paying their surgeon fees and facility fees. With that being said, over 95% of patients claim that their mommy makeover was worth every penny.
The mommy makeover, more than any treatment SurgeonGate offers, has the broadest price range. This is because of the fact that the mommy makeover is by far the most customized cosmetic surgery. There are multiple combinations of procedures each with different price ranges. you will most likely need a procedure on the midsection along with a breast procedure. Patients who need liposuction, a tummy tuck, and breast surgery will spend more.
Most of the top plastic surgeons in Michigan typically offer mothers a comprehensive financing plan to help pay for their treatment over time instead of dropping all the money at once. At SurgeonGate, we want to see you be happy, so we typically ensure that our surgeons have systems in place to help patients pay for their treatments so they are happy with their decision.
With that being said, we will not place you with the cheapest tummy tuck surgeon in Michigan. We will place you with the surgeon who we think is the most experienced and fit to handle your specific procedure. We do not recommend patients bargain shop on cosmetic surgery, especially not a procedure as comprehensive and complex as the mommy makeover, since complications are very possible with an inexperienced surgeon.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I have permanent scarring?
After a mommy makeover, you will have some scarring. How noticeable the scarring is and how long it lasts depends on the procedures you have, the extent of the procedures, and how you care for your incisions and scars when you are healing. Liposuction usually leaves very light scarring which often becomes undetectable with time. A tummy tuck will leave permanent scarring which can be made almost undetectable with time and the right care. A tummy tuck will leave a verticle scar down your abdomen, notable from the belly button down to the waist. If a mini tummy tuck is all that’s required to reach your goals, you may only be left with a light horizontal scar along the front of your waist.
Breast reductions and extensive breast lifts will also leave scarring which will take some work to diminish. Breast augmentation, on the other hand, has developed newer techniques will allow surgeons to avoid noticeable scarring, and so has the tummy tuck if your condition qualifies for them. Your surgeon will do their best to minimize the amount and size of incisions created in order to lessen the chances of long term scarring. There are also certain protocols which your surgeon will recommend in order to care for your scars including skin care products which may help and tips such as avoiding direct sunlight to your scars in the months following surgery.
When can I be a candidate for a mommy makeover?
Contrary to common opinion, having a Michigan mommy makeover will not whip you back into form a month after you give birth and trying to do so will lead to an increased risk of encountering a complication. Becoming pregnant, having a child, and breastfeeding release an abundant amount of hormones into the body and cause a lot of stress on the body as well. It is important that after having a child, you get the proper rest and recovery needed for your body to heal.
The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) recommends waiting at least six to seven months after having a child before applying for a mommy makeover consultation. If you go in any earlier, the plastic surgeon will likely refuse to operate until getting additional rest and recovery so that your abdominal muscles are able to heal quickly after surgery.
How long is the recovery from a mommy makeover?
Your recovery experience depends on the procedures included in your treatment. The recovery for a tummy tuck is comparable to that of other plastic surgeries in that you will have to take at least 2 weeks off work and motherly duties. You will have to go in for a few draining sessions to prevent inflammation, unless your surgeon decides that the no-drain tummy tuck is the best option for you. The recovery for most breast surgeries has a similar time frame and they will require you to wear a support bra to prevent inflammation and bruising.
Regardless of the procedures included in your treatment, you will have to prepare your schedule for a few weeks of rest and recovery. The night immediately after your mommy makeover may be challenging so it’s important to have someone with you who can provide physical and emotional support. You should also ensure that you have someone ready to help you with your kids as you do not want to be doing chores and undergoing the stress of taking care of a child in the days following your surgery.
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When you request a consultation through SurgeonGate, a specialist immediately analyzes your case to better understand the skills it will require for you to reach your goals. Once that is established, we determine which plastic surgeon is most experienced with patients like you, and is most fit to handle your case safely and effectively.
We then share your information with that surgeon, who may or may not be well known in your area. Once the surgeon receives your information from SurgeonGate, which is typically on the same day, their medical staff will reach out to you and schedule a consultation for you to meet them.
Why do I need to use SurgeonGate?
The world of cosmetic surgery is lucrative and greatly unregulated in the state of Michigan. Dermatologists are performing hair transplants and general practitioners are performing liposuction left and right. Technically speaking, you do not need to be a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform plastic and cosmetic surgeries, and this has led to a growing number of complications and unhappy patients.
Many doctors are marketing themselves as “cosmetic surgeons” when in reality, their residency training was in dermatology, ophthalmology, family medicine, or general surgery. Most of these doctors have been drawn to performing cosmetic surgery for its high profits and lack of regulation by health insurance companies.
So my surgeon just needs to be board certified?
Even surgeons who are board certified in plastic surgery may not be specialized in the procedure you are having. The best surgeons are those who specialize in the smallest number of treatments and focus their efforts on a particular region of the body. Despite this, many plastic surgeons are still performing every single procedure under the sun. From hair transplants to breast augmentation, to rhinoplasty and liposuction, every single procedure is extremely complex and surgeons who try to offer everything at one clinic often find themselves having trouble matching the results of a specialist.
When you choose to work with SurgeonGate, you don’t just get to work with top plastic surgeons in Michigan. You get to work with leading plastic surgeons who specialize in the procedure of your choice, because that’s how we make plastic surgery safe and effective for everyone.
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