A Mommy Makeover Provides Comprehensive Treatment of Post-pregnancy Concerns
If you are unhappy with your post-pregnancy body, a mommy makeover may be an effective solution for you. This treatment combines procedures to target the areas most drastically affected during pregnancy including your breasts and midsection. Dr. John F. Zavell in Toledo, OH, provides patients with personalized treatment plans that can include a tummy tuck, liposuction, thigh lift, breast lift, or breast augmentation to help you restore your body to its pre-pregnancy shape.
What Areas Are Treated during a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover typically focuses on the two areas of the body most affected by pregnancy: the breasts and abdominal region. During pregnancy, there are structural changes that occur in the body. Muscles are stretched, and in the case of c-sections, are torn, during childbirth.
Depending on your concerns, a mommy makeover can address various cosmetic issues:
- Stubborn fat pockets or sagging skin
- An unwanted increase or decrease in the size of your breasts
- Negative effects on the shape or fullness of your breasts
- Uneven breasts
- Sagging abdominal skin
- Stretch marks
- A cesarean pouch formed by scar tissue
Each patient's concerns are unique to their pregnancy and overall physical state. Dr. Zavell will help you choose a combination of procedures that best suits your needs.
Your Mommy Makeover Options
During your initial consultation with Dr. Zavell, he will listen to your concerns closely and provide computer-generated images to preview your results. A mommy makeover can include a number of surgical procedures performed in one treatment to minimize your recovery time.
Mini or Full Tummy Tuck
Depending on your body type and desired outcomes, Dr. Zavell can perform a mini or full tummy tuck. While a mini tummy tuck treats only the lower part of your abdomen, a full tummy tuck can address larger areas of concern.
For some candidates, we may recommend liposuction in certain areas of the body, particularly the midsection, to achieve dramatic, full-body results. Liposuction allows the surgeon to target stubborn areas that may not respond to diet and exercise such as the buttocks, thighs, and upper arms.
Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation
If your breasts have lost their fullness or size following pregnancy, patients can choose a breast lift or breast augmentation. If you do not want to increase the size of your breasts, but wish to restore symmetry and youthful contours, a breast lift alone may help address your issues.
Some women experience a dramatic increase in the size of their breasts during pregnancy. Overly large breasts can cause back pain, neck pain, and other physical discomfort. Dr. Zavell can remove excess tissue and fat during breast reduction surgery to help you return to a more proportionate figure.
How to Ensure a Successful Recovery
Each mommy makeover is tailored to the needs of the patient, therefore, each recovery period will be different from patient to patient. However, following surgery you will require rest and routine office visits so that Dr. Zavell can monitor your recovery. During this time, it is important that your children have the necessary attention and supervision while you focus on a healthy recovery.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
The ideal candidate for a mommy makeover is a patient who has tried diet and exercise and has not fully achieved their ideal pre-pregnancy body, or has experienced changes that cannot be reversed without surgery. Ideally, you should be back at your pre-pregnancy weight and healthy enough to undergo surgery. Both women who have undergone natural birth and women who received a c-section are good candidates for treatment.
A mommy makeover is designed to treat your specific areas of concern, as well as rejuvenate your body's contours.
Our staff also stresses that a mommy makeover is an extensive surgery with a lengthy recovery period. Patients should consider whether they are planning to have any additional children before undergoing treatment. A pregnancy following surgery could reverse the effects of the makeover and require additional procedures. In addition, candidates should finalize a childcare situation before planning a surgical procedure.
Call Our Office Today
A mommy makeover is designed to treat your specific areas of concern, as well as rejuvenate your body's contours. In order to determine which treatment options can best help you achieve your cosmetic goals, schedule a consultation with Dr. John F. Zavell by calling (419) 534-6551 or contacting us online.
“The decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is a very personal one and our mission is to honor that choice by jointly cultivating a treatment plan that will deliver results personally crafted for you.” Dr. Zavell