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Mommy Makeover in Newport Beach with Dr. Grover
The toll that pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding can have on a woman’s
body can be devastating, both physically and emotionally. Even with proper diet
and exercise, oftentimes it is near impossible to restore one’s post-pregnancy
body back to one’s pre-pregnancy body.
Some of these effects include:
For those mothers out there who want a firmer, tighter body, even after childbirth, there is the Mommy Makeover. This revolutionary cosmetic procedure has been developed by cosmetic surgeons with the needs and desires of mother’s everywhere in mind. Essentially, this procedure brings together the best of several popular
surgical procedures to restore and rejuvenate the mother’s body back to her
pre-pregnancy body, as close as possible.
To discuss a Mommy Makeover surgery with Dr. Grover, click here to send him an email.
What the Mommy Makeover Won’t Do
This new procedure has yielded amazing results for many mothers, but it is
not a replacement for proper diet and exercise. Rather, when the Mommy Makeover
is used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise, the results can be
both amazing and long-lasting. There are some things you should consider before
a Mommy Makeover, however. If you are planning on dramatic weight loss, or plan
on becoming pregnant again, it would make sense to postpone the Mommy Makeover,
as weight loss or pregnancy can have adverse effects on the results of the Mommy
Makeover. It is recommended that you should wait at least 6 months after you
stop breastfeeding before undergoing the Mommy Makeover procedure, as it will
allow time for your body to heal naturally from the stress of pregnancy and
childbirth. Furthermore, it allows time for the skin and muscles to ‘snap back’
as much as the will, naturally, which will only aid in the restoration of your
Is it right for me?
As with any cosmetic enhancement surgery, you should first consider your motivations
for surgery to be sure that you’re choosing surgery for yourself and not to
fulfill someone else’s’ desires or expectations of you or your body. Mothering
is perhaps the most important job there is and the sacrifices made by mothers
everywhere deserve respect and compassion. It is a very personal matter and
any decision for surgery should come after careful consideration of all the
facts and emotions involved.
The Mommy Makeover may be a good option for you if you:
Every woman’s body is different and the needs of each women vary. A doctor
can guide you along the right path in deciding which procedures will be right
Options for the Mommy Makeover
The Mommy Makeover procedure is comprised of several different cosmetic procedures
that, when used in conjunction, produce stunning results. However, because every
woman has different restorative needs, the combination of procedures will vary
from one body to another. The Mommy Makeover is not a ‘cookie cutter’ procedure,
but one that can be tailored to meet your individual needs, which is one reason
why the Mommy Makeover procedure is so revolutionary in its design.
Tummy Tuck or abdominoplasty with Liposuction
The skin and muscle tissues in the abdominal areas stretch during pregnancy
and will leave skin looser and “flabby.” Even after weight loss, training
and dieting, the skin may remain loose and unsightly. An abdominoplasty, also
known as a Tummy Tuck, can revitalize your stomach and abdominal area by removing
excess skin, tightening the inner walls of your stomach muscles, and removing
unwanted fatty deposits through liposuction, producing a tighter, flatter abdominal
profile. The use of liposuction during the Tummy Tuck portion of the Mommy Makeover
allows for the removal of excess fat that develops during pregnancy as well
as handle the stubborn areas that don’t respond to dieting and exercise.
Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation, and Reduction
The procedure known as mastopexy, or the ‘Breast Lift’ reconstructs the breast
in such a way that excess fat and skin is removed, thus tightening the tissues
of the breast, giving it a ‘lifted’ appearance, which restores the breast appearance
back to that of your pre-pregnancy, youthful breast contours. The mastopexy
will also address the tissue surrounding the nipple, or areola, which oftentimes
becomes stretched due to the same effects.
If you desire fuller, larger breasts, the surgeon can perform a Breast Augmentation
along with the lift. This cosmetic enhancement procedure uses either saline
or silicone breast implants to create a bust line that is, perhaps, larger and
fuller than the patients’ pre-pregnancy breast size. Once again, the option
of Breast Augmentation should be discussed with your doctor in your consultation
prior to surgery to determine the best course of treatment.
The Breast Reduction surgery can be an option for those women who have very
large breast that cause back pain and general discomfort due to childbirth or
as a pre-pregnancy condition. The reduction mammaplasty is a procedure designed
to reduce the size of the breasts by removing the excess skin, fat and tissues
of the breast, alleviating any pain or discomfort.
What to expect during your consultation
In order to create the best possible results from your Mommy Makeover surgery,
it is important that your surgeon consult with you to discuss your desires and
expectations, as well as how the Mommy Makeover surgery will impact your health,
lifestyle and general well-being. It is a good idea to prepare by considering
the following before your consultation:
At the consultation, your surgeon will also:
Preparing for surgery
In the weeks before surgery, your surgeon may request:
Finally, your surgeon will go over the options you may have regarding the location
of your surgery. Typically, the Mommy Makeover procedure is performed in an
accredited surgical center, outpatient ambulatory surgical center or a hospital.
Important facts about the safety and risks of the Mommy Makeover
Ultimately, the decision to undergo the Mommy Makeover procedure is yours alone.
After careful consideration of both the risks and benefits of surgery, you’ll
have to weigh the risks against the potential benefits to make an informed decision
that you can live with. Your health care professional will go over all potential
risks of surgery and will make themselves available to answer any and all of
Here is a listing of some of the risks associated with the Mommy Makeover surgery:
What happens during the Mommy Makeover surgery?
Depending on your individual circumstances, your doctor will suggest either
intravenous or general anesthesia.
Tummy Tuck or abdominoplasty with Liposuction
Surgeons today have almost perfected the art of the abdominoplasty incision,
so that scarring is minimal and is located between the pubic hairline and
the belly button where it can be covered by bathing suits or underwear.
Of course, the length of the incision will be determined by your surgeon,
based on the nature of your individual surgical needs. The incision itself
is the portal through which the surgeon will remove excess fatty tissues
and repair sagging, weak abdominal muscles. A second, smaller, vertical
incision may be required between the pubic hairline and the belly button
to remove excess skin left by the removal of the fatty tissue.
Liposuction incisions are small, round incisions that, with time, fade
to become almost unnoticeable. Once the incision is made, a sterile saline
solution is injected with the fatty deposit to loosen the fat and prepare
it for abstraction. Then the fat is sucked out of the body with a surgical
vacuum in a methodical back and forth motion, through a thin tube called
Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation, and Reduction
Three options for locations of incisions:
- Circumference of the areola
- Circumference of the areola and straight down from the bottom of the
areola to the breast crease
- Circumference of the areola, straight down from the breast crease and
horizontally along the breast crease
Reshaping your breasts
Let the reshaping begin! The process is tailored to every individual’s
needs, however these steps are common to most breast lift surgeries:
- The breast tissue beneath the skin is lifted and reshaped
- Any excess skin is removed to tighten the skin around the breast
- The nipple and areola are repositioned to match the proportion and
scale of the newly reconstructed breast
Closing the incisions
The Mommy Makeover surgery can be performed in either one or two surgeries,
each one ranging in time from either 3 to 6 hours. Once the procedures have
been completed, the incisions are closed with with a combination of layered
sutures, clips and surgical tape.
See the Results
The immediate results are oftentimes difficult to see through the swelling
and discoloration caused by the procedures themselves. However, within a week
or two you’ll be fully ambulatory, able to stand-up straight and appreciate
the new, slimmer, tighter you!
After any surgery, it is important to closely monitor how you feel, especially
directly after surgery. Varying degrees of pain are certainly to be expected,
however, if you experience any kind of tightness or shortness of breath, pains
deep in your chest or an irregular heart beat you should go to the doctor immediately.
To avoid complications, it is of paramount importance that you strictly follow
your doctor’s post-surgical instructions and be careful!
To maintain shape and pressure, special bandages will be used which will control
swelling in the affected areas. Temporary drainage tubes may also be used which
will allow for drainage of excess blood or fluid.
Here are some important questions to ask your doctor before surgery:
The results will be long-lasting
While some results will be visible immediately, your body will continue to
heal and as the swelling subsides, it will continue to unfold a more contoured,
shapely body that can be maintained through use of proper diet and exercise.
It is important to understand that by following your doctor’s post-operative
instructions thoroughly and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you can determine
the quality of the results of your liposuction surgery, to some degree.
How much will the Mommy Makeover cost?
Cost depends on many varying factors, including the experience of the surgeon
and the geographic location of the procedure. Be sure to interview several surgeons
when doing your research so you can get a clear picture of your options. Oftentimes,
higher cost is not indicative of higher quality; but, it can also be said that
you get what you pay for. Shop around and do your homework.
Costs you can expect to incur:
In addition, many plastic surgeons offer their own patient financing plans,
so be sure to ask your doctor!