Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, CA

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause a woman’s breasts to sag and her abdomen to bulge with excess fat and loose skin. The same changes can happen after significant weight loss or simply as a result of the aging process. A mommy makeover reverses these changes, restoring younger, firmer, and more attractive contours to the body. Mommy makeover procedures are customized combinations of cosmetic procedures that can flatten and firm the belly, lift and reshape the breasts, and remove pockets of fat resistant to diet and exercise.

David Feldmar, MD, at Feldmar Aesthetics, performs mommy makeover procedures in Beverly Hills to help women in the Los Angeles area look and feel better about themselves. Dr. Feldmar is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon, who combines art, science, and deep expertise in his medical work to create beautifully natural-looking results for his patients. Dr. Feldmar is considered one of the best mommy makeover surgeons in the Los Angeles area. He and his staff run their practice as a warm and welcoming experience where patients feel comfortable, heard, and appreciated.

To learn more about mommy makeover surgery in Beverly Hills with Dr. Feldmar, contact Feldmar Aesthetics today to schedule a consultation.

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

The popular term “mommy makeover” refers to a combination of cosmetic procedures designed to reverse the effects of childbearing, significant weight loss, or aging on a woman’s body. The surgery is usually focused on the abdomen and the breasts, but it doesn’t have to be limited to those areas. It typically includes:

  • Breast rejuvenation surgery, such as a breast lift, breast augmentation, or breast reduction to correct sagging and bring the size of the breasts into better harmony with the body’s proportions
  • A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, to flatten and tone the contours of the abdomen, tighten and smooth loose skin, and remove excess fat
  • Liposuction to remove accumulations of excess fat in the trunk, arms, or legs that are resistant to slimming with diet and exercise

Depending on your needs, a mommy makeover might include other treatments and procedures in addition to or in place of these, as long as the combined procedures can be performed safely and effectively. These might include surgical procedures, such as an arm lift or thigh lift, or non-surgical treatments, such as injections of Botox or dermal fillers.

While “mommy makeover” is a relatively new phrase, the procedures included under it have a long history of success with excellent results and a strong safety record.

Planning Your Mommy Makeover Surgery

Your initial consultation with Dr. Feldmar is a key step in understanding whether a mommy makeover is right for you, choosing the appropriate procedures, and planning the safest and most effective approach. In your mommy makeover consultation, Dr. Feldmar will ask questions to understand the changes you want and encourage you to ask as many questions as necessary. He will examine you to understand your anatomy and the elasticity of your skin. Your conversation, together with his examination, will allow him to make his expert recommendations. He will explain the surgical approach he recommends and what you can expect throughout the process.

Dr. Feldmar’s goal, and the goal of everyone at Feldmar Aesthetics, is to help you make informed decisions, have realistic expectations, and feel comfortable through each step in your mommy makeover experience.

Why You Might Consider a Beverly Hills Mommy Makeover with Dr. Feldmar

Pregnancy and weight gain can stretch the skin of the abdomen and breasts beyond their limits of resilience. After your child is born or weight is lost, the breasts can sag, and abdominal skin can become loose and wrinkled. Fat can accumulate around the waistline or elsewhere on the body in unflattering ways. Even the muscles of the abdomen can separate and weaken, leaving a permanent bulge that no amount of exercise or toning can flatten.

All of these stretching, sagging, and bulging changes can happen even without having children or gaining and losing large amounts of weight—simply as a result of the aging process or genetics. The good news is that all of them can be corrected with a mommy makeover.

Depending on the combination of procedures you choose, your mommy makeover can:

  • Raise and reshape sagging breasts
  • Increase or decrease breast
  • Correct breast asymmetry
  • Lift downward-pointing nipples and reduce stretched areolas
  • Tighten and smooth abdominal skin
  • Flatten a bulging belly by repairing and tightening weakened or separated abdominal muscles
  • Remove pockets of excess fat from the midsection, thighs, or hips

The changes made with a mommy makeover can help you look younger and more attractive and can increase your confidence about your body and yourself.

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Are You a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

In your consultation with Dr. Feldmar will determine if you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover. He will recommend that you wait at least six months after childbirth and finishing breastfeeding to have your mommy makeover. He will also recommend that you wait until you are finished having children before considering a mommy makeover.

Beyond those considerations, you may be a good candidate if you:

  • Are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts because of sagging or their size
  • Are unhappy with the appearance of your abdomen because of loose skin, weakened muscles, or pockets of excess fat
  • Are in generally good health with no medical conditions that might increase your risks
  • Are not significantly overweight and are at a stable weight
  • Do not smoke, or are able to quit smoking for several weeks before and after your surgery
  • Have realistic expectations for the results

How Is Mommy Makeover Surgery Performed?

Mommy makeover surgeries are performed in our state-of-the-art Swall Surgery Center in Beverly Hills, designed and built to our specifications to provide safe, high-quality, personalized patient care. Mommy makeover surgery is most often performed on an outpatient basis, using general anesthesia.

The specific details of your surgery will vary, depending on the procedures included in your mommy makeover and the extent of the changes desired. In your consultation, Dr. Feldmar will explain his surgical plan and what you can expect. You’ll find further information about how each of the procedures on a mommy makeover are performed elsewhere on this site, in the descriptions of those procedures.

Most patients, when they have recovered from the anesthesia, can go home. In some cases, an overnight stay is recommended. When you are ready to go home, you’ll need to have a friend or family member drive you and stay with you for at least the first night.

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What to Expect After Your Mommy Makeover Surgery

Plan to rest at home for the first week of your mommy makeover recovery. You won’t be able to lift anything heavy, so will likely need assistance with shopping, cooking, caring for young children, and other tasks, especially for those having tummy tucks. Prepare by requesting help from trusted family and friends ahead of surgery.

It’s common to experience some soreness, which can be managed with pain medication. You can also expect some swelling and bruising. Wearing a compression garment, elastic bandage, or surgical bra will help control the swelling while supporting your new contours during the mommy makeover recovery process. Drainage tubes may be placed beneath the skin to help reduce swelling.

Dr. Feldmar will provide instructions on how to care for the wounds to prevent infection, when to return for follow-up appointments, and how to gradually resume your normal activities. Most patients are able to return to work about 2 weeks after mommy makeover surgery. The timing of when you can resume activity and exercise will depend on the procedures included.

You’ll begin to notice improvements from the surgery right away and will continue to see improvements until post-surgical swelling has resolved. Typically, final results are visible around six months after your procedure.

Schedule Your Mommy Makeover Consultation in Beverly Hills

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Feldmar to find out how a mommy makeover might benefit you. Dr. Feldmar aims to understand your goals for the procedure and recommend only the safest and most effective approach that will deliver beautiful results.

Frequently Asked Questions—Mommy Makeover Los Angeles

The improvements made in a mommy makeover can be long-lasting by maintaining a stable weight and following post-procedural instructions. Significant weight gain or a future pregnancy can stretch your skin again, causing your breasts to sag and abdominal muscles to weaken and separate.

Mommy makeover costs will vary based on the procedures included and the extent of the desired changes. In your consultation, Dr. Feldmar will review all costs with you, including the costs of the surgery and anesthesia, so you can make a fully informed decision.

Dr. Feldmar will advise you to stop taking certain medications in the days leading up to the surgery if they interfere with the healing process or increase the risk of excessive bleeding. He’ll also advise you to keep yourself well-hydrated. The night before your surgery, usually beginning at midnight, you’ll need to refrain from drinking or eating anything. You’ll be instructed to shower with an anti-microbial soap the evening before and again the morning of the procedure.

The main incision for a tummy tuck is placed low across your abdomen, just above your pubic area, where the resulting scar is easily concealed under clothing or a bathing suit. In a full tummy tuck, you’ll have a second scar around your belly button, which will not be noticeable once the scar has faded to be close to your skin tone. The scars from breast surgery are typically concealed around the areola or located on the lower part of the breast where they are covered by undergarments of clothing.

The procedures included in a mommy makeover, like all plastic surgery procedures, carry some risks of infection, bleeding, poor healing, or adverse reactions to the anesthesia. These mommy makeover risks are minimized by careful screening for existing health conditions in candidates and in the care taken in performing the surgery. You can help reduce the risk of complications by carefully following Dr. Feldmar’s pre-operative and post-operative instructions. Dr. Feldmar will discuss these mommy makeover risks during your consultation.

A mommy makeover typically includes a combination of procedures tailored to your needs. Common components may include breast augmentation or lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, and sometimes a thigh or buttock lift. During our consultation, we’ll discuss your goals and determine the most appropriate procedures for you.

Recovery time varies depending on the specific procedures performed. Generally, expect several weeks to a few months for a full recovery. We’ll provide detailed post-operative instructions to help you navigate the healing process.

It’s advisable to be at or near your goal weight before a mommy makeover for the best results. However, we can discuss your individual circumstances during our consultation to create a personalized plan.

The duration of a mommy makeover surgery depends on the combination of procedures. It can range from a few hours to a full day. We’ll provide you with an estimated timeline during your consultation.

You can gradually reintroduce exercise several weeks to months after your mommy makeover, depending on your healing progress. We will provide guidance on when it’s safe to resume physical activity.

Preparing for a mommy makeover involves staying healthy, maintaining a balanced diet, and refraining from smoking. We’ll provide specific pre-operative instructions to ensure a smooth procedure and recovery.

Combining multiple procedures during a mommy makeover is safe when performed by an experienced surgeon in an accredited facility. We take every precaution to prioritize your safety and well-being.

We will provide you with compression garments and post-operative bras to support your healing process. These garments help reduce swelling and provide comfort during recovery.

To ensure your comfort and promote healing, it’s advisable to sleep with your upper body and head elevated at a 30 to 45-degree angle for the first few weeks after the procedure. We’ll provide guidance on the best sleeping positions.

While a mommy makeover can provide excellent results, it’s generally recommended to wait until you’re done having children. Pregnancy and childbirth can impact the results, so timing is a crucial consideration.

It’s advisable to wait until you’ve fully recovered from childbirth, which can take several months. We can discuss the best timing for your mommy makeover during a consultation to ensure your safety and optimal results. Your well-being is our top priority.

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