Mommy Makeover in Beverly Hills
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It is a blessing to be a mother. However, it is often difficult to regain your pre-pregnancy figure, which is why mommy makeover (a mix of procedures designed to reverse the child-bearing effects on the mom’s body) is so popular. Every mommy makeover procedure is different as everyone’s body structure is unique.
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Mommy Makeover Candidates
Mommy makeover candidates are generally women that are bothered by the following:
- loose abdominal skin
- excess abdominal fat or a tummy “pooch”
- stretch marks on the lower abdomen
- weakened or damaged abdominal muscles
- pockets of fat around the body (e.g., flanks, hips, thighs, buttocks, back)
- saggy, shapeless breasts
- loss of breast volume
Ideally, candidates should be at or within 10 pounds of their goal weight and exercise regularly. They should not be breastfeeding. Dr. Khalil recommends candidates postpone mommy makeover treatment until they do not plan to have any more children in the future. Pregnancy after mommy makeover can reverse many of the benefits provided by the procedure.
Procedures that Can Be Included in Mommy Makeover
Every mommy makeover is uniquely customized to the needs and goals of the specific patient. Some of the procedures most commonly included in mommy makeover are:
- Tummy tuck to eliminate loose skin and excess fat, tighten the remaining skin and repair damaged or separated abdominal muscles; in some cases tummy tuck can eliminate stretch marks
- Liposuction to eliminate selective pockets of fat from the hips, thighs, buttocks, upper back, arms, abdomen, neck or underneath the chin
- Breast augmentation to add volume and shape to small or asymmetrical breasts
- Breast lift to reposition sagging breasts higher on the chest
Tummy tuck and liposuction can be combined into a single procedure, and breast lift can be performed with implants whenever needed.
Dr. Khalil can meet with you to examine your areas of concern, discuss your specific goals and recommend the most sensible mommy makeover treatment plan.
Mommy makeover surgery is performed on an outpatient basis with anesthesia.
Depending on the combination of procedures you and Dr. Khalil select, your mommy makeover may be performed in a single operation or it may be staged out into separate operations, with time to recover in between each operation.
Recovery time for mommy makeover depends on the different surgeries that were performed. The first couple of weeks are the hardest part; bruising, swelling, soreness and numbness are common in the treated area(s). Support garments are usually placed to help support the healing tissues and minimize swelling, and pain medication can be prescribed for any discomfort.
Most patients take at least two weeks off from work and other activities. Dr. Khalil advises patients to refrain from heavy lifting and exercise for at least four to six weeks — the exception is to take short, slow walks starting whenever the patient feels ready and then gradually increasing in length and intensity. Patients are strongly advised to recruit a family member or friend to help with childcare, walking pets, cooking, cleaning and other chores during the initial recovery period.
Within a few weeks, the side effects should start to subside and patients have more energy. Dr. Khalil follows up with mommy makeover patients throughout recovery to monitor healing progress and answer questions. He can advise when it is appropriate to resume work, exercise and socializing.
Learn More about Mommy Makeover in Beverly Hills
To learn more about mommy makeover, please request a consultation with Dr. A.J. Khalil. Call or email us today.
Recovery time for Mommy Makeover depends on the different surgeries that were performed. The first couple of weeks is the hardest part but healing process will eventually get easier. The benefit of a mommy makeover is that you only endure one recovery time for all the procedures. Avoid heavy liftings or intense sports or exercise for up to six weeks.