Many women have said bringing a baby into the world is one of the most fulfilling things they have ever done. But there’s a physical cost involved in pregnancy and childbirth that manifests in loose abdominal skin and muscles, drooping breasts, and unwanted pockets of fat that resist diet and exercise.
If you’re experiencing distress due to the changes in your body, or you’re frustrated because your efforts aren’t restoring your pre-pregnancy shape, Dr. David Mashhadian can help with the mommy makeover.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
The popularity of the mommy makeover at Rodeo Surgical Art is due to several factors. First, the procedure is actually a combination of cosmetic enhancements designed specifically to address all the regions of the body that pregnancy and childbirth have affected.
Mommy makeovers are tailor-made with a combination of procedures, such as a breast lift or breast augmentation (or both), a tummy tuck, and liposuction to quickly restore your pre-baby body all at once. Adding Renuvion® skin tightening will further enhance your results.
Second, busy moms are often concerned about multiple procedures requiring multiple recoveries, which is hard to do with a little one running around. Having many procedures spaced over time is just not feasible for some patients.
With Dr. Mashhadian’s Recovery EXL™ program—a combination of surgical techniques and medications—designed to minimize tissue trauma, bleeding, and recovery discomfort, the mommy makeover restores your figure all at once, with one recovery and natural, beautiful results. Many of Dr. Mashhadian’s patients don’t even need to take narcotic pain medication thanks to Recovery EXL™, and they’re on their feet in a few days rather than more than a week.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you’re a generally healthy adult with concerns about the toll pregnancy and childbirth have taken on your figure, a mommy makeover may suit your needs very well. During your comprehensive consultation, Dr. Mashhadian will thoroughly evaluate your areas of concern and discuss with you all the options available to restore your physique to its pre-baby glory.
How Can I Prepare for a Mommy Makeover?
During your consultation with Dr. Mashhadian, you’ll go over your complete medical history and any prescriptions or over-the-counter medicines you’re taking. Dr. Mashhadian may order lab testing as well as instruct you on pausing or altering certain medications. If you are a smoker, we recommend you stop smoking 4-6 weeks in advance of your procedure and remain smoke-free for 4-6 weeks after. Often, our patients use this as an opportunity to quit smoking altogether.
Your mommy makeover is an outpatient procedure, so you’ll be able to return home the same day. You’ll likely awaken unsteady and a little foggy from the anesthesia used to keep you comfortable. Someone will need to drive you home that day, and it’s wise to have a loved one assist you in the first 24-48 hours following your mommy makeover.
Before your makeover day, consider setting up a recovery nest and pre-planning easy, healthy meals for the first few days after your procedure. This will help you ease more gently into your routine as you begin to feel better.
Some of our patients outsource their household chores for a week or two while recovering. Whether that’s recruiting a friend or loved one or hiring a service, this relieves the pressure on you to do too much too soon and can keep you comfortable for longer.
What is Recovery from a Mommy Makeover Like?
Having more than one procedure performed at once may seem like it would prolong your recovery, but thankfully, this is not the case. Dr. Mashhadian spent years developing the Recovery EXL™ system to make patient recovery more comfortable. It involves the precisely timed delivery of medications and trusted surgical techniques—such as using the Keller Funnel to place breast implants—that minimize tissue trauma and reduce the risk of complications.
Reliance on narcotic pain management after surgery is often of great concern, particularly with mothers who have children to care for. The associated brain fog, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, and other undesirable side effects can leave patients less mobile and slow the recovery process.
With Recovery EXL™, pain is minimized to the point where many of Dr. Mashhadian’s patients are able to skip the narcotics altogether. The overall experience is more relaxing, and patients become mobile much faster, allowing them to get back to caring for their families or returning to work sooner. Recovery EXL™ drastically reduces the overall disruption to the usual routine any surgical procedure creates.
What Results Can a Mommy Makeover Achieve?
Each patient’s unique combination of mommy makeover procedures determines the timeline for when results become apparent. The abdominoplasty is the most extensive of the typical mommy makeover procedures, so it will often take longer to heal. You’ll experience some swelling, tenderness, and bruising, the majority of which should fade in the first 1-2 weeks. It may, however, take up to 1 year before all of the swelling has subsided and your tissues settle into their final shape.
Your newly sculpted contour will begin to emerge as swelling and bruising diminish in the days and weeks following your procedure. Your stomach will be flatter, and your breasts will be a flattering proportion to your hips. The sagging, drooping skin of your abdomen or breasts will be taut and smooth, and your abdominal muscles will be returned to their rightful position, with less forward projection.
If you’ve become self-conscious about drooping breasts, lax skin, or a belly pooch that won’t respond to your best efforts in the gym, a mommy makeover at Rodeo Surgical Art could be the answer. Dr. Mashhadian is one of Beverly Hills’ premier plastic surgeons who really takes his time with each patient to understand your goals and concerns. His expertise has helped many mothers regain their confidence by restoring pre-pregnancy contours to help them maintain active, healthy lives for their children. The miracle of motherhood is a thing of beauty, and your post-baby body should be, too.