Mommy Makeover in San Diego
With motherhood comes the overwhelming joy of bringing a child into the world and all of the delight that accompanies raising him or her. Unfortunately, bearing a child can also bring negative effects on a woman’s body. Every woman deserves to look as beautiful as she feels, and getting your body back with a Mommy Makeover can help you look and feel even more beautiful and sexy. If you are unhappy with your post-pregnancy body, a Mommy Makeover with Dr. Pollack in San Diego may be right for you.
Am I a Candidate for Mommy Makeover?
Ideal candidates for Mommy Makeover are women who have fully recovered from the birthing process and wish to improve the effects left on their body from childbearing. In addition, potential candidates should be healthy and as close to their ideal weight as possible.
What Does My Mommy Makeover Include?
Breast augmentation surgery restores lost breast volume after pregnancy and breastfeeding, and it can even provide additional fullness to the breasts for those who desire larger breasts than they originally had. This procedure also improves the shape of the breasts.
Breastfeeding can take a major toll on the perkiness of the breasts. For those who have developed sagging breasts (breast ptosis), a breast lift raises the breasts to a more youthful, attractive position.
Tummy tuck surgery removes excess fat and skin in the abdominal area to provide a more toned and flat midsection. This procedure can also tighten the abdominal muscles that often get stretched during pregnancy.
After having a child, it can be difficult to lose the weight gained during pregnancy. Areas of stubborn fat can be removed with liposuction to achieve the slender shape you desire.
What Is Discussed During My Mommy Makeover Consultation?
When you meet with Dr. Pollack for your Mommy Makeover consultation, you will discuss each of your goals and reasons for seeking a Mommy Makeover. Dr. Pollack will evaluate your problem areas and customize your Mommy Makeover to suit your unique needs. He will also discuss the preparation process before surgery and the recovery process after surgery.
What Can I Expect From My Mommy Makeover Recovery?
As with any surgical procedure, some pain and swelling will be present during recovery. Compression garments and medication will be prescribed to reduce these symptoms and help you feel as comfortable as possible. Most patients can return to work within two weeks following their procedures but strenuous activities should be avoided for at least one month.
What Can I Expect From My Mommy Makeover Results?
Following your Mommy Makeover, you can expect firmer, tighter, and lifted body contours. The results of a Mommy Makeover are generally permanent as long as the patient maintains a healthy weight and does not have future pregnancies. The improved areas will continue to age naturally with the rest of the body after the procedure.
Mommy Makeover surgery does not prevent weight gain or slow the natural aging process.
How Much Does Mommy Makeover Cost?
Depending on the combination of procedures involved, the average Mommy Makeover in San Diego costs between $10,000 and $20,000. Other factors that may change the price of a Mommy Makeover include practice location, surgeon fees, facility fees, and anesthesia fees. During your consultation, Dr. Pollack can provide a cost estimate for your Mommy Makeover after discussing your cosmetic goals and evaluating your problem areas.
Frequently Asked Questions About Mommy Makeover
- Do I have to undergo all of the procedures involved in a Mommy Makeover?
No, the specific procedures for your Mommy Makeover will be discussed by you and your surgeon during your consultation. Each patient will be given a unique treatment plan suited for them. Your surgeon will recommend certain procedures based on your individual needs, but you will have the final say when deciding which procedures to undergo.
- When should I undergo a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy Makeover patients should allow adequate time after having their baby for their bodies to adjust back to normal. Patients who desire any type of breast surgery should also be finished breastfeeding before the procedure.
- Can I have more children after getting a Mommy Makeover?
It is recommended that Mommy Makeover patients wait until they are done having children to undergo this procedure, as future pregnancies will likely reverse some of the results.
- Are all of the procedures performed during one surgery?
Depending on which and how many areas your Mommy Makeover is addressing, the procedures may be performed during one or two separate surgeries.
- Are there any risks associated with the Mommy Makeover?
Mommy Makeover risks are rare, especially under the administration of a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Pollack. All cosmetic surgeries are a personal choice that require a full understanding of the potential risks and rewards associated with surgery. Dr. Pollack will discuss in detail the risks associated with Mommy Makeover surgery during the consultation. Some of these potential risks include:
- Unfavorable scarring
- Loss of nipple sensation
- Inability to breastfeed
- How can I reduce scarring after a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy Makeover scars can be reduced with proper skin care and maintenance. Patients should also keep their scars away from direct sunlight and apply scar healing creams to help the pigmentation return to normal. Mommy Makeover incisions are hidden in areas throughout the body that can easily be concealed by clothing, underwear, or a bikini.
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Dr. Pollack is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is dedicated to providing patients with safe and effective procedures. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of plastic surgery and looks forward to meeting you. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Pollack, please call our La Jolla practice at 858-215-6143 today.