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Becoming a mom can be one of most joyous experiences for a woman, but there is no doubt that it changes your body in ways that cannot be easily reversed. The weight shifts during pregnancy can alter the shape of your body, and diet and exercise aren’t always effective solutions. Hormones released during pregnancy and while breastfeeding change the size and shape of the breasts, and they may not return to their former state once nursing is finished. These changes can transform a mother’s vision of herself, creating feelings of self-consciousness and discouragement when tried-and-true exercise regimens fail to restore her pre-pregnancy body. However, a Mommy Makeover can target multiple areas that have changed post-baby. Dr. Rey’s skill and expertise performing these procedures can help you regain a toned tummy, youthful breasts, and your body confidence!Request a Consultation
The weight fluctuations that occur throughout pregnancy change the body. As your belly grows, your skin stretches, and it can be difficult to restore a slim midsection after childbirth. Diet and exercise may help initially, but fully restoring your slender, pre-baby tummy will likely require a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). The procedure will not only address sagging skin but will also correct weak muscles.
Pregnancy hormones and breastfeeding can alter the appearance of the breasts. Once nursing is completed, the breasts can begin to sag or appear deflated. A Mommy Makeover can consist of a breast lift, breast augmentation, or both. Women who struggle with overly large breasts can even opt for a breast reduction depending on their unique treatment goals and anatomical needs.
The changes to your body that occur after pregnancy can be drastic. It can alter your sense of self and can affect your confidence levels. Mothers can feel discouraged when clothing doesn't fit the same, and it becomes more challenging to find stylish, flattering outfits. By choosing to undergo a Mommy Makeover, women can restore their pre-baby physique and their confidence.
Typical side effects include swelling, bruising, and some minor discomfort. These are temporary and will subside within a few days to a few weeks after surgery. However, some swelling may remain even longer. Compression garments are recommended after abdominoplasty and breast surgeries. Most patients can resume light daily activities within the first week and return to work within two weeks, but this depends on the procedures performed and individual healing time. Dr. Rey will clear you for more strenuous activities after your follow-up appointment.You can ensure optimal results and minimize your risk of complications by carefully following Dr. Rey's aftercare plans. He will provide both pre- and postoperative care instructions that are designed to enhance your results.
The location of your incisions and resulting scars depend on the specific procedures performed. A mini tummy tuck will produce a short scar low on the abdomen that can be hidden by undergarments, whereas a standard tummy tuck involves two incisions. Breast lift incisions depend on the severity of breast ptosis and techniques used.
The price of a Mommy Makeover can vary greatly from patient to patient. A single procedure will cost less than a combination of procedures overall, but you do save by having multiple procedures done at once rather than during separate appointments. During your consultation, Dr. Rey will provide you with a detailed estimate of your costs.
Some discomfort immediately following your procedure is typical, and its duration can vary depending on the procedures you have chosen. Dr. Rey can prescribe pain medications to help alleviate postoperative pain.
While your Mommy Makeover results are long lasting, their permanence does depend on your ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle. During an abdominoplasty, Dr. Rey will remove fat deposits and excess skin, but this does not prevent new fat deposits from accumulating or the skin from stretching out again. Results of breast lift and augmentation can also depend on avoidance of significant weight shifts that affect both the size and shape of the breasts. By maintaining a consistent exercise routine and healthy diet, you can better ensure your long-lasting results.
You will meet with Dr. Rey prior to your procedure so that you are informed about all the specific details. He will first discuss your treatment goals. After a physical exam, he will help you decide which procedures are best for you. Dr. Rey will calculate an accurate estimate of your procedure costs and give you specific pre- and postoperative care instructions. He will review the surgical risks, but careful adherence to the care instructions will help minimize them.
During your consultation, Dr. Rey will provide you with specific pre- and postoperative instructions. Preoperative care instructions will include: