Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Aric Aghayan regularly meets with women who want their pre-pregnancy shape back. While childbirth is a miraculous, wonderful moment in a woman’s life, it usually does change the look, shape, and size of certain body parts — and can leave you feeling a little frustrated. The good news is that it’s possible to once again have a slimmer, toned figure with the assistance of the mommy makeover surgery performed at Après Plastic Surgery in Portland, OR. A mommy makeover is a custom combination of plastic surgeries to address the areas of your body affected by pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Most commonly, women include a breast surgery (augmentation and/or lift), a tummy tuck, and possibly liposuction or a labiaplasty. Your mommy makeover can include whatever you want to rejuvenate your body and feel more confident. To learn more about mommy makeover surgery and your options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Aghayan at his office in Portland.
Ideal candidates for this surgery are women who have had a child or children and have tried to achieve a toned, slimmer appearance through a clean diet and exercise with limited results. In most cases, surgical intervention is needed to address the stress to your body created by pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing. If you are done having children and want to rejuvenate areas your body, like deflated, sagging breasts, wrinkled skin in the abdominal area, or areas of pockets of fat in the hips, flanks, lower back, and buttocks, a mommy makeover could be ideal for you. The overall goal of Dr. Aghayan is to help you get back your confidence and toned shape.
A mommy makeover procedure is a unique surgery tailored for women by Dr. Aghayan based on your areas of concern. A variety of procedures can be performed together — the most popular treatments are a breast lift, breast implants, tummy tuck, and liposuction. These surgeries are performed while you are under general anesthesia, lasting 3 – 7 hours, depending on the complexity. Also, a day-long stay at the hospital may be needed to monitor your recovery before
WHAT TO EXPECT
Once leaving the hospital, you will begin your recovery at home with rest. Recovering from this surgery is generally a lengthy process. Walking will be difficult the first few days, and a thorough, at-home care protocol will be provided to make sure the incisions heal properly. Most women find the healing process can last around six months. Even while the primary recovery could take months, the majority of women are able to resume a somewhat normal routine within several weeks. Exercise should be held off for about two months. In the end, the mommy makeover procedure at Après Plastic Surgery can be life changing for women, providing them with a renewed self-esteem once again.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
Mommy makeover costs will vary greatly, depending on which procedures are part of your surgical plan. During your consultation, Dr. Aghayan will need to develop your treatment plan and then he will be able to discuss your costs. A mommy makeover is about rejuvenating your body and confidence after having children so it is best to concentrate on getting the results you want rather than shopping for the cheapest surgeon. Après Plastic Surgery takes several payment methods and we can give you information on finding low-interest medical financing to make your mommy makeover affordable.
How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
During your initial consultation with Dr. Aghayan, he will listen to your needs and concerns before performing a physical examination. Following this, they can give you suggestions on what to include in your mommy makeover. Most women include a breast surgery (an augmentation, lift, or both) along with a tummy tuck and liposuction.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
Childbirth and pregnancy are hard on your body, which is why nonsurgical procedures usually aren’t enough to produce the results you want. In your consultation, Dr. Aghayan will discuss both nonsurgical and surgical treatments. After listening to your concerns and goals, they will tell you if wrinkle treatments or noninvasive skin tightening with Ultherapy may be helpful.
Will I have scars?
Although a mommy makeover gives you a rejuvenated figure, it does leave surgical scars. Dr. Aghayan will make every effort possible to create clean incisions that are as small as possible. Most scars will be placed so they can be concealed with swimsuits and underwear. When reviewing your post-surgical care instructions, Dr. Aghayan, or a member of his team will give you tips on scar care so your incisions heal properly.
What if I get pregnant again?
Ideally, you should hold off on getting a mommy makeover until your family is complete so your results aren’t compromised. In most cases, all treated areas of your body are at risk for changing if you got pregnant again. Should you have another child after a mommy makeover, another surgery may be done to restore your results.
RECLAIM YOUR FIGURE
If you are frustrated with your figure after having a baby, contact Après Plastic Surgery in Portland, OR to hear more about mommy makeover surgery. Lifeless breasts, flabby areas, and other concerns can be corrected with this outstanding surgery. During your consultation, plastic surgeon Dr. Aghayan will discuss your worries and create a custom treatment plan to rejuvenate your body. With advanced methods and surgical skill, it is achievable to regain your confidence in your appearance.