Category: Mommy Makeover

Bounce Into Spring With A Mommy Makeover

Mommy_Makeover

Childbearing can take a significant toll on a woman’s body. Most women notice changes to their bodies right after pregnancy, and many wish to get their shape back to what it was before giving birth. A Mommy Makeover describes the process when women undergo several cosmetic procedures at once to restore their bodies after childbirth and child-rearing. A Mommy Makeover is a well-deserved gift to any mother.

The most common procedures grouped together for a Mommy Makeover are breast augmentation or breast lift, a tummy tuck, liposuction, buttock augmentation, botox, and vaginal rejuvenation.

A Mommy Makeover helps reverse some of the effects that childbearing and breastfeeding has on the body. However, it doesn’t replace a healthy diet or exercise program or constitutes a weight-loss solution.

Should You Consider A Mommy Makeover?

Mothers who have given birth and have breastfed multiple children are highly likely to be physically altered, even if they exercise and maintain a balanced diet. These changes are lasting and sometimes not able to be corrected with workouts or diets.

A great candidate for a Mommy Makeover will have realistic expectations, be at a stable weight, and be physically healthy. Some patient concerns might be extra tummy fat that doesn’t respond to exercise or diet, droopy or loose skin around the stomach, and lost volume in the breasts or sagging breasts.

A Mommy Makeover should only take place after a woman has decided not to have any more children. Those planning to have more children should wait, since pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding will alter the results of the procedure. The best time for a Mommy Makeover is at least four to six months after the birth of the last child.

Procedures

A Mommy Makeover combines several procedures tailored to address the needs of the patient. These will allow the patient to undergo liposuction, a tummy tuck, and a breast lift simultaneously. Your doctor will help you choose the correct procedures to ensure a youthful appearance, rejuvenated skin, and redefined body contours.

Many women also opt to have either a breast lift or breast augmentation with implants. In some cases, women choose both the breast lift and the implants. They can also rejuvenate and restore the tone of the vaginal region following childbearing. Stretch marks, a belly pouch, and loss of breast tissue and elasticity can also be addressed and corrected.

During a tummy tuck, the excess skin is removed, and the abdominal walls are joined back together as needed. After that, the remaining skin around the midsection is tightened, and most of the stretch marks can be removed as well. Liposuction is an excellent option for removing fatty deposits throughout the body where needed. This process is especially helpful for eliminating isolated areas of fat from the thighs, tummy, hips, and other trouble spots.

Benefits of a Mommy Makeover

There are many benefits of a Mommy Makeover. From a mental standpoint, most mothers feel frustrated, self-conscious, or even depressed from the long-lasting changes motherhood brings. This makeover can help restore a woman’s self-image and self-confidence by addressing her specific concerns.

Don’t forget about the face when thinking about these procedures. Enhancing the facial skin tone and texture, and making aging skin look and feel young once again helps the mom feel amazing. Another benefit is the reduction or elimination of stretch marks. Since pregnancy can cause the skin to stretch rapidly, stretch marks can appear no matter how much lotion is applied. They often remain even when the baby weight is lost.

The results of a Mommy Makeover won’t be drawn out over several months or years since everything can be done all at once. This is a quick way to help moms get back to their pre-baby wardrobe easier and faster.

Spring is the perfect time to choose a Mommy Makeover and showcase your newfound body confidence in the summer. Marvel Cosmetic Surgery offers a full range of procedures that can help. Contact us today or call 615-538-0399 to schedule your free consultation. Let the Marvel team design the perfect makeover for you!

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

Even though the work is rewarding and you’d likely do it all over again, pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood take a toll on both mind and body. Getting a Mommy Makeover is an ideal way to do some much-needed self-care, transforming your body back to where it was before kids—or even better!

What exactly is a Mommy Makeover? A Mommy Makeover isn’t just one cookie-cutter procedure that’s prescribed for every mom who walks through our door.

Your Mommy Makeover at Marvel Cosmetic Surgery is fully customized to address your specific concerns after having grown, birthed, and nurtured a new life. A Mommy Makeover can address all signs of pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood that your body may reflect. Whether it’s flat, saggy breasts; excessive jiggling skin that stretched to accommodate a baby (or two!); or fine lines around your eyes and mouth that appear once sleep deprivation sets in, we have options to help.   

How has pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood changed your body? Want to feel like your old self again?

It’s time to get a Mommy Makeover to do just that!

You design your Mommy Makeover

Here at Marvel Cosmetic Surgery, one of our board-certified cosmetic surgeons will work with you to tailor your Mommy Makeover to your priorities for your appearance and wellbeing.

You may think of a breast lift or tummy tuck when you think about post-pregnancy and childbirth cosmetic procedures. We go beyond the typical choices to help each woman achieve her specific appearance goals.

That may include vaginal rejuvenation, skin resurfacing, injectables or, a combination of all or some of these.

Still, the most common surgical procedures requested by mothers do involve the breasts and tummy. Here’s some more information about these procedures that will likely be on your Mommy Makeover “to-do” list:

Breast Procedures

A breast lift, or mastopexy, raises and reshapes sagging breasts. Dr. Marvel and our team of board-certified surgeons will recommend a specific type of breast lift based on your amount of sagging.

For women with only a small amount of sagging, Dr. Marvel will only make an incision around the areola. Moderate amounts of sagging will require an incision around the areola, as well as down the front of the breast. More severe cases will require an incision around the areola, down the front of the breast and in the breast crease.

You can also add a breast enlargement to your breast lift. In many cases, women who think they need a Breast Lift will only require implants to successfully lift the breasts. During your consultation, our doctors will help determine if a lift is required or if you only need augmentation.

Tummy Tuck

tummy tuck will dramatically improve your stomach’s appearance. Dr. Marvel, Dr. Ingram, or Dr. Morales will make an incision between your navel and pubic hairline and reduce excess fat, skin, and tissue. Weakened abdominal muscles are also repaired during the procedure. The procedure is safe and delivers immediate results.

Liposuction

Liposuction safely reduces stubborn fatty deposits that don’t respond to diet or exercise. During the procedure, a small incision is made in your skin. One of our board- certified surgeons will insert a tube called a cannula into the fatty tissue and use it to loosen the tissue and extract the fat.

Schedule your Mommy Makeover consultation today!

You spend so much time caring for your family and putting your own needs second to theirs. It’s time to focus on yourself to become the best version of you so that you have even more to give to the ones you love.

That happens when you love the body that you’re in. We can help re-create that with a Mommy Makeover.

Call 615-538-0399 or contact us today to schedule a Mommy Makeover consultation with one of our board-certified cosmetic surgeons.

When Should I Consider a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy Makeover

A Mommy Makeover isn’t one product, but a package of services customizable for each person. The idea is to give mothers an opportunity to restore and reshape areas of their body post-baby. Because of its flexibility, women can add and subtract various surgeries and procedures to tailor the package to their needs, but with so many options available, how do you know which is right for you? We’ve addressed the most common options our clients request when putting together their Mommy Makeover, their benefits, and how you know you are ready!

You Want to Define Curves

For those who are looking to lose weight in the tummy, hips, and thighs, there are liposuction treatments that will get you back to your pre-pregnancy body.

Liposuction

Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty and body contouring surgery, is a popular cosmetic procedure that uses suction to remove excess fat deposits from the skin and muscle. This procedure works well on stubborn fat deposits. Read more about Liposuction

SlimLipo™

SlimLipo™ is a liposuction technique that uses laser wavelengths to dissolve fat. And unlike traditional liposuction, there is no need for general anesthesia and extensive downtime. With a few tiny incisions, this laser gently “melts” fat for quick and permanent results. Since the lasers stimulate skin cells into producing collagen and elastin, you can also tighten up the skin;

Special note: Liposuction treatments aren’t a form of weight loss. The right candidate for liposuction has lost most of the baby weight before they undergo surgery. Fat cells are easily reproduced by the body, so you want to be as close to your ideal weight as possible. Read more about SlimLipo™

Tummy Tucks

Tummy tucks are also quite popular and will help dramatically improve your stomach’s appearance by reducing excess fat, skin, and tissue. You can also use this procedure to repair any abdominal separation. You can choose between two options. A Mini Tummy Tuck focuses on the lower abdomen by tightening the muscles and reducing loose skin. This surgical procedure flattens the look of the belly, but with less invasive techniques than a standard tummy tuck. A standard Tummy Tuck focuses on a larger area of the torso. Your doctor can help you decide the best option. Read more about Tummy Tucks

You Want to Restore Lost Breast Volume

If breastfeeding has left you with noticeably thinner or saggy breasts, you have a couple of options to restore lost volume. While you can breastfeed if you have implants, we don’t recommend nursing mothers to undergo surgery.

Breast Lift

A breast lift can help repair and reshape your breasts without the need for implants. Depending on the amount repair required, an incision around the areola or down the breast allows for skin to be tightened and the nipple to be raised. This procedure will help restore your breast to a more youthful position. If a more dramatic look is favored, a breast augmentation can also be a good option to give volume and lift to the chest. Read more about Breast Lift

Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation is another option to restore lost breast volume. Implants can help to balance your figure, boost your confidence and restore volume to your chest. Breast augmentation is a major surgery that does require some recovery time. There are many different sizes, shapes, and fillers available which allows each client to customize the look. Deciding on what shape and size to go with is best discussed in your consultation, just bring along some pictures. Read more about Breast Augmentation

You’re Ready to Smooth Out Lines

Late nights can leave you with noticeable lines around the face and eyes. There are facials, injections, and skin-resurfacing treatments that will help.

Botox®

Botox® works by using Botulinum toxins, which are injected directly into the facial muscle to restrict muscle movement. Deeply etched lines in the face, often created by intense concentration or constant furrowing, will smooth out with regular use. Regular Botox treatments mean preventing new creases from forming while smoothing out the appearance of what you already have. Read more about Botox®

Fillers

Fillers are made with hyaluronic acid which is injected into the face to smooth wrinkles. The filler itself has a gel-like consistency that is injected into the skin to smooth fine lines. These particular fillers can last from 6 to 12 months before being absorbed. Brands such as Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, and Restylane are all options for those who are interested in the Hyaluronic Acid option. Read more about Fillers

Regardless of the option you choose, the procedure is non-invasive, which means you can start a treatment plan soon after giving birth.

What should I do next?

Mothers in the Nashville, Franklin and Tullahoma area looking to restore their post-baby body should consider a mommy makeover. 

Are you ready to see what Dr. Jeffrey Marvel can do for you? Call 615-329-3900 or contact us to set up your initial consultation.

Are You Ready For a Mommy Makeover?

Are You Ready For a Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy and motherhood can be the most rewarding journey of a woman’s life, but it can also take a toll on your body. From breastfeeding to pregnancy weight, it’s easy for breasts and tummies to start looking stretched, thinned, or sagged. If you are noticing even with diet and exercise, that you are unable to shift the baby weight, you may be a candidate for a Mommy Makeover.

The Mommy Makeover isn’t a specific product, but a package of services you can put together to address any problem areas that are a concern. The overall result is to help you reduce the effects of childbearing on your body. Depending on what areas you’d like to address, we will help you narrow down what combinations will work best for you. One of the great things about a Mommy Makeover is that it is completely customizable to work for your and your specific needs.

For those who are looking to lose weight in the tummy, hips, and thighs, there are liposuction treatments that will get you back to your pre-pregnancy body. This procedure will help safely remove stubborn fatty deposits that haven’t been responding to your diet and exercise. Tummy tucks are also quite popular and will help dramatically improve your stomach’s appearance by reducing excess fat, skin, and tissue. You can also use this procedure to repair any abdominal separation.

If breastfeeding has left you with noticeably thinner or saggy breasts, a breast lift can help to both repair and reshape your breasts. Depending on the amount repair required, an incision around the areola or down the breast allows for skin to be tightened and the nipple to be raised. This procedure will help restore your breast to a more youthful position. If a more dramatic look is favored, a breast augmentation can also be a good option to give volume and lift to the chest.

Late nights can leave you with noticeable lines around the face and eyes. There are facials, injections, and skin-resurfacing treatments that will help. 

Call 615-329-3900 or just click here and let Dr. Jeffrey Marvel design a makeover that’s just right for you!

Mommy Makeover — Combination Procedure

mommy makeover combination procedure

Today’s women no longer have to hide or conceal the areas of the body they’re uncomfortable with following their pregnancy. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Marvel offers a plastic surgery solution known as the mommy makeover. 

A mommy makeover is a combination of body-contouring procedures that work harmoniously to restore the figure you had before your body’s radical changes. Some of the more common procedures that go into a mommy makeover are the tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation.

For more details about the mommy makeover or to schedule an appointment for a consultation, contact Dr. Marvel’s Nashville office.