Motherhood is one of the most profound blessings of being a woman. Many women are delighted to hold their little bundle of joy in their arms. However, the process of pregnancy and childbearing also results in adverse bodily changes due to the hormones involved, breastfeeding, diet and lifestyle modifications. You may feel that you are no longer attractive and your sense of self-confidence and self-esteem could take a hit. A mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic surgeries that aim to restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy physique.
Dr. Erick Sanchez offers mommy makeover surgery to women in Baton Rouge and surrounding Louisiana areas. With this procedure, the surgeon’s goal is to reverse the wide array of adverse physical effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding. Dr. Sanchez creates an individualized treatment plan for each patient and utilizes advanced surgical techniques to achieve the most pleasant outcome while minimizing the risk of complications.
Mommy Makeover Procedures
Depending on the needs of the patient and the goals of the surgery, a mommy makeover may include any combination of the following cosmetic procedures:
The abdomen is one of the areas that is most affected during pregnancy. The “six-pack” abdominal muscles tend to separate and weaken (a condition known as diastasis rectus). For some women, exercise and diet may help improve this separation. But for others, only a surgical tummy tuck can sufficiently address this separation. Plastic surgeons focus on removing excess fat and skin, as well as tightening the weakened belly muscles in order to achieve a smoother and flatter abdominal contour.
This is a body contouring procedure that removes excess fat from different parts of the body, including the abdomen, flanks, and hips. The goal of this treatment is to address stubborn pockets of fat and improve proportionality. Many women choose to include liposuction in their mommy makeover treatment regimen. Dr. Erick Sanchez identifies target areas and then uses this safe procedure to achieve a slimmer contour.
Breast enlargement/breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures. This procedure focuses on improving the size and fullness of breasts that may have shrunk following pregnancy and childbearing. Plastic surgeons may use breast implants or fat tissue extracted from other parts of the body in order to achieve the desired breast size.
A breast lift – also referred to as mastopexy – is a cosmetic surgery that aims to improve the appearance of sagging or drooping breasts. Plastic surgeons achieve this by removing excess skin and tightening the remaining skin to achieve a perkier and more youthful breast appearance. Many women choose to include this procedure in their mommy makeover treatment regimen so as to alleviate breast ptosis caused by pregnancy and nursing. In some cases, it may be beneficial to combine a breast lift with breast augmentation to address both drooping and loss of breast volume.
Am I a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a specialized combination of body contouring treatments that are designed to improve the physical changes that remain after pregnancy and breastfeeding. You may a good candidate for this type of cosmetic treatment if:
- You are in good physical and mental health.
- You are bothered by undesirable physical changes resulting from pregnancy and childbearing.
- You have reached a healthy weight that you wish to maintain.
- You are able to set time aside for recovery.
- You are not currently breastfeeding.
- You have realistic expectations about the outcome of this procedure.
During your initial mommy makeover consultation in Baton Rouge, Dr. Erick Sanchez will listen to you and discuss an elaborate treatment plan to achieve a desirable post-pregnancy appearance. The surgeon will help you select the combination of procedures to be included in your mommy makeover. Dr. Sanchez and many other surgeons recommend that you have this treatment after you are done having children. Also, Dr. Sanchez insights that you have this treatment out of your own volition, not because someone else asked you to.
Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
A mommy makeover offers many benefits, including the following:
- Improved breast size, shape, and appearance.
- Removal of stretch marks.
- Removal of excess fat from various parts of the body.
- A smoother and tighter abdomen.
- Improved sense of self-confidence.
Recovery After a Mommy Makeover
One of the best things about a mommy makeover is that it combines the recovery time of several procedures. The total duration of recovery, however, will vary from one patient to the other based on the extensiveness of the makeover. Swelling, soreness, and mild bruising are common during the first few days of recovery. These side effects however resolve with time. Treatment areas such as the breasts and abdomen may feel tender to the touch. More so, your mobility will be reduced during the early days of recovery. It is thus important that you have someone to help out with basic chores. Dr. Sanchez will prescribe pain medication to improve your comfort level and antibiotics to prevent an infection. Many women are able to return to light work within 2 weeks after surgery. However, it may take up to a few months before you are able to engage in strenuous activities such as exercising. Dr. Sanchez’s office will be available throughout the recovery duration to answer your questions and provide any support you may need.
Schedule Your Mommy Makeover Consultation in Baton Rouge
A mommy makeover is a transformative cosmetic treatment that allows women to restore their pre-pregnancy appearance and contours. At Erick Sanchez Plastic Surgery, we use state-of-the-art technology and follow a customized treatment approach to achieve the results that you desire. If you’d like to learn more about how a mommy makeover can help you feel great following pregnancy and childbearing, get in touch with our office to request a consultation visit.
Mommy Makeover FAQs
How do I prepare for a mommy makeover?
Taking the time to prepare for cosmetic surgery can go a long way to ensure a successful procedure outcome. Dr. Erick Sanchez requires that patients stop smoking at least a month before the date of the surgery. You’ll also be asked to stop taking certain types of medication and herbal supplements. Purchasing your recovery supplies ahead of time can help ensure a smooth transition into recovery. It is important that you recruit someone to help out with basic chores especially during the first few days post-procedure. During one of your pre-op consultation visits, Dr. Sanchez will provide detailed preparation steps that you should adhere to.
What does a mommy makeover correct?
Procedures performed as part of a mommy makeover can address a wide range of post-pregnancy concerns, including:
- Loose and saggy abdominal skin.
- Downward pointing nipples.
- Saggy deflated-looking breasts.
- Weakened or separated abdominal muscles.
- Excessive fat deposits in different parts of the body.
What is the cost of a mommy makeover in Baton Rouge?
The cost of a mommy makeover will vary from one patient to the other based on the number of procedures included and the extensiveness of the treatment. Most of Dr. Sanchez’s patients can however expect to pay between $13,500 and $23,000 for this treatment. Most of the procedures included in a mommy makeover are considered to be elective and thus are not covered by health insurance. During your consultation visit at Erick Sanchez Plastic Surgery, our office will give you an individualized cost estimate to help you arrange for financing.
Will I have scars?
Like any other surgical procedure, a mommy makeover requires that incisions are made on your skin and thus results in scarring. Dr. Erick Sanchez uses advanced surgical techniques to minimize the resulting scars and make sure they are hidden in areas where they are hardly visible. The surgeon will also put you in a specialized scar management plan to make sure that scarring fades well with time. If you are overly concerned about scarring, make sure to discuss this with the surgeon during one of your consultation visits.
Can you breastfeed after a mommy makeover?
This is one of the most common questions that women who are considering a mommy makeover grapple with. It is possible to breastfeed after having a mommy makeover that includes breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Erick Sanchez, however, recommends that you wait six months after breastfeeding your last child before even contemplating this surgery. This is important because breastfeeding after a mommy makeover can reverse some of the results of the procedure.
How long does recovery take?
Recovery after mommy makeover surgery depends on the number of procedures involved and the extensiveness of the surgery. For instance, someone who only had a tummy tuck and liposuction will have a lesser recovery time compared to someone who also included a breast augmentation. One of the best things about this treatment though is that it allows you to combine the recovery time of multiple procedures. Most women are able to return to light work within 2 weeks, but it may take a few more months before you are able to engage in strenuous activities.
I researched abdominoplasty for months before I had a consultation with Dr Sanchez and his team. They were so available and patient with me through all of my questions even before I finally secured my surgery date. My husband attended my post op appointment with me and I was so impressed with how attentive Dr Sanchez was while he educated him on what was about to happen. I knew I would be pleased but my results exceeded my expectations and I’m so extremely happy! Thank you Dr Sanchez and team! You have forever changed my life and I’m so grateful! #snatchedbysanchez
Oooh my God where do I start Dr Sanchez and his people are the best they are so friendly and helpful and may I add I love my results thanks for helping me love myself again 💜
Just had my scar removal surgery today
with Dr. Sanchez and I really recommend him and his practice! Dr. Sanchez is extremely honest, helpful, accommodating, and skilled. He is upfront about expectations as well as understanding of a patient’s wants. His bedside manner is collected, patient, and overall just wonderful . . . even when you’re acting a fool like I was lol He also has the most amazing supporting staff. All the girls who helped me during consultation, pre-op, during the operation, and of course when I go for post-op have been nothing short of amazing - you can’t fake the genuine care they have for patients! I really love this plastic surgery clinic and I definitely recommend!!
Dr. Sanchez performed tummy tuck with 360 lipo I am currently 11weeks post op and I cannot thank him enough for the awesome job he done and with the great bedside manner.... prior to choosing Sanchez I consulted with several local physicians and also surgeons in Miami and Dominican Republic. Decided on Sanchez due to his warm and welcoming and patient manner during my initial consultation. My surgery was on a Friday Dr. Sanchez gave my husband his personal cell phone number to contact him if I had any issues over the weekend that itself made me know that i had chosen the right doctor for my procedure..., I have absolutely no complaints about Dr. Sanchez or his entire staff and my results are amazing.
Simply the BEST. If you are checking reviews to make your decision on a Dr. stop here. Dr. Sanchez is hands down the best. My results are amazing, his talent speaks for its self. I look forward to trips to the office, his staff is super friendly and Dr. Sanchez always makes you feel so comfortable. 10/10 all of the time!