Mommy Makeover in Los Angeles

Motherhood is one of the most beautiful experiences of your lifetime, but it’s normal to wish you could have your pre-mommy body back. The good news is that it is possible to regain and even enhance your figure with modern aesthetic surgery techniques. Here at Marina Plastic Surgery, our expert surgeons have helped thousands of mothers to achieve their post-pregnancy body goals.

After mommy makeover surgery, some women have told us they feel even better and sexier than before they had children. Request a private consultation to schedule a one-on-one session with one of our expert mommy makeover surgeons in Los Angeles. You’ll get a personalized treatment plan and learn exactly how we can help you achieve your body goals.

Mommy Makeover FAQ

If you are considering a Mommy Makeover, it is normal to have questions. The doctors at Marina Plastic Surgery are among the best Mommy Makeover plastic surgeons in Los Angeles and can answer any and all questions you may have in a private, personalized consultation. In the meantime, you can find answers to some of the most common Mommy Makeover questions here:

What exactly is a Mommy Makeover?

The term Mommy Makeover is used to refer to plastic surgery procedures performed to help a women reverse the effects of childbirth on her body and restore and even enhance her pre-baby figure. It is always a combination of procedures, most commonly focused around the breast, stomach and waistline areas, but it can also include procedures designed to rejuvenate the vaginal area and even the face.

What procedures are performed as part of a Mommy Makeover?

The combination of procedures selected for your mommy makeover procedure will vary based on your personal goals and factors unique to your body. It most commonly includes a combination of breast-focused procedures paired with body enhancement procedures. For the breast area, many women choose to restore fullness with breast implants or fat transfer. In some cases, a breast lift or even implants and a lift may be necessary to achieve your desired look. For the body area, tummy tucks are commonly included as part of a Mommy Makeover to get rid of undesirable, loose skin on the abdomen. Liposuction may also be part of achieving the figure you want. Mommy Makeover procedures are not confined to just the breast and body area. Some women choose to also include facial rejuvenation procedures such as eyelid surgery and a facelift. Other woman require vaginal rejuvenation or even non-surgical procedures, such as skin tightening or injectables to fully accomplish their goals. When you come in for you personal consultation, one of our skilled Mommy Makeover surgeons will go over every detail and design a treatment plan designed around your body and your goals.

How safe is it to have multiple procedures performed at the same time?

Undergoing multiple plastic surgery procedures can be done safely under the care of a qualified and experienced surgeon. As with any surgery, there are risks associated but the most important aspect of limiting these risks is choosing a qualified plastic surgeon who will help you to weigh the benefits and risks of combined procedures and make your own decision. Some of the largest advantages of combined surgery are: One recovery period, reduced exposure to anesthesia (as you only have to go under once), and less anesthesia and operating room costs.

What is the typical recovery time for Mommy Makeover Surgery?

Recovery time can vary depending upon the combination of procedures you undergo. A good rule is to plan on a 10 to 14 day recovery. During this time you should plan to be off your feet and not going to work or doing your normal activities. You will continue to heal and get better over the following months. It will take approximately 6 months to see the final and full results of your Mommy Makeover surgery.

How long do I need to wait after birth to undergo a Mommy Makeover?

In order to achieve optimum results, you should wait until your body is back to a weight that is near to your normal or pre-pregnancy weight. Ideally you should be at a weight that you have maintained for approximately three months and have a regular exercise regimen and healthy diet over that period of time. Additionally, you should wait until breasts have returned to normal size. A good rule is to wait for about 2 or 3 months after you have ceased breastfeeding.

Is a Mommy Makeover a good idea if I plan to have more kids?

This can depend on a number of factors, such as when you plan to have more kids, or what parts of your body you most want to improve. Your results from Mommy Makeover surgery are likely to be affected by future pregnancy, but if you are not planning to have more kids for some time and want to enjoy your body during the years in between pregnancy, the surgery can be very beneficial. If you intend to get pregnant again within the next 2 to 3 years, it might be best to hold off. The good thing is that Mommy Makeover surgery will not affect your ability to get pregnant again in the future.

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About Drainless Plastic Surgery

If you have been looking at your options for surgical cosmetic enhancement, you may have heard or read the term "drainless." This is a newer term in the world of plastic surgery that has gained increased attention and popularity in recent times. Here at Marina Plastic Surgery, we have operated on thousands of patients and we constantly examine surgical results, recovery times and factors such as post-surgery discomfort.

We are always looking for surgical advancements we can bring to our patients to improve these and other factors. As a result, our surgeons are leading pioneers in drainless surgery. Using this technique we have helped our patients achieve shorter recovery times and significantly decreased pain and discomfort during recovery.

What is a surgical drain?

To understand drainless plastic surgery, you first need to know a little bit about drains. Typically, when plastic surgery is performed, the surgeon will place plastic tubes in your body that are called “drains.” These are put in place to help carry away excess fluids that can build up after surgery. For many years it was thought that this was necessary to prevent seroma (the term “seroma” refers to any buildup of fluids within pockets or cavities in the body), but drains present some disadvantages, and in recent times the plastic surgery community has begun to realize that they are not necessary.

Disadvantages of drains

There are a number of clear disadvantages to using drains. Some of these include:

  • You cannot shower while your drains are in. You’ll have to take sponge baths instead.
  • Drains require you to carry around a “collection build” that is usually pinned to your clothing
  • Worst of all, drains mean much more pain during recovery time. Patients who have had surgery with drains and then a later surgery without drains have reported a major difference in pain and comfort levels.
  • Drains also require a significant amount of maintenance, which can be a lot to manage.

Is drainless surgery right for you?

When you come in for your private consultation, one of our expert surgeons will go over drainless surgery with you in detail and tell you if you are a candidate, but we have found that virtually all patients are able to have surgery without drains and experience the benefits of this amazing new advancement in plastic surgery.

Schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of our expert surgeons today and get started on your journey to the body you deserve.

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