Becoming a mother is one of life’s most rewarding experiences. However, pregnancy and breastfeeding can take a toll on a woman’s body. A mommy makeover is a procedure that is a fully customizable combination of surgeries and nonsurgical procedures that can address your unique concerns about your post-baby body, and help you reclaim your pre-baby figure.
Why choose Dr. Placik for my mommy makeover in Chicago?
Dr. Otto Placik is a board certified plastic surgeon who has helped thousands of moms just like you feel sexy and confident again after having children, and can help you decide the perfect combination of treatments that are geared to restore your figure after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Dr. Placik offers a variety of body contouring procedures to help women achieve their ideal results with mommy makeovers.
Mommy Makeover Procedure
Please contact us online or call our Chicago or Arlington Heights plastic surgery offices for more information on mommy makeovers, including prices.
Dr. Otto Joseph Placik Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Placik is a board certified plastic surgeon in Chicago and an active member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University where he also completed residencies in general and plastic and reconstructive surgery.
During pregnancy, the stomach must expand to accommodate your growing baby, and this can cause permanent changes to the skin, muscles, and tissues of your abdomen. After your baby is born, the skin on your stomach can remain loose or saggy or separation can occur within the muscles of the abdominal wall. After pregnancy, you may also notice your breasts look deflated or saggy, and their placement can change as well. The best thing about a mommy makeover is that it’s tailored to include precisely the procedures you want to address your specific cosmetic concerns.
What are the most common mommy makeover procedures?
Because the stomach and the breasts undergo the most changes during pregnancy, popular mommy makeover procedures include breast augmentation with or without a breast lift and a tummy tuck.
BREAST IMPLANTS OR FAT TRANSFER AUGMENTATION CAN BE A GREAT WAY TO RESTORE VOLUME AND FULLNESS THAT IS OFTEN LOST AFTER PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING. IF SAGGING HAS DEVELOPED IN THE BREASTS AFTER PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING, DR. PLACIK MAY SUGGEST A BREAST LIFT TO RESTORE PERKINESS AND FIRMNESS AS WELL.
A TUMMY TUCK INVOLVES THE REMOVAL OF EXCESS STOMACH SKIN AND FAT THAT MAY BE RESISTANT TO DIET AND EXERCISE, AND ALSO REPAIRS SEPARATED ABDOMINAL MUSCLES. IT’S NOT UNCOMMON TO ALSO COMBINE LIPOSUCTION WITH A TUMMY TUCK TO FURTHER FINE-TUNE YOUR BODY CONTOURS. TUMMY TUCKS ARE CUSTOMIZED TO THE INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCE AND MAY BE COMPLETED USING MINIMAL SCAR TECHNIQUES OR VARIATIONS SUCH AS THE MINI, MARRIAGE (“MIDI”), FULL OR EXTENDED TUMMY TUCK. ON OCCASION REVISION OR EXCISION OF A C-SECTION OR LOWER ABDOMINAL SCAR IS COMPLETED SIMULTANEOUSLY.
Can I include other procedures with my mommy makeover?
Other procedures that can be included with a mommy makeover are of a more personal nature. Labiaplasty can improve the aesthetics of your vaginal area, while vaginal rejuvenation can restore internal tightness and help enhance sexual sensation.
Mommy makeovers are typically performed under general anesthesia, and patients often return home on the same day as surgery. Although incision placement and necessity will vary depending on which procedures are included in your makeover, Dr. Placik takes every care to place them as unobtrusively as possible and takes steps to make the healing process as speedy as possible.
What can I expect during recovery?
The amount of recovery time needed after your mommy makeover surgery will also depend on your individualized treatment. Dr. Placik will discuss the recovery process with you in detail before your procedure to ensure that you know what to expect. In general, you should plan on taking it easy for at least two weeks. Patients can normally return to their normal daily activities within two weeks, but more strenuous activities and exercise will need to wait until you’ve fully healed.
Enjoying a healthy, successful pregnancy after a mommy makeover is entirely possible from a medical standpoint. However, subsequent pregnancies may alter your aesthetic results, so it’s best to hold off on your mommy makeover until you’re sure your family is complete.
While it may sound like a great idea to have these two surgeries at the same time, the reality is somewhat more complicated. Aesthetically speaking, the best mommy makeover results will be achieved once you’ve fully recovered from your C-section.
The cost of your mommy makeover will depend on the combination of procedures included in your surgery. The total fee includes the costs associated with the surgery center and the anesthesiologist’s fees, as well as Dr. Placik’s surgical fee. Dr. Placik and his staff strive to provide excellent value and can help you with cosmetic surgery financing to make your procedure even more affordable.
All surgeries carry some degree of risk, and a mommy makeover is no different. These include the possibility of infection, a poor reaction to anesthesia or less than optimum scarring. Before your surgery, Dr. Placik will go over all the necessary details related to side effects and your recovery so you’re fully informed prior to surgery.
Changes to the body vary widely from woman to woman. The first step is always a full evaluation of your current physical condition, and a conversation about the areas that you want to restore to pre-baby condition. Many women, prior to pregnancy, had a fit, trim body. Over the period of pregnancy, the body stores fat deposits – as nature dictates. After the baby is born, these fat deposits can be exceptionally difficult to get rid of, even if you are committed to exercise and diet. During pregnancy and through breastfeeding, the breasts become larger, stretching skin and tissue. Once firm, pert breasts can now appear saggy and deflated. Tummy skin can sag, and unattractive stretchmarks can create a rippled appearance. Each person is different, but our custom mommy makeover procedures address each of these problems, with the goal of restoring your body to its youthful, firm, trimmer appearance.
Each person is different, but in most cases, it is important that you do not plan to have more children. Many women return to health in only a short period, such as several months, while others may take longer. If you have been breastfeeding your baby, wait for about three to six months from the time you stopped breastfeeding your baby, to ensure your breasts have stopped changing. Keep in mind that you will need to have time to recover and will be unable to perform regular household tasks for about two weeks after some procedures — planning to have the help you need is an important part of the process. A consultation with Dr. Placik will allow you to get the information you need about when to get surgery, and what procedures will be needed in your case. Some women need very little, while others may need several procedures to restore the body to its pre-baby condition.
You can do much to speed your healing time. It is advised that you maintain a healthy diet and exercise frequently, and increase your consumption of water (if it is low). Prior to your surgery, ensure you are well-hydrated. It can be helpful to take vitamin supplements, including iron, multi-vitamins, and eat plenty of protein. Your weight loss should be leveled out prior to your procedure, and it is not advised that you are on any extreme diet for weight loss the month before your makeover.
Dr. Placik promises to give you his best possible care and personal, individual attention. If you would like to schedule a private consultation to learn more about a mommy makeover, please contact us online or call us at 847-398-1660.
Renowned Chicago based surgeon, Dr. Placik, performing arguably the best Mommy Makeover. Using a combination of breast augmentation silicone implants, tummy tuck with muscle repair and liposuction to both hips. Make sure to watch the whole video to see the before & after Immediate post surgery results.
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