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What is a Mommy Makeover?

Becoming a mother is one of life’s most rewarding experiences. However, pregnancy and breastfeeding can take a toll on a woman’s body. Our Chicago mommy makeover procedure 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?

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 for both men and women in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

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.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Chicago

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.

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What are my mommy makeover options?

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 our Chicago 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.

Before and After Mommy Makeover Diagram

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Before & After

Mommy Makeover in Chicago

Height: 5’3
Weight: 112lbs
Size: 350HP

Breast Augmentation Before & After

Height: 5’3
Weight: 136.8lbs
Size: 450HP

Mommy Makeover in Chicago

Height: 5’6
Weight: 124lbs
Size: 600HP

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Will I have scars from my mommy makeover?

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 need after your Chicago mommy makeover 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.

How do I sleep after a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy Makeover FAQ

AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE?

The best candidates for a mommy makeover are non-smokers who are not planning to have any more children and are at or near their target weight. As long as you’re in good health overall and you have realistic expectations about the outcome of your surgery, you’re likely a good candidate for a mommy makeover.

CAN I HAVE MORE CHILDREN AFTER HAVING A MOMMY MAKEOVER?

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.

CAN I COMBINE MY MOMMY MAKEOVER WITH MY C-SECTION?

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.

HOW MUCH DOES A MOMMY MAKEOVER COST?

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.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS?

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.

CAN A MOMMY MAKEOVER BRING BACK MY PRE-BABY FIGURE?

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.

HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT AFTER GIVING BIRTH TO HAVE A MOMMY MAKEOVER?

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.

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY MOMMY MAKEOVER?

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.

Chicago Plastic Surgeon – Dr. Placik performing arguably the best Mommy Makeover Chicago has available. 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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PRACTICE POLICY UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Updated March 24th, 2020

With businesses all around us closing by either mandate or voluntarily you may be wondering how long we will continue to operate, or even why we are still open at this point.

After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we are limiting the practice until April 7th.

We are diligently monitoring conditions and recommendations from professional organizations such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and understand that the situation is ever-changing and may alter our plans at any point in the future

As physicians, we are cognizant of protecting our own patient population most at risk and the need to conserve our own limited resources. Actions have already been taken to postpone or cancel appointments and surgeries for patients who are best served staying home to limit potential exposure. We have also canceled or rescheduled appointments for services that are not immediately necessary in many cases.

Effective immediately the following will occur:

  • All procedures and in-person consultations will be limited until April 7th. This may be revised in the following week.
  • The office will be (not fully) staffed, and we will see our urgent post-surgical follow-ups.
  • We are instituting Virtual Consultations for all potential patients.
  • Many surgeries are rescheduled and some of the ones that are committed will occur on a per case basis.
  • No patient will ever have any financial recourse for our fees for rescheduling their procedures.

We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. These include:

Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.

  • All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to this office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • Every patient is also being asked to refrain from coming to the office if they have any symptoms.
  • We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • We have instituted a “no handshakes no hug” policy for now.
  • We have asked all vendors that any unnecessary meetings are canceled until further notice.
  • Any exit and entrance from our office are followed by a protocol of changing shoes, scrubs and sanitization.
  • As we are an (NO accredited) medical facility, we are constantly sanitizing all surfaces. We have now vamped that up and our routine, multiple times a day, wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities. (We have assigned a person that does so on a constant basis.)

As previous communications have shared, procedures and protocols have been put in place (and continue to evolve) to protect our employees in the workplace. However, no one can guarantee the absolute protection from infection or potential exposure despite recommended precautions being taken.

The virus can be transmitted before an infected person starts exhibiting symptoms. It is possible for a person to be infected and also not experience symptoms. We are doing everything possible to prevent people exposed or exhibiting symptoms from access to our facilities. Even with all of our precautions, exposure to patients with the COVID-19 virus can happen. When we become aware of any potential exposure, our response is immediate and actions are taken to protect everyone directly involved.

Experts are predicting that 40% of the Chicagoland population will be infected within the next month. Current information demonstrates that for 97% of the people infected the symptoms will be mild or flu-like. 3-5% of patients will require hospital care, and the mortality rate is less than 2%.

Risk of exposure will occur at every touchpoint of our daily lives outside of our home-- including gas stations, grocery stores, and medical facilities.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

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