Having children takes a toll on a woman’s body, resulting in sagging breasts and excess weight gain that can affect self-esteem. A mommy makeover can restore your pre-pregnancy figure and is available from Dr. Mohit Sood, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who prioritizes patient safety and comfort. Sood Center in Linwood and Haddonfield, NJ can help patients throughout South Jersey who want a mommy makeover.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a loose term used to describe a procedure or series of procedures designed to restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy figure. It can include the following procedures:
- Breast lift
- Tummy tuck
- Liposuction on the buttocks, thighs, and abdomen
- Thigh lift
Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
A mommy makeover can allow you to enjoy the body you had before giving birth, thereby causing you to feel more attractive and youthful. Each patient from Cherry Hill, South Jersey, and Greater Philadelphia is different, which is why mommy makeovers are customized to fit each person’s individual needs.
What Is the Procedure for a Mommy Makeover?
The exact process will depend on the specific procedures you desire and your particular goals.
Regardless of what or how many surgical procedures a New Jersey patient is having, the first step is always the same — anesthesia. Either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia is administered depending on the patient’s needs. Both of these medications prevent the patient from feeling any pain or sensation during the procedures. When the mommy makeover is over, the patient will wake up without remembering a thing.
Preparing for a Mommy Makeover
Mommy makeovers are typically performed in stages since they often involve multiple procedures. You will be given pre-operative instructions just prior to each procedure.
Recovery from a Mommy Makeover
Recovery time is also different for each procedure and may vary from patient to patient as well. You’ll be advised what to expect during your initial consultation.
In most cases, patients will have several bandages or layers of gauze over their incisions. If the patient has had a procedure on their breasts, a support bra can be used to control swelling. For belly, buttocks, or waist incisions, the patient may need to wear additional compression garments to keep the wounds closed and clean. Most patients do experience some swelling which may fluctuate, depending on activity level, for a few months as the body heals.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
The cost can vary widely since more than one surgery could be included in your mommy makeover. For this reason, the only true way to know the cost is to undergo a consultation in our office. During that time, we’ll discuss the cost in addition to providing you with affordable payment options that can include the following:
- Personal check
- Major credit cards
- CareCredit® financing
Is a Mommy Makeover Right for Me?
If you have one or more problem areas resulting from pregnancy, a mommy makeover could help you restore your body to its former condition.
Why Choose Dr. Mohit Sood for a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover tends to involve multiple procedures, which is why it is important to choose someone with extensive plastic surgery knowledge. Dr. Sood is board certified in plastic surgery and prioritizes patient safety and comfort. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. When you choose him for your mommy makeover, you can expect positive results since your care is being entrusted to one of the leading surgeons in the area.
What to Expect During Your Mommy Makeover Consultation
Your consultation will begin with a discussion of your goals to determine which procedures are needed. Knowing your goals will also help Dr. Sood determine which procedures should be done first. Once that has been decided, he will come up with a timeline for treatment. You’ll then be given an estimate of the cost and be advised of the available payment options.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will a Mommy Makeover Hurt?
Because the patient will be under anesthesia for the duration of the procedure, there will not be any pain during the mommy makeover. However, patients can expect some soreness once they awake. Over-the-counter or prescription pain medications should help with this, along with plenty of rest and fluids. For the first few days, it helps if patients have someone to assist them with everyday tasks, such as cooking or walking around.
Are There Any Risks or Side Effects With a Mommy Makeover?
Like any medical procedure, a mommy makeover does come with some risks. Patients may experience bleeding or infection at the incision site. Scarring is also a possibility, but Dr. Sood does everything possible to eliminate the visibility of these scars by making incisions in hard-to-see areas. As healing takes place, Dr. Sood will advise on good scar management techniques.
Other procedures also have specific potential side effects. For example, a breast lift may result in a loss of nipple sensation or alternatively, hypersensitivity. However, for most patients who undergo a mommy makeover, this is only temporary, and sensation should return to normal within a few months.
What Are Some Questions to Ask Dr. Sood at the Consultation?
The free consultation is the perfect time for patients in the greater Philadelphia area to ask Dr. Sood everything they want to know. Some commonly asked questions include:
- What do I need to do to get the best results?
- What is my personal risk of complications?
- What procedures would you recommend?
- How will you perform the procedures?
- What is the downtime?
- When can I return to work?
How Long Until I See Results?
New Jersey patients won’t see immediate results. It will take several weeks for swelling to disappear and even longer for the incisions to fully heal. Typically, most women see their final results several months after the initial procedure. Any remaining scars will fade over time.
How Long Will the Results Last?
With proper diet and exercise, the results from a mommy makeover are permanent. However, if the patient gains a lot of weight, doesn’t eat right, or gets pregnant again, they may find their body reverts to its old state.
Having children doesn’t mean your appearance is destined to suffer. If you live or work in Cherry Hill, South Jersey, or Greater Philadelphia, you can restore your pre-pregnancy look with a mommy makeover from Sood Center. To schedule a consultation, contact us today in Haddonfield at (856) 403-9686 and in Linwood at (609) 904-5390.