Is Your Body Ready for a Mommy Makeover?

Published December 28, 2016

Motherhood is wonderful, but the toll it can take on your body, is not. If you are ready to reclaim your pre-pregnancy body, then it may be time to consider a Mommy Makeover.

A Mommy Makeover typically entails a combination of the following outpatient procedures: breast lift (with or without augmentation), tummy tuck and liposuction of the hips and/or thighs.

“These procedures are typically done all together, on the same day, as an outpatient procedure,” says Perry Johnson, MD, plastic and reconstruction surgeon at Nebraska Medicine. Dr. Johnson has clinics on the Nebraska Medical Center campus and at Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery & Dreams MedSpa, located west of Village Pointe at 176th and Burke St.

 

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Schedule Your Makeover Now!

To schedule a free consultation for your Mommy Makeover, call 800-922-0000.

If a Mommy Makeover is not for you, don’t worry we’ve got options! Whether it’s a large amount of weight loss, pregnancy, aging or something else that’s caused you to want to renew your body’s form, Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery & Dreams MedSpa offers a variety of techniques to help you reach your goals. These include coolsculpting, a non-invasive way to contour your body by freezing unwanted fat away; laser skin tightening, which uses near-infrared light to create deep heat in your dermal layer to boost collagen and elastin production; and SkinPen, which stimulates your skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen and elastin. For more information, visit us at surgeryvp.com.

 

Performing these procedures together means less down time in surgery and recovery, more results and decreased cost, says Dr. Johnson. Recovery is usually about two weeks with restriction in physical activity for up to six weeks.

“Unfortunately, pregnancy can wreak havoc on the body,” says Dr. Johnson. “The abdominal muscles are weakened, the skin around the belly can become stretched and the breasts can become saggy and deflated.”

A breast lift raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape the new breast so that they sit higher on the chest providing a more youthful appearance. A breast augmentation involves adding implants behind the muscle to add volume back to the breasts.

A tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin and repairs weakened muscles for a return to your flatter, tighter pre-pregnancy belly. Liposuction can be used to remove excess fat from the thighs, hips, buttocks and lower abdomen. “This procedure is not meant to be used for weight loss but as a body contouring technique,” says Dr. Johnson.

“The procedures are very safe when performed by a trained and board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon,” says Dr. Johnson, who has more than 20 years of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Johnson also offers the following tips:

Make sure the surgeon is affiliated with a hospital. Hospitals have strict standards.

Ask to see before and after pictures of prior procedures performed and talk to former patients to find their level of satisfaction.

 If you have underlying medical issues, get evaluated by your primary care physician first.

Plan for approximately one month of recuperation time.

If you plan to have more children, consider waiting to have your Mommy Makeover. The results will last longer.

You should have not breast-fed for at least three months before surgery.

“There is a very high level of satisfaction associated with these procedures,” says Dr. Johnson. “Women see immediate results and they feel better about their bodies again. It’s a way for women to treat themselves after they are done having children.”

About the Author

Perry Johnson, MD
Plastic and Reconstruction Surgeon
Plastic Surgery

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