Having a baby can be one of the most memorable and wonderful experiences in a mother’s life. Unfortunately, pregnancy can be very difficult on the body, and a diet and exercise plan may not be enough for some women. This is when a plastic surgery procedure like the mommy makeover can help.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

The mommy makeover procedure is a series of surgical techniques designed to address the most common problem areas associated with pregnancy – the abdominal area and the breasts. These procedures work to improve lax skin and tissue in the abdominal area and replace lost volume or shape in the breasts. The most common procedures included in a mommy makeover are breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction. Women can save time and money by choosing to combine these procedures into one session for full rejuvenation.

Who is A Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

Candidates for a mommy makeover come to Dr. Ellen specifically to improve the shape of their breasts, eliminate stretch marks, and remove excess fat around the waist, abdomen, arms, or thighs. Successful candidates are those who are done having children and do not have any medical conditions that would affect healing. Dr. Ellen may advise against this procedure if you’ve recently gone through childbirth or are still nursing since this can affect your results and ability to recover. Detroit moms who want to improve their figures after childbirth can turn to Dr. Ellen, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Birmingham, MI, for a mommy makeover.

What Can I Include in My Mommy Makeover?

The mommy makeover procedure is customizable to meet your specific concerns and goals when it comes to restoring your pre-pregnancy body. Dr. Ellen will discuss your exact treatment plan during your consultation which might include one of the following procedures:

Breast Surgery

Pregnancy can cause your breasts to grow fuller in size and shape. Following pregnancy, several factors may cause your breasts to shrink or sag, become disproportional, or change in shape. A breast augmentation procedure or breast lift may be part of your mommy makeover to restore your breasts. A breast augmentation procedure increases breast size and fullness, usually with the use of implants, while a breast lift restores a youthful breast position by lifting the tissue and removing excess skin. In some cases, these procedures can be combined. Some women also opt for a breast reduction procedure, that includes a breast lift.

Body Contouring Surgery

During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles and tissues stretch to accommodate the growth of the baby and associated weight gain. Post-pregnancy, fat can be lost with a healthy diet and exercise, but loose muscles and skin are often left behind. A tummy tuck in Troy can contour and flatten the abdomen and repair the stretched abdominal muscles that occur after pregnancy or major changes in body weight. Liposuction in Michigan is a procedure that removes persistent areas of localized fat. One or both of these surgeries may be part of a mommy makeover package.

How Can I Maintain My Mommy Makeover Results?

To get the best results from these procedures, you’ll want to reach a point in your life where you are not planning any future pregnancies. This will ensure that your results last as long as possible. You should also work toward a healthy body weight before considering a mommy makeover in Birmingham, MI. Most plastic surgeons would advise you to be within 15lbs of your ideal body weight. It is also important to maintain a healthy diet and incorporate exercise into your routine, as weight gain following the procedure may compromise your results.

During your consultation, Dr. Ellen can give you specific advice about the mommy makeover procedures that could benefit you and what steps you may need to take before and after surgery to get the best results.

Learn More About Mommy Makeover In Birmingham, MI

If you would like to discuss the mommy makeover, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ellen. Here, you will discuss the areas you wish to improve with Dr. Ellen to better understand the varying aspects of your procedure, such as results and recovery. This also includes incision placements, which technology you prefer if you are undergoing liposuction, or what type of implant you will be using in the case of a breast augment.  Our office is convenient for Detroit residents as well as those in West Bloomfield, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak and and other suburbs of the Detroit Metro area.  Just 12 miles West of Sterling Heights and 13 miles North East of Farmington Hills, our office is easily accessible for patients in South East Michigan.  Dr. Ellen wants to hear from you and discuss your mommy makeover needs.  Call 248-220-6760 or use the online email form to contact us.