Mothers are special. They do everything for their children. They carry them, nurse them, and change their diapers. They are present when they take their first step, say their first word, and start their first day of school. A mother’s love is unconditional, and they ask for nothing in return. No one loves more than a mother.
You’ve sacrificed a lot to be a mom, and your body is no exception. Your youthful, feminine appearance has suffered for the blessing of motherhood.
Now childbearing is over, and you want your body back. You want the firmness that defined you before pregnancy. You want the shape that drew looks and looked good in anything. You want to be stunning in a dress, a bikini, or a bathrobe.
The physical toll that pregnancy and breastfeeding can have on your body may be difficult to reverse on your own. The term “Mommy Makeover” has many different definitions depending on the surgeon, and it entails different combinations of procedures that are customized to help get your figure back to your desired appearance.
La Jolla based Dr. Singer has performed several Mommy Makeover procedures for appreciative women who wanted to restore their bodies to their pre-pregnancy look.
Mommy Makeover procedures should be individualized to focus on the specific areas that you would like to improve which may include:
Nothing takes the brunt of childbearing, breastfeeding, and aging as much as a woman’s breasts. A mommy makeover will include a breast augmentation more than any other procedure. On its own, breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the country.
A breast augmentation with implants adds fullness and volume to the breasts for a more contoured, better aesthetic appearance. Breast implants are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and types. They can improve the cosmetic appearance of breasts that have lost volume or fullness after pregnancy, weight gain/loss, or breastfeeding.
Breasts often lose volume, tissue, and skin tone from the changes that occur during pregnancy and breast feeding, resulting in a sagging appearance. Breast lift surgery (mastopexy), eliminates extra skin and tightens the remaining tissue for firmer, “perkier,” more youthful-looking breasts. When done concurrently with a breast augmentation, these procedures will enhance your mommy makeover to bring your breast back to pre-pregnancy form.
Breast lift surgery can be performed alone if there is adequate volume, or in combination with breast implants to rejuvenate the breasts by adding volume in patients where there is a deficiency.
Liposuction can be an important factor in a Mommy Makeover because of stubborn fat.
Before and especially after pregnancy or weight loss, excess fat can develop in various body areas. These localized pockets of fat can be very difficult to get rid of even though you exercise and watch your diet. Liposuction is an excellent procedure to eliminate fat deposits in the abdomen, back, hips, love handles, arms, thighs, neck, and other areas. Liposuction may be performed as a solo procedure or in conjunction with a tummy tuck to maximize the cosmetic result.
A Mommy Makeover would not be complete if it did not offer a solution to the abdominal area.
Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) addresses what is usually the most obvious area of physical change after pregnancy – the stomach region. During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles are stretched and often separated. The skin also loses its elasticity and can begin to sag and become loose.
In a tummy tuck, Dr. Singer eliminates the excess skin and fat and tightens the remaining skin. If the abdominal muscles are stretched out and separated in the middle, the muscles can be brought together and tightened. These surgical maneuvers produce a flatter, smoother abdomen.
If you have more extensive drooping on the buttocks and thighs, the tummy tuck incision can be extended circumferentially to improve those areas in what is called a “belt lipectomy.” In patients who have lost buttock volume, fat can be injected into the buttocks for a better contour.
Many new mothers experience premature signs of aging in the face due to stress, fatigue, hormonal changes, or sleep deprivation. Adding injectable facial rejuvenation treatments to your Mommy Makeover, like Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport®, dermal fillers like Restylane® or Juvéderm®, along with a customized skin care program, can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and help restore a more youthful, vibrant, refreshed appearance.
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Fully Accredited Operating Facilities for Mommy Makeover
At Singer Surgical Centre, an AAAASF-accredited (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities) private operating facility in La Jolla, you will be cared for by a professional and compassionate staff. This assembled team include carefully selected and experienced board-certified anesthesiologists.
Dr. Singer often performs a mommy makeover as an outpatient procedure in the operating room at Singer Surgical Centre. Depending on the extent of the procedures and individual circumstances, Dr. Singer may wish to have you transferred after surgery to the adjacent Scripps Memorial Hospital – La Jolla for a planned overnight stay. If more extensive correction is necessary, he may perform the procedure at the hospital.
Your Mommy Makeover Recovery
You can expect a lengthy recovery period after your mommy makeover procedures, but not an insufferable one. We will take every measure and use the most proven technologies and pain blockers to make your recovery as comfortable as possible. This effort will allow you to get through your mommy makeover recovery as painlessly as possible.
You should sleep and rest to aid in the healing process. You must avoid strenuous activities and not lift objects. Child care should be arranged for at least a week and maybe two to help you in your recovery. We advise you to walk around the house and stretch mildly to avoid blood clotting.
You will receive prescribed pain medication for your continued comfort as the treated areas will be sore. Bruising and swelling can be expected as well, but should gradually improve every day.
You will notice a great improvement in some areas soon after your mommy makeover, but other areas will require more time for the swelling to subside and incisions to heal. It may take several weeks to fully recover from your mommy makeover, depending on the extent of the procedure and number of surgeries performed.
Choosing A Surgeon for Mommy Makeover in San Diego
When choosing a surgeon in San Diego for your Mommy Makeover procedure, it is critical for your plastic surgeon to be qualified and have the impeccable credentials. These should include board certification, and in good standing with the various medical boards. It also includes education, experience, and satisfied patients.
You should also feel comfortable with the staff. The surgical team should be professional, friendly, and compassionate. Also, you should be comfortable with the facility where the surgery takes place.
It is important to do your research and visit with the surgeon in person. You should visit the surgical center where the procedure will take place. Be diligent and investigate.
If you’re a long time San Diego resident, or even a newcomer, you have probably heard of Dr. Singer. He has a very strong and positive reputation in the La Jolla community and beyond. He has been practicing in the area for decades, and has a proven track record of beautiful, artistic results, unparalleled safety and complete patient satisfaction.
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Why Choose Dr. Singer?
Dr. Singer has the respect of his peers and patients across San Diego and the surrounding Southern California area. He has helped thousands of San Diego residents with an eye for balance and beauty and the skills of an artist. Dr. Singer has been engaged in private practice in the La Jolla area of San Diego since 1976 and is now an internationally recognized plastic surgeon. You are in the best of hands with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (American Board of Plastic Surgery) Dr. Singer.
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