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Mommy Makeover in New Orleans, LA

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What is a Mommy Makeover?

Plastic surgeon Dr. Heath Charvet regularly consults with women who wish to have their pre-pregnancy shape back. While childbirth is an exciting and amazing moment for a woman, it inevitably will alter the tightness and shape of various body parts — and can leave one feeling a little frustrated. The most exciting news is that it's possible to get a slim and toned body, thanks to the assistance of the mommy makeover surgery performed at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa in New Orleans, LA. This body contouring treatment uses a combination of skin tightening and fat reduction methods to reshape the breasts, stomach, buttocks, and thighs — virtually any area affected by pregnancy weight gain or nursing can be corrected. In addition, nonsurgical procedures can be incorporated to correct surface irregularities, such as hyperpigmentation and discoloration, from the rapid fluctuation and stretching of the skin during pregnancy.

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What are the benefits of a mommy makeover?

New Orleans, LA individuals who receive a mommy makeover enjoy a number of benefits related to their procedures, like:

  • Undergo more than one cosmetic procedure at a time, instead of various healing periods
  • Feeling happy with total contour and look of your figure, possibly for the first time since before pregnancy
  • Minimization of some pregnancy-related imperfections, including stretch marks and loose skin
  • Restoration of breast contour, volume, and youthfulness

Am I A Candidate For A Mommy Makeover?

Ideal candidates for a mommy makeover are patients who have completed childbearing and have tried to achieve a younger-looking and tighter body through diet and exercise with little to no result. In these instances, for many women, surgical intervention is recommended to help them achieve their pre-pregnancy figure. If you are past childbearing and are displeased with the side effects remaining on your body, such as sagging breasts, wrinkled skin in the abdominal area, or unwanted pockets of fat in the hips, flanks, lower back, and buttocks, a mommy makeover procedure could help you. The goal of Dr. Charvet is to help you regain your pre-pregnancy body and improve your overall look so you can get back to living life without feeling self-conscious.

How is a Mommy Makeover Performed?

The mommy makeover procedure is a completely custom surgery tailored to your specific needs. A variety of procedures can be paired together, and the most popular treatments are breast lift with or without implants, abdominoplasty, and liposuction. All of these procedures are performed while you are under general anesthesia and last between 3 – 7 hours, depending on the complexity. In some cases, a day-long stay at the hospital may be needed. Many women choose to incorporate nonsurgical treatments, like BOTOX®, to soften facial lines and diminish surface imperfections. After a recovery period in the hospital, you will begin your recovery at home with specific post-operative instructions from Dr. Charvet. Standing upright will be difficult the first few days. It's important to carefully follow the at-home treatment protocol to ensure your incisions heal properly. Even though the primary recovery could take around six months, you should be able to get back to a pretty normal routine within several weeks, but exercise should be held off for around two months. In the end, the mommy makeover procedure at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa can be an amazing journey for women, giving them their self-confidence once again.

What can I expect after?

Once leaving the hospital, you will begin your recovery at home with rest and proper aftercare. This phase is generally a slow process. Moving around and walking straight will be difficult the first couple of weeks, and a step-by-step, home care protocol will be adhered to in order to ensure the incisions and sutures heal properly. Most patients find the healing process can last around six months. Even while the primary recovery could take months, most patients are able to return to a normal routine within a couple of weeks. Working out should wait for around two months. In the end, the mommy makeover procedure at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa can be life changing for women, creating a newfound love for their new shape once again.

Mommy Makeover FAQ

How much does a mommy makeover cost?
Mommy makeover costs will vary greatly depending on what you are including in your surgical plan. In your consultation, Dr. Charvet will develop your treatment plan before he can estimate your costs. A mommy makeover is about rejuvenating your confidence after pregnancy and childbirth, so it's best to concentrate on reaching your goals instead of the cheapest surgeon. Magnolia Plastic Surgery and Medspa accepts many payment options, and we can help you find low-interest financing to make your mommy makeover affordable.

How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
During your initial consultation with Dr. Charvet, he will listen to your needs and concerns before performing a physical examination. Following this, he can make suggestions on what to include in your treatment plan. Most women want breast surgery (an augmentation, lift, or both) along with a tummy tuck and liposuction.

What about nonsurgical treatments?
Childbirth and pregnancy can take a toll on your body, which is why nonsurgical treatments are usually not enough to produce the results you want. During your consultation, Dr. Charvet can discuss both surgical and nonsurgical treatments. After listening to your needs and goals, he will tell you if treatments like nonsurgical fat reduction (including CoolSculpting®), vaginal rejuvenation (for example, ThermiVa®), or nonsurgical skin tightening (for example, Thermage® or Ultherapy®) may be considered.

Will I have scars?
While a mommy makeover offers a rejuvenated shape, it does include surgical scars. Dr. Charvet will make clean incisions that are as small as possible. Most scars will be placed so they can be concealed with undergarments or swimsuits. As part of your recovery care instructions, Dr. Charvet or a member of his team will give you tips on scar care so your incisions heal and fade.

What if I get pregnant again?
Ideally, you should wait to have a mommy makeover until after all pregnancies have been completed — so your results are not compromised. In most cases, any body part that has been lifted or tightened would be at risk for stretching out if a subsequent pregnancy were to occur. If you get pregnant after a mommy makeover, another surgery can be performed to restore your results.

Reclaim Your Pre-Pregnancy Figure

If you want to stop feeling frustrated with your body after pregnancy or childbirth and want to reclaim your pre-pregnancy body, we welcome you to contact Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa in New Orleans, LA to learn more about the body contouring options we offer. Deflated breasts, sagging skin, wrinkles, and other skin irregularities can be corrected with this custom surgery. During your consultation, plastic surgeon Dr. Heath Charvet will work with you one-on-one to create a tailored treatment plan to enhance each of your problem areas.

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