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.
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.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"After growing, birthing, and breastfeeding twins I was in desperate need of a mommy makeover. Dr. Charvet performed my breast reduction and tummy tuck. He was honest and straightforward from the very beginning. He explained all possible risks, complications, expectations, and gave clear guidelines and instructions. I was very nervous the morning of surgery. Dr. Charvet took the time to make me feel comfortable and at ease at bedside. He was available to me 24/7 and answered my messages instantly. Not only is he a very gifted surgeon, but an incredibly gentle and kind human being. At eight months post op, I have lost two pants sizes and I am now able to wear one sports bra (instead of two) while exercising. My back pain is gone and I feel like a new person! I feel blessed to have had Dr. Charvet apart of my journey and would highly recommend this fantastic surgeon!"- J.V. / Google / Jan 19, 2022
"Couldn’t be more pleased with my results so far! Dr Charvet took the time to consult with me about what I wanted and gave me exactly that. I had a Mommy makeover (lipo, tummy tuck with muscle repair, fat transfer to breasts and hips) This experience has been nothing short of amazing. I’ve regained my confidence and my core strength! Since surgery, I’ve been back for laser hair removal, Botox and lip filler. The staff and Dr Charvet care about their patients and are always available to answer any questions. I’d 100% do it all over again and will be a repeat patient for any future procedures."- R.J. / Google / Jun 22, 2022
"Dr Charvet was beyond my expectations as a surgeon. He went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable. He answered all the questions that made it easy to understand. He provided many details on the recovery process. He was there to answer all of my postop questions as well with his personal private number. His entire staff is friendly and prompt. You don’t just feel like this is a place of business but feel like it is an extension of your family and friendship Circle. Aside from my mommy makeover I also received medspa Services which were also excellent. I highly recommend to anyone and everyone !"- A.S. / Google / Jun 22, 2022
"I recently had the privilege of undergoing a mommy makeover procedure with Dr.Charvet, and I cannot express how thrilled I am with the results. From the moment I walked into the clinic, Dr. Charvet and his entire team provided an exceptional level of care and professionalism. Dr.Charvet possesses remarkable surgical skills and expertise. He took the time to thoroughly understand my aesthetic goals and addressed all of my concerns with patience and compassion. His extensive knowledge on all things in his field. He will answer your questions with statistics and detailed reason for all of his post-op instructions. Follow all of his instructions to the T and you will be in very good hands. My decision to get the surgery was something that was in the works for over a year. Now that I am 5 weeks post op I'm angry I didn't do this surgery last year! I shouldn't have waited, from that 1st visit with Dr.Charvet in 2022 I knew I had the right doctor for me. If you are considering a mommy makeover or any other cosmetic procedure, I wholeheartedly recommend Dr.Charvet. His skill, expertise, and compassionate approach make him the ideal surgeon to trust with such an important journey."- I.G. / Google / Jun 30, 2023
"I am so happy that I followed a Facebook recommendation to receive a consultation with Dr. Charvet and his staff. I met with 3 other surgeons. None of them made me feel the way Dr. Charvet and Dominique did. I really felt that Dr. Charvet was confident in his work, yet realistic about how my results would be. I decided to schedule my Mommy Makeover with them. This was my first ever cosmetic procedure. Six weeks later, I am very pleased with the way it is coming together. I feel much happier when I look in the mirror. Each follow up visit with Dr. Charvet is good! He really knows what he’s doing! Highly recommend Magnolia to anyone who wants to feel like a new woman. "- T.M. / Healthgrades / Jul 29, 2023
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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