Mommy Makeover Surgery – Body Contouring and Rejuvenation After Pregnancy – San Diego, CA*

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About the Mommy Makeover

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson regularly meets with women at his San Diego, CA office who want to regain the shape and firmness of their pre-pregnancy physique. While having children is a monumental event for every mother, it inevitably will change the way certain areas of your body look by creating stretch marks, hanging skin, and volume loss. These physical effects often lead those affected to feel frustrated with their altered appearance. If these concerns closely match the way you feel about your body currently, there is a solution. Women can once again attain a slimmer, tauter body line with the help of the mommy makeover surgery performed at Feel Beautiful Aesthetic Wellness. This surgery uses a customized combination of fat removal and skin tightening procedures to reshape the abdomen and breasts, and other affected body parts — basically any area impacted by weight gain or nursing can be addressed. Furthermore, nonsurgical treatments can be incorporated to repair surface imperfections, such as hyperpigmentation and discoloration, from the rapid stretching and fluctuation of the skin during pregnancy.

Ideal Candidates

Ideal candidates for this surgery are mothers who have tried to achieve a slimmer, tighter figure by sticking to a clean diet and exercise regimen with little result. In many post-pregnancy cases, surgical intervention is needed to achieve a slimmer, tauter body line similar to what they had before childbearing. If you've finished having children but feel hopeless with the effects the process has left behind on your body, then this procedure could be an ideal match for your goals. Dr. Laverson's aim with this personalized mixture of cosmetic procedures is to help women achieve a body they're happy with so they can continue to live their lives to the fullest. Areas that can be improved by a customized mommy makeover treatment plan are:

  • the breasts
  • the abdomen
  • the thighs, flanks, and lower back
  • the face

Surgical Technique

The mommy makeover procedure is a treatment plan uniquely tailored by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson to meet each woman's individual needs based on her areas of concern. A variety of procedures can be performed together, the most popular of which are breast lift, breast augmentation (with implants or fat transfer), tummy tuck, and liposuction. These surgeries are performed while the patient is under general anesthesia, lasting 4 – 8 hours, depending on the number of procedures and their complexity. A day-long stay in our recovery area may be needed. It's also common to incorporate nonsurgical methods, such as an injection or a laser treatment, to smooth facial wrinkles and diminish surface imperfections.

What to Expect

Once you leave the hospital, you will begin your recovery at home by getting plenty of rest. Your overall recovery generally will be a lengthy process. Walking will be difficult the first few days, and a thorough at-home care protocol will be adhered to in order to make sure your incisions heal properly. Most women find the healing process can last around six months. Even while the primary recovery could take months, the majority of women are able to resume a somewhat normal routine within several weeks. Exercise should be ceased for about two months. In the end, the mommy makeover procedure at Feel Beautiful Aesthetic Wellness can be life-changing for women and provide lasting results. It can also give San Diego, CA mothers a newfound love for their figure once again.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
During your one-on-one with Dr. Laverson, he will learn all about your needs and goals and perform a thorough assessment to evaluate your body. From there, he can make suggestions on what to include in your uniquely tailored mommy makeover treatment plan. Most women receive a breast surgery of some kind (augmentation, lift, or both) along with a tummy tuck, liposuction, and facial rejuvenation.

What about nonsurgical treatments?
Childbirth and pregnancy leave their mark on the body, which is why nonsurgical procedures usually aren't potent enough to produce the lasting results you truly want. In your consultation, Dr. Laverson will discuss both nonsurgical and surgical treatments you could consider. After assessing your concerns and goals, he will tell you if procedures, like nonsurgical skin tightening, laser vaginal rejuvenation (like ThermiVa), or facial rejuvenation with BOTOX or Juvéderm could be helpful.

Will I have scars?
Although a mommy makeover provides patients with a rejuvenated figure, it does leave some scarring. Using his careful technique and surgical skill, Dr. Laverson will make clean incisions that are as small and thin as possible. Most incisions will be placed so they can be easily concealed with swimsuits and underwear. When reviewing your post-surgical care instructions, Dr. Laverson will give you tips on scar care so your incisions heal properly and fade neatly into the skin over time.

What if I get pregnant again?
Ideally, you should hold off on getting a mommy makeover until your family is complete so your results aren't compromised later on. In most cases, all treated areas of your body are at risk for changing if you become pregnant again. Should you have another child after a mommy makeover, another surgery may be done to refresh your results.

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Recovery Time  
2 – 3 weeks
Average Procedure Time  
4 – 8 hours
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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Reclaim Your Figure

If you're frustrated with your post-pregnancy body despite every effort to slim and tone those difficult areas that were impacted by childbearing, we welcome you to attend a consultation at Feel Beautiful Aesthetic Wellness. This personalized treatment plan will consist of cosmetic enhancements, either surgical, nonsurgical, or both, to achieve your best post-baby body. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson centers the entire process around you and your personal goals. If sagging breasts, loose abdominal skin, and pockets of fat have a negative impact on your otherwise wonderful life, these aspects can be improved with advanced methods and Dr. Laverson's artistic vision. With innovations being made in the cosmetic industry every day, it's possible to regain the shape you desire.

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