Restore Your Figure with a Mommy Makeover
Pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on a woman's body. Dr. Michael Devlin can combine several cosmetic surgery procedures to enhance your physique and confidence in what is called a mommy makeover. This treatment can address a number of treatment areas to help you restore your pre-pregnancy shape. Dr. Michael Devlin is an experienced cosmetic surgeon and commonly provides mommy makeover surgery for women in Little Rock, AR.
Good Candidates for a Mommy Makeover
We often see patients who have recently had children and are unhappy with their appearance. Struggling to get a post-baby body back into shape can be frustrating for many women. Pregnancy can cause significant changes to a woman's abdomen, breasts, and more that diet and exercise alone are not able to reverse.
Patients will typically come to us with a desire to address stretch marks, changes to their breast tissue, and isolated deposits of fat. Dr. Devlin will personalize your Mommy Makeover treatment plan by incorporating any number of cosmetic surgery procedures, fat removal procedures, and skin removal treatments to help you achieve your desired cosmetic result.
Customized Treatment Plans
During your initial consultation with Dr. Michael Devlin, we will discuss your reasons for wanting a Mommy Makeover and we will perform a thorough medical check-up. After closely listening to your concerns, Dr. Devlin will recommend one or several cosmetic surgery procedures that will help you achieve your Mommy Makeover goals. Cosmetic Surgery Procedures that are commonly incorporated into a mommy makeover include:
- Breast Lift - A breast lift can address sagging and raise the position of the breasts.
- Breast Reduction - Breast reduction removes excess fat, tissue, and skin from the breasts and can help to alleviate back and shoulder pain.
- Breast Augmentation - Some patients prefer to have breast implants placed following breastfeeding to restore lost volume or enlarge the breasts.
- Liposuction - This procedure will remove stubborn fatty deposits from your abdomen, thighs, or any other areas that can be difficult to treat with diet and exercise alone.
- Tummy Tuck - A Tummy Tuck can remove sagging skin and tighten up loose areas after weight loss. It is often combined with liposuction to create smoother contours. Patients will commonly include a tummy tuck procedure as part of their personalized treatment plan.
- Labiaplasty - Labiaplasty, also known as labia rejuvenation or vaginal rejuvenation, is a cosmetic procedure that involves the re-contouring and reduction on the labia minora and/or the clitoral hood.
Recovering After Surgery
A mommy makeover is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. Because of this, immediately following your surgery, you can expect to feel a little tired from the effects of the anesthetic, and will initially experience some discomfort, swelling and possible bruising. Compression garments will be applied to the breast and body to support your new shape, help you feel more comfortable, and to minimize swelling. A pain pump will be inserted during your surgery that will remain for the first three days. In addition to pain medication, most patients report minimal discomfort.
Most patients are taking a week off of work and household responsibilities. To allow proper healing and to achieve optimal cosmetic results strenuous exercise and lifting more than 10 pounds should be avoided for six weeks. Patients are able to drive when they are no longer taking pain medications.
Cost of Mommy Makeover in Little Rock, AR
A Mommy Makeover isn’t covered by insurance companies. The cost of a Mommy Makeover in Little Rock, Ar can vary dramatically depending on the number and extent of the cosmetic surgery procedures performed, facility fees, anesthesia fees, and other associated fees can all affect the cost of your Mommy Makeover. Estimates can range between $6,500 up to $14,000. During your consultation, all fees and scheduling policies will be addressed with you. Dr. Michael Devlin understands that cost is very important to you and because of this he will provide you with several payment options.
Everyone comes to plastic surgery with a story or journey - Dr. Devlin and his team not only made certain my mommy makeover was to PERFECTION but that I was comfortable and my every need was taken care of. I am 45 and so proud my last pool party my friends just raved how fabulous I looked!
- Angie Hobbs
Choosing the Best Cosmetic Surgeon
The most important decision you will make regarding your mommy makeover is choosing the best cosmetic surgeon to provide your care. Dr. Michael Devlin has extensive experience performing cosmetic surgery and an excellent reputation for making his patients' comfort and safety his primary concern. He will work closely with you every step of the way, from the initial consultation and planning stages to your surgery and follow-up appointments.
Frequently Asked Questions
We have provided answers to these questions in the form of a FAQ below to help you in making your decision to undergo a mommy makeover treatment.
Why is it best to have several Mommy Makeover procedures at one time instead of individually?
The best reason to combine Mommy Makeover procedures is to minimize recovery time. It’s not that you heal any faster; it’s that you only go through the healing process once. A tummy tuck, breast augmentation and breast lift with breast implants each requires 7-10 days to comfortably get back to a desk job and longer for more physical work.
My children are still very young, should I still consider a Mommy Makeover now?
In one word, YES. Although you make think you are busy now, wait until they are involved in all kinds of activities and you are going from soccer to baseball to dance. Young children do need Mommy's more, so the recovery period requires some additional help from friends and family members. In addition, since you are young, you will have a tendency to heal faster and enjoy the full benefits of a mommy makeover for much longer.
How long does it take Dr. Michael Devlin to perform a Mommy Makeover?
This will vary with the combination needed and your specific needs. All three together (implants, lift and tummy tuck) will take five to six hours of time in the operating room and another hour or so in the recovery room.
How long is the recovery period if I have three Mommy Makeover Procedures together?
Recovery is an individual process. In general, you can expect to be at home resting for the first week. The next two weeks you can slowly return t most most normal activities. Your main restriction will be no lifting more than 10 pound for a total of six weeks after surgery. As the recovery process is highly individual, Dr. Michael Devlin will guide you through the process and give you personalized instructions based on how you respond to the surgical procedure performed.
There is no normal age for a mommy makeover. If 50 is the new 40, what’s in a name? As long as you are healthy, looking good knows no boundaries.
Will my scars from the Mommy Makeover be visible?
Yes, but they will be placed in a location that is hard to see in clothes. Most moms swear they will again wear a bikini again yet many do so confidently after a mommy makeover. Scars will typically be red or dark for several months but then fade to a very thin line.
What if I wait until my children are grown for a Mommy Makeover?
There is no normal age for a mommy makeover. If 50 is the new 40, what’s in a name? As long as you are healthy, looking good knows no boundaries. While some women are anxious to begin the process of a Mommy Makeover shortly after giving birth, others wait until their children are older and want to do something for themselves as a change.
Restore Your Figure
If you are considering undergoing a Mommy Makeover, Dr. Michael Devlin can meet with you at his office to start planning treatment. He can explain the many benefits of combining plastic surgery procedures as part of your mommy makeover treatment plan. Please call us at 501-227-8811 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Devlin.
“Dr. Devlin helped me rewrite the ending to my journey from fat to fabulous. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” Lisa Bordeaux, from a Google+ Review