Pregnancy and childbirth dramatically change your life. While motherhood can be the most rewarding experience of your life, you may also find yourself dissatisfied with your appearance, confidence, and flagging self-esteem.
From loose skin and overstretched muscles, stubborn fat pockets on your hips and tummy, or sagging breasts, mothers experience many cosmetic concerns after childbirth. That’s why so many women turn to the mommy makeover, a combination of body rejuvenation procedures. You can choose to have these surgeries all at once for less recovery time or get them done as stand-alone procedures in a series of operations.
Mommy Makeover Topics
- Why the Mommy Makeover?
- Body Contouring
- Breast Enhancement
- Mommy Makeover Recovery
- Mommy Makeover FAQs
Why Choose Our San Jose Mommy Makeover?
The mommy makeover aims to reverse the physiological changes that happen to women after pregnancy and breastfeeding. During pregnancy, a woman’s body experiences stretching skin, a widening rib cage, abdominal separation, and stubborn fat deposits around the waist and hips to ensure fat reserves for milk production. Despite rigorous exercise, many women find their core too flabby because the abdominal wall has become stretched and weakened by the strain of carrying a baby to full term. Once this happens, these underlying tissues are nearly impossible to tighten through exercise.
Women may also find that their breasts have lost volume and elevation. Breasts may shrink because of diminishing fat tissue and milk glands enlarging from lactation. Many women choose to include abdominoplasty and liposuction in their mommy makeover. You may also wish to enhance your breasts with a breast lift, breast augmentation, or fat transfer. Every woman’s journey toward restoring her femininity is different. Whatever changes you desire, we’ll tailor your mommy makeover in San Jose specifically for you.
Body Contouring for Mommy Makeover in San Jose
Your goals for your San Jose mommy makeover may involve narrowing your waistline and flattening your belly through a combination of liposuction and tummy tuck. One variation of the tummy tuck called the Saldanha abdominoplasty is beneficial. This technique is a tummy tuck paired with liposuction. The goal of this procedure is to tighten abdominal skin while removing fat through liposuction and repairing the muscles through a small tunnel. Because this technique preserves an essential blood supply source and reduces drainage, the procedure is safer, recovery is quicker, and results are optimal.
Liposuction can target the hips, abdomen, and thighs. Mommy makeover doctors Dr. Zeidler and Dr. Berkowitz use Hydrasolve. This specialized liposuction technology delivers smoother, shapelier results. If you choose, we can pair these body contouring procedures for our San Jose Mommy makeover with fat grafting to the breasts to enhance body contours.
Do you require muscle tightening and minimal skin removal below your navel? In that case, a tummy tuck variation called the modified endoscopic assisted abdominoplasty could be best suited for you. This technique employs micro-incisions and a small camera to assist in repairing the abdominal wall. For others with a small amount of excess fat and skin and no need for muscle repair, a mini abdominoplasty might be the best path.
Breast Enhancement for Mommy Makeover in San Jose
Restoring breast fullness and shape is an essential part of the mommy makeover. Aesthetx is one of the very few Bay Area practices that perform the short scar auto-implant technique. This specialized breast lift elevates the breasts while reshaping them into a rounder, fuller, perkier contour, akin to results found with breast implants. Using your natural body tissue, Drs. Berkowitz and Zeidler will rearrange volume to create fullness at the top of the breast. For long-lasting results, your surgeon will reinforce the new tissue with a belt of a biological matrix.
As mentioned before, fat grafting via liposuction can also add a little extra fullness and firmness to your breasts for a fuller, natural effect.
Labiaplasty for Mommy Makeover in San Jose
Some women experience stretching of the labia minora that may cause a tear. This issue can lead to discomfort while exercising or having sex. A labiaplasty reshapes the labia by removing excess tissue for a more comfortable size. It’s a popular addition to a mommy makeover because of its short duration.
San Jose Mommy Makeover Recovery
While you and your Aesthetx surgeon will work together to create a recovery plan, bear in mind the typical recovery period is two weeks of rest. You will need to refrain from strenuous activities for six weeks. After your San Jose mommy makeover, you will wear a compression garment after surgery to support incisions and enhance the healing process.
When muscle repair is part of your mommy makeover, we recommend you ease back into your regular routine. You may need to wait three months until your core strengthens and has healed completely.
Aesthetx has earned renown for extremely informative and in-depth consultations. To schedule your private consultation for the mommy makeover or learn more about the procedure, contact Aesthetx by visiting HERE or calling (408) 559-7177.
San Jose Mommy Makeover FAQs
When can I pick my baby up?
That depends on the operations you decide to combine. A reasonable estimate is one to six weeks – if you have a tummy tuck, you’ll want to wait as long as possible.
When is the soonest I can have surgery If I’m breastfeeding?
You should wait until you’ve finished breastfeeding before considering a mommy makeover. You can pass anesthetic, antibiotics, and pain medications to your baby via breast milk. Once you’ve weaned your baby, allow your breasts to reduce in size before scheduling your surgery.
When should I schedule a mommy makeover if I’m trying to lose my baby weight?
To get a jump on your preparation for your San Jose mommy makeover, you should schedule your consultation soon after your delivery. Once you’ve lost the weight you gained during pregnancy, you should experience the full extent of skin sagging and volume loss.
Where can I find mommy makeover specials near me?
When looking for plastic surgeons to perform your mommy makeover, be cautious of advertised deals or offers that seem too good to be true. With plastic surgery, the final price tag is less of a deciding factor than the surgeon’s skill, experience, results, and reputation. During your consultation, we can give you a more accurate cost estimate after learning about your mommy makeover goals and the procedures you’re interested in. We can also provide information about financing.