Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can all lead to frustrating physical changes in the body, particularly in the tummy and breasts. A mommy makeover in Bellevue is a combination of cosmetic surgical procedures to the breasts and abdomen designed to address the primary concerns of moms who want to feel more like themselves again after having children.
Restore your body after pregnancy and breastfeeding
Getting back into shape after pregnancy can be hard. There are many diet plans and exercise routines designed to help you get everything about your body back to where it was before you had kids. However, sometimes this goal can be very hard to achieve. You may be able to make some progress, but there can be some stubborn belly fat that just doesn’t seem to go away. Muscles can remain loose and lax despite core exercise efforts; even occasionally physical therapy is attempted. Your breasts will likely still sag and can lose volume and size, and exercise will not restore your breasts to their original youthful look. A custom mommy makeover from Dr. Rand at Northwest Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Bellevue can help you reach your goals when exercise and diet aren’t enough.
What are the benefits of a mommy makeover?
Mommy makeovers are an excellent choice for anyone who wants a great deal of cosmetic enhancements all at once. Benefits are not only physical, but also emotional, because you will feel more confident in your appearance and have more energy.
The advantages include:
A firmer, tighter abdomen – The six pack muscles will be tightened while excess skin, fat and tissue is removed. The result is a more attractive midsection and enhanced satisfaction with your lower body image.
Perkier, more youthful breasts – Your breasts will return to looking more youthful and inviting, and you will be able to wear bikinis and swimwear without feeling self-conscious.
A more attractive silhouette and profile – From the side you will look more youthful and fit.
Reduction in excess fat and skin – A mommy makeover can streamline your physique, trimming away those unwanted fat deposits that are notoriously resistant to dieting and exercise.
Improved self-image – You will like how you look again, and that will have a positive effect on all your personal and professional interactions.
Greater number of wardrobe choices – You will be able to enjoy wearing swimwear and eveningwear, without having to worry about fat bulges or sagging breasts.
Cost-effective – Our team can create a customized package for your makeover that can save you money and time.
Streamlined recovery – You can recuperate from several procedures at once rather than undergoing them separately and having a lengthy recovery period for each.
Am I a candidate for a mommy makeover?
The best mommy makeover candidates are:
Do not have a personal or significant family history of blood clots in the veins.
Do not smoke.
Within 10 pounds of their ideal weight.
Are in general good health and not diabetic.
The best mommy makeover results are seen in women who are finished having children, since future pregnancies could compromise your surgical results. These procedures can help you feel better and more fit. A Bellevue mommy makeover is a great chance to get back into an active lifestyle after you’ve finished having children.
Why choose Dr. Rand for a mommy makeover?
At the Northwest Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we’re here to help. Dr. Richard Rand is a Board-Certified plastic surgeon who specializes in mommy makeovers for women in the greater Seattle area. Dr. Rand, together with his expert staff at the Northwest Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, has helped thousands of women feel better about their bodies with cosmetic surgery.
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of a mommy makeover in Seattle, please don’t hesitate to contact our office today for more details.
What’s involved in a mommy makeover?
Dr. Rand customizes each mommy makeover in Bellevue to address your particular concerns. Most women seeking a mommy makeover have stretched-out abdominal skin and separated tummy muscles and need a tummy tuck with occasional liposuction. Breast issues may include size, shape, tone and droopiness. Breast augmentation, breast lifting and occasional reduction complete the process depending on your specific needs. Dr. Rand may recommend one of several procedures as part of your mommy makeover, including:
The tummy tuck procedure helps reduce loose skin and fat and tightens the abdominal muscles. Ideal candidates are within 10 pounds of their proper weight. Tummy tucks work by creating an incision across the hips and removing extra tissue and fat to create a tighter abdomen. Tummy tucks have the additional benefit of tightening and strengthening the abdominal muscles, which can also help with back pain and other issues. A tummy tuck may be able to remove stretch marks on the belly as well. The mini tummy tuck is a similar procedure that is available for patients who have no issues above their umbilicus.
Auto-augmentation breast lift
The auto-augmentation breast lift is a specialized procedure Dr. Rand performs to help lift sagging breasts. Unlike a normal breast lift, which can result in smaller breasts due to removal of some tissue, the auto-augmentation breast lift works by using all your own tissue to create an internal bra-like structure to lift the breasts while maintaining existing breast volume. This has become an extremely popular surgery. Dr. Rand invented this technique in 2014 and is the only surgeon currently performing it.
We offer breast augmentation with either silicone gel implants or saline implants in a variety of shapes and sizes. Every woman has different preferences and needs, and Dr. Rand will discuss your goals and do a careful assessment to determine what type of breast implant is best for you.
Non-surgical med spa treatments like BOTOX® and dermal fillers have become popular additions to mommy makeovers as some women find they help improve their appearance. These are non-surgical procedures that can help reduce facial fine lines and wrinkles.
Our Certified Medical Assistant/Licensed Master Aesthetician is one of the most skilled BOTOX® injectors in the greater Seattle area. BOTOX® can help you get rid of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. Time and stress can carve these lines into your face and BOTOX® will help you look refreshed and rejuvenated every day.
We offer a variety of injectable fillers that can help manage skin folds around the nose and mouth. These dermal fillers can be used to treat wrinkles around the mouth, and hollow cheeks. We offer a wide range of options for dermal fillers. Every treatment is different, and every patient has different needs. If dermal fillers seem right for you during your consult, Dr. Rand will help you to determine which kind is the best for you and your skin.
The specific steps that Dr. Rand takes during surgery will vary depending on which procedures are included as part of your mommy makeover. Dr. Rand will discuss all your options with you during your consultation, as well as go into greater detail about what to expect during surgery and recovery. A mommy makeover will be able to help you in ways that exercise and diet can’t, such as lifting or enhancing your breasts, flattening your tummy and helping to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
Our practice: Expect personal care and excellent results.
The health, safety, and satisfaction of our patients is our highest priority. We understand that cosmetic surgery can be very intimidating, and it can be hard to think about being unavailable to your family for a few weeks as you complete your recovery. We are with you every step of the way, from your first consult to the last steps of your recovery. Feel free to ask any questions you might have during your consult and any time after.
We know that making a change to your face or body can be a big decision. Let us help you learn more about your options. You'll never feel pressured into making a decision and our friendly staff members are happy to answer all of your questions.
Depending on the mommy makeover procedures you select, full recovery can take between 4 to 6 months. But you’ll be back in the swing of things well before then. Most women find they can return to work in 2 weeks and resume more intense activities within 3-4 weeks. As you go forward with your cosmetic surgery, we will provide you with a timeline for your recovery. We have a detailed recovery procedure designed to produce excellent results.
What kind of results can I expect from a mommy makeover?
Our mommy makeovers are designed to help you get back to the body you had before pregnancy. It’s important to keep your expectations realistic. By understanding how the procedures work, you can gain a better understanding of what the final result will be. Get a mommy makeover to help you feel better about yourself, not because anyone else is pressuring you.
Do I need to do anything in preparation for my mommy makeover?
The most important preparation you can make for your mommy makeover is to be in general good health. If you smoke, stop smoking for at least 6 weeks prior to surgery and at least 6 weeks after surgery. You may need to stop taking certain medications, such as aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs since they can increase bleeding during surgery.
How do I plan for surgery and recovery?
It’s important to clear out your calendar the day of surgery and for 2 weeks after so you can recover properly. Make sure that you plan to have someone to drive you to and from surgery, as well as take care of you for several days after. Prepare to find it difficult to move around and do normal activities (such as cooking, driving, etc.) for a few days. Be sure to prepare to deal with any restrictions, such as not being able to shower for a few days. Dr. Rand and his team will give you a detailed list of considerations before your surgery.
How long will it take to see the results of my mommy makeover?
Initially, you will have swelling after your customized surgery. Swelling will continue to go down throughout your recovery period and takes 4-6 months for complete resolution. Following the post-operative instructions we provide will help you to see the results of your mommy makeover even sooner.
Will I have any scars?
All cosmetic surgery results in surgical scars. These scars will be puffy and pink following surgeries and will start to flatten and fade over the course of the next year or so. We will provide scar-reduction treatment starting about a week after your surgery. Dr. Rand will tell you where all scars will be located and show your relevant photos of them with early and late results depicted. All patients make scar tissue differently.
Are there any potential side effects?
As with any surgery, there will be some after-effects from your mommy makeover surgery. You can expect some swelling. This is very normal and will go down over the course of your recovery period. If you have any allergies, you need to discuss those with Dr. Rand during your consult. A detailed list of most potential risks will be reviewed with you if you decide to do surgery.
What type of anesthesia is used in a mommy makeover?
Mommy makeover surgery does require patients to go under general anesthesia. We ensure that all of our patients have a board-certified physician anesthesiologist with them before, during, and after surgery to monitor vitals. You will get a chance to speak with the anesthesiologist prior to surgery so you can understand what to expect.
What complications are associated with a mommy makeover?
There are possible complications for a mommy makeover, just like any other surgery. These may include bleeding, infection, poor healing of incisions, hematoma, and seroma. Other rare but possible complications may occur as well. Your safety is very important to us. We do everything we can to minimize complications and our facility is held to the highest health and safety standards.
How long will the results last?
If you wait to have a mommy makeover until after you have children, and maintain a healthy weight with regular exercise, you can expect the results to last a long time. Proper recovery is important to this, especially ensuring you wear a surgical bra for the prescribed length of time if you have a breast surgery as part of your mommy makeover. Dramatic weight gain or weight loss can also cause issues with your mommy makeover results. Cosmetic surgery is not an exact science and it’s important to keep expectations realistic and make good decisions that contribute to your ongoing health and fitness.
How can I restore my pre-baby body?
A mommy makeover can leave you feeling like a whole new you. Pregnancy can be hard on the body. Working out and dieting may not be enough to get you back to the body you had before. Cosmetic surgery can be the step you need to get the look you want.
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Please take a look at our photo gallery to see what our mommy makeovers have done for our previous very highly satisfied patients. Contact us today or call 425-688-8828 for more information about mommy makeovers, or to schedule your consultation at our Bellevue practice.
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Here at Northwest Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, it is and always has been our primary goal to keep our patients safe when visiting our office.
As a fully accredited facility by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF), we are held to the nation’s most demanding standards for ambulatory surgery facilities. In addition, for optimum patient safety we are also licensed by the State of Washington Department of Health.
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