Motherhood is one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences in life, but it is also extremely hard work. As a mother, you need to make continuous sacrifices in order to meet the needs of your children. This often results in neglecting the important components of a healthy lifestyle such as exercise, nutrition and sleep. While these selfless efforts are undeniably important, they eventually take a toll on your body.
The hard work and long hours required of motherhood can also make it difficult to reverse many of the changes that occur to your body during pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. Many mothers find it difficult to make the time to exercise, especially when their children are very young. For those mothers who can find the time to exercise regularly, it is still common to experience the same challenges regaining their pre-pregnancy bodies.
If you've experienced these frustrations, a mommy makeover may be the ideal solution to help you restore your pre-baby body. Please call South Tulsa Plastic Surgery today at 918-518-5144 to schedule a free consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brenda Schiesel. We serve patients throughout Oklahoma, including Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Owasso, Jenks and nearby areas.
On this page we discuss:
- What Is a Mommy Makeover?
- Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
- Am I a Good Mommy Makeover Candidate?
- Your Initial Consultation
- Your Customized Mommy Makeover Procedure
- Mommy Makeover Recovery
- How Much Is a Mommy Makeover?
- Why Choose Dr. Schiesel for Your Mommy Make Over?
- Schedule Your Free Mommy Makeover Consultation Today
Rather than a single treatment, a mommy makeover is generally a combination of three surgical procedures designed to restore the youthful figure you had before pregnancy and childbirth.
During pregnancy, the skin around your waistline stretches to accommodate the growing baby. Your abdominal muscles are also stretched and can separate down the midline of the abdominal wall. Weight gained during this time is often challenging to lose after childbirth. Breastfeeding may cause your breasts to sag and lose volume.
A mommy makeover can reverse these effects. Dr. Schiesel will perform a combination of procedures in order to address the specific issues you are experiencing. By combining these treatments into a single surgical procedure, you can achieve all of your goals while minimizing the amount of time spent undergoing surgery. This is not only the most cost effective way to address your aesthetic goals, it also allows you to look and feel your best much quicker than if you spread these procedures out over the course of several months or years.
You will experience a number of benefits from your mommy makeover, including:
- Restored breast fullness
- Tightened abdominal muscles
- Sculpted body
- Elimination of excess skin around the waistline
- Reduced appearance of sagging breasts
- Enhanced natural curves
- Improved appearance of stretch marks
When combined with a regular exercise and a healthy diet and, your mommy makeover results will be long lasting and help you feel confident in your appearance for years to come.
To be an ideal mommy makeover candidate, you should be in good overall health, close to your ideal body weight and have realistic expectations for the outcome of your procedure.
If you plan to have more children, you should delay your mommy makeover until you're done with this phase of your life because future pregnancies can reverse many of the results you achieve. You should also be done breastfeeding before undergoing your mommy makeover.
Mommy makeovers are great options for women looking to restore confidence in their appearance. The procedure can help you address a variety of changes to your figure caused by pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, including:
- Loose, deflated or sagging breasts
- Asymmetrical breast appearance
- Enlarged areola after pregnancy
- Fatty deposits in the abdomen, hips, lower back or thighs
- Bulging belly
- Loose abdominal muscles
- Stretch marks
- Visible C-section scars
The best way to determine if a mommy make over is appropriate for your situation is to meet personally with Dr. Schiesel in a one-on-one, confidential consultation. During your initial meeting, she will work to understand your needs and recommend the procedure or combination of treatments best suited to your unique goals.
At your initial consultation, you will meet personally with Dr. Schiesel to discuss your concerns about your post-baby body and she will answer whatever questions you may have about your mommy makeover options. She will assess your current physical condition, determine your candidacy for the procedures involved and design a customized treatment plan that is tailored specifically to you and your needs.
This meeting will be your opportunity to ask all of the questions you may have, whether they’re about your body, your surgery, your results or your recovery. Plastic surgery is a very personal decision, and it’s difficult to make such an important choice when you have uncertainty about the effects it will have on your body and appearance. Patient education is a cornerstone of Dr. Schiesel’s approach to patient care. She works to carefully explain every aspect of your procedure, from setting realistic expectations around your results to your recovery and after-care. This is your body and your procedure, Dr. Schiesel will help you make an informed decision.
You will also discuss any medical issues that may affect your procedure, such as your medical history, existing conditions and current medications. Depending on your circumstances, you may be asked to stop taking certain medications for a couple of weeks, or quit smoking for up to a month prior to surgery for the sake of a quick and healthy recovery.
Depending on your unique needs and goals, Dr. Schiesel may recommend a combination of the following procedures as part of your mommy makeover:
- Tummy tuck to tighten abdominal muscles, remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal region, reduce stretch marks, restore contour to the waist and tone to the tummy
- Liposuction to remove deposits of excess fat that often occur due to pregnancy weight gain
- Breast augmentation to restore lost breast volume and improve the size and/or shape of your breasts
- Breast lift to correct sagging issues and restore a more youthful breast appearance
Generally, you should expect to take a couple of weeks off from work and arrange help at home if you have small children. You’ll need to maintain a healthy diet and drink plenty of fluids to ensure proper healing, so it’s a good idea to prepare by stocking up on supplies for easy-to-make meals or make and freeze them before your surgery. This way, you have to heat up your meals without undue stress.
Be prepared for plenty of bed rest, and avoid strenuous exercises and no heavy lifting (typically anything weighing more than 5-10 pounds is too heavy) for six weeks. Over-the-counter pain medications can help with any discomfort you have while you recover, and Dr. Schiesel may prescribe additional medications to help manage your pain.
Dr. Schiesel will make sure you’re healing properly during several follow-up appointments at South Tulsa Plastic Surgery. You will be provided with detailed instructions for how to prepare for your procedure as well as how to ensure a quick, safe and effective recovery. By following her pre and postoperative instructions, as well as maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle, you can enjoy your mommy makeover results for years to come.
The cost of mommy makeovers vary from patient to patient, depending on the procedures chosen and the extent of work needed. The best way to get an idea of what you can expect to pay for your mommy makeover is to meet with Dr. Schiesel for a private consultation. During this consultation, she will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan, provide an estimate for your combination of procedures and discuss our payment and financing options.
Whenever you undergo a combination of procedures at once, it is crucial to work with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has the training and experience to provide the elegant, long-lasting results you desire with the highest levels of safety. Dr. Brenda Schiesel is a board-certified plastic surgeon, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She focuses on the breast surgery and body contouring procedures commonly included as part of a mommy makeover.
She is committed to delivering the beautiful, natural looking results you deserve, and she will always do what she believes is in your best interest.
As one of the only female plastic surgeons in the area, Dr. Schiesel offers a unique perspective and a woman’s touch that you won’t find at other practices. She understands what you are going through and how you feel during this time. She is committed to helping you achieve your goals with skill, compassion and integrity.
If you live in the Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Jenks or Owasso areas of Oklahoma and would like to discuss your mommy make over options and candidacy with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brenda Schiesel, please contact South Tulsa Plastic Surgery today online or at 918-518-5144 to schedule your free initial consultation.