Looking For A Total Body Transformation? Then A Mommy Makeover Might Be A Good Option.

If you’re a woman who’s gone through the joys and trials of childbearing, you might have seen significant changes in your postpartum body. For some mothers, it can be frustrating when your body doesn’t return to its pre-pregnancy figure….and all the contoured shapes that you’ve previously enjoyed. If you’re looking to restore your youthful figure or sculpt the body you’ve always wished for, a mommy makeover could be just what you’re looking for! The mommy makeover is a customized plan with multiple procedures that target your largest areas of concern. With help from one of Hilton Head’s top plastic surgeons, you can once again enjoy everyday confidence with a rejuvenated body.

Dr. Frederick G. Weniger M.D., F.A.C.S. is a board-certified plastic surgeon for all your mommy makeover needs in Hilton Head. Through his years of experiences, he has led the charge in helping mothers to achieve their goals of having confident self-image with an improved, everlasting and appealing body. By listening to the individual concerns and desires of his patients, Dr. Weniger is able to come up with the best combination of treatment options to meet their specific, personal goals.

What Is A Mommy Makeover?

During pregnancy, women experience on average anywhere between 25 to 35 pounds of weight gain. This growth is necessary so your body can grow and nourish your baby. During this time, this weight gets stored in your breasts, abdomen, hips, lower back, thighs, buttocks, and other areas as fatty tissue. Many mothers are able to lose most of this excess weight, but unfortunately, some areas of your body don’t lose as much weight as others. And sometimes even when the weight is gone, skin has stretched and can be saggy. That’s where the mommy makeover comes in!

Today, more and more mothers of Hilton Head are turning to mommy makeovers after pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing as a way to handle the postpartum changes to their bodies. For those that don’t know, a mommy makeover isn’t a single treatment, but rather a combination of different procedures custom tailored for you depending on your own desires and appearance goals. These procedures target the aforementioned areas that are affected during and after pregnancy. They can include, but aren’t limited to, liposuction, breast surgery, tummy tucks, labiaplasty, and more.

When paired with proper nutrition and consistent exercise, a mommy makeover is a safe and effective way to reestablish your self-admiration and restore confidence in your self-image! The treatments that patients undergo are unique to their own situations, so before any decisions are made, Dr. Weniger will help you evaluate your own personal goals. From there, you’ll have all the necessary important information so you can feel comfortable and empowered before you make your decision on which procedures might be right for you.

Benefits of a Mommy Makeover

The mommy makeover is very practical for postpartum patients since it provides all the necessary and tailored operations in a single package. Rather than just targeting one affected region of your body, a mommy makeover can address all of the physical changes that you’ve experienced. Some of the physical results that patients enjoy include flattened stomachs, loss of sagging skin, improved core strength, restored breast perkiness, breast firmness, breast enlargement or reduction, and more!

Additionally, you’ll notice full results sooner than if you opted for individual procedures, along with an easier recovery overall than multiple surgeries being performed at different times. Not only will you take on the look of the body you once had (or sculpt the one you always wanted) but you’ll feel better and be able to navigate everyday with confidence and an overall sense of well-being!

Mommy Makeover Candidates

The procedures included in the mommy makeover are designed to reverse the changes that women see during or after pregnancy. These changes can include separation of the muscles in the abdomen, stubborn fatty tissue deposits, loss of volume in the breasts, loose skin, and more. Ideally, appropriate mommy makeover candidates are ones who are around their ideal weight, are in good physical and mental shape, don’t plan on having anymore children, and aren’t currently breastfeeding.

The mommy makeover isn’t just for recent mothers either; some women wait a few years after pregnancy before they decide that it’s right for them. Additionally, women who’ve undergone menopause can make great candidates as well as other women who desire cosmetic changes in multiple parts of their body at the same time.

Mommy Makeover Combinations

Since every patient’s needs and goals differ, during your consultation with Hilton Head’s Dr. Weniger he’ll help you determine the best personalized treatment plan for you. Furthermore, your custom treatment will be timed to best fit your own lifestyle per his recommendation. During your mommy makeover, your combination of treatments may include:

– Breast Surgery: With breast lifts, reductions, and augmentation with implants available, all of your desires are covered. Breast lifts create youthful perkiness by restoring them and their nipple placements to higher positioning. With breast augmentation, you can restore lost volume, reshape your breasts for optimal body proportions, or opt to reduce your breasts altogether.

– Tummy Tuck: Also known as abdominoplasty, this involves the removal of excess skin and fat from your stomach while the remaining skin is tightened so you can enjoy a slimmer contour. Additionally, tummy tucks help strengthen your core by repairing weakened or separated abdominal muscles.

– Liposuction: Permanently remove stubborn fat deposits that don’t respond to diet or exercise. Liposuction can be performed on the hips, abdomen, back, thighs, buttocks, arms, underneath the chin, and more.

– Body Lift: Remove excess skin due to fat removal and restructure the remaining skin to conform to your body’s contour and underlying tissues. This can be performed on the upper arms, thighs, lower body, and more.

 Labiaplasty: Restore shape and structure to your labia or other external genitalia structures and enjoy increased comfort and desirable appearance with volume reduction.

With your consultation with Dr. Weniger, he’ll determine whether you should receive the mommy makeover in full with one round of anesthesia, or as individual procedures to help you recover in between. Additionally, here are a few more areas that you could discuss with Dr. Weniger so he can obtain a greater scope of your cosmetic goals:

– Sagging Buttocks

– Areas of Excess Fat

– Flabby Upper Arms

– Facial Lines and Wrinkles

Mommy Makeover Recovery

Recovery will differ for each individual who receives the mommy makeover. If your treatments are all done at the same time, then your recovery might be longer than what it may have been after a single procedure. However, the mommy makeover is convenient in the fact that having all of the operations done at the same time will make your recovery far shorter than going through each procedure and their recovery stages separately.

Of course, Dr. Weniger will help you determine the best course of action for your operations. Depending on your own situation, recovery time can be anywhere between one to two weeks or even up to six weeks. To ensure that your recovery goes smoothly, it’s vital that you follow Dr. Weniger’s post operative instructions, which typically involve avoiding heavy lifting and deep stretching during these initial recovery weeks. 

While your body begins to heal in the initial stages, it’s normal to experience soreness, swelling, numbness, and bruising. To help speed up your recovery process and allow your body to heal evenly, you should be getting plenty of rest and avoiding demanding tasks as mentioned before. In addition, Dr. Weniger recommends that you go on walks after surgery to encourage circulation throughout your affected areas.

To help ensure that your mommy makeover went well, you’ll meet with Dr. Weniger three to four days after surgery to follow up. From here, he’ll closely monitor how your body is healing and change any surgical dressings if necessary. Afterwards, you’ll meet him again in six weeks to take your set of after photos, see how you’re adjusting, and then determine if you can proceed with your regular routines.

What Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?

The total cost of your mommy makeover depends on a number of factors, but most importantly, which specific combination of procedures you will be selecting. The cost will also vary greatly between patients who have different cosmetic goals and desires than others. However, one of the greatest advantages of the mommy makeover is the cost savings you’ll see by bundling multiple procedures together. For example, liposuction and tummy tucks are common combinations that you’ll see. Not only will this combination (or other combinations) maximize best results, but combining them together will net you higher cost savings in the long run. 

Now, what you want to avoid is finding the cheapest surgeon for your mommy makeover. Cheaper doesn’t always mean better, and in the case of plastic surgery, this couldn’t be more true. Cheaper surgeons might not have the greatest credentials or standards and could even cut corners in your procedures to lower your costs. The mommy makeover should only be performed by surgeons who are thorough, attentive, and experienced. Going with ‘cheaper’ surgeons could result in disappointment, complications, and more, which could cost you more money down the line if you need future procedures for corrections.