About the Mommy Makeover
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Cynthia Mizgala frequently works with women who wish to have their pre-pregnancy shape back. Even though childbirth is an amazing and miraculous moment for many women, it usually does alter the tightness and shape of various body parts — and can leave a mother feeling frustrated. The great news is that it's possible to reclaim a youthful and slimmer figure, thanks to the help of the mommy makeover. This body contouring treatment uses a blend of skin tightening and fat reduction methods to target both the upper body (arms and breasts) and lower body (such as the tummy) — virtually any area affected by nursing, weight gain or loss, etc. can be repaired.
A typical mommy makeover usually involves a type of tummy tuck combined with customized surgery to the breasts that are affected by pregnancy and breastfeeding. Breast surgery can involve a breast reduction, a breast lift with or without implants, or a simple breast augmentation. A customized plan will be recommended, depending on your post-pregnancy anatomy to restore your pre-pregnancy appearance. Call A Woman Plastic Surgeon in Metairie, LA to learn more.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"After years of searching for the BEST! - I couldn't have asked for a better doctor for my "mommy makeover"! I waited several years to find the right doctor for me. As soon as I met Dr. Mizgala, I knew she was the best I'd met or even heard about. She stayed in perfect contact with both my caretakers and me during my recovery (24 hours). In addition, my results were out of this world. I can't explain in words how pleased I am with my..."- M. / RealSelf / Oct 15, 2016
The right candidates for body contouring and mommy makeover are individuals who have undergone pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing, and who do not plan any future pregnancies. For many women, surgery is recommended to attain their pre-pregnancy figure. If you have completed childbearing, but you are displeased with the imperfections left behind, such as lifeless, deflated breasts, loose abdominal skin, or unwanted fat tissue in the hips, thighs, and buttocks, a mommy makeover procedure could help you. The goal of Dr. Mizgala is to help you reclaim your pre-pregnancy body and self-confidence.
A mommy makeover is a body contouring treatment tailored for each woman by plastic surgeon Dr. Mizgala based on the specific body areas to be reshaped. Many procedures can be paired together — the most common treatments are a customized tummy tuck combined with a customized breast surgery, such as breast lift surgery, breast implants, or both. The mommy makeover surgeries are performed using general anesthesia, taking 3 – 6 hours based upon the number of treatments. An overnight stay at the hospital might be recommended and is required for surgeries that extend beyond 6 hours. Your treatment plan might also include nonsurgical procedures to further improve the surgical results.
What to Expect
Recovering from this surgery is generally a gradual process. Moving around and walking straight will be a challenge the first week or so, and a step-by-step, home healing protocol will be provided to help your recovery. Most mothers require assistance the first week to two weeks, especially if they have young children to care for. Most patients are able to return to a normal routine within a couple of weeks. Exercise is restricted for 6 weeks. In the end, this surgery at A Woman Plastic Surgeon can be an amazing journey for women, providing them with renewed self-esteem and a sexier feeling.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
You have gone through pregnancy and nursing, maybe multiple times. It's a known fact that pregnancy and childbirth can change a woman's body and make them self-conscious. The mommy makeover procedure, for many of our New Orleans patients, is considered an investment in reclaiming your body after pregnancy. Because it is a combination of procedures, the cost can range significantly. On average, our patients will spend between $15,000 – $23,000 for a mommy makeover. The focus of this surgery is to attain a dramatic result and a natural outcome. Our staff at A Woman Plastic Surgeon will work with you to determine the best payment scenario to help you reach your aesthetic goals. We accept many payment options and we can help you find low-interest financing so your mommy makeover can be tailored to your budget.
How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
In your consultation with Dr. Mizgala, she will listen to your wants and needs before examining your body. After this, she can make recommendations on what should be a part of your treatment plan. Most commonly, women want a breast reduction, a breast lift (with or without implants), or breast augmentation with implants, as well as some type of tummy tuck surgery, with or without liposuction.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
Pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on your body so nonsurgical treatments are usually not enough to get significant improvements. During your consultation, Dr. Mizgala can go over both surgical and nonsurgical options. Based on your anatomy and goals, she will let you know if treatments, like nonsurgical fat reduction (such as CoolSculpting), or nonsurgical skin tightening, can be considered.
Will I have scars?
While a mommy makeover offers a beautiful new shape, it does include some scarring. Dr. Mizgala will create clean, small incisions. Most scars that result from this surgery will be able to be hidden with undergarments or swimsuits. As part of your recovery instructions, Dr. Mizgala or a member of her team will go over scar care so incisions heal flat and eventually fade.
What if I get pregnant again?
In an ideal world, you should wait to have a mommy makeover until after all pregnancies have been completed so the surgical results are not compromised. Generally, any body part that has been lifted or tightened would be at risk for stretching out if a subsequent pregnancy were to occur. If you get pregnant after your mommy makeover, you may consider secondary surgery to refresh your results. This process is generally simpler and less expensive than the first surgery.
- Average Cost
- $15,000 - $23,000
Reclaim Your Figure
If you want to reclaim your pre-pregnancy body and sexiness while trying to lose those remaining pounds, we invite you to contact A Woman Plastic Surgeon in Metairie, LA to learn more about the mommy makeover procedure. Lifeless breasts, excess skin, and loose abdominal muscles can be fixed with this customized surgical plan. During the consultation, plastic surgeon Dr. Mizgala will address your concerns and aesthetic goals and create a tailored surgical plan to repair each area. Using the latest medical breakthroughs and surgical talent, it is possible to regain the silhouette you desire.