Mommy Makeover

Nothing is more rewarding than becoming a mother, and women cherish every one of their children. But the truth is that pregnancy can take a toll on the body, and vigorous exercise and dieting are often not enough to get your pre-pregnancy body back. That’s why more and more women are consulting board certified plastic surgeons for a life-changing mommy makeover after childbearing and after weight loss.

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A mommy makeover at Plastic Surgery of Fredericksburg, Virginia can give you back your body and your self-confidence. You can feel great in clothes and on the beach again! It will give you the chance to have the best of both worlds – beautiful children and a beautiful body.
Possible procedures as part of your Mommy Makeover may include:

You may find that you have stretch marks, sagging breasts, and a larger stomach, hips, or thighs after pregnancy. All of these issues can be improved with a mommy makeover – whether you’ve had one pregnancy or multiple pregnancies. Our surgeons at our fully accredited facility are very experienced with mommy makeover procedures.

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What You Should Know about Mommy Makeover Surgery

Each procedure has its own requirements before and after your surgery. Please visit the individual pages for the surgeries you are interested in for more information.

A tummy tuck, for example, removes excess skin and fat from the mid and lower abdomen and tightens your abdominal wall muscles. Liposuction removes excess fat from under your skin, while breast procedures can increase or decrease the size of your breasts and/or lift them higher on your chest.

If you opt for more than one surgery, the majority of our procedures can be performed in our accredited facility on the same day on an outpatient basis. Receiving more than one procedure at a time is more economical for you and speeds your recovery time.

Mommy Makeover Recovery

Each procedure or set of procedures has its own recovery period and requirements. You will be given specific instructions during your consultation so that you know exactly what to do before and after your surgeries.

Please refer to the individual pages for each surgery for more information. You can see some of the combinations of these procedures in our photo gallery. For most procedures, you can expect to need some time off from work, and pain medications will be prescribed to manage any discomfort you experience during your recovery period.

Visit our fees and financing page to find out about Mommy Makeover cost and your savings as a result of receiving more than one procedure at a time at Plastic Surgery of Fredericksburg. We treat patients from Fredericksburg, Richmond, Fairfax, and beyond.

Schedule your consultation now and learn how a Mommy Makeover in Northern Virginia can make you feel brand new. Please call Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg at (540) 371-7730 or contact us online today.

After Childbearing

You love being a mom. You don’t like what motherhood has done to your body.

Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding have taken a toll on your figure.

Many women tell us that no matter how much they exercise and watch what they eat, they cannot regain their former figures. Even women who lose their pregnancy pounds tell us they can’t tighten their abdominal skin. Some women discover that after nursing their children, their breasts sag and become smaller.

Figure-Restoring Procedures

Breast augmentation, tummy tucks, and breast lift ranked first, fourth and fifth respectively among all cosmetic surgeries performed on women ages 20-39 last year. The surgeries are same-day procedures so patients can go home the day of the operation. They can be performed in a hospital, at an outpatient facility or in an office surgery setting. For best results, it is important that you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon. It is also important to make sure the surgical setting is accredited. This assures you that the center meets medical standards.

Breast augmentation surgery takes one to two hours. After another hour of recovery, patients can go home accompanied by a friend or relative. Patients can resume most normal activities within three to five days. Strenuous activities such as heavy lifting, aerobic exercise, and contact sports should be avoided for the first two weeks. In several weeks to months, the breast implants will settle into place, soften and look very natural.

Some women opt for a breast lift with augmentation. The surgery raises and reshapes the breasts by removing excess skin and repositioning the nipples. The procedure lasts two to three hours. Patients can be back to work in a week but should avoid strenuous activities for about a month.

A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat from the mid and lower abdomen and tightens the abdominal wall muscles. Following the surgery, your abdomen will be swollen for a few days and you will need medication to control the discomfort. Most patients resume normal activities in two weeks, while others take longer. Tummy tucks usually produce excellent and long-lasting results, especially if you exercise and maintain a healthy diet.

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Mommy Makeover FAQs

How Long Will My Results Last?

The results of your mommy makeover depend entirely upon you and how you manage your weight after treatment. If you maintain a healthy diet and exercise lifestyle, your results should last for years to come.

What Can I Do To Prepare for My Surgery?

In preparing for your mommy makeover procedure(s) and optimize your recovery, it’s encouraged that you:

  • Have blood work done and processed.
  • Have an EKG if you’re over 50.
  • Receive medical clearance from your primary care doctor if you have any underlying health issues.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Avoid taking aspirin or any other anti-inflammatory drug, as these can increase the chance of bleeding.

Apart from speaking with the doctors at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, the best thing you can do to prepare for your surgery is to do your own research into what’s involved in a mommy makeover by reviewing website articles, before and after photos, and testimonials.

What if I Become Pregnant Again?

Since pregnancy can alter the results of your mommy makeover, it is best that you have the surgery after you’ve made the decision not to have any more children. However, if you do become pregnant after your treatment, your surgeries will not affect the pregnancy. Your tissues and skin will stretch to accommodate the growing baby, but a revision may later be necessary.

Is There an Ideal Time for My Mommy Makeover?

The ideal time is when you feel mentally, physically, and emotionally ready to undergo your procedure(s). It’s essential that you have a solid support system in place for your post-op recovery to help you in the first few days so that you can heal properly. You should also be at a stable weight and no longer breastfeeding before any breast enhancement procedure.

What does a Mommy Makeover Cost in Northern Virginia?

A mommy makeover is a fully customizable procedure, which means the cost can fluctuate depending on the procedures your mommy makeover includes. During your consultation, your doctor will discuss the total cost of your procedures after deciding on the treatment to suit your individual goals. For more cost information, visit our Fees and Finances page to learn about your options regarding paying for your treatment.