Many new moms—as well as those who have been raising children for years—would like to improve their appearance after the physical rigors of pregnancy and motherhood have taken their toll. Considered one of the best plastic surgeons in Houston, Dr. James F. Boynton can help with a Mommy Makeover procedure. A Mommy Makeover is a comprehensive, custom-designed cosmetic enhancement plan that combines a number of treatments into one procedure—performed in a single visit or staged over a series of treatment sessions. With a Mommy Makeover, Dr. Boynton can renew your breasts, eliminate excess fat deposits, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful, contoured, and refreshed look.
Please contact Boynton Plastic Surgery for more information, or to schedule a Mommy Makeover consultation.
Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
The key “principle” of most Mommy Makeovers is to simultaneously rejuvenate the breasts and abdominal region, though the procedure will ultimately be specifically tailored to address your unique needs. Whether you would like to enhance the appearance of your breasts, minimize signs of age and fatigue that appear along the face, or recontour your body and restore your pre-pregnancy figure, a Mommy Makeover can offer effective options. Benefits of a Mommy Makeover include:
- Eliminating extra skin in the breasts that may be causing a sagging appearance
- Increasing the amount and variety of tops and swimsuits that fit properly
- Lessening the need to wear heavier bras that are often required to support drooping breasts
- Tightening the abdominal muscles and smoothing out the skin in the midsection for a flatter, more fit-looking stomach region
- Repairing and returning rectus musculature (six-pack muscles) to a proper position for improved core muscle functionality during ab workouts, certain fitness exercises, and various daily movements
- Feeling comfortable wearing two-piece bathing suits again
- Reducing areas of excess fat that have accumulated in specific body areas (which some studies suggest can also be a good health benefit)
- Diminishing signs of age, stress, and fatigue in the face for a more youthful, refreshed appearance
- Improving one’s confidence, self-image, and overall self-esteem
Dr. Boynton will be happy to meet with you for an initial consultation to talk with you about all aspects of available treatment options in a Mommy Makeover. You are encouraged to ask any questions you may have, and Dr. Boynton can craft a custom-designed Mommy Makeover treatment plan based on your ultimate goals. Together, you and Dr. Boynton will come up with the best options that can meet your needs.
Mommy Makeover Procedures
There is a full range of cosmetic enhancement procedures that can help you renew areas of the body commonly affected by pregnancy and years of raising children. These include:
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
During pregnancy, particularly with multiple pregnancies, the abdominal muscles can become stretched and pulled apart, and excess fat and skin that has accumulated before and after childbirth can be difficult to eliminate through diet and exercise. Tummy tuck surgery, medically known as abdominoplasty, is designed to pull the abdominal muscles taut and redrape the skin for a tighter, smoother, flatter appearance to the stomach area.
Areas of the body that are retaining excess fat can be improved with liposuction. Dr. Boynton can perform this popular procedure to help you reduce stubborn fat pockets and recontour your body after pregnancy.
The appearance of sagging in the breasts after pregnancy or breastfeeding is very common for new moms and can be effectively improved with breast lift surgery (mastopexy). Dr. Boynton can eliminate excess skin in the breasts and tighten the remainder for firmer, more youthful, and “perkier” breasts. This procedure can often be combined with breast augmentation for women who would like to add volume to the breasts in addition to rejuvenating their appearance.
Breast Augmentation with Implants
Breast augmentation (enlargement with implants) can help women who have lost breast volume after pregnancy regain fullness in the breasts and attain a more youthful, contoured appearance. Dr. Boynton can help you determine the size, shape, and type of breast implants that may be best for your goals.
Cosmetic Injectable Facial Rejuvenation
It is very common for new mothers to experience more pronounced signs of age, stress, and fatigue in the face once they begin raising their children. Cosmetic injectable facial rejuvenation can not only reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but some treatments can also augment facial features such as the lips and cheeks for a more youthful and contoured appearance. Dr. Boynton offers an array of injectable treatments, including BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal fillers, and much more.
Recovery from a Mommy Makeover
In addition to one’s natural healing process, the downtime and overall recovery experience following a mommy makeover will depend on which procedures are selected and whether they are performed in combination or separate stages. In general, the abdominal treatment—e.g. tummy tuck and/or liposuction—will determine how long recuperation will be, as recovery from breast enhancement and cosmetic injectables is typically shorter in comparison.
When liposuction is the only abdominal procedure employed, most patients can expect to return to office-based jobs and non-strenuous daily routines within a few days of their surgery. Contrarily, when abdominoplasty is performed, the majority of individuals require approximately two weeks of rest before safely resuming non-strenuous activities without risk of impeding proper healing and compromising their results. Regardless of which body contouring technique is conducted, Dr. Boynton also usually advises that patients avoid any heavy lifting (10 pounds or more), vigorous exercise, and strenuous physical activity—particularly anything that involves the abdomen—for at least four to six weeks.
Some degree of bruising, swelling, and/or tenderness in the treatment areas (abdomen, breasts, and/or face) may occur initially, though these symptoms should resolve over time. Most patients report that any discomfort they experienced was mild, and many say pain medication was not even necessary throughout the recovery process.
Schedule a Mommy Makeover Consultation
For more information on our Mommy Makeover procedures, please contact Dr. James F. Boynton to schedule a consultation. Dr. Boynton will be happy to meet with you and answer all of your questions about procedures that can help you meet your goals.