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Mommy Makeover in Birmingham, AL

Have you watched your body slowly change after motherhood?

Pregnancy and childbirth is a beautiful miracle; however, the permanent laxity that it can create on a woman’s body does not always feel miraculous. Often, the breasts lose volume and elasticity, the abdominal muscles stretch and sometimes separate, and fatty deposits gather in all the wrong places.

A Mommy Makeover is a comprehensive surgical procedure that consists of three different surgeries designed to restore a woman’s body after the childbearing process. This procedure is personalized to you, depending on what your body needs and what you want.

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What Can a Mommy Makeover Do for Me?

Restore Your Pre-Pregnancy Body


It is not always easy or possible to tone the areas affected by pregnancy. A Mommy Makeover helps achieve that by repairing and tightening the areas more changed. While this procedure cannot guarantee your body will match the shape it once was, it can provide beautiful, shapely, and womanly curves.

Provide Full-Body Enhancement


Most plastic surgery procedures target one area of the body. That is what makes the Mommy Makeover unique. This procedure can target a combination of several areas of a woman’s torso that experience laxity or excess fat. The Mommy Makeover traditionally restores shape to the breasts, abdomen, and flanks.

Increase Your Self-Esteem & Your Wardrobe


After having children, your clothes may not fit as well as they used to, and you may not feel as comfortable in styles that you used to wear. Whether you want to get back into that little black dress or try something new, a Mommy Makeover will give you the body confidence you desire!

What Procedures Does a Mommy Makeover Usually Include?

Breast Augmentation


Breast augmentation enhances the volume of the breasts using implants. After pregnancy, a woman may lose significant volume in their breast that can only be restored through breast enhancement surgery.

Breast Lift


Breast lift surgery raises the breasts by removing excess skin, tightening the underlying tissue, and raising the areola and nipple. Because the rapid fluctuation in breast size during pregnancy and subsequent breastfeeding might cause breast tissue laxity, a breast lift may be necessary to restore a youthful bust. A breast lift may or may not include an augmentation. This depends on your amount of breast tissue and is a joint decision made by you and your surgeon depending on the outcome sought.

Liposuction


Liposuction slims areas of the body by removing excess pockets of fat. The procedure can help you tone areas like the flanks, abdomen, and bra area.

Tummy Tuck


A tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin and repairs weakened muscles to restore a contoured abdominal profile. This procedure will also remove pregnancy-related stretch marks that are located on the lower abdomen where the skin is removed.

Concerns

Recovery


Your Mommy Makeover recovery will depend on the combination of procedures.

Typically, the incisions will be covered with bandages, and compression garments may be wrapped about the surgical areas to reduce swelling. You will be given specific instructions on how to take care of your incisions, and how long to wear your compression garments. You may or may not have drains placed. These drains will be assessed over the first week or two, and will be removed at a follow-up appointment, which is determined based on your drain output log.

Most patients are able to return to work and resume most normal day-to-day activities two to three weeks after surgery.

Scars


Scarring will develop along all incisions. The extent and placement of the scars will depend on the procedures you choose for your Mommy Makeover.

Cost


As the Mommy Makeover is a combination of several cosmetic procedures, the total cost of your surgery will include fees from all of those techniques. The cost of your Mommy Makeover will vary, depending on the procedures performed, the anesthesia fees, the facility fees, and all pre-surgical evaluations and tests.

You will be provided with an accurate cost estimate during your consultation, once Dr. Grotting or Dr. Cohn has established your surgical plan.

Pain


Even though Mommy Makeover surgery is performed under anesthesia, you will develop some pain and discomfort in the hours and days following your surgery. The Mommy Makeover addresses several areas at once, and that takes a toll on your body. This post-operative pain can be lessened with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication.

Pain tolerance is different for everyone. Your plan should include having help from family or friends following your Mommy Makeover as you will not be able to lift toddlers or children in the first week or two.

Testimonials

Birmingham , AL

I felt comfortable with all of the professional, yet friendly, staff members as well as Dr. Grotting. My questions were answered in a way I could fully understand what to expect with the procedures being performed in my surgery. I would highly recommend this team to anybody seeking services they provide.

Birmingham Mommy Makeover Patient

Frequently Asked Questions

There are several factors to consider before scheduling your Mommy Makeover. It is essential that you are fully recovered from your pregnancy, and you are finished breastfeeding. While it is not a requirement, we strongly suggest waiting to undergo a Mommy Makeover if you are considering getting pregnant as an additional pregnancy may affect or negate your results.

Dr. Grotting or Dr. Cohn will discuss any potential risks or complications that may occur with you during your consultation. While these complications are rare, they can include:

  • Adverse reactions to the anesthesia
  • Bleeding/ hematoma
  • Infection
  • Seroma
  • Blood clots
  • Prolonged wound healing
  • Implant complications, such as rupture or capsular contracture
  • Reduced ability to breastfeed (should an additional pregnancy occur)
  • Unfavorable scarring

Women preparing for a Mommy Makeover should undergo a medical evaluation to ensure that you are healthy enough to undergo surgery. Women should also stop smoking and taking any blood-thinning medications or supplements.

Most patients start to see the results of their Mommy Makeover soon after their surgery; however, the full extent of these results will not develop for weeks or months due to the bruising and swelling of the breasts, abdomen, and liposuction areas.

Your results will continue to improve gradually. These results can be maintained with a healthy lifestyle, including a nutritious diet and exercise program.

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