A mommy makeover is one of the most popular comprehensive plastic surgery treatments designed to address the aesthetic issues commonly faced by women after having a child. The goal is to help restore and enhance the shape and appearance of a woman’s body after pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Several areas of the body can be addressed during a mommy makeover. The surgical procedures are often done as a single-stage surgery, so while multiple procedures may be performed, you have only one recovery.
The breasts and abdomen are often the primary areas that change with motherhood, so most procedures in a mommy makeover in Spokane center on those features. However, mommy makeovers are completely customizable to your specific needs and concerns. To find out more, schedule a consultation with KM Plastic Surgery.
Mommy makeovers at our Spokane surgical suite can include plastic surgery as well as non-surgical treatments or a combination of both. All treatments are customized by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kai Morimoto, to achieve your unique aesthetic goals. Some of the procedures we commonly include in a comprehensive mommy makeover include:
After pregnancy and breastfeeding, some women find their breasts are left deflated and sagging. During breast augmentation, Dr. Morimoto inserts implants to enlarge your breasts and restore volume and shape. While breast augmentation helps improve fullness it will not address excess skin or correct severely drooping breasts.
A breast lift may be required alongside breast augmentation to return the breasts to a more youthful, forward-projecting position on the chest. During the procedure, Dr. Morimoto removes excess skin and tightens the surrounding tissue to help support the breast. If sagging is due to overly large breasts in addition to stretched tissue from pregnancy, we may recommend a breast reduction.
Liposuction permanently removes excess fat from specific areas of the body that have been resistant to diet and exercise. It helps create a more proportional body shape and can be used in nearly any area to reduce localized fat deposits including the arms, legs, abdomen, back, buttocks, and face.
As the most commonly performed procedure in a mommy makeover, a tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin. For women who experience diastasis recti, or separated muscles that cannot be restored without surgery, a tummy tuck can pull abdominal muscles tight to create a smoother and firmer profile.
Also called vaginal rejuvenation, this procedure helps address concerns related to the appearance of the labia minora and eliminates any discomfort a woman may experience during intercourse or exercise.
Mommy makeovers also commonly involve non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments to help women appear more vibrant and refreshed and combat some of the signs of aging or other skin concerns pregnancy can cause. These include injectables and fillers such as Botox, medical grade skin care products, chemical peels, dermaplaning, facials, and more.
Pregnancy leaves lasting effects on the body, which may contribute to poor self-confidence and self-image. Many women feel discouraged when their body does not return to a pre-pregnancy shape even after sticking to a healthy diet and consistently exercising.
The best time for a mommy makeover is after you have completed your family and fully recovered from your last childbirth. It is also important to wait several months after you finish breastfeeding for your breasts return to a stable shape and size. The ideal candidate for these procedures is generally healthy, a non-smoker, and has reasonable expectations about the results.
For more information about a Spokane mommy makeover and whether it is the right option for you, reach out to the experienced medical team at KM Plastic Surgery.
To accommodate strict lifting limitations, you will likely need help with childcare and chores in the first few weeks. Recovery time will vary depending on which procedures you opt for. For example, recovery for a tummy tuck will be longer than for liposuction. So, if you had both liposuction and a tummy tuck, you could expect your recovery time to be the length of a tummy tuck.
How soon you will see the final results also depends on which procedures you have. Typically, most women feel comfortable in a bathing suit within the first three months after surgery. At our Spokane surgical suite, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kai Morimoto will provide personalized guidance and let you know what to expect at your initial mommy makeover consultation.
Achieve your aesthetic goals with a mommy makeover in Spokane. During your consultation, Dr. Morimoto will work with you to create a customized approach.
Call our office today to discover how we can help restore your pre-pregnancy body.