After having kids, you may find it difficult to get back the figure that you had in your pre-pregnancy years. Exercise and diet are not effective at eliminating excess skin around the midsection or restoring the breasts to a firm, full shape. Through a mommy makeover, I help Fairfax and Northern Virginia patients realize their aesthetic goals and enjoy a more youthful, beautiful appearance.
A mommy makeover is a personalized selection of procedures that target the areas of concern affecting women after childbirth. Typically, my mommy makeover patients choose surgeries for the breasts and abdomen. These procedures add fullness and eliminate sag and droop in the breasts, remove loose skin around the belly, and eliminate pockets of unwanted fat. The results are a tighter body contour and a natural-looking, attractive figure.
My Approach to Mommy Makeover
Fairfax and Northern Virginia women choose my practice in part because of the perspective I bring to their care. As an experienced plastic surgeon, a doctor with years of work in breast and body procedures, and a mother, I understand their goals and the subtleties they want to achieve in their outcome.
As part of your consultation:
- We will talk about the features you want to address with a mommy makeover and how you would like to look afterwards.
- I will examine your areas of concern and talk with you about the different procedures available to you.
- We will discuss the advantages of different options. Since each procedure has its own recovery time, we will take your needs into consideration when developing the treatment plan.
Along the way, I invite you to ask any questions you have about my approach to surgery and what you can expect to receive in my care.
Common Procedures for a Mommy Makeover
Breast augmentation can add or restore volume as well as improve symmetry. Most mommy makeover patients who choose the procedure have the goal of an attractive, natural-looking change. Careful consultation in advance of the surgery will help achieve this outcome. I will also use sizer implants during the procedure and review the breasts from different angles—lying down and sitting up—to ensure the right fit for your frame.
While pregnancy can increase the size of the breast tissue, changes in your body post-pregnancy frequently reduce the fullness of the breasts. This can cause sagging and drooping. I include a breast lift as part of a mommy makeover to remove excess skin, eliminate sag, re-center the nipple, and restore the breast to a more defined, youthful shape.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Pregnancy may have left you with excess skin and fat around your belly. Weakened muscles can cause further problems with the way your abdomen looks. I provide tummy tuck surgery for Fairfax and Northern Virginia mommy makeover patients to revise the contour of the belly and to tighten the underlying muscles for a firmer, fitter figure.
Other Cosmetic Procedures
I offer women a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures for restoring their features after pregnancy. This can include targeted liposuction, female genital rejuvenation, and injectable facial treatments, among other procedures. It’s also common for patients to combine surgeries, such as breast augmentation and lift, to get the results they want and to have an overall shorter recuperation time.
Recovering from Mommy Makeover
The health and comfort of my patients are my highest priorities. I conduct procedures and use techniques that are well-established by research to provide the best quality outcomes. This care continues through your recovery.
Mommy makeover procedures for Fairfax and Northern Virginia patients take place on an outpatient basis. After your surgery, you will have a series of follow-up visits to ensure that you are recovering well and to address any concerns you may have.
Typically, you can expect to be away from work and other normal activities after surgery. Certain procedures will also limit physical exertion; for example, breast augmentation procedures may require you to avoid straining your upper body for a few weeks, while you will need to avoid lifting heavy items for about six weeks after a tummy tuck. After your recovery, however, you can expect your appearance to be more youthful, more beautiful, and more in line with the way you looked before having children.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Jespersen to discuss your mommy makeover. Call her Fairfax and Northern Virginia-area practice at (703) 992-7969, or complete the contact form.