After becoming a mother, it’s normal for your body to change. Many Fairfax and Northern Virginia women have a hard time losing weight, are left with loose skin after getting their weight back to normal, or do not regain the fullness and firmness of their breasts after breastfeeding. No matter how hard you try, sometimes it’s simply impossible to look how you did before your baby.
This is when many women turn to a mommy makeover to get their bodies back. A mommy makeover is a custom set of cosmetic procedures designed to make you look and feel more like yourself. Your mommy makeover will include a combination of procedures such as:
A customized body-contouring plan will take shape during your consultation so that you can achieve your desired results.
Is a Mommy Makeover Right for Me?
A mommy makeover is not for every woman, especially if you want to have more children. It may be best to wait until after you have your last child to achieve lasting results. Fairfax and Northern Virginia moms can even get their makeovers long after their last child is born. The procedures can be performed at any age, as long as you are healthy.
What Can I Expect?
Recapturing the body you had is a very personal choice that involves a lot of thought and the right information. Each mommy makeover is designed to address your specific issues and depends on what you want to change.
A consultation will give you the chance to voice your concerns to Dr. Jespersen and get answers that will help you make an informed choice. At the consultation you will:
- Discuss your expectations for getting back your pre-baby body.
- Get an exam so that you and Dr. Jespersen can design a custom treatment plan.
- Create a custom body-contouring plan that will give you your desired results.
Your consultation is a way for you to get more information about the procedures available to you. Dr. Jespersen will guide you through the process by providing you with answers to questions about healing, cost, and what will happen during the procedure.
What Will Happen During Surgery?
Because the mommy makeover is designed with each woman’s body in mind, the surgery itself can vary in length from just a few, to several hours. A mommy makeover combines a few different procedures, such as liposuction, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and breast lift, into one surgery. This reduces recovery time and helps you get back to what’s important more quickly.
All procedures will require some time for you to heal. A mommy makeover typically requires a week or two of healing before you can go back to normal activities. Here is an idea of what to expect after surgery:
- Swelling, bruising and soreness where the surgery was performed.
- A few days of moderate pain.
- Compression wraps, ice and pain medication prescribed and applied to speed the healing process.
Dr. Jespersen will go over specific details about your mommy makeover before surgery and as you heal. You should make sure that you follow your post-operative instructions meticulously in the first week or two after surgery to get the results you want.
Choosing an Expert in Fairfax
Some cosmetic surgeons claim to be mommy makeover experts. But before you go in for a procedure, make sure that your specialist is:
- Board Certified.
- A body contour expert.
- Experienced with all procedures you are getting.
Dr. Jespersen is a board-certified plastic surgeon skilled in body contouring and specialized breast surgery. She understands how crucial healing time is and will work with you to find the right procedures and ideal time to maximize your healing time for optimal results.
For more information on what a mommy makeover can do for you, call our office in the Fairfax and Northern Virginia area at (703) 992-7969 or fill out the contact form on the side.