Mommy Makeover

Dr. Thompson believes that every woman should feel desirable and confident. However, it can be difficult to achieve a balance between being a mom and taking care of yourself. Since pregnancy can have a long-lasting effect on the contours and firmness of your body, you may feel disconnected from your new shape. You might be frustrated that you cannot create the physique you want through diet and exercise. Your pre-baby clothes may no longer fit, or deflated breasts and a soft belly can make you feel unattractive and uncomfortable with your appearance. Your social and intimate life may be suffering because you don’t feel confident with your post-baby body.

The Mommy Makeover is a customized combination of procedures to meet your individual needs and help reclaim your pre-pregnancy figure. Dr. Thompson can help you obtain a leaner, more toned, and more confident you.

Candidates

Patients seeking Mommy Makeover procedures are tired and frustrated with the look of their bodies. Diet and exercise can only get you so far, and you may not be able to achieve the tone and definition you desire. Since your Mommy Makeover is uniquely designed to fit your needs, it may consist of breast augmentation, lift, or reduction possibly combined with tummy tuck and liposuction. Women considering a Mommy Makeover may suffer from one or more of the following:

  • Volume loss in the breasts
  • Mild to severe ptosis of the breasts
  • Breasts that lack youthful shape and appearance
  • An abdominal pooch
  • Abdominal laxity
  • Stubborn excess fat
  • A lack of abdominal definition or tone
  • Loose skin

Procedure

Most Mommy Makeovers are performed using general anesthesia. However, some procedures may be performed using intravenous sedation. Each Mommy Makeover is tailored to meet your needs. During your consultation, Dr. Thompson will discuss your wishes and concerns, evaluate your body, and make recommendations for which treatments will best help you achieve the new look you desire.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation can be performed for women who have lost volume following their pregnancy. In addition to volume loss that can create a deflated appearance, your breasts can lack an attractive shape or definition. Breast augmentation uses implants to help you achieve the breast profile you desire. Dr. Thompson has a variety of breast enhancement options to provide you with your ideal look. VECTRA® 3D imaging is used during the consultation process to help you and Dr. Thompson visualize your new look and determine which implant size and style will provide you with your dream results.

Breast Lift

Nursing and aging can create a deflated, sagging breast appearance. Breast lift surgery may suit your needs if you have experienced any volume loss and ptosis (droop). Patients with both volume loss and sagging can choose to combine the breast augmentation and breast lift procedures. Breast lift surgery focuses on repositioning sagging tissue to create firmer, more youthful breasts. The projection of your nipples and size of your areolas can be improved to highlight a more natural breast appearance.

Breast Reduction

Women who are satisfied with their breast appearance before their pregnancy may feel that their breasts are now too large. Cumbersome breasts can negatively impact your quality of life, making it more difficult to do the things you love. Breasts that are overly large may create an unbalanced appearance, or you may feel like they draw unwanted attention. A breast reduction removes excess breast tissue and reshapes the breasts. Many breast reduction patients will also undergo a breast lift to restore breasts that are perkier and more balanced.

Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck surgery is ideal for women with excess skin on the abdomen or who have a belly pooch. Pregnancy can result in abdominal laxity that makes it difficult to achieve a toned appearance through diet and exercise. Tummy tuck surgery addresses the weakened abdominal tissues by tightening the muscles, removing excess skin, and positioning the remaining skin to highlight your abdominal contours.

Liposuction

Unwanted deposits of fat are a problem for many women following pregnancy. You may suffer from stubborn fatty areas along the arms, neck, and back, but it is common for women to also develop concentrations of fat around their hips, thighs, and abdomen following pregnancy. Liposuction is a safe and permanent solution for eliminating excess fat. Women with good skin elasticity can consider having liposuction performed as a standalone procedure. However, if you suffer from skin laxity, combining liposuction with a tummy tuck or other body lifting procedure may be the perfect way to achieve the abdominal contour you desire.

Recovery

The length of your recovery will vary depending on the number of procedures performed and the extent of correction required. You will experience bruising, swelling, and redness in the treated area. A specialty support bra or compression garment should be worn for a few weeks following your procedure to achieve the best results possible. You should be able to resume your regular activities after four weeks with Dr. Thompson’s approval. Dr. Thompson will explain the details and timeline about your individual recovery in person.

Results

Mommy Makeover patients are very pleased with their more slender and attractive figures after surgery. All Mommy Makeover procedures provide permanent correction. However, the long-term quality of your results will depend on your lifestyle. Therefore, additional pregnancies should be considered when planning the timing of your procedure.

Scarring

Dr. Thompson takes great care to minimize scarring, and incisions are placed in discreet locations. The extent of your scarring will depend on your body’s natural healing process. However, most scarring that does develop is likely to fade over time. Dr. Thompson offers Embrace® Active Scar Defense and BioCorneum® to help reduce and treat visible scarring.

If you are unhappy with the look and feel of your body after pregnancy, the Mommy Makeover may be right for you. We can also provide significant enhancement for patients following weight loss. For your breast and/or body consultation, schedule an appointment with Dr. Thompson today. Contact us at (732) 410-4789 or contact us online.