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Every mother deserves to look and feel her best. But the effects of pregnancy, childbirth and nursing can leave unsightly physical reminders, particularly on the breasts and abdomen. Mommy makeover is a combination of procedures designed to smooth away these reminders and restore a lean, sexy figure.
Women seeking mommy makeover turn to Dr. Ali Roham for his technical expertise and his eye for artistry. Dr. Roham understands what women want and how to deliver those results. His patients are overjoyed to find that they look like the best versions of themselves after surgery.
Candidates for Mommy Makeover
If you are thinking about undergoing mommy makeover, you should be in good health and at a stable weight. Ideally, you should maintain that weight for at least a few months. Gaining or losing a lot of weight after mommy makeover can compromise the quality of your results.
You should be completely healed from childbirth and no longer breastfeeding. You must allow some time for your breasts to stabilize after you’ve weaned. Also, you should be reasonably certain that you are finished having children; though mommy makeover doesn’t affect the ability to have a healthy pregnancy, future pregnancies can “undo” some of the aesthetic results achieved through surgery.
Other candidacy requirements include passing a thorough medical examination with your primary care physician to clear you for elective surgery. Also, you should either not smoke or be able to quit prior to surgery.
Treatment Details and Recovering From Mommy Makeover
Mommy makeover is unique in that it is completely tailored to your individual needs. Most mommy makeovers include some combination of surgeries for the breasts and abdomen. Depending on the state of your breasts post-pregnancy and nursing, you could benefit from breast lift (with or without implants). Breast lift elevates flat, sagging breasts higher on the chest wall and reorients downward-pointing nipples. Adding implants to your breast lift can restore any volume that you lost after nursing.
If you are left with excess loose skin and fat on your abdomen and stretched-out abdominal muscles, you will see the most improvements with tummy tuck (a.k.a., abdominoplasty). Tummy tuck trims the excess skin and fat and surgically repairs damaged muscles, creating a taut, toned-looking stomach.
Liposuction is frequently added to many mommy makeovers to take care of residual fat pockets that won’t go away with diet and exercise.
Though each of these procedures can be staged out separately into different operations, there are benefits to combining them: namely, one round of anesthesia, one recovery period and a quicker overall timeline. Dr. Roham can discuss the pros and cons of separating these procedures versus combining them, and help you make the safest decision for your circumstances.
Every mommy makeover patient’s recovery is slightly different, depending on her individual treatment plan, health and lifestyle factors.
Generally, you can expect some soreness, swelling and bruising in the treated areas during your initial recovery. Plan to lay low for several weeks and enlist help with childcare, pet care and household chores. You must refrain from bending, lifting anything heavy (including your children) or straining while you recuperate.
Dr. Roham will see you throughout your recovery to check your healing incisions and ensure you are recovering smoothly. You are welcome to ask our team questions at any point, as we are always here for you.
Learn More About Mommy Makeover Benefits
For more information about mommy makeover, please call or email the practice of Dr. Ali Roham. He conveniently serves all local and national patients from the Santa Ana and San Clemente areas.
Take advantage of our latest special offers to get the treatment(s) you desire at our most competitive pricing.
3500 S Bristol St #200
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Phone: (714) 557-0777