Mommy Makeover Surgery in Atlanta, GA
A mommy makeover is a combination of surgical procedures performed to help a woman restore her body contours and enhance her appearance after having children. It can also correct the sagging that can occur with significant weight loss or due to the aging process. The specific combination of procedures in a mommy makeover is customized for each patient, but often includes cosmetic breast surgery, a tummy tuck, or liposuction. Depending on your needs, a tummy tuck can flatten and firm your abdomen, lift and either enhance or reduce your breasts, and remove pockets of unwanted fat that resist slimming with diet and exercise.
Mark Crispin, MD, at Crispin Plastic Surgery, performs mommy makeovers in Atlanta to help women achieve a younger look, more attractive contours, and renewed pride in their bodies. Dr. Crispin is a board-certified plastic surgeon who consistently delivers beautiful, natural-looking results for his patients. He and his staff run a warm and welcoming practice where patients are heard and valued for who they are.
To learn more about how mommy makeover surgery with Dr. Crispin might make you look and feel better, contact Crispin Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation in Atlanta.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a customized combination of surgical procedures, tailored to your specific needs, to lift and tighten sagging skin, remove unwanted stubborn fat, and improve your body contours. Depending on your needs, your mommy makeover might include:
Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to firm and flatten your abdomen. Tummy tucks tighten and smooth stretched skin and remove excess fat. If the abdominal muscles have separated and weakened, the procedure reconnects and tightens them to restore a toned-looking midsection
Breast lift to reshape the breasts and correct sagging and drooping
Breast augmentation to increase breast, tone, and projection
Are You a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
During your consultation, Dr. Crispin can determine whether you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover. You may be a good candidate for the combination of procedures in a mommy makeover if you:
If you smoke, you must be able to quit for a period of several weeks before and after your surgery.
While a mommy makeover will not affect the ability to have children, Dr. Crispin recommends that women wait until they have finished having children before having a mommy makeover to ensure the longevity of their results.
Planning Your Mommy Makeover
Planning for your mommy makeover starts with your consultation with Dr. Crispin. He will ask questions to learn your medical history and understand your goals, perform an examination, and answer all the questions you may have. Based on his observations and what he learns from you, he will recommend the combination of procedures that will help you achieve your optimal results in the safest way. He will explain his surgical plan and what you can expect throughout the process.
Dr. Crispin’s goal in every cosmetic surgery is to create natural-looking results that are in harmony with the patient’s features, taking the surgical approach that promises the best outcomes and holds the lowest risk.
What to Expect After Your Mommy Makeover
Plan time for rest at home after your surgery, a week or two if your mommy makeover includes a tummy tuck, a few days if it includes breast surgery and/or liposuction without a tummy tuck. You can expect some discomfort in the days right after your surgery, which can be managed with pain medication. You’ll need to arrange for someone to help with household tasks for the first few days, especially if you are the caregiver of young children or pets.
Dr. Crispin and his staff will provide you with detailed instructions on:
Post-operative swelling will be most noticeable in the first two weeks, then will gradually subside. You’ll notice improvements to your overall figure right away and can expect to see final results after six months or a year, depending on the extent of your procedure.
The results of a mommy makeover are long-lasting. You can extend the improvements by maintaining a stable weight and adopting healthy eating and physical activity habits.
Schedule Your Atlanta Mommy Makeover Consultation
Contact Crispin Plastic Surgery by calling (404) 257-0064 or by completing our online form to schedule a consultation for your mommy makeover with Dr. Crispin. He will ask questions to understand your goals for treatment, examine you, and give his recommendations for the best and safest approach. Patients throughout the Atlanta area choose Dr. Crispin because of his caring approach, his surgical expertise, and his beautiful, natural-looking results.
Atlanta Mommy Makeover - FAQs
At least 6 months after giving birth.
The patient should be at an easily maintainable weight before surgery.
It is tailored to fit the patient’s needs but typically includes procedures that include breast, abdomen, and/or liposuction.
It depends on the procedures but typically 4 – 6 hours.
It is very important to us that we help all of our patients feel prepared prior to surgery. A pre-operative appointment is always scheduled 2-3 weeks prior to surgery to discuss medications that need to be avoided or adjusted and answer any additional concerns. Patients should:
- be at an easily maintainable weight
- be in good health
- be able to have some downtime
- limit alcohol
- stop smoking/avoid nicotine
- avoid multivitamins/diet supplements at least 2 weeks before surgery
- Fill prescriptions in advance
Absolutely! Combining multiple procedures allows the patient to address all areas of concern simultaneously, minimizing downtime and making it more cost-effective.
Loose-fitting clothing is usually the most comfortable.
Waiting until after having children is the ideal time to have a mommy makeover.
It depends on the procedures but typically takes 1-2 weeks, and no strenuous activity for 4 weeks.
Sleeping in a reclined position is usually the most comfortable.
Exercise can be resumed 4 weeks after surgery.