Mommy Makeover in Virginia Beach, VA
Also serving Chesapeake & Norfolk
Motherhood can change us in the most unexpected ways. While you’re experiencing the many joys that motherhood brings, you may also be experiencing dissatisfaction with its changes on your body. Plastic Surgery of Virginia Beach offers mommy makeovers for women who are unhappy with some of the physical results of motherhood. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Bounds offers this effective service to mothers in Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News and surrounding communities in Virginia. Schedule a consultation for a mommy makeover today!
Why a Mommy Makeover?
Motherhood is known as such a beautiful change in so many women’s lives, but its effects on the body can be far less acknowledged and enjoyed. Not enjoying how your body has changed since motherhood is absolutely nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about. Mothers should be praised for doing what feels best for them and their families, even if it pertains to their body. A mommy makeover can help mothers feel like they have their bodies back, even after multiple pregnancies.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
Who knew that pregnancy would affect far more than the internal organs. As a result of childbirth, the breasts can become droopy or deflated and the stomach can be permanently stretched from where the baby once was living. Because pregnancy stretches and swells both the abdominal area and the breasts, it’s difficult for even young, elastic skin to shrink back into its former shape. To help restore your pre-baby body, Dr. Bounds offers the mommy makeover.
How Does a Mommy Makeover Work?
The mommy makeover works to correct the issues brought on by the weight gain and hormonal changes experienced during pregnancy and childbirth. Typically, the mommy makeover includes breast enhancement (through a breast lift and/or breast reduction), tummy tuck, and liposuction. However, the makeover can be customized to reflect your personal concerns regarding your post-baby body. Some women also choose to include labiaplasty during this procedure.
Who is a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
If you’re a mother who is unhappy with the excess skin and tissue on the belly and the changes in your breasts, a mommy makeover is likely an option for you. At a personal consultation, Dr. Bounds will determine in you are a true candidate for a full mommy makeover, or if just one procedure would likely meet your needs. However, if you have multiple problem areas as a result of pregnancy, it is likely a mommy makeover will be right for you.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost in Virginia Beach, VA?
The cost of a mommy makeover can vary based on your individual treatment plan, as different procedures include different costs. Dr. Bounds will determine the exact cost and treatment plan for your mommy makeover procedures at your consultation. On all procedures, we offer CareCredit® and APLPHAEON financing for your convenience. For more information, visit our financing page.
When will I see my results after a mommy makeover?
While some of the effects of your mommy makeover surgery are apparent right away, your true results won’t be revealed until swelling has gone away. This can take six months to a year after surgery. Afterward, you will notice a more shapely and perky contour, a flatter tummy, and a more toned appearance overall, depending on the exact procedures included in your mommy makeover.
Can I still have children after a mommy makeover?
While the procedures included in a mommy makeover do not prevent you from having children, your results may be compromised if you become pregnant after surgery. Most of the procedures that comprise a mommy makeover procedure target the breasts and abdomen, which tend to change significantly during pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you intend to have children after a mommy makeover, or even if you are not exactly sure about your family planning goals, ensure that you discuss this with Dr. Bounds during your consultation. He will be able to provide additional information to help you make an informed decision.
What should I expect during my mommy makeover recovery?
Mommy makeover is an outpatient procedure, and you will need someone to drive you home after your surgery. Recovery can take one to two weeks; however, this depends on the specific procedures that were included in your treatment plan. It is normal to experience bruising and swelling after surgery, and pain or discomfort can be managed with pain relievers. It is important to take all prescribed medications and avoid any restricted activities which could slow your healing or put you at increased risk for complications.
You will need someone to help you take care of yourself around the house. If you have small children, you will not be able to lift them. Dr. Bounds will let you know when it is safe to resume your normal activities, including exercise, driving, and lifting heavy objects.
How can I maintain my new body after a mommy makeover?
Long-lasting mommy makeover results require a healthy lifestyle. Engaging in a consistent exercise routine and consuming a healthy diet can help you maintain a stable weight, allowing you to enjoy your newly contoured body for years.
What should I expect during my consultation?
When you visit Dr. Bounds for your mommy makeover consultation, you can expect a welcoming setting and a team that is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. Dr. Bounds will go over your medical history and examine the areas of your body that you are concerned about. You will have the freedom to discuss your expectations, and Dr. Bounds will create a treatment plan that aligns with your needs. It is important to be specific about your body goals so that the most appropriate treatments can be included in your mommy makeover.
Are the procedures in a mommy makeover done all at once?
A mommy makeover is comprised of several procedures, skillfully combined based on your needs and goals. Many women choose to have a mommy makeover because it can address multiple areas of their bodies while only requiring one recovery period. It is possible for the surgery to be performed all at once, but Dr. Bounds will determine exactly how your treatment plan will be carried out to ensure your safety and satisfaction.
Schedule your mommy makeover consultation today with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Bounds. Plastic Surgery of Virginia Beach offers effective mommy makeover procedures to residents of Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News and surrounding communities in Virginia.