Mommy Makeover in Beverly Hills
As wondrous as bringing a new life into the world can be, the effects of pregnancy and childbearing also take a considerable toll on a woman’s body. The resulting sagging breasts, loose skin and paunchy stomach can make it hard to feel like your pre-baby self, especially when diet and exercise do little to help restore the body you once had. A mommy makeover procedure offers a fast, effective solution to restoring your body’s natural, youthful contours. Dr. David Mashhadian of Rodeo Surgical Art has extensive experience in performing mommy makeovers and can help you take steps towards restoring your body to its pre-pregnancy look and shape.
Dr. Mashhadian understands that a lot of moms worry not just about the amount of downtime required after a mommy makeover, but also the need for narcotic prescription pain medication, which can potentially create dependence, as well as result in negative side effects including a cloudy mind, dizziness, nausea, and constipation. Which is why he created his proprietary Recovery EXL system, providing all his surgical patients with the best possible surgery and recovery experience. Imagine requiring minimal to no prescription painkillers at all after surgery, and having a relaxing and uplifting recovery with no discomfort. As well as a much faster recovery with almost immediate mobility, so patients can get back to their loved ones quicker than ever before, as well as minimize the risk of developing blood clots. With Recovery EXL, all of this is possible, which makes Dr. Mashhadian the smart choice for all those seeking a comfortable mommy makeover experience and outstanding cosmetic results.
What’s a Mommy Makeover?
A woman’s body goes through radical changes during and after pregnancy and those alterations don’t always reverse entirely once your baby arrives. While having children may present permanent changes in your life, this isn’t necessarily have to be the case for your body. A mommy makeover can help to restore your pre-baby shape, and maybe even improve upon it, through select procedures that target the various affected areas.
As pregnancy’s effects on the body vary from person to person, it’s not uncommon for more than one region of the body to be affected. Rather than go through multiple cosmetic procedures, a mommy makeover can be done as a single stage procedure, reducing the number of times you need to undergo anesthesia, and saving you a significant amount of downtime. Rather than a one-size-fits-all procedure, a mommy makeover is a fully customizable combination of treatments. Some of the most popular reasons women opt for a mommy makeover include a desire to:
- Remove sagging skin from the tummy
- Regain lift and volume in the breasts
- Restore or improve breast symmetry E
- liminate pockets of fat, such as on the stomach or thighs
Candidates for a Mommy Makeover
While a mommy makeover can make a tremendous difference in your overall appearance and self-confidence, specific considerations should be made as to your present circumstances and overall expectations from the procedure. As everyone’s situation is unique, meeting with Dr. Mashhadian offers a prime opportunity to determine if a mommy makeover would provide you with the outcome you want. In general, mommy makeovers work best under the following circumstances:
- You are in good health
- You are dissatisfied with sagging or deflated breasts
- You don’t intend to have more children
- You have fully recovered from childbirth
- You are finished with breastfeeding
- You are a few pounds within your target weight
- You want to get rid of a tummy pouch, love handles or other areas of fat or excess skin
Mommy Makeover Options
Some of the most common procedures requested during a mommy makeover include:
Breast augmentation, also known as breast enhancement, works to improve the overall size of the breasts. As one of the most requested and performed cosmetic surgeries today, breast augmentation offers a range of options from which to choose. Choices vary in the type of implant as well as in shape and texture of the implants used. Implant placement can also vary. With so many decisions involved in the breast augmentation process, you and your doctor can customize your procedure to get the results you desire. Dr. Mashhadian offers a method of breast augmentation called Trans-umbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA), in which the implant is inserted through the belly button. The TUBA procedure leaves no visible scars on or around the breast, and the incision is well-hidden within the folds of the belly button.
Surges in hormone levels can have drastic effects on the size of the breasts during and after pregnancy. Once hormone levels return to normal, breasts decrease in size and may also lose their bounce and elasticity. While a breast augmentation procedure enhances the overall size and shape of the breasts, a breast lift procedure is designed to restore your breasts to a more natural, youthful stance.
The procedure entails removing excess skin that’s stretched out as a result of pregnancy and breastfeeding. Dr. Mashhadian then repositions the breasts to create a more natural contour and profile. If desired, he can also relocate the nipples and reduce their size if necessary.
If you adhere to a healthy diet and exercise on a regular basis but still can’t get rid of excess stomach fat or skin, a tummy tuck may be a good solution for you. Tummy tuck procedures involve tightening and shaping the abdomen by removing excess fat and loose skin as needed. The surgery also tightens up abdominal muscles that have been stretched or weakened during pregnancy. The end result leaves the midsection looking flat, tight and toned.
The effects of pregnancy often leave unwanted pockets of fat in other areas of the body besides the abdomen. Liposuction offers a safe and easy way to eliminate stubborn fat deposits that don’t respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction uses a device that suctions targeted areas where fat resides. Frequent liposuction treatment areas include:
- Hips and flanks
- Calves and ankles
How It Works
Mommy makeovers have become especially popular because you can pick and choose which areas to have treated rather than adhere to a preset combination of procedures. In most cases, all areas can be addressed in a single surgery. The steps involved in the overall process will vary depending on the procedures you choose to have done and the overall outcome you want.
This surgery is typically performed using general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Incisions are carefully placed where visible scarring after your surgery will be minimal. The procedure can be customized depending on the placement of the implant, which might be on top of the chest muscle (subglandular) or beneath a portion of it (submuscular). Dr. Mashhadian determines which location will work best based on the following criteria:
- The type of implant used (saline vs silicone)
- Your body type
- The degree of enlargement desired
- Your lifestyle
Subglandular placement tends to be less invasive, and the recovery is often slightly quicker and more comfortable. However, women with limited breast tissue may find submuscular placement offers a more natural result. Dr. Mashhadian will place your implants in the right position for you, based on these factors and your personal preference.
A breast lift is also performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure in most cases. Incisions tend to be more extensive than those used for augmentation, but Dr. Mashhadian will do everything possible to reduce visible scarring without compromising your results. During the surgery, he will raise the breasts to a perkier, more youthful position, which entails removing excess skin and using sutures to lift the breasts. Dr. Mashhadian will also tighten the remaining skin to enhance the overall effect.
A breast life also entails reshaping the area so it can support a natural-looking contour. Reshaping the area involves lifting the existing breast tissue and repositioning the nipples and areola to match the lift and contour of the breast. You can expect to see immediate results with both a breast lift and breast augmentation procedure.
A tummy tuck procedure focuses on the abdominal region. Dr. Mashhadian performs this surgery using general anesthesia and patients may be able to go home the same day. The procedure removes excess fat and skin while strengthening and tightening the muscles to create a smoother, more toned appearance. The extent of your incisions will vary based on the type of tummy tuck you choose.
There are three types of tummy tuck procedures: mini-tummy tuck, full tummy tuck and extended tummy tuck. Mini-tummy tucks focus on the lower abdomen region and are the least invasive. Full tummy tucks reshape the entire abdominal area from the lower abdomen below the belly button to the mid-torso region. An extended tummy tuck procedure addresses both sides of the torso along with the upper and lower abdomen. Of the three, the extended tummy tuck is the most invasive, but it also delivers the most dramatic results.
Liposuction procedures are designed to slim and reshape targeted areas of the body by removing pockets of fat. The device uses a small tube called a cannula to suction out fat deposits. To do this, Dr. Mashhadian makes small incisions so that he can insert the cannula directly into the area of fat. The fat cells are gently loosened from their location so they can be removed through the integrated suction device. The result is a smoother, more sculpted body contour in the targeted treatment areas.
What’s Involved with Recovery?
Recovery for a mommy makeover will vary depending on the areas you want to focus on and the invasiveness of the procedures involved. Dr. Mashhadian is proud to provide his patients with solutions that cannot be found anywhere else, to make their recovery far quicker and more comfortable than they can expect from any other experienced surgeon. Our all-natural Arnika Forte formula helps reduce post-operative swelling and bruising, and can help promote a faster recovery of incisions sites.
Dr. Mashhadian’s unique Recovery EXL system will further ensure that patients will be able to recuperate without the need for strong narcotic pain medication and its associated side effects, like nausea, giddiness, and constipation. Your recovery will instead be a restful and pleasant time, and possibly much briefer than you expected. Most of Dr. Mashhadian’s patients regain almost full mobility in the hours following their procedure, helping to prevent post-surgical complications like blood clots. While you will be advised against strenuous activity for at least four to six weeks after your procedure, you will be able to engage in gentle exercise like walking.
As with all surgical procedures, incisions will leave some scar that can appear red for the first couple months, before starting to fade over time. Rest assured that Dr. Mashhadian will place all your incisions carefully, to reduce the appearance of visible scars. Throughout your recovery period, Dr. Mashhadian will also schedule regular check-ups to ensure the healing process goes as expected.
Your Treatment Plan
Pregnancy and childbirth affect each woman in different ways. For this reason, Dr. Mashhadian makes it a point to understand your needs and expectations so that he can create the best treatment plan for you. It is essential to approach the process with realistic expectations in mind, and Dr. Mashhadian will help you understand what your outcome might look like, so you are satisfied with your results once healing is complete.
Call to Set Up a Consultation
A mommy makeover can help you reclaim the body you once had. Whether you opt for breast enhancement, shaping of the midsection or a combination of the two, you’ll be able to enjoy your new look within two to three months after having the procedure. To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Mashhadian, call Rodeo Surgical Art today at 310-652-4500 to get started.