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. 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 and negative side effects including a cloudy mind, dizziness, nausea, and constipation. He created his proprietary Recovery EXL system, which requires minimal to no prescription painkillers at all after surgery and helps achieve a relaxing recovery with little discomfort. A much faster recovery with almost immediate mobility also allows patients to get back to their loved ones quicker while minimizing the risk of developing blood clots. Dr. Mashhadian’s Recovery EXL is just one reason he is the smart choice for all those seeking a comfortable mommy makeover experience and outstanding cosmetic results.
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 changes in your life, this doesn’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:
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:
Some of the most common procedures requested during a mommy makeover include:
Breast augmentation, or 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, shape, texture and placement of the implants used. 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 Transumbilical 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. He also utilizes the revolutionary Keller funnel for implant placement, minimizing contact with the implant to reduce the risk for infection. The funnel reduces damage to surrounding tissue as well, creating a shorter, more comfortable recovery process.
Breast augmentation is typically performed using general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Incisions are carefully placed where visible scarring after your surgery will be minimal. Dr. Mashhadian determines which location will work best based on the following criteria:
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.
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 restores 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.
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. You can expect to see immediate results with both a breast lift and breast augmentation procedure.
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 result leaves the midsection looking flat, tight and toned.
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. Dr. Mashhadian offers all his patients a unique topical regimen called Bio Corneum to minimize the visibility of scars once they have healed completely.
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.
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 remove 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:
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.
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.
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 recuperate comfortably 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 a gentle exercise like walking.
As with all surgical procedures, incisions will leave some scarring that can appear red for the first couple of 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.
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.
*Individual Results May Vary
*Individual Results May Vary