About the Mommy Makeover
Albuquerque, NM board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Miguel Gallegos regularly consults with women who desire to get their pre-pregnancy silhouette back. While childbirth is an exciting and amazing moment for a woman, it almost always will change the size and shape of certain body parts — and could leave a woman feeling a little frustrated. The most exciting news is that it's achievable to get a slim and toned body with the assistance of the mommy makeover procedure performed at Hermosa Plastic Surgery. The mommy makeover procedure uses a combination of liposuction and skin removal techniques to reshape the breasts, abdomen, buttock, and thighs. Essentially, any body part affected by pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or breastfeeding can be improved. Furthermore, nonsurgical procedures can be incorporated to address surface imperfections, such as hyperpigmentation and blotchy skin, from the quick stretching of the tissue and hormonal skin during pregnancy. Learn more about how you may benefit from a mommy makeover at Hermosa Plastic Surgery in a private consultation.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"Dr. Miguel and his staff were so friendly and caring! I went through a tummy tuck and lower and upper eye lift. The staff on the day of my surgery and recovery after were so tentative to my needs. I am still amazed at the results of my surgery! After having three kids and being in my 40's, I was having some issues with my self esteem. I now have a stomach as flat as I did when I was in high school! My eyes look ten years younger! This was the best mommy makeover ever! If you are thinking about plastic surgery, Dr. Gallegos at Hermosa is the place to go if you want great customer service and great results!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Nov 10, 2010
Ideal candidates for a mommy makeover procedure are women who have had a baby or babies and have tried diet and exercise for a leaner, tighter body with little result. For so many new moms, surgical intervention is necessary to reclaim their pre-pregnancy shape. If you are past childbearing and are dissatisfied with how your physique looks after baby (sagging breasts, loose skin in the abdominal area, or undesirable areas of fat in the lower back, flanks, and buttocks), this series of procedures could be a great option for you. The overall goal of Dr. Gallegos and the mommy makeover is to help you regain your pre-pregnancy figure so you can get back to living life with a body you love.
The mommy makeover procedure is a custom surgery tailored specifically for you by Dr. Gallegos based on the areas of concern. A variety of procedures can be performed together — some of the most popular treatments are:
- Breast augmentation with lift
- Breast lift
- Thigh lift
All of these procedures are performed while the patient is under general anesthesia lasting 3 – 7 hours, depending on the complexity. It is common to also incorporate nonsurgical skin rejuvenation, such as an injectable or a laser treatment, to smooth facial wrinkles and diminish surface irregularities.
What to Expect
Upon discharge, you will start your recovery at home with rest and proper aftercare. Recovery from a mommy makeover is generally a slow process. Standing upright will be difficult the first couple of weeks, and a carefully followed, at-home scar treatment protocol will be necessary to ensure the incisions heal properly. The majority of women find the healing process can last around six months. Even while the primary recovery could take months, the majority of women are able to get back to a somewhat normal routine within several weeks. Exercise should be held off for approximately two months. In the end, the mommy makeover procedure at Hermosa Plastic Surgery can make an incredible impact.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
Mommy makeover costs will vary, depending on which procedures are part of your surgical plan. During your consultation, Dr. Gallegos will develop your treatment plan, and then he will be able to discuss possible costs. Hermosa Plastic Surgery takes several payment methods, and we can provide you with information on financing if requested.
How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
You will not have to make all the decisions on your own. During your consultation with Dr. Gallegos, he will perform a physical examination, as well as ask you a lot of questions about what you want to get out of your plastic surgery experience. Following this, he can give you suggestions on what to include in your surgical plan. Typically, women select breast surgery (an augmentation, lift, or both), a tummy tuck, and liposuction. We also have nonsurgical options for skin discolorations, fat reduction, skin resurfacing, and more.
What about nonsurgical treatments as an alternative?
Childbirth and pregnancy are hard on your body, which is why nonsurgical procedures usually aren't enough to produce noticeable improvements. In your consultation, Dr. Gallegos will explain both nonsurgical and surgical treatments. After listening to your concerns and goals, he will tell you if additional procedures, like nonsurgical fat cell reduction (including CoolSculpting) or cellulite reduction (with VelaShape III), may be helpful.
Will I have scars?
Although a mommy makeover gives you a rejuvenated figure, it does leave surgical scars. Dr. Gallegos will make small, clean incisions. Most scars will be placed so they can be covered with swimsuits and underwear. When reviewing your post-surgical care instructions, Dr. Gallegos or a member of our team will give you tips on scar care so your incisions will heal and fade properly.
What if I get pregnant again?
We advise that you not have your mommy makeover until you are sure that you are not going to have another baby. An additional pregnancy after a mommy makeover will compromise your surgical results. In the event that you do have a baby after a mommy makeover, you may need to have revision surgery to amend your initial results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $10,000
- Recovery Time
- Average Procedure Time
- Post-op Follow-up
- Procedure Recovery Location
Is It TIme For A Makeover?
Instead of feeling upset with your current figure while trying your hardest to change your body after baby, we welcome you to phone Hermosa Plastic Surgery in Albuquerque, NM to hear more about the mommy makeover options we offer. Sagging breasts, wrinkles, and other surface irregularities can be improved with this effective treatment series. At your initial consult, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Gallegos, will talk to you about your concerns and create a custom treatment plan to enhance each area. Schedule your consult today for your mommy makeover.