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Mommy Makeover

"Tailored Treatments. Flawless Physique. Transformative Outcomes."

Has your body changed in the way it looks and feels since you’ve had children? The breasts and abdominal area are likely to develop laxity after pregnancy that cannot be treated strictly through diet and exercise. Dr. Straka strives to help every woman feel beautiful, and the Mommy Makeover is a customized set of procedures that targets your problem areas, restoring the curves and firmness of your pre-baby body and helping you feel fabulous.

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Who Benefits From a Mommy Makeover?

Shapeless Breasts

The breasts can dramatically increase in size while you are pregnant and nursing. Once your milk production stops, though, you may find that your breasts lack the same volume or firmness they had before. Breast augmentation, breast lift, or a combination of the two can restore the shape and perkiness of your bustline.

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Belly Pooch

Becoming a mom requires your belly to stretch quickly. This stretching often results in weakened abdominal muscles and skin laxity, which can present itself as a visible belly pooch (even in otherwise fit women). A mini or traditional tummy tuck can be used to tighten protruding abdominal muscles and lax skin.

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Excess Fat

Pregnancy can cause physical and hormonal changes that make you more prone to storing excess fat in unwanted areas. It’s common to have deposits of fat around the belly, hips, and thighs. Liposuction can be used as a standalone procedure or in combination with other body contouring techniques to eliminate fat and shape your physique.

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Design Your Mommy Makeover

The procedures offered in a Mommy Makeover are designed to address the unique needs of the post-pregnancy body. After a physical evaluation during your consultation, Dr. Straka will work with you to determine which set of techniques is best suited to meet your needs.

Breast Agumentation

Candidates – If you have lost volume in your breasts and are dissatisfied with their size, then breast augmentation surgery may be right for you. This technique can also help correct asymmetry that develops in some women.

Process – Implants are inserted into the breast pocket, providing you with the size increase you desire. Other techniques can also improve the shape and positioning of your breasts.

Benefit – Breast augmentation is the only technique that provides you with proven and consistent breast enlargement.

Breast Lift

Candidates – A breast lift may be right for you if you present with breast laxity. In these cases, a portion of the breast tissue sits at or below the inframammary line. Your breasts may lack any attractive shape.

Process – Incisions are created along the breasts, through which the tissue is lifted. The breasts are repositioned on the chest and supported with sutures. This process can be combined with implants to create larger and firmer breasts.

Benefit – This procedure treats sagging that can age your appearance, and it can also place the nipple-areola complex in a more natural and youthful position.

Tummy Tuck

Candidates – Patients with abdominal laxity, either in the form of excess skin or protruding muscles, often consider tummy tuck surgery. Depending on your abdominal weakness, you may be right for a mini or traditional tummy tuck.

Process – An incision is placed along the lower abdominal area, through which excess skin is removed. The abdominal muscles are tightened through a corset technique.

Benefit – This procedure restores the firmness and tone of the abdominal area that many women cannot achieve through diet and exercise.

Liposuction

Candidates – Patients who have unwanted, localized fat around the abdomen and flanks that obscures their definition may consider liposuction.

Process – A small incision is created in the treatment area, and a cannula is inserted to break up and remove the fatty tissue.

Benefit – Dr. Straka can contour the abdominal area to enhance definition or create curves that highlight your new shape.

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Recovery

You will experience bruising and swelling following your surgery. The total length of your recovery will vary depending on the number and extent of your procedures. Compression garments and special support bras are typically worn for two to four weeks to maximize the healing process. Patients can usually drive and return to work after one week. You can begin to resume light exercise after two to three weeks but shouldn’t resume a full workout regimen until six weeks after surgery.

Scars

The scars left by incisions remain pink for the first six weeks or so. Over the following months, the scars will fade significantly, becoming more difficult to detect. Massaging scars or using scar tape may help soften scars, allowing them to fade more rapidly.

Cost

The cost of a Mommy Makeover varies depending on the procedures performed and the extent of correction needed. A detailed quote will be provided during your consultation. Financing options are available with various terms and rates through CareCredit®.

Pain

The first 24 to 48 hours following surgery will be the most uncomfortable. Most patients experience mild soreness; however, your discomfort will be controlled with pain medication.

Risks

Risks associated with your Mommy Makeover procedure may include but are not limited to temporary soreness, swelling, changes in skin sensation, hematoma, infection, and seroma. These risks are best discussed in person with Dr. Straka. Each person’s risks vary depending on their natural anatomy and medical history.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What type of anesthesia is used for Mommy Makeover surgery?

    Mommy Makeover surgery is performed under a general anesthetic so that you will be asleep and comfortable. Dr. Straka uses a board-certified anesthesiologist to administer your anesthesia.

  • What does being a board-certified plastic surgeon mean?

    The Mommy Makeover is designed to permanently transform your appearance. However, additional changes to the body, such as weight fluctuations or future pregnancies, can impact the quality of your results.

  • How should I prepare for my Mommy Makeover surgery?

    You will be asked to refrain from taking aspirin and diet medications for at least two weeks prior to surgery. If you smoke, you will be asked to stop at least three weeks before surgery since smoking can inhibit the healing process. You will be provided with prescriptions for pain medication prior to your surgery so that you will have them on hand as you need them. On the day of your surgery, you should wear loose-fitting clothing, preferably pants without buttons. Be sure to have a spouse, family member, or friend present to drive you home after the operation. Depending on your medical history, Dr. Straka’s instructions may vary.