Mommy Makeover in Nashville
While pregnancy can be a beautiful and wondrous experience, many women long for the body they had before they became a mom. What a makeover can do for your hairstyle or cosmetics regime, a Mommy Makeover can do for your body: make you look and feel fantastic.
Dr. Patrick Maxwell and Dr. Unger customize a set of cosmetic surgery procedures to refresh your appearance after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Find out more about the benefits of a Mommy Makeover in Nashville when you request a consultation with Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Unger online or contact them by phone at 615.932.7700.
The joys of having children and building a family are immeasurably valuable. But the toll childbearing can take on a woman’s body is significant. Mothers who have given birth to multiple children and have breastfed each of them are highly likely to be physically altered from childrearing. Even women who exercise and implement a balanced diet will experience lasting major bodily changes. This is where the mommy makeover comes in.
Over time, a woman’s breasts begin to lose volume and start to sag, giving them a deflated quality. In addition, loose skin, a belly bulge, and stretch marks are commonplace among mothers. These characteristics cannot be corrected by exercise or dieting. Even the belly bulge is often the result of a separation of the abdominal walls. This results from the stretching of the stomach during pregnancy. The abdominal muscles can only be rejoined surgically.
A mommy makeover is designed to address a wide array of facial and/or body-contouring needs associated with pregnancy and age by combining multiple surgical techniques. These include breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, BOTOX®, and other desired procedures.
These procedures are combined to complement one another to provide the most thorough total-body rejuvenation possible in one surgery. The mommy makeover combination procedure is tailored to address the needs of the individual patient to help restore their youthful appearance, rejuvenate the skin, and redefine their body’s contours.
During your initial consultation, you can expect an examination and a full assessment by Dr. Patrick Maxwell and Dr. Unger to marry the desires of the patient with the proper combination of procedure techniques. This is also the time when any questions or concerns can be discussed in detail. Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Unger will also show you before and after photographs of past work to give you a better understanding of what to expect.
The combinations of techniques are nearly endless. Because of this, the duration and overall plan for the surgery will vary. Patients should expect general anesthesia to be a part of the surgery, which means the patient is not awake during the procedure.
During the tummy tuck, excess skin will be removed and the abdominal walls will be rejoined back together as needed. From there, the remaining skin around the midsection is tightened. Most of the stretch marks will be removed in this process as well. Liposuction is used throughout the body where needed.
Many women also opt to have either a breast lift or a breast augmentation with implants. In some cases, women go with both the lift and the implants.
Keep in mind, the best time to have a mommy makeover is at least four to six months after the birth of your last child and only when you have decided not to have any more children. Those planning to have more children should wait until afterwards to consider this procedure, since pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can alter the results of the procedure.
To learn more about your mommy makeover, contact Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Unger‘s office and set up a consultation.
Mommy Makeovers Can:
- Improve the appearance of breasts that have been stretched by pregnancy and nursing
- Restore a firm, flat appearance to the abdomen
- Eliminate isolated areas of fat from the thighs, tummy, hips, and other trouble spots
- Renew self-confidence and restore a positive self-image
Planning Your Procedure
In Nashville, every Mommy Makeover patient seen by Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Unger receives a personalized treatment plan because they address the unique way in which motherhood affects each woman’s body. Dr. Maxwell is a renowned innovator in breast enhancement surgery and body contouring and will maximize your improvements while ensuring a natural look. Mommy Makeovers usually include a combination of the following procedures:
While body contouring and breast enhancement procedures are popular with many moms, some women also include a facial procedure like a mini-facelift or eyelid lift. Even non-surgical BOTOX® Cosmetic can be helpful by treating the fine lines women can develop after spending many sleepless nights staying up with baby. Mommy Makeovers enable patients to maximize their downtime by combining several procedures with only a single recovery period.
Mommy Makeover Surgery and Results
Prior to the day of your Mommy Makeover surgery you will have an informative pre-op visit where we will discuss your surgical plan and finalize your procedure. We will take this opportunity to answer any questions that have come up since your consultation. On the day of your surgery, Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Unger will meet with you again to review the details of your procedures and answer any remaining questions.
At MAXWELL AESTHETICS Mommy Makeovers are performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, in our state-of-the-art surgical suite. Our on-site surgery center was created with the patient in mind, paying special attention to safety, convenience, privacy, and quality care.
The duration of your surgery and recovery depend on the procedures being performed, but the majority of moms can gradually resume their daily routine within a few days. Once they are fully recovered, Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Unger’s Mommy Makeover patients are consistently pleased with their renewed appearance and restored self confidence.