What is a Mommy Makeover?

 

After pregnancy and breastfeeding, many women find that their bodies look very different. As thrilled as they are with their children, these mothers are often not so thrilled with the stubborn fat, skin laxity, cellulite, stretch marks, and sagging breasts that remain. Luckily, Dr. Lewis provides a Mommy Makeover to restore the body to its pre-pregnancy appearance.

A Mommy Makeover with Dr. Lewis is a customized series of procedures that target the specific areas of concern of each individual patient. Some surgeries can be performed concurrently, such as liposuction and a tummy tuck. Others must be done separately, allowing your body time to recuperate in between the procedures.

Typical Mommy Makeover procedures include:

Liposuction – This surgical procedure suctions excess localized fat from areas of the body that do not respond to diet and exercise. Read more about liposuction.

Tummy Tuck – A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen to firm and tone this area when it does not reduce from diet and exercise efforts. Read more about abdominoplasty.

Brazilian Butt Lift – In this surgery, donor fat is removed from areas with excess, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, and back. That fat is then injected into the buttocks for a rounder contour. Read more about the Brazilian butt lift.

Breast Lift – When the breasts sag after pregnancy and breastfeeding, a breast lift can raise them to a perkier position. Read more about breast lifts.

Breast Implants – Some women find that their breasts have deflated after breastfeeding, or they simply want to increase the size of their breasts as part of their makeover. Breast augmentation can be performed separate from or in conjunction with a breast lift. Read more about breast implants.

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WHAT IS INVOLVED IN A Mommy Makeover?

Dr. Lewis customizes every Mommy Makeover based on your anatomy, condition, and goals for your appearance. He uses the latest methods for breast surgeries and body contouring procedures.

WILL ANESTHESIA AND PAIN RELIEF BE USED DURING / AFTER SURGERY?

We will make sure you are comfortable throughout every procedure. For most surgeries, you can be given a local anesthetic and IV sedation for what is called “twilight sleep.” This is lighter anesthesia than a full general anesthetic, but you will be very relaxed and will not feel any pain.

In some cases, however, general anesthesia may be recommended.

WHAT HAPPENS IMMEDIATELY AFTER SURGERY?

Immediately after your surgery, we will monitor you before you leave the office to make sure you are feeling well and ready to go home. We will provide you with full instructions for after-care for the particular procedure you have had done, as well as a schedule of follow-up appointments so that Dr. Lewis can monitor your healing process.

After even local anesthesia, you will ned someone to drive you home.

HOW LONG WILL COMPLETE RECOVERY FROM A MOMMY MAKEOVER TAKE?

Since a Mommy Makeover involves several procedures, each surgery will have its own recovery period. Visit the individual pages for the surgeries that interest you for more information about recovery.

If more than one procedure can be performed simultaneously, Dr. Lewis will let you know what you can expect during your recovery period and how much time you will need to take off from work.

AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR A MOMMY MAKEOVER?

If you are in good general health and are dissatisfied with the after-effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding, you may be a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover.

If you plan on having more children, however, you should wait to have procedures such as a breast lift, liposuction, and a tummy tuck. Further pregnancies could reverse some of the results of these surgeries.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF AN MOMMY MAKEOVER?

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With any surgical procedure, there are risks that you must be aware of. To minimize the risks, ensure that your surgeries are conducted in a safe and secure environment using the latest surgical techniques by checking the certifications and accreditation of your surgeon. Accreditation boards and bodies are there to protect you.

Dr. Gordon Lewis has many years of surgical experience and is affiliated with several internationally recognized professional organizations. He is:

In general, the procedures done as part of a Mommy Makeover are all very safe and well-tolerated. It is rare that serious complications occur. We will speak with you at length about these risks and answer all of your questions.

During your comprehensive one-on-one consultation, we will cover several areas of discussion:

  • Your medical history and current medications
  • Your goals from surgery
  • Your concerns about surgery
  • Options for surgically correcting the issues you want to change
  • Risks associated with each option
  • A surgical price quote that includes any additional costs such as the OR fee and anesthesia. This will also include financing options, if you wish.

Expect to spend close to an hour in our office for your consultation.

Surgical procedures are performed at an accredited outpatient surgical center or a local hospital. Dr. Gordon Lewis is affiliated with several local medical centers where his patients undergo surgery. He primarily operates at these locations:

  • Johnston-Willis Hospital
  • Stony Point Surgery Center
  • Chippenham Hospital
  • Parham Surgery Center

He also has privileges at St. Mary’s Hospital and Henrico Doctors Hospital, but he operates there less frequently.

Initial consultations, follow-up appointments, and all non-surgical treatments and minor surgical procedures are performed at Lewis Plastic Surgery practice, which is located on the grounds of Johnson-Willis Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.

During your initial consultation, we will be able to give you a breakdown of all costs related to your Mommy Makeover procedures. This will include:

  • Dr. Lewis’s fee
  • Operating room fee
  • Anesthesia fee
  • Cost of any additional overnight stays (overnight stays are not usually required after liposuction)

We make absolutely sure that there are no hidden costs and no surprises.

Every patient is required to attend an initial consultation before a procedure can be booked. Once you decide to proceed with surgery, we will assist you in finalizing a date and getting everything ready for surgery. We try to be as flexible as possible and will make arrangements to see you at Lewis Plastic Surgery on the grounds of Johnston-Willis Hospital within a few days after you contact us.

Depending on your requirements, we can normally perform your procedure within 2 weeks. You can book a consultation online or by calling 804 267 6009.

While most Mommy Makeover procedures focus on the body, some women opt for a full rejuvenation, adding facial plastic surgery to their procedures.

These include:

  • Brow lift to decrease lines in the brow and to lift the brow to a more youthful position
  • Facelift to tighten the lower portion of the face
  • Neck Lift to tighten lax skin and folds on the neck
  • Eyelid lift to improve hooding of the upper eyelid and/or bags under the eyes
  • Facial fat grafting using your own fat to restore lost volume around the eyes and to the cheeks
  • Facial liposuction to remove excess fat from the face, usually from under the chin
  • Injectables such as Botox, Juvederm, and Juvederm Voluma to smooth lines, wrinkles, and folds on the face and neck
  • Medical Spa treatments to rejuvenate the skin

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Dr. Lewis talks about the Mommy Makeover.