Having children can be a source of joy in a parent’s life. But between balancing the demands of motherhood and other daily responsibilities, it can be hard for moms to find the time to maintain their cosmetic goals. Likewise, pregnancy can cause significant changes to the body, making some women unhappy with their appearance.
If you are concerned with the way that your body looks after having children, you are not alone. Many local women are now seeking mommy makeover treatments, a form of body contouring procedure to restore what childbirth and pregnancy have altered. Dr. Eric Desman from the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery offers different kinds of Mommy Makeover in Northern Virginia and Alexandria, from surgical to non-invasive, to help moms like you who want to feel comfortable with their bodies again.
The beauty of a mommy makeover is that you’re able to choose as many or as few cosmetic procedures as you’d like, allowing you to have a truly customized treatment plan. Whether you’d like to restore a toned, sleek appearance to your tummy, or you want your breasts to look full and symmetrical again, Dr. Desman can create a treatment framework that aligns with your needs and preferences.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
In general, patients seeking a mommy makeover usually have the following cosmetic complaints:
- Fine lines, wrinkles, and deep creases on the face
- Breasts that have lost volume, shape, perkiness, and symmetry
- Sagging abdominal area
- Stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise
Additionally, ideal patients for this operation are over the age of 18, in good health, and are unhappy with the cosmetic changes that pregnancy and childbirth have caused. Some mommy makeover procedures are non-invasive, making them a suitable option for many patients. For more invasive treatments like breast augmentation or a tummy tuck, Dr. Desman will assess a prospective Alexandria or Northern Virginia patient’s situation to determine whether a mommy makeover would work for them.
What to Expect from a Mommy Makeover Consultation
Your journey toward a more rejuvenated appearance through a mommy makeover starts with consulting Dr. Desman. Depending on your cosmetic needs, you may just want a non-surgical treatment like injectables or a skin peel. Or perhaps you might prefer a surgical procedure for optimal enhancement. Whichever form of mommy makeover treatment you are interested in, our team in Alexandria and Northern Virginia will outline your options and help you decide which procedure is best based on your health, needs, and cosmetic goals.
What Procedures Could a Mommy Makeover Involve?
The term Mommy Makeover refers to many different procedures that women use to rejuvenate their physical appearance, especially after pregnancy. There are a host of various treatments associated with this term, including:
Unwanted fat that is resistant to diet and exercise is something that many women suffer from, especially after pregnancy. Liposuction can remove fat from nearly anywhere on the body, including the thighs, buttocks, stomach, neck, chin, love handles, and knees. This procedure, when integrated into a mommy makeover, is an excellent option for smoothing out stubborn fat and achieving a more sculpted shape.
Giving birth can have serious, long-lasting effects on the abdominal area that can’t be corrected with dieting or exercise. Muscles and skin stretch, and no matter how much you work out, this area doesn’t always return to its pre-pregnancy appearance. Fortunately, a tummy tuck not only removes excess skin and fat, but it also tightens the abdominal muscles, giving you a flatter, sleeker tummy. And when paired with a healthy diet and exercise, you can maximize the results of your operation.
Unhappiness with breast size and shape is a common complaint from women after pregnancy. Often, breasts tend to have a deflated appearance after breastfeeding, with a less defined shape, which can have a significant impact on a woman’s self-esteem. Thankfully, breast augmentation during a mommy makeover can restore fullness and shape to breasts while keeping them looking and feeling natural, allowing moms to feel comfortable with their figure again.
In addition to loss of fullness, many women experience sagging breasts after pregnancy. While a breast augmentation can’t provide lift, a breast lift is the perfect way to make the chest look perky again. A breast augmentation performed in conjunction with a breast lift is a popular surgical combination for women undergoing a mommy makeover.
Botox® Cosmetic Injections
For many local moms, Botox® Cosmetic remains one of the most popular cosmetic treatments to rejuvenate the face. Mommy makeover patients are drawn to this treatment because it requires no surgery and virtually no downtime, and it is very effective at reducing fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead, around the eyes, and around the mouth. If you’d prefer a non-surgical procedure for your mommy makeover, Botox® Cosmetic may be exactly what you need to refresh your appearance.
Like Botox® Cosmetic, dermal fillers are another popular choice for mommy makeover patients in Alexandria or Northern Virginia who prefer a non-surgical method of facial rejuvenation. If the stress of daily life has caused your face to lose its youthful fullness, then dermal fillers like Juvéderm®, and Volbella® may benefit you. These injectables are effective against stubborn creases on the face, like the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. When a dermal filler is injected in just the right spots around the face, they can promote the production of collagen and fill in creases and lines without looking “done.” They can also be used to achieve full, attractive lips.
For busy moms, skin care often gets pushed to the bottom of daily tasks. However, with the right selection of products, many women can transform their skin and restore its natural glow. Dr. Desman has a number of different skin treatments at plastic surgery practice including a line of professional skin care products suitable for all skin types. Whether you choose an Alexandria or Northern Virginia mommy makeover or you’d prefer to use products in the comfort of your own home, you can achieve beautiful results that will leave your skin looking vibrant, clear, and younger.
After childbirth, some women experience changes in appearance and function in the vaginal area. This may include things like vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence, labia laxity, and more. These issues may lead to difficulties in their personal and romantic life or physical discomfort. Dr. Desman can sensitively address these issues and can offer a range of treatment options customized to a specific concern.
Our Mommy Makeover Treatment Guide
|The Problem||The Solution||The Result*||VCPS Advantages|
|Breasts have lost shape, and tend to sag||Options include augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, and SAFELipo® around the bra area||Full, lifted breasts and a tighter, more ideal shape||Augmentation clients usually recover in 72 hours instead of 14 days. SAFELipo® is much easier on the body than traditional liposuction|
|Extra weight around the hips and thighs||Body contouring treatments like liposuction, which removes stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise||A sculpted, trim body that makes you feel comfortable wearing a bikini again||Dr. Desman is one of only a few doctors who offers SAFELipo®, which has many advantages over traditional liposuction|
|Loose stomach muscles and a “pooch” tummy||Tummy tuck, which is a tightening procedure that can restore a firm look to your abdominal area||A smooth, trim tummy that will allow you to fit into more clothing styles||Using advanced techniques, Dr. Desman is able to significantly reduce pain during the recovery process|
|Added weight around the tummy area||Even after abdominal muscles are tightened, a little bit of SAFELipo® can remove additional weight after pregnancy||A fully rejuvenated look with a slim, toned waist. Patients have excellent long-term results when paired with proper diet and exercise||SAFELipo® provides you with natural looking results with a quick recovery time|
|Stretch marks||Options include topical applications that can reduce redness and improve appearance. Tightening procedures allow Dr. Desman to restore a tight tummy that is free of unsightly stretch marks||You can wear a bikini with confidence and have a tight, toned tummy that is smooth and stretch mark free||Our team performs cosmetic enhancements with a comprehensive approach. By utilizing SAFELipo® and other advanced methods, patients have optimal results|
Talk With Dr. Desman and Pursue a Mommy Makeover in Northern Virginia
If you are a busy mom who is struggling to achieve your desired appearance after pregnancy, a mommy makeover in Northern Virginia and Alexandria might be the procedure you need to feel like yourself again. During your consultation, Dr. Desman can answer questions, outline your options, and help you figure out which combination of procedures would be best for your cosmetic goals. To get started, reach out to our practice today.