Although of course you’re in love with your new baby, chances are you may not feel the same about the changes that motherhood has brought about in your body. If pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding have left you feeling less than confident about your overall appearance, a mommy makeover can help you feel like yourself again.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexander Nein is known as one of the best mommy makeover surgeons in the Nashville area and throughout Tennessee. Dr. Nein’s surgical expertise combined with his background in engineering give him the perfect eye to create beautiful final results. In addition to mommy makeovers, Dr. Nein also offers a full spectrum of cosmetic surgery procedures for both men and women.
If you’re ready to learn more, please contact us online today, or call 615-327-0201 to schedule your mommy makeover consultation at our Nashville plastic surgery practice. We have patients travel to us from all parts of Tennessee including Franklin, Clarksville, Murfreesboro and other communities.
Considering a Mommy Makeover?
The best candidates for a mommy makeover are new or veteran moms who have lost all of their baby weight and enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle, yet remain frustrated by stretched-out skin, a prominent belly paunch or deflated breasts. Although there’s no physical reason you can’t undergo more pregnancies following your mommy makeover, the longest-lasting results are seen in women who have already completed their families.
A mommy makeover is not one surgery, but instead is a combination of procedures that you and Dr. Nein can choose together in order to address your particular problem areas. Common surgeries that are included in a mommy makeover include:
- Tummy tuck to remove excess skin and stretch marks around the belly, along with tightening up loose or separated abdominal muscles.
- Breast enhancement procedures such as breast implants to increase cup size, with or without a breast lift to reshape and reposition breasts into a more youthful profile.
- Nonsurgical treatments to refresh your face from the stress of motherhood by minimizing fine lines, wrinkles and other forms of facial aging.
You can see examples of the mommy makeover results that are possible in our before & after photo gallery.
|Procedure Length||Several hours for surgical procedures; less for med spa treatments|
|Anesthesia||General for surgical procedures|
|Side Effects||Vary depending on combination of procedures performed. Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness and sensitivity in targeted areas.|
|Risks||Vary depending on combination of procedures performed. Anesthesia risks, infection, bleeding and adverse scarring are risks associated with any surgery.|
|Recovery||Back to work in 14 days. More active exercise in 1 month or more.|
|Duration of Results||Long-term, as long as existing healthy habits are maintained. Future pregnancies may compromise results.|
Planning Your Surgery
Prior to your mommy makeover, you will have an in-depth consultation with Dr. Nein to plan and discuss your hopes for surgery. Not all women will need the exact same procedures, so it’s important to choose what’s right for you while also taking into consideration any important factors like your anatomy, aesthetic ideal and more.
During your consultation, Dr. Nein will talk about your goals and have you answer questions regarding your general health, any medications currently taken and any history of illness. Every aspect of your mommy makeover will be explained in great detail from start to finish so you can feel fully informed about the procedures themselves, along with the steps Dr. Nein takes during surgery and what to expect from your recovery and results.
Dr. Nein will be glad to address any unanswered concerns that you may have in order to ensure that you feel confident about moving forward with your mommy makeover. If any additional questions arise before or after surgery, we encourage all our patients to contact our office at any time.
Angie’s Mommy Makeover Story
“I’ve got two kids, ages 8 and 4. I started getting serious about my health and figure, working out and losing 30 pounds. But my stomach didn’t look any different. There was loose skin, and it kind of had a round, potbelly appearance to it. I thought, ‘Surely by now it would be tighter.’”
Your Recovery & Results
After your mommy makeover, you can expect moderate bruising and soreness that should ease with time, and that can be relieved with the help of medication. Be sure that you take things slow and allow your body to recover gracefully and gradually. If applicable, a compression garment may be worn to support the breasts, belly or liposuction target area and help you feel more comfortable over the next several weeks.
Although many women return to work within a week or two of their mommy makeover, it’s important to practice precaution and avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous activity until Dr. Nein has cleared you as medically safe to do so. As healing progresses, you should enjoy a curvier, more feminine appearance that brings out the best in your natural shape and helps you feel great about your post-baby body.