Tyson’s Corner: 703-448-3800

Annapolis: 410-224-2395

Pregnancy can drastically change your body. Skin expands, you take on fat, and your abdominal muscles stretch to accommodate your growing baby. While being a mom is certainly a dream come true for many, the state that pregnancy can leave your body in may be a nightmare. After pregnancy, there are often stubborn fat deposits, stretched skin, and loose muscles that diet and exercise can’t seem to eliminate. Dr. Haven Barlow performs Mommy Makeover surgery to help restore your youthful silhouette and confidence.

Candidates

Ideal candidates for a Mommy Makeover are in good general health, have finished breastfeeding, and do not plan on having any more children. Women seeking Mommy Makeover surgery may identify with one or more of the following:
  • Breasts that have lost volume
  • Breasts with mild to severe sagging
  • Stubborn fat around the abdomen, hips, and thighs
  • Stretched or sagging abdominal skin
  • Loose abdominal muscles
  • Lack of confidence in your post-baby body
  • A loss of the romantic spark in your relationship

About the Mommy Makeover

The Mommy Makeover is a set of procedures designed to target common trouble areas of the body after pregnancy. One, a few, or all of the procedures can be performed to enhance, contour, and restore your body. The Mommy Makeover is an outpatient procedure performed with the patient under general anesthesia. The duration of your surgery will vary depending on the number of procedures you wish to have performed and the extent of correction required.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery is performed to enhance naturally small breasts or breasts that have lost volume post-pregnancy. Implants increase the size and reshape breasts that may have lost their youthful volume from pregnancy, weight loss, or nursing. The desired aesthetics and feel of the breasts can be achieved by choosing the right implant type and implant location for your body type.

Breast Lift

Breast lift surgery is performed to correct breasts that have mild to severe ptosis (sagging). In some cases following pregnancy, the breasts remain adequate in size but the added weight from the pregnancy has weakened the tissue and causes them to sag. Breast lift surgery removes excess tissue and uses internal sutures to reposition the breasts so they have a more pleasing shape and position on the chest. Your breasts will feel firmer, maintain their natural appearance, and regain their youthful contours.

Liposuction

Liposuction removes stubborn fat deposits that diet and exercise have difficulty eliminating after pregnancy. A thin tube (cannula) vacuum sucks out fatty tissue through tiny, well-placed incisions. Liposuction can treat fat accumulations around the abdomen, hips, thighs, and back to help you achieve a slimmer physique.

Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck surgery is designed to treat loose skin and muscles in the abdomen. To make room for a growing baby, the skin and muscles around the abdomen stretch and, in some cases, diet and exercise cannot restore their original firmness. An incision that runs along the lower abdomen provides access to the underlying structures of the area. The muscles are tightened, which corrects the tummy pouch. The skin is draped to fit the new muscle contours, and excess tissue is removed. This re-establishes a more toned stomach area and defined abdominal contours.

Recovery

The recovery period for a Mommy Makeover varies from patient to patient depending on the number and extent of your procedures. In most cases, you are likely to experience bruising and swelling in the treated areas and redness at your incisions sites. You may experience pain, which can be treated using oral pain medication prescribed by your surgeon. You should avoid all major physical activities for the first two to three weeks following your procedure. On average, patients are fully recovered from abdominal surgery after four weeks and breast surgery after six weeks.

Results

All the procedures in your Mommy Makeover are designed to provide long-lasting results. It is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine, as future weight gain can affect the results of any abdominal contouring procedures. You should only have a Mommy Makeover once you are finished having children; additional pregnancies may require a subsequent surgery to restore your results. If you are looking to reclaim your body and confidence after having children, schedule your consultation with Dr. Haven Barlow today. Dr. Barlow serves the Washington D.C. area and is committed to providing his patients with outstanding care and quality results. Contact our office by calling Annapolis at 410-224-2395 or Tyson’s Corner at 703-448-3800, or you can fill out our online contact form here for more information.

YOUR MOMMY MAKEOVER SURGERY

Your surgery will be tailored specifically to you, so surgery time and recovery will vary from patient to patient. During your surgery, Dr. Barlow will perform the various procedures chosen for your body simultaneously to maximize results and shorten your recovery time. Dr. Barlow will perform the various body contouring surgeries to create a slimmer contour while your breast enhancement surgeries work to return your breasts to a youthful appearance.

Depending on the number of surgeries performed during your mommy makeover in Annapolis Maryland, normal activity should be achievable within a couple of weeks and any scars will continue to fade over several months.

"The best thing about the surgery for me was how comforting Dr. Barlow was. Getting any surgery is always nerve wracking, but anytime Dr. Barlow came in the room and would begin talking ”all of my fears would go away."

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