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Mommy Makeover in Long Beach & Los Alamitos, CA

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About the Mommy Makeover

Triple board-certified plastic surgeon William P. Aiello regularly works with women who wish to have their pre-pregnancy bodies back. Regaining self-confidence after pregnancy can be difficult. A woman’s body goes through an enormous amount of change during pregnancy –physically, emotionally, and hormonally. Mothers sometimes find it difficult to put themselves first and take the first step to regain their confidence. There is something important we tell all of our mommy makeover patients: a mother with a positive self-image benefits herself and the people around her, especially her family!

At Ocean Plastic Surgery Center in Los Alamitos, CA, it's possible to reclaim a slimmer, smoother physique with the mommy makeover procedure. This body contouring treatment uses a combination of skin tightening and fat reduction methods to reshape the stomach and breasts, as well as other areas affected by pregnancy. Virtually any body part affected by nursing, weight gain or loss, etc., can be addressed. Nonsurgical remedies can also be incorporated to reduce surface imperfections. Skin problems or stretch marks from the rapid stretching and fluctuation of the skin, tissue, and underlying muscles during pregnancy can be visibly reduced.

Ideal Candidates for a Mommy Makeover

Mommy makeovers are one of Dr. Aiello’s specialties. With over 30 years of experience, he has helped hundreds of moms feel better about their bodies! All mothers deserve to feel and look beautiful, and our mommy makeover packages are customized to meet the unique needs of each patient. 

Ideal candidates for mommy makeovers have undergone pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing and have tried to get back in shape with a healthy lifestyle with little result. For many women, surgical intervention is recommended to regain their pre-pregnancy figures. If you are past childbearing and are unhappy with the imperfections remaining on your body, such as lifeless, deflated breasts, wrinkled skin in the abdominal area, or undesirable areas of fat tissue in the hips, thighs, and buttocks, this procedure could help you. Dr. Aiello's overall goal is to help you reclaim your pre-pregnancy body so you can get back to living life without additional concern about your appearance.

Surgical Technique for a Mommy Makeover

The mommy makeover procedure is a body contouring surgery tailored for each woman by Dr. Aiello based on the areas of concern to be corrected. A variety of procedures can be paired together — the most popular being liposuction of the flanks and lower back with breast lift surgery, breast implants, and tummy tuck surgery. A mommy makeover can be a combination of any of the following procedures:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast lift
  • Breast revision
  • Breast reduction
  • Tummy tuck
  • Liposuction (lower back, hips, upper abdomen, pubis)

The mommy makeover surgeries are performed while the patient is under general anesthesia and last 3 – 7 hours, depending on the complexity. It is common to also incorporate nonsurgical skin procedures, such as an injection or a laser treatment, to smooth facial wrinkles and diminish surface issues.

What to Expect from a Mommy Makeover

Once leaving our surgical center, you will begin to recover at home with rest and the post-operative instructions we supply. The recovery process is generally gradual. Moving around and walking straight will be difficult the first week or so, and a step-by-step, at-home healing protocol will be required to help the incisions heal properly. Most patients find the healing process can last around six months. While the primary recovery could take months, the majority of women are able to return to a somewhat normal routine within several weeks. Exercise should be avoided for around two months. In the end, the mommy makeover procedure at Ocean Plastic Surgery Center can be an amazing journey for women, allowing them to love the way they look and feel once again.

Frequently Asked Questions for a Mommy Makeover

How much does a mommy makeover cost?
Mommy makeover costs will vary, depending on which procedures are part of your surgical plan. During your consultation, Dr. Aiello will develop your treatment plan, and then he will be able to discuss possible costs. A mommy makeover is about rejuvenating your body after having children so it is best to concentrate on getting amazing results rather than shopping for the cheapest surgeon. Ocean Plastic Surgery Center takes several payment methods, and we can give you information on finding low-interest financing to make your mommy makeover affordable.

How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
During your consultation with Dr. Aiello, he will listen to your wants and needs before performing a physical examination. Following this, he can give you suggestions on what to include in your treatment plan. Often, women want a breast surgery (an augmentation, lift, or both) together with a tummy tuck and liposuction.

What about nonsurgical treatments?
Childbirth and pregnancy are hard on your body, which is why nonsurgical procedures usually aren't enough to produce significant improvements on their own. In your consultation, Dr. Aiello will go over both nonsurgical and surgical treatments. After listening to your concerns and goals, he will tell you if any nonsurgical procedures may be helpful.

Will I have scars?
Although a mommy makeover gives you a rejuvenated figure, it does leave surgical scars. Dr. Aiello will create clean, small incisions. Most scars will be placed so they can be hidden with swimsuits and underwear. When reviewing your post-surgical care instructions, Dr. Aiello or a member of his team will give you tips on scar care so your sutures will heal flat and eventually fade.

What if I get pregnant again?
Ideally, you should hold off on getting a mommy makeover until your family is complete so your results aren't compromised. In most cases, all treated areas of your body are at risk of changing if you get pregnant again. Should you have another child after a mommy makeover, another surgery may be done to restore your results.

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Recovery Time  
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Help your body rebound

Stop feeling aggravated with your current figure and frustrated about those last remaining pounds. We welcome you to contact Ocean Plastic Surgery Center in Los Alamitos, CA to hear more about the mommy makeover options we offer. Deflated breasts, excess skin, and other surface irregularities can be corrected with this custom surgery. During the consultation process, Dr. Aiello will address your concerns and aesthetic goals and create a custom treatment plan to repair each area. Using the latest medical breakthroughs and skillful surgical talent, regaining the figure you desire is achievable.

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