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Mommy Makeover Specialist

California Institute of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery -  - Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon

California Institute of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery

Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeons & Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeons located in BAKERSFIELD, CA

Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can take a toll on your body’s appearance and your self-esteem, even if you’ve lost all your baby weight. At the California Institute of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery in Bakersfield, California, cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons Vipul Dev, MD, and Narayanan Nair, MD, FACS, offer mommy makeovers to give you the body shape, contours, and self-confidence you’ve been searching for. Schedule a consultation with the California Institute of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery over the phone or online to learn more.

Mommy Makeover Q & A

What is a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover is a surgical procedure in which the team at the California Institute of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery combines more than one type of plastic surgery to help you achieve the body of your dreams. They may combine two or more of the following treatments:

Tummy tuck

During a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, your provider surgically removes excess skin and fat within your abdominal region. They tighten abdominal muscles and skin to give you the smooth, flat midsection you desire.

Breast procedures

Breast procedures that the California Institute of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery offers with a mommy makeover include breast augmentation, or breast enlargement, breast lift, breast reconstruction, or breast reduction. The team can use fat transfers or breast implants to augment the breasts.

Body contouring/liposuction

With body liposuction and body contouring, your provider suctions fat out of areas of your body containing stubborn fat pockets. They can transfer suctioned fat to your breasts or buttocks, depending on which contours you desire.

Am I a good candidate for a mommy makeover?

To find out if you’re a good candidate for a mommy makeover, the team reviews your medical history and completes an exam. To be considered for the procedure you must have realistic expectations, be in good health, and commit to a proper recovery.

It’s ideal to wait until your body has fully recovered from pregnancy and breastfeeding prior to surgery. Maintain a desirable body weight for three months before a mommy makeover. To achieve long-lasting results, don’t plan to become pregnant after surgery.

What happens during a mommy makeover?

Follow the California Institute of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery’s pre-surgical instructions, including not smoking, stopping certain medications, and following a nutritious, high-protein meal plan. Avoid eating and drinking the morning of surgery and plan to have someone drive you home after the procedure.

You’re given general anesthesia to keep you asleep during surgery. Your provider completes your personalized mommy makeover, which may take several hours or longer. They stitch up incisions and take you to a recovery room to relax.

What should I expect after surgery?

After a mommy makeover, you’ll need a caregiver for 24-48 hours. Get a lot of rest and take all medications as prescribed. You can return to normal daily activities about two to five weeks into your recovery. Don’t drive until you’re no longer taking pain medicine.

Don’t live with sagging breasts, fat bulges, or an undesirable body shape after giving birth. Schedule a mommy makeover consultation with the California Institute of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery over the phone or online today.