Bella Cosmetic Surgery

Maryland Plastic Surgeon serving Washington DC, & Virginia including Alexandria and Fairfax.


Mommy MakeoverIf you are a mother having a hard time dealing with your post-pregnancy body, consider undergoing a mommy makeover. This term refers to having multiple plastic surgery procedures at one time in order to improve the appearance of post-pregnancy bodies that have changed drastically as a result of childbirth.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), most plastic surgeons find that mothers between the ages of 20 and 39 are the largest demographic of people undergoing plastic surgery. The procedures that are often a part of mommy makeovers include breast augmentations, breast lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and buttock lifts.

The mommy makeover combines procedures in different ways to create a unique outcome for each patient. The procedures that most women consider for a mommy makeover include a tummy tuck, a breast lift with augmentation, and liposuction around the midsection. The combination of surgeries in a typical mommy makeover enhance the breasts while giving the patient appealing contours to the body. Dr. Chiaramonte will meet with each patient to create a unique surgical plan tailored to the patient’s desired outcome.

Women who are not able to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies through diet and exercise alone are ideal candidates for a mommy makeover. Patients are typically satisfied with their results and often wish they would have had the procedure sooner. The surgical options of a mommy makeover help to reverse the unwanted side effects of aging combined with the effects of childbearing.

The best candidates for a mommy makeover are women who maintain proper nutrition and exercise. Women should exercise at least 30 minutes a day by targeting those trouble spots and work to incorporate a nutritious diet. Heavy drinking or smoking should be eliminated altogether, as they can increase the risk of complications from surgery.

One of the most important factors for any mom to consider before they undergo a mommy makeover is to have someone available to assist with their children for at least two weeks after your surgery. Patients will need this recovery time and may require a break from the typical routine. For more information about a mommy makeover, contact the Bella Cosmetic Surgery staff at (301) 567-6767.

Mommy Makeover MarylandMommy makeovers typically include breast augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tuck. Maryland mothers often opt for this combo in order to get back their girlish figures. Childbearing can be hard on a woman’s body and the changes that occur aren’t easily fixed with diet and exercise alone. Mommy Makeovers, performed by board certified plastic surgeons such as Michael Chiaramonte, MD, FACS, of Bella Cosmetic Surgery, have become popular ways to get one’s shapely figure back.

Why are so many mothers opting for makeovers? During pregnancy, the external skin in the belly and breasts get stretched out and excess fatty deposits are stored. The inner girdle of connective tissue also relaxes, which allows the organs to pooch out. Breasts lose fullness and volume, especially after breastfeeding. While breast milk provides the perfect nutrition for growing babies, moms are a bit nonplussed with the way their breasts look after weaning the tots. All the low fat menus and aerobics classes in the world won’t be able to repair some of motherhood’s physical aftereffects. With a plastic surgeon’s expertise, tummies can become firm again and breasts returned to their previously perky state. Excess fatty pockets that haven’t budged can be removed, too, with liposuction. Maryland makeovers are most suited for candidates who are within twenty pounds of their ideal weight, are non-smokers and aren’t planning to have any more children.

How much recovery time will moms need to plan for? For a breast augmentation, Maryland moms should rest assured that the downtime will be minimal. If combined with the liposuction, Maryland mothers should be prepared for a longer recovery. Add a tummy tuck, Maryland mommies should plan for an overnight stay in the hospital or recovery center. Although driving will be possible in about one week, it will take six weeks to fully recover. Mothers who are tired of looking frumpy and want to feel good about their bodies again should contact a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss the options for breast augmentation, tummy tuck and liposuction. Maryland moms who are shapely feel more confident and are able to raise happier kids.

We invite you to call our Maryland plastic surgery office in National Harbor at (301) 567-6767 to schedule a complimentary personal consultation.