A mommy makeover is a combination of body contouring and breast enhancement procedures specifically chosen to restore the appearance of the body following pregnancy. Each mommy makeover is personalized to address the unique aesthetic concerns of each individual patient. At Volpe Plastic surgery, we strive to provide the best mommy makeover results Boston has to offer.
Candidates for a Mommy Makeover
We love our children. It has been said that children are the most remarkable people that we will ever get to know. But they take their toll. Pregnancy, with the inherent stretching of the abdominal wall muscles and skin, and the accompanying weight gain from carrying a baby and subsequent weight loss, can leave one with an abdomen that is a far cry from one’s pre-pregnancy appearance. The abdomen may bulge from stretched muscles. Fullness from collected fat may remain and stretch marks may appear.
And then there are the breasts. Hormones associated with pregnancy cause breast tissue growth and breast feeding may cause one’s full breasts to persist, until it ends. After pregnancy some women find themselves with their pre-pregnancy breasts although many will find that their breasts are either larger or smaller, often with loss of fullness at the upper part of the breasts and also with sag. More than one child? The issues may compound themselves.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy makeover is a cute name for a more involved undertaking – meaning combination procedures usually involving the breasts and abdomen. Each woman’s needs are unique and combination procedures are tailored to the individual. Breast surgeries may involve breast augmentation, reduction, lifting or lifting with implants. Abdominal treatments can be comprised of abdominoplasties, mini-abdominoplasties, liposuction or combinations sometimes including buttocks or backs.
View before-and-after pictures of real patients of George Volpe, M.D., F.A.C.S.
The decision to undergo a combination procedure should not be taken lightly. There are advantages and disadvantages for undergoing two or more procedures or staging them separately. Combination procedures have the advantage of avoiding two anesthesias, taking time off from work and in general incur lower costs then two separate procedures. Disadvantages may include longer recoveries, decreased post-operative mobility, and longer anesthesia times. You should be in very good health if undergoing a combination procedure, and you should also plan extra help for taking care of your children in those first few postoperative days.
– Written onSeptember 20, 2019
“After interviewing two surgeons, I knew upon leaving your office in that there was no other decision for me. You sat with us and thoroughly explained the procedure in detail. You have what most surgeons take a lifetime to acquire and that is your remarkable people skills. Please never change that. You are highly knowledgeable in your field and your work is untouchable. I see why you are so highly recommended. Thank you for my new body and I am forever grateful.”
Preparing for Mommy Makeover
At your consultation, I will review the various alternatives appropriate for you with regards to combination surgeries and the various pros and cons. In our before and after picture section you will find a representative example of “mommy makeover” combination procedures.
Recovering from a Mommy Makeover
The recovery length of a mommy makeover will vary based on the number of procedures performed and the type of procedures performed. Swelling, bruising, and discomfort are to be expected. During your consultation with Dr. Vilpe, he will provide you with a comprehensive list of post-operative instructions to help make the process more manageable.
The Cost of a Mommy Makeover
During your initial consultation with Dr. Volpe, he will go over the specific areas of the body you are looking to address and the potential procedure you are interested in. He can use this information to determine the cost of your mommy makeover in Boston. We do offer financing options.
Schedule your consultation
Contact Dr. Volpe Plastic Surgeon in Boston today to schedule a consultation for your mommy makeover. We are here to provide you with the attentive care you need throughout the entire process and we are dedicated to providing you with the results you want.