About the Mommy Makeover
Double board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Marisa Lawrence frequently works with women who wish to have their pre-pregnancy silhouette back. Even though childbirth is an amazing and miraculous moment for many women, it almost always will alter the tightness and shape of various body parts — and can leave one feeling frustrated. The great news is that it's possible to reclaim a slim and toned body, thanks to the help of the mommy makeover surgical procedure performed at Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery in Atlanta or Alpharetta, GA. This body contouring treatment uses a blend of skin tightening and fat reduction methods to target the breasts, stomach, buttocks, and thighs — virtually any area affected by nursing, weight gain or loss, etc., can be repaired. In addition, nonsurgical remedies can be used to address surface irregularities, such as skin problems or stretch marks, from the rapid fluctuation and stretching of the skin, tissue, and underlying muscles during pregnancy.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"44 Year Old, 2 Kids and Lots of Gravity, Much Needed Breast Lift. Atlanta, GA - Dr. Lawrence worked magic on my very saggy 34DD breasts. She did a breast lift and I now have fullness and PERKY 34D breasts. They are absolutely beautiful and I am very happy with the outcome. She listened to exactly what I wanted and dong this procedure has changed my life-how I feel naked, when buying clothes and when I get dressed- it is great!!! I have already recommended her to several friends who are in need of a mommy makeover procedure-TOTALLY WORTH EVERY PENNY!"- C. / RealSelf / Dec 26, 2014
The right candidates for body contouring and mommy makeover are patients who have undergone pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing, and have worked to get a younger-looking and tighter body through a consistent, healthy lifestyle with little result. For many women, surgery is recommended to reclaim their pre-pregnancy figure. If you have completed childbearing, but you are dissatisfied with the imperfections left behind, such as lifeless, deflated breasts, loose abdominal skin, or unwanted fat tissue in the hips, thighs, and buttocks, a mommy makeover procedure could help you. The goal of Dr. Lawrence is to help you reclaim your pre-pregnancy body so you can resume life without additional concern about your body.
A mommy makeover is a body contouring treatment tailored for each woman by Dr. Lawrence based on the specific body areas to be repaired. Many procedures can be paired together — the most common treatments are liposuction of the flanks and lower back, as well as breast lift surgery, breast implants, and tummy tuck surgery. The mommy makeover surgeries are performed using general anesthesia, taking 3 – 7 hours based upon the number of treatments chosen. In addition, an overnight stay at the hospital might be necessary. Your treatment plan might also include nonsurgical skin procedures, such as laser treatments and injectables, to soften facial lines and reduce surface issues.
What to Expect
After a recovery period in the hospital, you will begin to recover and rest at home with the post-operative instructions we supply. Recovery from a mommy makeover is generally a gradual process. Moving around and walking in an upright position will be hard the first week or so. A step-by-step, home healing protocol will be necessary to help the incisions and sutures heal properly. Most patients find the healing phase can take about six months. Even though the primary recovery could take months, most patients are able to return to a normal routine within a couple of weeks. Working out should wait for around two months. In the end, this surgery at Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery can be an amazing journey for women, helping them reclaim their figure once again.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
The cost of a mommy makeover varies greatly, depending on what you are including in your surgery. At your consultation, Dr. Lawrence will create your treatment plan before she can estimate your costs. A mommy makeover is an investment in reclaiming your body after pregnancy and childbirth so it's important to focus on getting amazing results instead of the lowest cost. Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery accepts many payment options and we can help you find low-interest financing so your mommy makeover is easier to afford.
How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
At your consultation with Dr. Lawrence, she will listen to your wants and needs before examining your body. After this, she can make recommendations on what should be a part of your treatment plan. Often, women want a breast surgery (augmentation and/or a lift) together with liposuction and a body lift.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
Pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on your body so nonsurgical treatments are usually not enough to achieve significant improvements. During your consultation, Dr. Lawrence can go over both surgical and nonsurgical options. Based on your needs and goals, she will let you know if treatments, like nonsurgical fat reduction (for example, CoolSculpting) or nonsurgical skin tightening (such as ThermiTight), can be considered.
Will I have scars?
While a mommy makeover offers a beautiful new shape, it does include some scarring. Dr. Lawrence will create clean, small incisions. Most scars that result from this surgery will be able to be hidden with undergarments or swimsuits. As part of your recovery instructions, Dr. Lawrence or a member of her team will go over scar care so your sutures heal flat and eventually fade.
What if I get pregnant again?
In a perfect world, you should wait to have a mommy makeover until after all pregnancies have been completed so the surgical results are not compromised. Generally, any body part that has been lifted or tightened would be at risk for changing if a subsequent pregnancy were to occur. If you get pregnant after your mommy makeover, a second surgery can be performed to refresh your results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $2,000 - $10,000
- Recovery Time
- 2 – 4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 – 4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Reclaim Your Figure
If you want to stop feeling aggravated with your body while trying to lose those remaining pounds, we invite you to contact Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery in Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA to learn more about the mommy makeover procedure. Sagging breasts, excess skin, and other skin irregularities can be fixed with this custom surgery. During the consultation, Dr. Lawrence will address your concerns and aesthetic goals, and create a tailored surgical plan to repair each area. Using the latest medical breakthroughs and surgical talent, it is possible to regain the look you desire.