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Mommy Makeover

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Being a mom may be the most rewarding experience you can have. But giving birth will not only change your life forever, it will also change your body. Fortunately, you no longer have to live with the negative effects that pregnancy and childbirth can have on your physique. By opting for a mommy makeover with Dr. Smith, you can not only get your pre-baby body back, but your confidence, too.
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Having a flat stomach is essential to having a physically fit appearance. As many know, however, a healthy diet and vigorous workout routine can only do so much. Even if you do slim down, there’s nothing you can do to eliminate the buildup of sagging skin in the abdominal area. If you are bothered by excessive skin in the midsection, a tummy tuck with Dr. Smith may be right for you. (more…)Mommy Makeover Before & After

*These before & after photos are from a specific patient. Results may vary.

As a mother, you sacrifice so much for your children and family without a second thought. However, it may be hard to look in the mirror and love the changes that your body experienced as a result of pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Unfortunately, the common belief is that women need to accept these changes as a side effect of having children. We feel differently. At Smith Plastic Surgery, we believe that a woman can be a mother and still feel confident and sexy.

That’s why Dr. David Smith is proud to offer the mommy makeover, a customized set of procedures designed to restore your pre-pregnancy body. As a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience, Dr. Smith will do his utmost to help you look and feel like yourself again. He serves Edina, Richfield, Bloomington, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and surrounding areas of Minnesota. Call (952) 922-0895 today to schedule a consultation.

How Can Pregnancy Affect My Body?

Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can impact your body in several ways, such as:

  • Loss of breast volume
  • Sagging breasts
  • Excess fat and loose skin around your stomach
  • Stretched or torn abdominal muscles
  • Stretch marks
  • Changes to your body’s fat content
  • Enlarged areolas
  • Visible C-section scars

Am I a Good Mommy Makeover Candidate?

If you’d like to address any of the above conditions, you may be a good candidate. You should also consider these factors:

  • Do you plan to have more children? Having more children doesn’t rule you out as a mommy makeover candidate, but it could negatively impact your results. Dr. Smith recommends that women wait to undergo a mommy makeover until they’re finished having kids.
  • Do you smoke? Smoking could adversely affect your healing process and results. If you smoke, you must be willing to quit before the procedure and throughout your recovery.
  • Are you in good overall health? Being in good health, near your ideal body weight, and sustaining that weight for a year or more will all help facilitate a successful surgery and recovery.

What Procedures Does a Mommy Makeover Include?

The exact nature of your mommy makeover will depend on how your body responded to pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. All mommy makeovers are customized to include the procedures that address your unique needs. Yours may include some of the following procedures:

  • Breast augmentation: Can restore lost breast volume, providing a more attractive appearance and cleavage.
  • Breast lift: Can address sagging and give your breasts a more youthful appearance.
  • Liposuction: Can remove stubborn areas of fat that you can’t get rid of through diet and exercise.
  • Tummy tuck: Can repair stretched or torn abdominal muscles and tighten excess skin around your stomach.
  • Butt augmentation: Can improve the contours of your buttocks and boost your self-confidence. This procedure can be performed using fat transfer from your liposuction.

Recovery Following a Mommy Makeover

Your exact recovery process will depend on the procedures that comprise your mommy makeover. Dr. Smith will provide you with specific aftercare instructions customized to your unique needs.

Generally, you will have to avoid exercise and other strenuous activities for about four to six weeks following your mommy makeover. Dr. Smith will monitor your healing and clear you to resume your normal activities when you’re ready.

Mommy Makeover Before & After

*These before & after photos are from a specific patient. Results may vary.

Schedule Your Mommy Makeover Consultation Today

Motherhood has given you so much joy and satisfaction. Dr. Smith can help restore the youthful body that you enjoyed before having children. He serves patients in Edina, Richfield, Bloomington, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and surrounding areas of Minneapolis. Call (952) 922-0895today to schedule a consultation.

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Choose your Procedure

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

After having a baby or losing a considerable amount of weight, it can be difficult to get your body looking the way you want. Skin laxity and bulging abdominal muscles are common problems that cannot be solved just by going to the gym and eating a healthy diet. With a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), you can smooth your body’s contours and achieve a flatter, beautifully-sculpted midsection.

Arm Lift

Men and women with a large amount of excess skin along their upper arms often struggle with low levels of self-confidence and discomfort when wearing short or sleeveless tops. Unfortunately, after losing a large amount of weight, or simply with age, your skin loses elasticity and begin to sag or droop off your arms. Dr. Smith provides arm lift surgery to restore the appearance of well-toned and youthful arms.

Body Contouring After Weight Loss

Losing a large amount of weight is an extremely life-changing accomplishment. With it comes a healthier lifestyle and increased levels of self-confidence. However, it can be extremely frustrating if once the fat is gone and you’ve reached your goal weight, you are just faced with a new problem—loose skin.

Body Lift

The body lift is the next step following massive weight loss. Whether you’ve lost a significant amount of weight with diet and exercise or through weight loss surgery, a body lift can help to reduce excess skin and provide you with beautifully-toned contours.

Liposuction and Fat Transfer

Over time, our bodies can develop areas of stubborn fat that become resistant to traditional weight loss methods. Even with a healthy diet and regular visits to the gym, it is common to struggle with some trouble areas where fat seems to simply stick around. Liposuction is an effective method to finally eliminate your specific areas of stubborn fat to provide you with the well-shaped figure you’ve been working toward.

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