Mommy Makeover in Beverly Hills
Helping Moms Feel More Radiant & Beautiful than Ever
Motherhood is a rewarding and joyful experience; however, pregnancy, childbirth,
and breastfeeding can take a heavy toll on a woman’s body. Although
some women regain the appearance of their pre-pregnancy bodies, others
are left with a loose abdominal appearance, breast contour changes and
new and persistent fat deposits. Oftentimes, exercise and proper diet
alone are not enough to reverse these aesthetic changes, which is why
“Mommy Makeovers” have become tremendously popular.
A “Mommy Makeover” is a term used to describe the recent trend
of women electing to undergo a series of specific cosmetic enhancements
in order to restore their pre-pregnancy bodies. At Gabbay Plastic Surgery
in Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Joubin Gabbay, M.D. understands the physical
and emotional demands placed on mothers and takes all necessary steps
to maximize your results while minimizing your required recovery time,
in order to enable you to get back to your regular daily routine as quickly
Build the Makeover that is Right for Your Needs
Mommy makeovers are highly customizable, depending upon the needs and aesthetic
goals of each patient, and generally include two or more of the following
During your initial consultation, Dr. Gabbay will assess your current physical
health and surgical goals, in order to create a unique Mommy Makeover
treatment plan to bring your aesthetic objectives to fruition.
Oftentimes, women spend so much of their busy day taking care of their
children and family that their own needs and wants are pushed aside. The
desire to restore your pre-pregnancy body is can boost your self-confidence
and esteem can have a beneficial impact on your quality of life. If you
would like additional information about Mommy Makeover options, please
contact Gabbay Plastic Surgery today, and let us schedule your initial
complimentary consultation with Dr. Gabbay.
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During the course of pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding, a woman’s
body undergoes many natural changes. Most commonly, these changes occur
in the breasts, the abdomen and in the distribution of fat. The breasts
undergo a series of changes, which can cause the post-pregnancy breasts
to appear deflated, with significant sagging and a reduction in size.
In addition to breast changes, pregnancy also stretches the abdominal
skin and musculature, allowing redundant skin and fat deposits to settle
in the abdomen, back, and hips. The appearance of the abdominal and thigh
skin may change during pregnancy as well, leading to abnormal pigmentation,
stretch marks, and cellulite. Many women find that they struggle to lose
the weight gained during pregnancy, despite their dedication to exercise
and weight loss programs. The “Mommy Makeover” concept was
created for women experiencing frustration with any of the above post-pregnancy
aesthetic changes, and who wish to regain their pre-pregnancy physique
in a safe and efficient manner*.
A Mommy Makeover is a good option for women who:
- Are in good physical health
- Have realistic expectations
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Do not intend to become pregnant again
- Do not smoke
- Have found that diet and exercise have not yielded effective weight post-pregnancy
weight loss results
- Want to eliminate stretch marks and cellulite
- Have sagging, deflated breasts
One of the unique benefits of a Mommy Makeover surgery is that it is completely
customizable, and can literally be tailored to meet the exact needs of
each patient*. Dr. Gabbay will assess your current state of health; listen
carefully to your surgical goals, and utilize his extensive surgical experience
to help you determine which combination of procedures should be included
in your Mommy Makeover.
If you are planning to lose a dramatic amount of weight or you want to
become pregnant again, you should postpone your Mommy Makeover, as both
conditions would have an adverse effect on your surgical results.
Evaluating Your Candidacy for the Mommy Makeover
If you are considering a Mommy Makeover, the first step is to call Gabbay
Plastic Surgery and schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Gabbay.
In order to ensure the best possible results*, Dr. Gabbay will talk to
you about your procedural expectations, as well as how a Mommy Makeover
surgery will impact your health, lifestyle and overall well-being.
During your consultation, some of the issues discussed will include:
- Your medical history, including past conditions or surgeries
- An accurate account of any medications or supplements you are currently taking
- Your use of tobacco or other drugs
- Your motivations for having a Mommy Makeover
- Your overall aesthetic goals
Dr. Gabbay will then conduct a medical analysis of your arms, breasts,
abdomen, hips, and thighs, in order to assess which procedures would be
appropriate for you. If it is determined that you are a good candidate
for a Mommy Makeover, Dr. Gabbay will recommend a customized course of
treatment and photograph you for before and after comparisons. He will
go over the surgical options involved with your Mommy Makeover (including
surgical details and the use of anesthesia), disclose any risks or complications,
and explain the pre- and post-operative guidelines for recovery*.
Your Options in a Mommy Makeover
Although there are many surgical options available, most Mommy Makeover
surgeries involve a combination of the following procedures.
During pregnancy, skin and muscle tissues in the abdominal area stretch,
leaving loose and flabby folds in the stomach region. Weight loss after
childbirth often does not resolve the aesthetic problem of excess abdominal
skin and stretched abdominal muscles; however, a tummy tuck surgery can
address this exact issue*. Tummy tuck surgery flattens the abdomen by
removing redundant fat and skin from the abdominal region, and tightens
the inner walls of the weakened abdominal muscles, resulting in a revitalized,
firm, flat stomach*.
Following pregnancy and breastfeeding, a woman’s breasts may appear
smaller and deflated. For women seeking to enhance the size or fullness
of their post-pregnancy breasts, Dr. Gabbay can perform a breast augmentation
surgery, using a saline or silicone implant*. Gabbay Plastic Surgery offers
a full range of breast implants, which can be customized via their size,
shape, composition, texture, and placement. After assessing your unique
aesthetic preferences and surgical goals, Dr. Gabbay will help you to
select the ideal implant option for your breast augmentation procedure.
Breast lift surgery can be performed to correct the condition of post-pregnancy
breast ptosis (sagging), which occurs when breasts lose their elasticity*.
A breast lift can also reduce the size of the areola, which sometimes
becomes stretched during pregnancy*. Breast lifts do not increase the
size of the breasts (although they can be performed in conjunction with
a breast augmentation if a size increase is desired). A breast lift is
designed to raise and lift the breasts, resulting in a more youthful and
A breast reduction surgery can also be included in your mommy makeover
and is a good option for women who suffer from poor posture, back pain,
and general discomfort as a result of large breasts*. A breast reduction
will decrease the size of the breasts by removing skin, fat and breast
tissue, and will place the breasts in a more lifted and attractive position*.
Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is the process by which excess fat
is surgically removed through very small incisions using cannulas (tubes)
and an attached suction device to remove the fat. Liposuction can be effective
for the removal of stubborn fat deposits that settle on the abdomen, thighs,
arms, and back after pregnancy*.
Additional plastic surgery options that some women elect to incorporate
into their Mommy Makeover include:
Buttock Lift (gluteal augmentation): Gluteal augmentation surgery is an excellent option
to enhance and augment flat buttocks, and give improved shape to the buttock
and hip region*.
Thigh Lift: This surgery can correct the issue of loose skin folds around the thighs
and buttocks after childbirth, and can smooth and tone the skin, giving
it a youthful, pre-pregnancy appearance*.
Neck Lift: A neck lift can smooth the neck and define the jawline by tightening neck
muscles and removing excess fat*.
Arm Lift (Brachioplasty): Arm lift surgery can remove the excess fat and skin under
Face Lift: A facelift will reduce wrinkles and creases while lifting facial contours
to give a fresh, youthful look*.
- Belly Button Surgery: Childbirth and pregnancy can change the navel, causing
it to expand, become shallow, or even pop out. During belly button surgery,
Dr. Gabbay can reshape the belly button, or make a new one if necessary*.
This is often performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck.
Postoperative Considerations & Complications
The Mommy Makeover surgery can range in time from either 3-6 hours depending
on the overall treatment plan and how many procedures are involved*. The
recovery period is dependent on the types of procedures performed. Most
patients who receive Mommy Makeovers typically return to their normal
daily activities after two to four weeks, although in most cases, patients
are advised to wait four weeks to resume strenuous activity (strenuous
exercise, heavy lifting, and sexual activity)*. Patients are advised to
arrange for household help following the procedure and must enlist a friend
or family member to drive you home on the day of the procedure. In most
cases, Mommy Makeover patients will be required to wear a support garment
for several weeks after surgery to facilitate healing and optimize their
post-surgical figure*. Bruising and swelling can be common, although this
appearance will fade within a few weeks to one month*.
Following your Mommy Makeover, it is important to monitor your healing
progress and varying degrees of pain are to be expected. If you experience
any shortness of breath, pains or tightness deep in your chest and/or
an irregular heartbeat you should call Gabbay Plastic Surgery immediately.
And of course, if these symptoms are bad enough call 911. To avoid complications,
it is crucial that you strictly follow the guidelines and instructions
provided by Dr. Gabbay*. The immediate results are oftentimes difficult
to see through the swelling and discoloration caused by the procedures
but typically within 1-2 weeks, you will be able to appreciate the new
you*. While some results will be visible sooner than others, your body
will continue to heal and as the swelling subsides, it will continue to
reveal a shapely body that can be maintained by living a healthy lifestyle
for years to come*.
If you have any questions, our skilled team at Gabbay Plastic Surgery has
decades of experience to help you make your decision. Call today at (310) 928-2558
to schedule a consultation and find out if a Beverly Hills mommy makeover
may be right for you!