Motherhood is a tough job that often goes unrewarded. Women put in the hard work and deserve to look and feel as radiantly beautiful as they are. Empowered mothers all over the world are now taking charge of their lives and appearance with the Mommy Makeover. At Southwest Michigan Plastic and Hand Surgery in Portage, MI, we are proud to offer our female patients this self-improvement procedure.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
Pregnancy and childbirth are among the most precious times in a woman’s life. Although most changes are welcomed after giving birth, many women struggle with the appearance of their post-pregnancy bodies. Pregnancy and breastfeeding alter the body, the abdomen, and breasts in particular in ways that can leave a woman feeling less confident in herself. Mothers have a right to feel as gorgeous as they are, and that’s where these procedures come in.
The empowering Mommy Makeover is a collection of cosmetic enhancement surgeries given simultaneously to restore a mother’s body to all its pre-pregnancy beauty. Mothers devote so much time to the health, wellbeing, and strength of their families. As the nurturers of the world, life couldn’t exist without them. It’s time for women to reclaim their power and invest some of that nurturance into themselves.
We offer this incredible life-transforming option to any woman who is ready to take some long-overdue “me” time. Mothers are tasked with setting a good example for their children, and taking action to build self-esteem and confidence is one of the most rewarding lessons of all.
Why Would a Woman Get a Mommy Makeover?
Any woman can experience unwanted changes to her body after having children. Still, no woman has to live with those changes. This makeover addresses all the most common cosmetic concerns shared by mothers, and can improve the appearance of the:
- Excess fat deposits
- Overall shape
- Stretch marks
What Procedures Can I Get With a Mommy Makeover?
The best part of choosing this makeover procedure with Dr. Elluru is that he helps you customize your experience entirely. At Southwest Michigan Plastic and Hand Surgery, we offer the most comprehensive selection of makeover options for your new and improved physique. During your consultation, you’ll discuss your goals and Dr. Elluru will use his expertise and experience to guide you toward the body of your dreams.
All surgeries included in the makeover usually happen on an outpatient basis, so you can return home after surgery is complete. All operations take place under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Below we explore the options you can select from when customizing your makeover combination treatment plan.
It’s no secret that hormonal changes in pregnancy cause the breasts to grow to accommodate milk production. Sagging breasts often occur after children have weaned. For most women, a breast lift is an ideal solution for combating gravity on the chest. Nearly every woman experiences breast sagging after giving birth, and this corrective outpatient procedure is the solution.
Lifting the breasts makes them look more youthful and perky again. Scarring is minimal and often not noticeable. You may choose the incision locations, which we discuss with you in detail during your consultation. Most of our patients who’ve received a breast lift have no issues breastfeeding if they become pregnant again.
Our patients love the results they receive from a breast lift operation. Choosing this procedure can make a dramatic impact on the way you view your body, and your confidence soars from there.
For some women, a breast lift isn’t enough to restore the size and shape of the breasts after giving birth. Breast augmentation, or breast implants, is the top choice for women who have lost breast volume or who want to increase the size of their breasts in addition to lifting them.
During a breast augmentation procedure, we insert liquid or gel pouches under the chest skin to create a robust and uniquely feminine silhouette. We specialize in delivering the most natural-looking breast augmentation for results that you’ll maintain for years to come.
Whether you are struggling to fill out your old bras or have always wanted to increase your cup size, breast augmentation can help you. We offer several types of implant options. Each implant type comes with a variety of benefits that may be more appealing to you than others. We’ll discuss all of your breast implant options with you during your consultation, but we’ve included a brief summary below.
Saline implants have a silicone shell filled with sterile salt water (saline). During the procedure, we insert the shell first, then fill it with the safe saltwater mixture to achieve your desired look. The most significant benefit of choosing saline implants is that they require only tiny incisions to place the empty shell. We can put these incisions in unnoticeable regions such as the:
- Under the breast
This choice is preferred by women who prefer saline-filled implants and who have sufficient breast tissue to mask any potential rippling. For more information about this or any breast implant type, please schedule a consultation with us.
Gel-Filled Silicone Implants
Gel-filled or silicone breast implants have come a long way since their debut decades ago. In the last ten years, silicone breast implant technology has improved to create safe and natural-looking results. The current tissue-friendly standard in silicone implants contains a cohesive gel that remains in place in the unlikely event of a rupture. Many women love the incredibly organic results achieved with the modern version of the classic implant type.
Gummy Bear Implants
Gummy Bear Implants, also called form-stable breast implants, are made from a firm and pliable silicone. This material has a feel and texture similar to gummy candy. These implants have a teardrop shape that many women find visually appealing. This implant is another of the most popular because it creates natural forms and retains shape.
We see many women who wish to reduce the size of their breasts after giving birth. Oversized breasts can create pain and make it difficult for women to partake in physical activity. Know that you don’t have to suffer in silence if your breasts are disrupting your life. We can help.
During a breast reduction surgery, we artistically render your new breast shape to fit your ideal size and shape. Dr. Elluru carefully removes the unwanted breast tissue to create an even and naturally stunning appearance. You will receive a breast lift at the same time as your breast reduction surgery for the most extraordinary results.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Pregnancy wreaks havoc on abdominal muscles and the skin covering them. Sometimes this strain results in stretch marks, separated musculature, and displeasing visible changes to the torso. A tummy tuck removes nearly all stretch marks from the abdomen while tightening the abdominal muscles to reveal a younger, more fit, and toned body.
We offer two tummy tuck procedures: the full tummy tuck and the mini tummy tuck. The full tummy tuck treats the entire abdominal region. The mini focuses on the area between the pubic bone to the belly button. The full tummy tuck is the best solution for those who want to remove more skin and fat. A mini tummy tuck is ideal for women who don’t want to remove as much tissue but want to get rid of stretch marks or tighten muscles.
Incisions for the tummy tuck happen around the bikini line for a covert correction that is hidden by your panties or swimwear.
It’s common to have areas of fat that build up after pregnancy. Sometimes these deposits go away with time, and sometimes they don’t. When stubborn fat pockets don’t budge with diet and exercise, liposuction comes to the rescue. Liposuction is a safe and permanent outpatient fat removal procedure used to remove fat in the:
- Love handles
We can remove up to 10 to 12 pounds of fat during a single liposuction procedure. Although that may not seem significant, fat weighs less than muscles, and removing even a small amount can dramatically change the shape of your entire body. Not only will bulges be gone, but you’ll also enjoy radiantly smooth, firm, and supple skin.
Dr. Elluru makes tiny incisions for the procedure that are just large enough to insert a very small tube to remove the fat. Once removed, the incisions are closed with steri-strips and a compression garment. All fat removed during the procedure is gone for good.
What Are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?
This combination makeover procedure for mothers is an entirely personal experience, so the benefits you’ll experience are uniquely yours. Just like motherhood, no two women have the exact experience. One thing is for sure: the results are overwhelmingly positive.
Over the years, we’ve found that there are some common benefits that women share after their makeover procedure. You, too, can enjoy the physical, mental, and emotional perks delivered by our revolutionary method for mothers.
Love Your Body Again
You’ll feel younger and more alive. Although there is no way to turn back the clock to age 16, Dr. Elluru is an expert in delivering the most pronounced and natural-looking rejuvenating results. If you have found yourself avoiding mirrors, your formerly favorite clothes, or romantic encounters, it’s time to take action.
You want your children to grow up healthy, and you teach them the importance of self-love. Our patients report that they initially felt concerned about taking time away from their families to receive this surgery. However, afterward, they noticed that their willingness to love themselves strengthened those bonds. Loving your body again helps you reconnect with those things that are truly important in life.
What a difference a day makes. This is never truer than after receiving the Mommy Makeover. Deciding to combine treatments into one day of operation comes with a host of benefits. You’ll only need one period of rest after the procedures, and you’ll walk away with the body of your dreams.
Reclaim Your Confidence
You deserve to feel good about yourself and to live your best life. Loving the way you look has a profound impact on your mental health and outlook on the world. The better you feel about yourself, the more positive energy infuses every aspect of your day. This makeover has the potential to bring improvements to every area of your life.
Our patients divulge that after this procedure, they walk taller, laugh louder, and feel freer than they ever have before. You owe it to yourself and your family to let your inner lioness roar.
Makeover results are ongoing. Choosing this collection of procedures comes with the enduring benefit of enjoying your results for years to come. You also have the power to create rewarding, long-lasting change in your life with Dr. Elluru’s help.
Our State-of-the-Art Southwest Michigan Facility
You are in good hands with us. Dr. Elluru performs all cosmetic surgeries at one of two of his local-accredited, ambulatory surgical facilities in Southwest Michigan. You are cared for by only the best, medically trained and board-certified staff, including a board-certified anesthesiologist.
At Southwest Michigan Plastic and Hand Surgery, we are committed to providing you the best service, care, technology, and results. Your health and wellbeing are paramount to our proven track record of success.
How Do I Know Which Procedures Are Right for Me?
If you are like many of our patients, you may have some general ideas about what you want to enhance or remove, but you may not know the most streamlined way to get there. Dr. Elluru is an expert at realizing goals. He knows which surgeries will help you achieve the look you want.
During your consultation, we discuss everything you need to know about the procedures that are best suited for you. We thoroughly cover all the information involved in the process before you commit to anything. Contact us today to schedule your consultation, and we’ll create a makeover plan for your needs specifically.
When Is the Best Time to Get the Mommy Makeover?
After Giving Birth for the Last Time
We generally recommend that women wait until they are finished having children before getting the makeover. As you know, pregnancy changes the body and can impact your results. Abdominoplasty, in particular, cannot withstand the stretching of another pregnancy.
At Least Six Months Post Delivery and Breastfeeding
Wait at least six months after delivery and breastfeeding to schedule your procedure. Your body needs sufficient time to recover before undergoing an operation, and only after this time will we know your final post-pregnancy breast shape and size.
What Can I Do If I Plan to Have More Children?
We offer a wide range of cosmetic solutions at Southwest Michigan Plastic and Hand Surgery in Portage. Women who plan on having more children benefit the most from one of the non-surgical treatments we offer. We can discuss all of your options in person at your consultation.
Am I a Candidate?
Any woman who wants to make improvements to her body could be a good candidate for this makeover. We must meet with your in-person to determine your eligibility. We’ll discuss your goals, expectations, and medical history to customize a treatment plan just for you.
Schedule a Consultation
The Mommy Makeover has already helped women all over the world reclaim their confidence. We will answer all of your questions about the procedures during your visit. Contact us if you are ready to make the transformation of a lifetime. Schedule your consultation at Southwest Michigan Plastic and Hand Surgery in Portage, MI today.