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Dr. Thomas Lintner is helping women who have recently had children address the many body changes that can be brought on by pregnancy with a combination of treatment options. With the Mommy Makeover, moms can restore their pre-pregnancy figures and boost their self-esteem. There are so many options for treatment, Dr. Lintner has dedicated an entire web page just to his patients who desire a Mommy Makeover. Each procedure is gone over in detail and explained in depth. If you are interested in learning more about it, please visit our website dedicated to Mommy Makeover in Atlanta.
- What is a Mommy Makeover?
- Mommy Makeover Procedures
- Mommy Makeover Recovery
- Mommy Makeover Scars
- Best Time for Mommy Makeover
- Mommy Makeover Cost
- Choosing a Mommy Makeover Surgeon
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a custom-tailored procedure that can address the common cosmetic concerns mothers often experience after pregnancy, breastfeeding, childbirth, and raising children. Good candidates for a mommy makeover typically notice several of the following bodily changes:
- Sagging, drooping, or deflated breasts due to excess skin or loss of volume
- Redundant abdominal skin
- A protruding abdomen due to stretched or torn muscles
- Isolated fat deposits in areas such as the abdomen, flanks, lower back, thighs, upper arms, or chin
- Stretch marks
- Premature facial aging or signs of exhaustion
By combining a number of breast, body, and facial treatments, Dr. Lintner can design a customized Mommy Makeover suited for your unique needs. During the consultation process, he can perform a physical exam, review your medical history, and discuss your options to create a customized treatment plan designed to meet your expectations.
What Does a Mommy Makeover Consist Of?
Liposuction is often one of the most requested procedures for inclusion in a Mommy Makeover. This option targets pockets of fat in a variety of body areas that have accumulated during or after pregnancy. Dr. Lintner can remove these fat pockets for a more contoured appearance.
Learn more about liposuction.
After pregnancy and breastfeeding, many women notice significant changes in the appearance of the breasts. Dr. Lintner can include a breast lift with a Mommy Makeover to reposition the nipple and create a more natural pre-pregnancy shape to the breast. Most patients opt for a lift with an implant for a fuller look.
Learn more about breast lift.
In addition to a breast lift, Dr. Tom Lintner can add FDA-approved silicone breast implants to restore “perkiness” and fullness to the breast. Changes with breastfeeding cause the breast to lose volume and augmentation brings back better proportion to the overall body frame. Silicone breast implants offer new mothers a natural-looking and natural-feeling option to create larger, more sensual breasts that conform to their own individual appearance goals.
Learn more about breast augmentation.
During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles are stretched and pulled apart, adding to the appearance of laxity caused by the stretching of skin in the midsection. Rigorous diet and exercise does not address this issue. There are several abdominal procedures that we can do to provide the flat, pre-baby tummy. Everything from just removing excess skin to partial muscle tightening to a full tummy tuck. Dr. Lintner can help you make the best decision about which procedure works best for your goals.
Learn more about tummy tuck.
As part of a Mommy Makeover, Dr. Tom Lintner can include a range of skin care and rejuvenation treatments that can restore the skin and eliminate the appearance of wrinkles and signs of aging and exhaustion. With BOTOX® Cosmetic, chemical peels, and other options, new moms can renew their skin for a youthful, healthy and refreshed sheen.
What is Mommy Makeover Recovery Like?
Recovery times for a Mommy Makeover will depend on the number of treatments and the types of procedures you undergo. For patients who choose breast surgery, Dr. Lintner recommends wearing a front-opening post-op bra for about one week to facilitate the healing process. Compression garments may also be recommended for patients who undergo an abdominal procedure such as a tummy tuck or liposuction. These post-operative garments can provide extra support and reduce the risk of complications. Dr. Lintner will discuss all aspects of the procedures with you, and give you all the information you need before you make your decision. One patient writes:
It wasn’t until I visited Dr. Thomas Lintner; he suggested a “panniculectomy with mini-abdominoplasty.” I had never heard of the procedure from any of the other physicians I met with. The procedure involved removing the excess skin around my stomach and making my stomach look “fit”, like it did years before I had children.I can honestly say it was the best thing I have ever done for myself. I am so glad I had the opportunity to have my body back again. I feel great in my clothes, in a bathing suit, and best of all, I feel good about myself. The results were amazing, and very natural.It has been three years since my procedures with Dr. Lintner and not a day goes by that I don’t think, ’I am so glad I had this done.’After having my third child in three years, I knew it was time to do something for myself. Before I had children, I had always considered myself to be relatively active, I enjoyed boating, running, skiing and working out. After each pregnancy, I managed to take the weight off, but my body looked different. After my last pregnancy I realized, even with losing the weight and being relatively active, my body was not returning to ‘pre-baby” shape. I was at a plateau. It was then; I realized it was time to do something for myself. I deserved to have my body back, feel good about myself and look good in my clothes and a bathing suit.I knew I needed to set up consultations with as many plastic surgeons as possible – it was my body and I wanted it to look natural with the best results. After spending almost a year of “interviewing” plastic surgeons around the Atlanta area, the consensus was I needed a breast augmentation and a breast lift, as well as a tummy tuck. I felt comfortable with the breast augmentation and lift, not a tummy tuck. I was too young and didn’t want the downtime, with three small children.
Will My Mommy Makeover Scars Be Noticeable?
After your Mommy Makeover recovery, you may notice scarring where the incisions were made for each of your procedures. While these lines cannot be avoided, Dr. Lintner makes incisions in areas that can easily be concealed by clothing. As you continue to heal, your Mommy Makeover scars should continue to fade, becoming lighter and flatter with time. To help minimize the appearance of your scars, Dr. Lintner will provide you with post-operative care instructions.
When is the Best Time for a Mommy Makeover?
Dr. Lintner recommends new mothers wait at least one year after childbirth before scheduling a Mommy Makeover. During this first year, the body continues to undergo changes, including weight fluctuations, that can compromise the results of a Mommy Makeover if performed too soon. Prospective Mommy Makeover patients should keep in mind that the procedure is not intended for significant weight loss. Ideal candidates are already at or near their target weight, eat a nutritious diet, and exercise regularly.
Dr. Lintner also recommends that mothers who plan on having additional children postpone their plans for a Mommy Makeover. While having children after a Mommy Makeover is safe for both the child and the mother, there is a strong likelihood that the initial results of the procedure will be affected. However, if a mother has another child after her initial Mommy Makeover, additional procedures can be performed to restore the previous results, if desired.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
Since each Mommy Makeover is customized to meet the unique needs of the patient, there is no one set cost for the procedure. A number of variables will be factored into the total price for the procedure, including which options the mother chooses, the complexity of each individual surgery or treatment, the experience of the plastic surgeon, and the geographic location of the practice. At the end of the preliminary consultation, Dr. Lintner will provide you with an estimate for your custom treatment plan. At Advanced Aesthetic Surgery, we also offer a number of financing options for patients who could benefit from low monthly payments with low interest rates. Our patient care coordinator would be happy to discuss these options with any interested candidate.
Choosing the Best Mommy Makeover Surgeon for You
When looking for a plastic surgeon to perform your Mommy Makeover surgery, find a doctor you feel comfortable with and whose abilities you feel confident in. Above all, make sure you are seeking a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). These physicians have received at least six years of surgical training after medical school and at least three years of plastic surgery residency training. Board-certified plastic surgeons have also undergone a rigorous examination process, regularly participate in continuing education courses, and uphold strict standards of safety and care. Once you have found a surgeon certified by the ABPS, consider the following questions:
- How long have they been performing Mommy Makeovers?
- Do they have before-and-after photos from their patients you can view?
- Have you read patient reviews for an idea of what you can expect?
- Are they explaining possible risks and complications of Mommy Makeover surgery?
- Does their bedside manner and do their qualifications make you feel at-ease?
Finding a plastic surgeon you trust, whose credentials demonstrate competence in your procedure, is essential for having a positive Mommy Makeover experience. You should also feel comfortable with them, knowing they have your best interest in mind. In the end, when you choose the right surgeon for your Mommy Makeover surgery, you can relax knowing you are in good hands.
Contact Advanced Aesthetic Surgery for Your Mommy Makeover Consultation
If you are a mom and would like to learn more about the many aesthetic improvements offered by a Mommy Makeover from our cosmetic plastic surgeon, please contact Advanced Aesthetic Surgery today!