Mommy Makeover in Fredericksburg, VA
As a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. R. Shane Palmer enjoys performing the mommy makeover because of the remarkable improvement it bestows on women whose bodies have been damaged by pregnancy. He offers the procedure to women in Washington DC, Fredericksburg, Richmond, Stafford, Charlottesville, and the nearby areas of Virginia.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is the surgical correction of pregnancy-related damage to the abdominal wall (stomach area) and breasts performed concurrently.
Pregnancy naturally causes stretching of the abdominal muscles and skin as the fetus grows. Unfortunately, this often results in bulging or protruding of the abdomen as well as excess skin and stretch marks. Weight gain in the abdomen often accompanies pregnancy and can be difficult to shed afterwards. The tummy tuck portion of a mommy makeover addresses these changes by tightening the abdominal muscles and removing excess skin and fat.
After pregnancy or breast feeding, the breasts usually lose volume but the skin often does not shrink to accompany this volume loss. This can result in deflated and sagging breasts. To address these changes, there are several options, depending on the patient’s pre-operative breast appearance and her desire for the post-operative appearance. The breasts may require lifting alone (mastopexy), lifting with implant placement (augmentation mastopexy), or simply implant placement alone (augmentation). These decisions are made during your consultation with Dr. Palmer.
What is the Cost of a Mommy Makeover in Fredericksburg, VA?
The starting cost for a mommy makeover varies significantly because Dr. Palmer customizes each mommy makeover package. Some of the most common procedures that are included in mommy makeovers are:
- Breast augmentation starting at $4,840
- Breast lift starting at $6,600
- Tummy tuck starting at $5,278 for the lower abdomen only (mini tummy tuck) and $5,808 for the entire abdomen
- Liposuction for the flanks (love handles) starting at $3,564
We also offer several financing options including CareCredit®, United Medical Credit and Prosper™ Healthcare Lending.
What Are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?
Combining these two procedures together has its advantages, including a cost decrease and a single downtime. Some patients are more suitable for this combined procedure than others.
The disadvantages include longer operative time with an inherent risk of increased complications and a longer, more arduous recovery period. Dr. Palmer can make recommendations for you personally during a consultation.
Is a Mommy Makeover Right for Me?
Every women can benefit from a mommy makeover after pregnancy. The primary consideration is timing. Dr. Palmer recommends that women focus on diet and exercise for at least one year after having their last child, as well as at least 3 months after breast feeding has ended, before having procedures of a mommy makeover.
How is a Mommy Makeover Performed?
Dr. Palmer takes extra care when planning mommy makeovers because he truly understands that any surgery influences how much time you spend away from your family. He may combine procedures—such as breast augmentation and lift with liposuction—into one surgical appointment, or he may recommend spreading out the procedures over time. These choices affect his surgical plan and how the procedure is performed.
What is Mommy Makeover Recovery Like?
Recovery means time away from taking care of your family, and this is of utmost importance to Dr. Palmer. As such, he carefully considers how to minimize your downtime for recovery. These details are discussed during your consultation, and we encourage you to discuss any concerns you have with Dr. Palmer at that time.
A mommy makeover helps a woman feel more confident about her body after pregnancy. At Surgical Arts of Virginia, we offer mommy makeover packages for women in Washington DC, Fredericksburg, Richmond, Stafford, Charlottesville, and the surrounding areas of Virginia. To learn more, contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation.