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The procedure is very rewarding and most women have high satisfaction rates after the procedure with improved self confidence and esteem.
The Mommy Makeover
A mommy makeover is a combination procedure that addresses the after-effects of childbearing in mothers. Procedures that can be included are the breast lift, breast augmentation with implants or fat, abdominoplasty, liposuction, and the tummy tuck. It is only performed at least six weeks after childbirth or breastfeeding.
Traditional Tummy Tuck is performed with an incision horizontally across the bikini line. The length of the incision is based on how much excess skin there is and contouring. The incision is kept low and hidden by underwear. The mons area is also lifted with this technique and the belly button is transposed. The rectus or 6 pack muscles are plicated or tightened like a corset and the excess skin and fat is removed. Liposuction may be combined with a tummy tuck and usually performed on the sides or flank areas.
Breast lift may be needed for breasts that are sagging or demonstrate ptosis. The lift may be performed alone or with the addition of breast implants. A procedure known as augmentation mastopexy. The implants add more upper pole fullness and larger cup sizes if desired. Breast augmentation can be performed with implants or fat if no lifting is required.
Like most moms, I had some post-pregnancy image issues that needed some professional attention. After doing a thorough research and interview process, I met with Dr. Parikh and his staff. My first impression was I had found my doctor and didn’t need to search any further. I immediately felt comfortable with Dr. Parikh’s practical and down-to-earth style. His first rule was safety first and then proceeded to provide a most appropriate and sound plan for my specific needs. After my procedures, I was extremely satisfied with the results. I look terrific and feel great only weeks post-surgery. Dr. Parikh is an expert in facial body plastic surgery and his attention to detail, safety, and the needs of each patient is what makes him stand out from the others. If you have image issues like I did, I would highly recommend that you seek a consultation with him and meet his very talented and professional staff ASAP.V.Z.
The procedure can be staged, meaning the tummy tuck and breast enhancement is completed in two operations or single stage where the whole mommy makeover is completed in one single operation. Dr. Rikesh Parikh can do either and this can be discussed at time of consultation.
Dr. Parikh is skilled in all forms of tummy tuck procedures and an expert in body and breast enhancement. In consultation a tailored, customized plan for you will be developed so that you reach your desired goals in a safe fashion.
Candidates for Mommy MakeoverCandidates are healthy and nonsmokers. Smoking can affect wound healing and skin survival. Smokers should try to quit at least 4 weeks prior to the procedure. Ideal candidates are those that require both a tummy tuck and breast enhancement. Who have either droopy breast or want larger breasts. The procedure can be done in one or two stages. Dr. Parikh prioritizes your safety and tailors his approach that best fits your needs and goals.
Your Mommy Makeover Consultation
Dr. Parikh starts the consultation by asking about your goals and expectations for your mommy makeover. He will review your medical history and perform a physical examination of your target areas to ensure compatibility with the treatment. It is an invasive surgical undertaking, so additional laboratory tests may be requested.
Dr. Parikh will customize your mommy makeover with you, helping choose the ideal procedures for achieving your goals. He will create a surgical plan, and a date will be set for the surgery.
The mommy makeover surgery will begin with the administration of general anesthesia. Markings may be made on the target areas.
Incisions will then be made. Tissues may be removed, stretched, or lifted to achieve the best results. Finally, the incisions will be closed with sutures. Depending on the combination of procedures, the mommy makeover can take several hours to complete.
The Cost of a Mommy Makeover
The cost of a mommy makeover varies based on the combination of procedures included in the treatment plan. Surgical and anesthetic fees can affect the overall price.
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Reverse the visible effects of pregnancy by coming in for a mommy makeover in Seattle. No matter the body type, a mommy makeover can result in a slimmer and more youthful figure. Get in touch and schedule your consultation with Dr. Parikh today!