Dr. Kamran Khoobehi offers the renowned mommy makeover procedure for women throughout New Orleans and Metairie who have completed pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing.
This surgery blends together a combination of cosmetic procedures that remove fat, tighten loose skin, and targets parts of the body.
The mommy makeover procedure generally addresses the breasts, tummy, hips, and thighs. Women who have tried, but who are unable to reclaim their pre-pregnancy figure, and those who are at a stable weight and who have completed child bearing represent the ideal candidates for this surgery. The goal is to tighten and soften areas stretched by pregnancy, which allows women to look and feel their best again after having children.
The surgical techniques used during a mommy makeover vary based on the condition of each of the body parts the patient wishes to improve. For the breasts, common issues include sagging and loose skin and a loss of breast volume. Some women will have breasts that remain enlarged. Surgeries that may be considered include breast reduction, breast augmentation, fat transfer, and/or a breast lift. For many, a combination of these techniques creates a youthful, beautiful post-pregnancy breast appearance. The most common example is a Breast Augmentation with a Breast Lift and fat transfer. For the lower body, it is normal to see loose skin, surface irregularities such as stretch marks, and persistent pockets of fat. These are normally addressed with liposuction and by trimming away excess skin and ‘lifting’ the remaining skin to a new position.
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia at Outpatient Surgical Center and can take 3 hours or longer to complete. Depending on what was addressed during surgery, it could take between 3-6 months to a full year for the final results to appear. With that being said, patients can go back to a normal routine in an average of 3 weeks; however, exercise is discouraged until at least 4-6 weeks after surgery. Dr. Khoobehi recommends Endermologies (post surgery massage) to be completed at least 5 times after surgery which helps reduce swelling and induce circulation.
The typical combination of procedures during a mommy makeover addresses the breast and the tummy. The surgery will include liposuction as well as skin tightening. The average cost per surgical case starts at $18,000. Dr. Khoobehi is known for his expertise and personalized approach in performing Mommy Makeover. He works closely with each patient to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs and goals, ensuring that they achieve the best possible outcome.
Mommy Makeover FAQs
How Safe Is It?
A mommy makeover, because of the combined nature of surgeries, is considered an invasive procedure. Anytime a combination surgery takes place, the overall risks increase. For this reason, it is extremely important that patients find an experienced plastic surgeon, like Dr. Khoobehi, that has the training and skill to perform multiple procedures in one setting. Under the hands of an experienced surgeon, the risks are greatly reduced and complications are rare.
Babies After Surgery?
It is recommended that all pregnancies are completed before a patient decides to have a mommy makeover. Pregnancy may compromise the results of the surgery, because additional skin stretching and weight gain is inevitable. Patients who are uncertain if they will have additional children should consult with their surgeon to discuss the best approach to take.
What About Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks may be minimized when the excess skin is removed. The tightening of the skin and underlying tissues will also help in making the marks less visible. Remaining stretch marks can also be minimized after surgery with skin rejuvenation treatments such as laser and chemical peels.
Will I Have Scars?
While a mommy makeover creates a beautiful new shape and figure for a woman, unfortunately, it does include some scarring. The scars are most common with a breast lift procedure and a tummy tuck. The surgeon will make every effort possible to create clean incisions, as well as take great care in minimizing scarring as much as possible. Any scars that result from this surgery will be able to be concealed with undergarments and swimsuits.
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