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Mommy Makeover In Scottsdale & Phoenix, AZ: Jonathan C. Weinrach, MD FACS

The effects of pregnancy can take a large toll on the body. After having a baby, many women start to wonder if they could rejuvenate their body to where they were pre-pregnancy and revitalize their appearance.

As a result, the mommy makeover, which is a catch-all for a grouping of plastic surgery procedures that help correct changes to the body and breasts during pregnancy, is one of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Weinrach works to tailor each mommy makeover to the needs of the individual women because he understands that no two people are alike and recognizes that the goal of restoring (or even improving on) the pre-baby body is a process that can have different pathways.

The vast majority of mommy makeovers focus on contouring the breasts and abdomen and incorporate other procedures to revitalize the appearance of a patient. Extensive makeovers may need to be staged over months in order to complete the process safely.

Looking to rejuvenate your body after pregnancy? Reach out to the office of Jonathan C. Weinrach, MD FACS to discuss the elements of a mommy makeover and see if the procedure is right for you. Give our office a call at (480) 634-6014 or shoot us a message here if you are looking for treatment in the Scottsdale or Phoenix, AZ areas.

Good Candidates for A Mommy Makeover

Patients who will see the best results out of the procedure are people who have waited for at least six months after giving birth and breastfeeding, and who are not planning to have another child. The delay of a few months gives your body time to return to its normal hormone levels and heal.

Having another child after a mommy makeover can reverse the results of the procedure since your abdomen will stretch out again during the pregnancy process.

It is also important to be within 10-15 pounds of your ideal weight before making arrangements for a mommy makeover. Gaining or losing significant amounts of weight after a procedure can reverse the result of surgery.

The best candidates for a mommy makeover are women with laxity of the abdomen who have sagging skin but not large amounts of excess fat, and women with breast sagging who have realistic expectations of what can be achieved.

Smokers are not good candidates for mommy makeover procedures that include tummy tuck or breast lift. Smoking increases the risk of procedure complications; smoking decreases blood flow to the surgical site and increases tissue carbon monoxide levels, both of which decrease oxygen to healing tissues and inhibit the ability to heal. While it is not known what the ideal amount of time is needed to stop smoking before cosmetic surgery, Dr. Weinrach prefers at least 3 months.

Jonathan C. Weinrach, MD FACS personally meets with each patient who comes to his office seeking a mommy makeover. He will examine your body and review your goals to see if a mommy makeover is the right procedure for your situation, and then will recommend specific procedures that will be the most effective based on your personal aesthetic desires.

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The Mommy Makeover Procedure Process

Mommy makeovers are an individualized process that is custom-tailored to each patient. Common elements of the procedure include:

Breast augmentation is designed to increase breast fullness and volume. Pregnancy can lead to loss of breast volume as they expand and then shrink as the breastfeeding process goes on and eventually concludes. Dr. Weinrach performs breast augmentation by inserting safe and natural implants into the breast area that gives a well-defined and symmetrical look with the rest of your body.

Pregnancy causes the abdomen to expand and swell, which can lead to unsightly stretch marks, torn or damaged muscles, and drooping skin. Many women desire an abdomen that is flat and toned, and a tummy tuck is an effective procedure that is designed to present a woman with a slimmer and more aesthetically pleasing waistline. During a tummy tuck, incisions are made to remove unnecessary skin and fat, repair muscles that have become stretched, and tighten up remaining skin in the area to present a more appealing profile.

Liposuction is not a tool for people to lose weight. Rather, it is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to take away fat from parts of the body that do not respond well to a good diet or exercise plan. Liposuction helps take pockets of fat away from areas like the thighs, hips, back, buttocks, and abdomen. Liposuction is a popular body contouring tool and gives women a sexier physique that leads to a big boost in self-confidence.

There are a variety of different liposuction techniques that are safe and effective. Dr. Weinrach will choose the techniques that will benefit each patient the most after speaking with them during a personal consultation and performing a physical examination of the areas of concern.

Botox® and the injection of dermal fillers are cosmetic treatments that are non-invasive and lead to very little downtime. Many women after pregnancy are interested in reversing some of the signs of aging on the face alongside making changes to the rest of their body.

Botox® injected into the face by Dr. Weinrach can help lift the eyebrows, improve forehead lines and wrinkles, improve lines and wrinkles of the glabella (the area between the eyebrows and top of the nose), and reduce wrinkles in the “Crow’s feet” area. There are also some off label uses of Botox® that are effective including improvement of lip lines, chin wrinkles, and lifting of the corners of the mouth. 

Dermal fillers are an all-natural and safe solution to enhance volume on a women’s lips or cheek and can soften the appearance of nasolabial folds (parenthesis lines), marionette lines, and improve the appearance of jowls by softening the transition between the jowl and chin.

What Is The Recovery Period Like After A Mommy Makeover?

As a mommy makeover is a personalized procedure, the downtime will vary significantly between patients. For example, injections of Botox® or dermal fillers can often be carried out in just a few minutes, and patients are immediately able to resume their normal daily activities.

In contrast, an intensive mommy makeover procedure like a tummy tuck can involve some downtime, where activity should be kept very light for the first week, and significant weight-bearing exercise should be postponed for six weeks. This allows for healing to occur while minimizing the chance of a healing problem. Cosmetic procedures like liposuction can lead to periods of swelling that can be somewhat uncomfortable until the body starts to completely heal in a few weeks.

Jonathan C. Weinrach, MD FACS and his team are committed to ensuring the recovery process after a mommy makeover is as smooth as possible.

He writes prescriptions for medications to help alleviate pain and will follow up with each patient to make sure healing is commencing without any issues. Our office is happy to speak with you if you have any concerns or questions about the recovery process after a mommy makeover.

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Rejuvenate Your Post-Pregnancy Body By Scheduling A Mommy Makeover With Dr. Jonathan Weinrach

Motherhood is a highly rewarding journey, and we at the office of Jonathan C Weinrach, MD, FACS want to make sure you can feel good about your post-pregnancy body. During a personalized consultation at our office, Dr. Weinrach will review your medical records and cosmetic goals, examine your body, and give recommendations for a customized mommy makeover plan that will meet your expectations. Reach out to our office at (480) 634-6014 to arrange a consultation time with Dr. Weinrach and his team. We look forward to speaking with you!

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