Mommy Makeover Surgery (Body Contouring and Rejuvenation After Pregnancy) – La Jolla & Encinitas, CA

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About the Mommy Makeover

Dr. Mark Schoemann is a board-certified, fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who frequently consults with women who desire to get their pre-pregnancy shape back. Even though childbirth is an exciting and amazing experience for a woman, it usually does alter the size and shape of various body parts — and can leave one feeling frustrated. The great news is that it's possible to get a youthful, slimmer, tighter figure thanks to the help of a mommy makeover from Schoemann Plastic Surgery in La Jolla, CA. Though the mommy makeover is typically a blend of liposuction and skin removal to target both the upper body (arms and breasts) and lower body (such as the tummy), any area affected by pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or the birthing process can be corrected. In addition, nonsurgical procedures can be used to correct surface irregularities, such as hyperpigmentation and blotchy skin, from the quick fluctuation and stretching of the tissue and skin during pregnancy.

Ideal Candidates

The right candidates for a mommy makeover procedure are individuals who have completed pregnancy and childbirth and have worked to attain a toned, slimmer appearance through diet and exercise with little result. For so many new moms, surgery is necessary to regain their pre-pregnancy shape. If you are finished having children but you are displeased with the side effects left behind, such as sagging breasts, loose abdominal skin, or unwanted fat in the lower back, flanks, and buttocks, a mommy makeover procedure could be a great option for you. The goal of Dr. Schoemann is to help you regain your pre-pregnancy figure so you can resume life without worry.

Surgical Technique

A mommy makeover is a custom treatment, tailored for patients by Dr. Schoemann based on the specific body areas to be reshaped. Many procedures can be performed together — the most common treatments are a breast lift (with or without implants), abdominoplasty, and liposuction. All of these procedures are performed using general anesthesia, taking 3 – 7 hours based on the number of treatments. Some patients also choose to undergo vaginal rejuvenation to address vaginal laxity caused by childbirth. This can be completed in conjunction with the rest of your procedures at the time of your mommy makeover. An overnight stay in our facility's surgical suite could be required, depending on the procedures performed. Your treatment plan might also include nonsurgical skin rejuvenation, such as laser treatments and injectables, to soften facial lines and reduce surface irregularities.

What to Expect

The mommy makeover is considered an invasive treatment and can affect a large portion of the body. After a recovery period in our surgical suite or the hospital, you will begin your recovery period at home with rest and proper aftercare. Recovering from this surgery is generally a slow process. Standing upright will be hard the first couple of weeks, and a carefully followed, home treatment protocol will be provided to ensure the incisions and sutures heal properly. The majority of women find the healing phase can take about six months. Even though the primary recovery could take months, most patients are able to return to a normal routine within a couple of weeks. Working out should be halted for approximately two months. In the end, this surgery at Schoemann Plastic Surgery can provide you with a renewed self-esteem and gorgeous results.

Reclaim Your Figure

Instead of feeling embarrassed by your post-baby physique, we invite you to contact Schoemann Plastic Surgery in La Jolla, CA to learn more about the mommy makeover procedure. Lifeless breasts, wrinkles, and other skin irregularities can be fixed with this effective surgery. When in for your initial consult, Dr. Schoemann will address your concerns and create a tailored surgical plan to correct each area. With recent medical advances and his artistic surgical skills, it is possible to regain the silhouette you desire.

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