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 holistic mommy makeover from Schoemann Plastic Surgery in Encinitas, 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

For so many new moms, surgery is necessary to regain their pre-pregnancy shape. The goal of Dr. Schoemann is to help you regain your pre-pregnancy figure so you can resume life without worry. Dr. Schoemann will have a consultation with you to discuss your needs for safety and comfort to determine the right treatment plan for you. The right candidates for a mommy makeover procedure are individuals who:

Have completed pregnancy and childbirth

Have worked to attain a toned, slimmer appearance through diet and exercise with little result.

Are displeased with pregnancy side effects left behind, such as sagging breasts, loose abdominal skin, or unwanted fat in the lower back, flanks, and buttocks.

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Procedures Included in a Mommy Makeover

While having children is endlessly rewarding, it can also take a real physical toll. If you are a mom who believes her childbearing days are done, a mommy makeover can help you regain your pre-pregnancy figure.

The specific procedures included within a mommy makeover can vary from patient to patient; it really just depends on your needs, your goals, and your expectations. With that said, most mommy makeover patients choose to have some combination of breast augmentation, a breast lift, liposuction, and a tummy tuck. Dr. Schoemann uses a holistic approach to help determine the most effective combination of procedures to restore your pre-pregnancy self.

Consider the potential benefits that each of these procedures might offer as part of your mommy makeover.

Breast Augmentation

Between pregnancy and breastfeeding, many moms find that their breast volume is significantly depleted. If your breasts are not as robust as they once were, implants can help you regain lost volume and form. For this reason, many of our patients choose to include breast augmentation in their mommy makeover procedure.

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Breast Lift

Have pregnancy and breastfeeding left you with droopy, sagging breasts, or with a nipple that falls under the breast fold? A breast lift can help you change the overall shape and physical appearance of your breasts, either on its own or in conjunction with breast augmentation. Breast lifts are very common within mommy makeovers.

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Liposuction is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures in the entire country. Essentially, it involves excess fat cells being eliminated from your body, literally sucked out via a vacuum effect. Liposuction can be an ideal solution for moms who just cannot seem to lose that baby weight, no matter how much they diet and exercise.

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Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck procedure can be used either in addition to or instead of liposuction, allowing you to get rid of excess fat. A tummy tuck also involves the strengthening of your muscle wall, providing you with the flat abs you have dreamed of. For women whose ab muscles were damaged in childbirth, this restorative procedure can be a game changer.

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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 labiaplasty 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 skincare, such as laser treatments and injectables, to soften facial lines and reduce surface irregularities.

Can All Mommy Makeover Procedures Be Done at Once?

One of the great advantages of having a mommy makeover is that it allows you to combine multiple procedures into a single surgical experience. In other words, you will be put under, and then your surgeon can perform each of your chosen procedures on the same day.

There are a number of benefits to this. By limiting your exposure to anesthesia, it can help you reduce surgical risk. Additionally, having all of your procedures done at once can limit your recovery time. And of course, only having to schedule a single surgery can be more convenient, and less expensive.

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Simply the Best in the San Diego Area – La Jolla, CA – The entire staff at Brucker & Schoemann are caring and kind. Dr. Schoemann is amazing and really listens to your concerns and what your goals are with your surgery. I have had to call numerous times after hours and always got a call back within 15 minutes from Dr. Schoemann.

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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 Encinitas 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.

Contact Schoemann Plastic Surgery in Encinitas to schedule your consultation with Dr. Schoemann today at (760) 487-2520 or by filling out our online form.