About Palo Alto Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover combines cosmetic procedures specifically tailored to address the physical changes in a woman's body after pregnancy and childbirth. This comprehensive approach aims to restore and enhance the breasts, abdomen, waistline, and other areas affected by pregnancy, helping women regain their pre-pregnancy body contours.

  • Average Cost: $10,000 to $40,000
  • Typical Recovery Period: 2 to 4 weeks
  • Discomfort Level: Moderate to High
  • Anesthesia Options: General anesthesia or IV sedation
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What is a Mommy Makeover?

A “mommy makeover” is the term used for procedures performed to restore a woman’s pre-baby body – or even enhance it. The procedures performed will reflect the condition of the individual woman, which can include:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Tummy Tuck

In some cases, other areas can be addressed, such as an arm lift, liposuction, a thigh lift, or a buttocks lift.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

If you’re a woman whose body has experienced significant changes due to pregnancy and childbirth, you could be a good candidate for a mommy makeover in Palo Alto, Menlo Park & Atherton. However, you don’t necessarily have to be a mother to qualify for the procedure. To be an ideal candidate for a mommy makeover, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Be in generally good physical health
  • Be relatively near your ideal body weight
  • Have no plans to become pregnant in the future
  • Be a non-smoker
  • Have realistic expectations for the procedure
  • Have the desire to restore your figure after pregnancy, aging, or a significant weight change
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What Procedures are Involved in a Mommy Makeover? 

Your custom mommy makeover in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, & Atherton is a set of procedures, both surgical and non-surgical when needed, created specifically for you. The procedures could include:

Breast reduction

Some women have an issue in which the breasts are so large that they feel heavy, uncomfortable, and out of balance with the hips and frame. A custom breast reduction can be performed to create a more balanced figure, and create round, lifted, firm breasts, with nipples sitting front and center.

Breast augmentation

The volume loss after breastfeeding can be significant. The breasts may have sagged to the point where augmentation is ideal, whether performed with natural fat transfer or with silicone or saline implants.

Breast lift

During the hormonal changes of pregnancy and childbirth, the breasts go through changes. They increase in size and, if breastfeeding, become heavy with milk. When the baby is weaned, the breasts can be left looking saggy or deflated. With the skin stretched, the nipples may be elongated, and the youthful breasts part. The lifted look is gone. A breast lift restores this look by resculpting the breast mound, lifting them, removing excess skin, and restoring a fresh, youthful look.

Tummy tuck

The abdominal muscles, tissues, and skin may have stretched to the point where only surgery can repair the damage. A custom tummy tuck will tighten stretched muscles, remove excess skin, fat, and tissue, and restore the abdomen to be firm, fit, and sculpted once again. The belly button structure may need to be relocated to be nicely centered. The incisions are placed carefully, typically across the lower abdomen where they are hidden, even when wearing low-cut bikini bottoms. If you have stretch marks on the lower region of your abdomen, many will be removed during this surgery.

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What Should I Expect During a Mommy Makeover Procedure?

Dr. Graw will also answer any questions you have about the procedure, and she’ll need to know about your medical history, allergies, and any medications you’re taking. Depending on your specific treatment plan, your mommy makeover may be performed in one or two sessions.

Generally, the surgeries performed during a mommy makeover are done on an outpatient basis. You’ll likely be put under general anesthesia, and Dr. Graw will then make the needed changes to your body.

Once the surgeries are complete, the doctor will bandage your treatment areas to finish the procedure. On average, a mommy makeover takes between three and five hours, and you should be able to return home within a few hours of waking up.

Why Choose Dr. Graw for Your Mommy Makeover?

If you are considering a mommy makeover in Palo Alto you want to be confident that you are choosing a talented plastic surgeon who will listen to you closely, work with you as a partner, and be committed to achieving the results you envision.

Dr. Graw was educated at Johns Hopkins, Harvard Medical School, Stanford, and the plastic surgery mecca, Beverly Hills, and has extraordinary skills, performing every procedure with extreme attention to detail. 

Dr. Graw has an eye for creating a very natural but sexy aesthetic. For a female plastic surgeon who cares about you as a person, woman, and mother, connect with Dr. Graw to schedule a consultation about your mommy makeover servicing Palo Alto, Menlo Park, & Atherton.

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What is the Recovery Like After a Mommy Makeover?

What are the Risks and Limitations of a Mommy Makeover Procedure?

What is the Recovery Like After a Mommy Makeover?

After a Mommy Makeover surgery, anticipate initial swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which gradually subside over a few weeks. Adhering to postoperative instructions is essential for optimal recovery. Follow-up appointments with the surgical team help address concerns and monitor progress. While timelines for resuming regular activities vary, most individuals can expect a return to daily routines within weeks and more strenuous activities after a few months. Over time, the transformative results of the Mommy Makeover become increasingly apparent, bringing a renewed sense of confidence and satisfaction.

What are the Risks and Limitations of a Mommy Makeover Procedure?

Like any surgical procedure, a Mommy Makeover carries inherent risks and limitations. Potential risks include infection, bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia, and scarring. It's crucial for individuals to thoroughly discuss their medical history with the surgeon and follow pre and postoperative guidelines to minimize these risks. Additionally, while modern techniques aim to minimize scarring, some degree of scarring is inevitable. The extent of the makeover and individual healing processes contribute to the final outcome. Patients should have realistic expectations regarding outcomes, understanding that perfection may not be achievable. Clear communication with the surgical team and adherence to aftercare instructions are vital in mitigating risks and optimizing the overall safety and success of the Mommy Makeover procedure.

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