If you are struggling to regain your previous shape after having kids, you are far from alone. Pregnancy and childbirth can make dramatic changes that often cannot be reversed with diet and exercise alone.
Like you, our patients eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly but still battle sagging breasts, stubborn fat deposits, and an abdomen that won’t flatten out no matter what! If you’re unhappy with changes such as these, we can help you get your body back the way you remember (or even a little bit better) with a mommy makeover.
Learn all about Little Rock mommy makeovers:
- What is a mommy makeover?
- What procedures are in a mommy makeover?
- How much does a mommy makeover cost in Little Rock?
- How long is the recovery?
- How long after having kids should I wait to have surgery?
What is a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures designed to address the effects of childbearing on the face, body, and breasts that can’t be overcome with lifestyle changes. It’s totally personalized to your needs—so really, a mommy makeover is whatever you want it to be.
The majority of patients choose a tummy tuck and breast enhancement (usually breast lift and/or augmentation). However, for some patients, a satisfying mommy makeover consists of a few touch-ups with liposuction and perhaps some injectables. Dr. Branman and his experienced team will help you determine your unique mommy makeover plan at a personal consultation.
“When my friend told me this office and doctor were the best of the best, they weren’t kidding. It just took one visit to know this was absolutely the right decision. I had a tummy tuck and breast augmentation and couldn’t be happier. The incisions look great…Dr. Branman and staff took such good care of me, they are like family now.”—Actual mommy makeover patient. Read more reviews
At Cosmetic Surgery Center of Little Rock, your safety, comfort, and privacy come first. Our on-site surgical suite is fully accredited by the AAAHC, and our certified operating room nurses, anesthesiologists, and support staff have years of experience not only assisting during cosmetic surgery procedures, but they have worked with Dr. Branman as a team for years as well.
What procedures are in a mommy makeover?
Your mommy makeover is personalized to your needs to achieve your specific goals and can contain any number or type of procedures. In most cases, a mommy makeover is performed as a single operation, which saves you recovery time in the long run and allows you to make all your desired changes at once. However, in certain cases, Dr. Branman will recommend completing a mommy makeover in phases for the best results.
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Breast Enhancement Options
For those who have drooping or sagging breasts, a breast lift can restore a more shapely, uplifted breast contour. Breast lift surgery can also reduce stretched areolas and restore nipples to a more youthful, forward-facing position.
If you have lost breast volume as well, combining a breast lift with breast augmentation can be a great option to get fuller, firmer, and more youthful breasts. Conversely, if you desire lighter, smaller breasts, a breast reduction, which includes a breast lift, can be a very effective procedure. Our Little Rock patients who opt for these procedures are usually extremely pleased with the results.
Body Contouring Options
Stretched or separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti), which are so common after childbearing, can be tightened up with a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck can also remove excess, sagging skin and reshape the belly button to restore a flatter, firmer abdomen and waistline. For patients with extensive sagging skin and stretched muscles, a lower body lift may be a good option.
Stubborn fat pockets that resist diet and exercise can be addressed with liposuction. Dr. Branman offers several liposuction options, including VASER “hi definition” lipo for enhanced sculpting of smaller or muscular areas.
“Dr. Branman performed my tummy tuck 2 months ago…the second I met him, I knew I wanted him to be my surgeon…I tell everyone who inquires about my surgery that I would go through this 100x to have the experience and results that I have had. BONUS: he makes THE BEST belly buttons I’ve ever seen.”—Actual patient. Read more reviews.
Facial & Non-Surgical Options
If the stress of parenthood has left your face looking a little more haggard than you like, Dr. Branman can discuss facial rejuvenation as part of your mommy makeover. This may include the quicker-recovery SmartLift facelift, Botox and filler injections, Ultherapy skin tightening, or laser skin resurfacing.
How much does a mommy makeover cost in Little Rock?
Our Little Rock mommy makeover prices generally fall between $4,000 and $18,000. This is just a ballpark range, as mommy makeovers are highly individualized procedure plans. At your personal consultation, our office will provide you with a comprehensive fee quote including all of the procedures you would like to have as part of your mommy makeover, surgeon’s fees, operating room costs, anesthesia, breast implants and compression garments (if applicable), and any other associated costs.
Financing is available!
We offer several convenient financing options to help make it a little easier to pay for cosmetic surgery. Financing allows you to have your procedure when you are ready and make monthly payments. We also frequently run specials on procedures that fall in the mommy makeover category. See our current specials.
How long is the recovery?
Our average mommy makeover recovery patient needs about 2 to 3 weeks off of work, and 6 to 8 weeks away from strenuous exercise (including lifting toddlers!). Exactly how much downtime you will need will depend on the procedures you have, the nature of your job, the age of your kids, and your natural healing rate.
We generally recommend patients get round-the-clock help at home for the first 1 to 2 weeks after surgery, particularly if they are having a tummy tuck and have small kids at home, as heavy lifting and straining are off-limits. If this seems a little overwhelming right now, don’t worry—we will go over the details of recovery at your consultation and help you plan for your own recovery at your pre-surgery appointments.
How long after having kids should I wait to have surgery?
It is never too late to have a mommy makeover after having kids, but it can be too soon. In general, Dr. Branman asks his patients to wait until they have finished breastfeeding, they have achieved a stable weight for several months, they are in good overall health, and the timing is good for their personal and family situation (i.e., they are able to take several weeks off of work).
Depending on the procedures you want, you may also consider waiting until you are finished having kids. Becoming pregnant after a tummy tuck or breast lift is safe for you and your baby, but it is likely to undo your results to some extent. This is less of an issue with breast augmentation and liposuction.