About the Mommy Makeover
A Mommy Makeover transformation is a customized plan of treatments designed to enhance the appearance of women who want to make full use of the surgical and skin rejuvenation services offered by our plastic surgery office. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. G. Robert Meger, provides mommy makeover transformations for his Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ patients. The term “mommy makeover” describes a variety of treatments that are performed for women postpartum (following pregnancy) to help them recover the figure they had prior to having children. The goals are mainly to flatten the tummy and recover perkiness of the breasts, as well as lose any excess, stretched skin. Also, our surgeon can recontour the arms, hips, thighs, back, and butt, along with lifting sagging buttocks and thighs. If patients are interested in receiving a customized combination of treatments, then we invite them to visit with Dr. Meger at G. Robert Meger, M.D. P.C. to personalize their treatment plan.
During a private consultation, our plastic surgeon will listen to all the concerns each patient has about her body to see if she is a good candidate for these procedures. Many women seeking these treatments and surgeries have:
- Breasts that sag and droop from multiple pregnancies and breastfeeding
- A tummy with bulges of fat that didn’t go away with post-pregnancy weight loss
- Extra skin on the arms, buttock, and thighs that didn’t bounce back after pregnancy weight
- A less-than-desirable shape to their breasts or buttocks and need enhancement to fill in the lost volume
- Multiple areas of the body with visible, unattractive stretch marks
The best candidates for the mommy makeover are women who are finished having children. We strongly encourage women considering the mommy makeover to not plan on having more children once the surgeries have taken place as it will damage the skin by stretching and will require more plastic surgeries in the future.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"Mommy Makeover - Dr. Meger and his staff are amazing! A special thanks to Theresa who I think was as excited as I was to see my results. I had old saline implants replaced with silicone, breast lift, tummy tuck and lipo on back of hips and inner thighs. I know it will take up to 6 months to see the full finished product but the results are wonderful already. I am so glad I finally took this leap after many..."- J. / RealSelf / Sep 06, 2017
"I had a Mommy Makeover that included breast lift with implants, tummy tuck, and liposuction. I went to several consultations with different surgeons and found Dr. Meger to be very professional and knowledgeable. He took the time to explain the procedures and potential issues that might occur and was always very courteous and respectful. The staff there is wonderful too and every time I come in..."- L. / RealSelf / Jan 03, 2016
What to Expect
Pregnancy changes many areas of the body, and a mommy makeover will require careful planning and may be implemented in stages. Our plastic surgeon has years of experience performing these surgeries in one period; however, sometimes the health of the patient requires more than one surgery date. The end result is still the same, though some women will have more surgeries than other women and will endure a longer recovery time.
Dr. Meger offers the following body contouring and enhancement procedures that can be chosen in any combination during a mommy makeover:
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift (with or without implants)
- Breast Reduction
- Tummy Tuck
- Brazilian Butt Lift
- Arm Lift (brachioplasty)
- Skin rejuvenation (laser treatments, chemical peels, BOTOX, fillers, etc.)
Our plastic surgeon will require the patient an overnight stay for observation in the hospital after having multiple surgeries and being under anesthesia for 3 or more hours. This is to ensure safety and to limit the risk of infection postop. We will also ensure our mommy makeover patients have the best in recovery care and pain management after the procedure.
New moms love the fact that once extra skin has been removed and tightened, their stretch marks are drastically reduced. Our practice can minimize the remaining stretch marks with nonsurgical treatments such as lasers, microdermabrasion, and/or chemical peels. This does not mean there will not be surgery scars. As with all plastic surgeries, our highly skilled plastic surgeon will do the best to minimize scarring with careful incision techniques and placement. While the recovery time does take several months, patients are able to return to a normal routine in about 4 - 6 weeks and should wait for clearance from Dr. Meger before starting to exercise again. The entire mommy makeover transformation could take up to a year for recovery. The results are life changing for many women.
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Look and Feel Your Best
The mommy makeover has produced tremendous results giving women back their youthful figure and body confidence. Call our friendly front office staff to schedule a consultation with Dr. Meger today. He will take as much time as needed to determine the appropriate procedures to help address each individual's needs and goals.