Many women find being a mother rewarding, but they also find that pregnancy changes the body’s appearance dramatically. A Mommy Makeover can be the perfect solution for getting back to your pre-pregnancy look. Located in Lone Tree, Dr. Jennifer Emmett, board-certified by the American Board of Surgery, performs breast augmentation, breast lifts, and tummy tucks as part of a Mommy Makeover at Emmett Plastic Surgery. She helps women in the Greater Denver and Centennial area reshape their bodies when diet and exercise don’t work.
A Mommy Makeover is a combination of a breast lift, breast augmentation, and tummy tuck that restores your body after pregnancy. During pregnancy, childbirth, and the times that follow delivery, many women find that their breasts and stomach are radically transformed. These women long for the days of perky boobs and a flat tummy, so they turn to Dr. Emmett for a Mommy Makeover.
Dr. Emmett always advises people that a Mommy Makeover is not a substitution for eating healthy and exercising to get back to pre-pregnancy weight. She realizes, however, that sometimes having a baby changes a woman’s body in ways that healthy eating and working out simply can’t reverse. This is when Dr. Emmett suggests a Mommy Makeover.
A Mommy Makeover procedure at Dr. Emmett’s Denver area cosmetic surgery office can address the long-term changes in a woman’s body post pregnancy by offering the following:
For the breast lift and breast augmentation procedure, Dr. Emmett uses liposuction first and then adds the breast implant all in one procedure. With this method, there is no need to wait six months between the implant and the lift. Dr. Emmett uses state-of-the-art, saline-filled implants or the new FDA-approved cohesive silicone gel implants.
At your initial consultation, Dr. Emmett will have you try on a bra with different sized implants. You will be able to see how you look with the various size and shape options available. Furthermore, the doctor will examine and photograph your breasts for your medical record. Dr. Emmett will explain the risks and benefits of breast augmentation. She will take into consideration your current breast size and shape, including the nipples and areolas (the pigmented skin surrounding the nipples). Finally, she will review the different types of breast implants and cover the pros and cons of each option. With her guidance, you are able to choose your breast implant style and size!
Dr. Emmett will make operative markings on your body while you stand in a relaxed and upright position. These markings are essential for symmetry between the breasts and allow for the implants to be properly positioned. During the breast augmentation surgery, you will lie on your back. But, several times during the operation you will be brought upright to help with implant placement.
All of your Mommy Makeover procedures, including breast augmentation and breast lift, are done under local anesthesia, so you recover quickly.
In conjunction with your breast augmentation, you will receive a breast lift as part of your Mommy Makeover. The breast lift procedure involves Dr. Emmett lifting and tightening the skin of the breast to give it a perkier and more attractive appearance. After surgery, you will be taken to a recovery room where you’ll be under the supervision of several registered nurses. Most patients can go home shortly after their Mommy Makeover surgery.
To correct the loss of abdominal muscle support and reduce fat in the belly region, Dr. Emmett will perform a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) as part of your Mommy Makeover. If you only need correction in the lower abdomen, you might just get a mini tummy tuck (mini-abdominoplasty).
Dr. Emmett wants her patients to be thoroughly prepared for a Mommy Makeover, which is why she recommends you prepare emotionally and physically. She suggests you have the support of your spouse, and she advises that you talk to your kids about the procedure because they will be present during your recovery phase.
Once you have prepared emotionally, you will need to make sure your body is ready for your Mommy Makeover. You should be at a stable weight and in good health. You should have already lost all of your pregnancy weight, and you shouldn’t be planning on losing many more pounds. If you are breastfeeding, you will need to wait until your baby is weaned so that your breasts no longer produce milk. If you plan to have more children, you should not undergo a Mommy Makeover.
A Mommy Makeover varies in cost, depending on the individual patient’s needs and goals. Insurance providers do not cover Mommy Makeovers, so Dr. Emmett offers financing options via CareCredit®, Key Bank, and Prosper® Healthcare Lending. She also accepts cash, personal check, and major credit cards.
Since no two women are the same, each Mommy Makeover procedure will be slightly different. So that you can know exactly what to expect from your Mommy Makeover, Dr. Emmett is happy to consult with you. If you live in Denver, Centennial or the surrounding communities in Colorado, contact Emmett Plastic Surgery in Lone Tree today to get back your pre-pregnancy figure!