Mommy Makeover in the Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. Area
The journey from the first signs of a baby bump to holding your child against your chest for the very first time is nothing short of amazing. However, this incredible journey to motherhood does come with some costs. Any woman who has given birth will tell you that pregnancy, childbirth, and the early stages of childcare change your body, sometimes in seemingly irreparable ways.
At Widder Plastic Surgery in Vienna, VA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shlomo Widder specializes in restoring women’s pre-pregnancy forms to make them feel more feminine and confident. Sometimes this is done through a single operation, but often it is completed through a small series of related procedures known as a mommy makeover. This treatment path can help with issues such as loose skin, damaged abdominal walls, and sagging breasts from breastfeeding and weight changes.
If you are interested in a mommy makeover in Vienna, Potomac, Chevy Chase, Mclane, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia area, please contact Widder Plastic Surgery for a consultation with Dr. Widder today.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
Giving birth and raising children can take a considerable toll on multiple parts of the body. The abdomen, breasts, arms, and buttocks are among the most commonly addressed areas with a mommy makeover. That said, there may be other cosmetic concerns, such as loose skin or pockets of body fat, elsewhere too. To do a full rejuvenation of all the areas affected by childbirth and raising kids, plastic surgeons often put together a complete treatment roadmap under the umbrella term, “mommy makeover.” It should also be noted that this procedure is not just for mothers, but anyone interested in a full-body cosmetic rejuvenation.
What Are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?
The most apparent benefits from a mommy makeover are the incredible physical outcomes that can be achieved through each procedure. These include:
- A tighter, more youthful-looking body
- Lifted breasts
- Tighter abdominal skin and muscles
- More youthful body contours
- Many other benefits, depending on your customized plan
The confidence and comfort a woman can regain after each operation are also invaluable and profound. This transformation can be truly life-changing, and that is the essence behind Dr. Widder and Widder Plastic Surgery’s motivation.
In addition to the emotional and psychological benefits of a mommy makeover, there may also be many benefits to a woman’s physical health. For example, weight loss from a tummy tuck can reduce knee pain. Repairing and allowing the abdominal muscles to rebuild can also help relieve some forms of chronic back pain. A breast lift, breast augmentation, or breast reduction may even improve posture and significantly reduce upper back and neck pain.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Our team evaluates your physical health and medical history during a consultation to determine if you are a suitable candidate for a mommy makeover.
A mommy makeover is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle, healthy eating, or exercise. The ideal candidate will incorporate or continue a healthy diet and try to maintain optimal weight.
We examine many aspects, but in general, Dr. Widder wants to ensure that you are:
- Overall in good physical health
- Not experiencing medical conditions that interfere with surgery or recovery
- Not a tobacco user or planning to quit using tobacco well in advance of your surgery
- Able to take the time necessary to complete your mommy makeover procedure and recoveries safely
- Within an acceptable range of your healthy weight
- Ideally, not planning any more pregnancies (although surprises can and do happen)
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Dr. Shlomo Widder has many years of experience as one of Northern Virginia’s top plastic surgeons. Patients choose Dr. Widder because of his unmatched knowledge, care, attention to detail, safety measures, and results. Discover how Widder Plastic Surgery can help you by scheduling a consultation today!
What Procedures Can I Combine in a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is unique to each individual patient. It is shaped around addressing each patient’s concerns safely, conservatively, and effectively with the best tools and techniques available. Some of the most common procedures that become part of many mommy makeover treatment plans include:
The breasts almost always change in the years following childbirth. Many women who want to improve their chests’ size, shape, symmetry, or perkiness choose breast augmentation with implants.
The abdomen is among the areas of a woman’s body that sustains the most damage from carrying a child and giving birth. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a great way to address excessively loose skin, weakened abdominal walls, and issues stemming from weight gain. It also improves the appearance of the belly button, narrows the waists, improves body posture and helps with weight loss.
Genetics, age, and gender all play a role in where our body stores excess fat cells. Liposuction is a versatile surgical procedure that removes fat from the hips, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. Liposuction often pairs with a tummy tuck procedure during a mommy makeover.
If a mother wants to revise a tummy tuck surgery or correct one that she has had issues with since childbirth, a tummy tuck revision might be included in a mommy makeover treatment plan.
The best way for a plastic surgeon to rejuvenate breasts where volume may be less of a concern than sagging skin is with a breast lift. During a breast lift procedure, the skin is tightened and the areola is repositioned resulting in a perkier, more attractive and more youthful looking breasts.
Why Choose Dr. Widder for My Mommy Makeover in Northern Virginia
At Widder Plastic Surgery, patient safety is a pillar of our treatment philosophy. Dr. Widder believes in patient safety and exemplary results foremost, so he will not schedule more than one procedure at a time if the combined procedures impose an unacceptable risk for you. When we build out a mommy makeover plan that includes these procedures or others, we schedule them in a way that gives you the best results with the most comfortable, beneficial recoveries and your utmost safety.
“Achieving patients’ goals in a safe manner is my ultimate desire and I will go the extra mile to achieve it.” — Dr. Widder
Dr. Widder has been practicing for over 33 years with this philosophy. Dr. Widder has also proven time and again that he has the aesthetic eye, experience, and technical expertise to deliver the most outstanding mommy makeover results in Northern Virginia.
Patients have continually sought out Dr. Widder’s advice before having surgery, which is why he has a near-perfect rating on his Realself.com profile. Also, be sure to look at Dr. Widder’s thousands of Q&A responses that he has given to patients on the site.
Ready to Schedule Your Mommy Makeover Consultation?
Our team of experts would love to speak with you no matter where you are on your journey to a more confident you. Dr. Widder and our friendly team of mommy makeover experts can help you build the safest, most efficient treatment plan to achieve the results you truly desire. We look forward to speaking with you soon!
Northern Virginia Mommy Makeover FAQ
Scheduling procedures included in a mommy makeover is one thing Dr. Widder and his team excel at and do differently than some other practices. Some plastic surgeons cut corners and speed up a mommy makeover by combining two or more major procedures in a single setting. This saves money and time for the plastic surgeon, but it’s risky and doesn’t allow the patient’s natural healing process to work effectively and safely. Dr. Widder values patient safety and lasting results above anything else, so he performs one procedure at a time if the combined procedures are too risky for you.
When you choose Widder Plastic Surgery, you have gained a partnership with a team dedicated to the highest levels of care. Dr. Widder performs all clinical consultations, and he calls every patient the evening after surgery. Dr. Widder and his staff will closely follow your progress and stay in touch in the days following your mommy makeover procedures to ensure your safety and make sure you are comfortable and healing appropriately.
As previously stated, mommy makeovers are highly customized to each patient. Each patient heals differently, and each will have a unique treatment plan to reach unique goals. Dr. Widder can give you a better idea after you discuss your goals and concerns in a consultation.
Because there are so many factors to consider, it is hard to say how much your mommy makeover will cost. You will have to be appropriately evaluated in consultation by Dr. Widder before we can provide you with a detailed cost breakdown. Remember, cost of surgery is important, but quality and safety applied by the surgeon are more so. If you have complications or a less than optimal outcome, the total cost can escalate dramatically.