Mayo Clinic-trained, board-certified Nashville plastic surgeon Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., leverages his considerable expertise in helping his many post-partum patients achieve and sustain their goals for an appealing aesthetic contour alongside attendant body self-image improvements which can likewise contribute to his patients’ ability to lead happier, more self-fulfilling lives following treatment. Dr. Robbins, voted Best of Nashville by the Nashville Scene, will work closely with you to address your concerns and goals with a customized plan of treatment.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
After having children, more and more women are considering the option of plastic surgery as a means, alongside nutrition and regular exercise, of restoring a more youthful contour to the figure. Postpartum body contouring through a mommy makeover with Dr. Robbins empowers patients who have undergone the rigors of pregnancy, and who wish to make changes to their body postpartum. In this appropriate context, a mommy makeover effectively and safely addresses the various affected regions of your body, helping you regain the contour you desire.
Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
Multiple areas of the body can be affected by pregnancy, and a mommy makeover conveniently bundles together a variety of procedures, often including but not limited to a breast lift (mastopexy) and a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). During your initial consultation with Dr. Robbins, you and he will work closely together to customize a surgical plan to address your unwanted postpartum contour changes while helping you sculpt a new outlook on life.
Mommy Makeover Candidates
Everyone is different in how their body adjusts to pregnancy. While some parts of the body may “bounce back”, other regions can reveal evidence of more enduring body contour changes. These may include excess fat in the lower abdomen alongside weakness and separation of the abdominal muscles, plus a loss of volume in the breasts, making them more flat looking, and often accompanied by loose abdominal skin. It is recommended that the ideal mommy makeover candidate is someone who doesn’t plan on having more children, is not currently breastfeeding and is in good health both physically and mentally, in addition to being more or less at their ideal weight.
Possible Mommy Makeover Combinations
By working with Dr. Robbins, you and he together will create a customized approach that specifically addresses your unique postpartum needs and desires. As such, depending on your needs and goals and Dr. Robbins recommendations, your personalized mommy makeover might include:
- Breast augmentation with implants: bring shapely volume back to your breasts.
- Breast lift: create a more youthful contour and silhouette by elevating the breasts in terms of their relative position on the chest.
- Tummy tuck: weakened and separated abdominal muscles are repaired, giving shape to your core, superficial fat and skin is eliminated, and the remaining skin is tightened.
- Mini tummy tuck: just like a traditional tummy tuck, but less invasive.
- Liposuction: permanently dislodge and remove fat deposits localized in areas ranging from underneath the chin to fat from the hips, buttocks, back, neck, thighs, arms, or abdomen.
- Labiaplasty: restructure the shape and reduce the volume of the labia and external genital structures.
When you meet with Dr. Robbins, he will ask you to discuss your goals and needs, and then, depending on his recommendation, you may either go forward with a mommy makeover procedure that bundles multiple procedures together in a single surgery, with only one round of anesthesia, or alternatively, together you and Dr. Robbins may opt for having the procedures staged out, giving you the opportuning to properly recover in the generosity of time between each surgery.
Recovering from Mommy Makeover
Typically, your recovery period from a mommy makeover procedure ranges from one to two weeks, during which time you may wear support garments, in addition to being given detailed instructions by Dr. Robbins on what to expect, along with a strict recommendation to avoid strenuous activity such as heavy lifting or deep bending. It is recommended that a close family member or spouse be present to assist around the house, particularly during this initial week or two process of recovery to minimize any physical activity (such as household chores or childcare) on the patient’s part and, thus, to maximize the speed and evenness of recovery from surgery.
You may anticipate that postoperatively, as the body begins the healing process, it will manifest those positive changes with bruises, swelling, soreness, tenderness, and even numbness during the initial stages of recovery. While all strenuous activity is to be avoided, in addition to getting plenty of rest, it can be helpful to take short walks around the house to stimulate circulation. You will periodically meet with Dr. Robbins postoperatively so that he can remove sutures as necessary, change surgical dressings and also closely monitor the healing process. As he is able to observe your progress in recovery, Dr. Robbins will advise you as to at what point it is reasonable to safely resume your regular daily activities, including work.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
The mommy makeover is considered to be elective, so most insurance providers won’t cover the costs. To help make the mommy makeover affordable and accessible for everyone, Robbins Plastic Surgery offers financing options via CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending. We also accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards.
Trained at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Chad Robbins of Robbins Plastic Surgery is exceptionally skilled in the most advanced body contouring surgical techniques, including mommy makeovers. For women in and around greater Nashville and Franklin, Dr. Robbins combines compassion, quality of care, and a dedicated focus on helping you maximize your quality of life and elevate your self-image by working with you to achieve your aesthetic goals. To learn more about Robbins Plastic Surgery’s capabilities, or to schedule a consultation, contact us today.