Mommy Makeover Philadelphia

It is common following pregnancy for women to notice that their skin has lost some of its elastic quality.  They may begin to experience sagging skin in a variety of areas including the breast and abdominal region.  Even those who exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet can experience long lasting changes to their body. 

Pregnancy can cause stubborn fat or loose, excess skin in your abdominal area that can cause you to feel frustrated about the look of your midsection.  Also, many times the abdominal muscles are permanently weakened and/or separated after pregnancy.  This procedure is designed to remove excess fat and skin in the abdominal region as well as tighten the abdominal muscles.  Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, can help you achieve a flatter, firmer, and tighter midsection that restores balance back to your body.

Many women also experience a loss of volume in their breast tissue and start to notice sagging in the breasts post pregnancy and/or nursing.  To best address the problem of breasts that have lost volume and begun to sag, Dr. Scott D. Chapin offers his patients the option of a breast lift in conjunction with breast augmentation.   This procedure is also known as augmentation mastopexy or breast lift with breast implants.  The breast tissue is lifted and tightened as in a traditional breast lift, but then an implant is inserted in order to restore volume and fullness to the breasts.  Often, this combination procedure can achieve more youthful and natural-looking results than breast lift surgery alone.  During your consultation with Dr. Chapin he will discuss the options of breast lift surgery with and without implants.  Dr. Chapin will walk you through the key decision points to ensure he understands your overall aesthetic goals.  

Mommy Makeovers Can:

  • Eliminate stubborn fat, skin and tissue in the abdominal region, hips, thighs and breast areas
  • Tighten and restore abdominal muscles
  • Firm and flatten the abdominal region
  • Restore the appearance of the breasts
  • Increase your confidence and self esteem
  • Create a sleeker and more contoured figure

Our Customized Approach
A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures designed to address multiple body contouring concerns associated with pregnancy and nursing. Most commonly mommy makeovers include abdominoplasty, also known a tummy tuck, and a breast lift with or without breast augmentation.  However, other surgical procedures may also be recommended such as liposuction or thigh lift surgery as part of a mommy makeover procedure for a tailored approach to rejuvenate the contour of the body.  Dr. Chapin will develop a customized approach to meet your individual aesthetics goals. 

Day of Your Procedure
Your procedure will be performed under general anesthesia at a Bucks County or Montgomery County AAA Certified Facility.  On the day of your procedure, Dr. Chapin and his highly trained team will meet with you to review all details and answer any questions before surgery.  The duration of the mommy makeover surgery typically takes five hours to perform.  However, the time but can vary based on the complexity of each situation and which plastic surgery procedures have been elected to be included in the mommy makeover.  You will receive exceptional and comprehensive care following your procedure to ensure your comfort.

Mommy Makeover Recovery
A mommy makeover will require you to stay the first night following the procedure at a hospital to monitor your progress.  You may notice bandages, compression garments and drainage tubes after your surgery.  The drainage tubes help alleviate fluid accumulation under the skin and will be removed one or five days post surgery.  The treated areas may be red, swollen or bruised. It may also feel tender, uncomfortable or numb for several days while your body heals.  These symptoms are normal and will subside with time.  Ice packs and oral pain medication will help alleviate any discomfort or pain you may experience. 

You can expect to take about two weeks off from work or from your daily routine.  It is critical to get plenty of rest and avoid any strenuous activity during that time.  Dr. Chapin will provide complete preoperative and postoperative care instructions.  He will monitor and advise when patients can gradually resume their daily activities including exercise.  Although some patients notice results immediately after surgery, it typically takes three to six months to see the full aesthetic results after the swelling subsides.

Contact Our Office
Dr. Chapin serves patients from Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery counties.  To learn more about the mommy makeover procedure or to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation, contact our office today.

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