Body Restoration After Childbirth for the Philadelphia Area
Often, after pregnancy, women begin to notice some changes to their body: Their skin might have lost some of its elastic quality, or they may begin to experience sagging in a variety of areas, including the breasts and belly. Even women who exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet can experience long-lasting changes to their body, which is why Dr. Scott D. Chapin offers Mommy Makeovers in the Philadelphia area.
A Mommy Makeover can:
- Eliminate stubborn fat and skin in the abdomen region, hips, thighs, and breasts
- 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 to the Mommy Makeover
A Mommy Makeover is a combination of surgical 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. Other surgical procedures—such as liposuction or thigh lift surgery—may also be recommended as part of a Mommy Makeover procedure for a tailored approach to rejuvenating body contours. Dr. Chapin will develop a customized plan to meet your individual aesthetics goals.
Meet Dr. Scott Chapin
Dr. Scott D. Chapin blends medical science, artistry, and humanity in every procedure he performs. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he specializes in aesthetic surgery, with a particular focus on breast surgery. His national reputation and commitment to excellence make him a top choice for Doylestown and beyond.
The tummy tuck is designed to remove excess fat and skin in the abdominal region, as well as tighten the abdominal muscles. This is because pregnancy can result in stubborn fat or loose, excess skin that can cause you to feel frustrated about the look of your midsection. The abdominal muscles are often permanently weakened and/or separated after pregnancy, so an abdominoplasty 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 following pregnancy and/or nursing. To best address the problem of sagging breasts that have lost volume, Dr. Chapin offers his Mommy Makeover patients the option of a lift in conjunction with augmentation. This procedure is also known asaugmentation mastopexy. The breast tissue is lifted and tightened as in a traditional breast lift, and an implant is inserted in order to restore volume and fullness to the breasts. This combination procedure can often yield more youthful and natural-looking results than a lift surgery alone.
Liposuction is the surgical removal of fat, suctioned out where necessary through a thin cannula inserted through a small incision. Liposuction can be performed on the belly, back, arms, thighs, buttocks, and virtually anywhere on the body where a significant amount of fat creates unwanted bulges.
The Day of Your Mommy Makeover Procedure
Dr. Chapin performs Mommy Makeover surgeries at Bucks County or Montgomery County AAA-certified facilities. His team will join him on the day of your procedure in order to go over the surgery steps and other necessary information, as well as provide any final answers before the procedure begins.
Patients are under a general anesthetic throughout the duration of the Mommy Makeover, which typically takes about three to four hours to perform. Note that the time can vary based on the complexity of the unique situation and which plastic surgery procedures have been selected for inclusion.
Dr. Chapin ensures post-procedural care and support to keep you comfortable as you begin your recovery process.
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 tubes help keep fluid from accumulating under the skin and will be removed one or five days after surgery.
The treated areas may be red, swollen or bruised and may also feel tender, uncomfortable, or numb for several days while your body heals. These symptoms are normal and will subside with time. Oral pain medication can help alleviate any discomfort or pain you may experience.
Mommy Makeover patients should expect to take about two weeks off from work or from their daily routines. Ample rest is critical, as is avoiding any strenuous activity during the recovery time. Preoperative and postoperative care instructions will be provided, and Dr. Chapin will monitor patients and advise them as to when they can return to their daily routines and more strenuous physical activity.
Dr. Scott Chapin serves patients from Philadelphia, Bucks, and Montgomery counties. To learn more about a Mommy Makeover in the Philadelphia area or to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation, contact Chapin Aesthetics today by calling 267.880.0810 or sending a message online.