Now, more than ever, women are asking about Mommy Makeovers as a means to take back their pre-baby bodies. The Mommy Makeover is actually not a single procedure, but a customized package that combines the effects of breast augmentation and/or breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction. Dr. Franckle of William Franckle, MD, FACS in Voorhees can match you with the correct sequence of procedures to accurately address your unique aesthetic goals.
Body after Baby
Due to the transformative nature of childbirth, many mothers are left unsatisfied with their new post-baby body. The body carries fat differently during pregnancy, often resulting in fuller curves around the abdomen, breast, and thigh region. These fat deposits might prove unresponsive to diet and exercise. Or, after significant weight loss following pregnancy or pregnancies, your skin might not be as elastic as it once was. Breasts are often left slightly deflated after pregnancy and breastfeeding. What’s more, many mothers experience a slight paunch in their midsection. After nine months of intense stretching, the abdominal wall doesn’t immediately return to its original tightness.
Childbirth is a truly miraculous event, and you shouldn’t have to settle for a physique you find unsatisfying. With the Mommy Makeover, South Jersey and surrounding area moms can fight the physical effects of motherhood and shift their focus to the more magical elements of parenthood.
Mommy Makeover Patient Candidacy
The ideal candidate for the Mommy Makeover does not plan on becoming pregnant again. If a patient does become pregnant after the procedure, the effects may be reversed. Before undergoing a tummy tuck or liposuction, the patient will need to be as close as possible to their ideal weight. It’s also crucial that the patient is able to maintain their near-ideal weight as any substantial weight gain after surgery can alter the end results.
As with any invasive procedure, it is absolutely paramount that the patient be otherwise healthy before undergoing surgery. Dr. Franckle also advises that patients stop smoking prior to surgery to promote proper healing and recovery. It is also necessary to allow your body ample time to heal after childbirth before undergoing major surgery.
During pregnancy, many women experience breast engorgement. However, after childbirth and breastfeeding, the breasts can lose a substantial amount of volume, resulting in a saggy or deflated chest. When the breasts have become ptotic, Dr. Franckle will advise a breast lift procedure rather than breast augmentation in order to entirely reposition the breast.
Learn more about breast augmentation here.
For the breast lift procedure, there are three distinct incision patterns. Dr. Franckle will determine which incision is right for you based on the level of ptosis, the shape, and the size of your breast. The first incision borders the areola. The second pattern has an additional vertical incision, from the periareolar incision, down to the breast crease. The third incision builds on the second pattern, covering a wider area horizontally on the breast crease.
After the incision is made, whichever suits your specific needs, the underlying tissue is reshaped and lifted, which can result in firmer, perkier breasts. The nipple and areola are then repositioned at a more natural height. The areola may be resized if necessary to create a proportionate, cohesive look and the incisions are closed.
Learn more about breast lifts procedures here.
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, whether mini or full, is performed to remove excess fatty tissue and skin. What’s more, a tummy tuck can repair the abdominal wall and tighten your stomach. During the procedure, an incision is made slightly above the pubic area. The shape and overall length of the incision is largely determined by the amount of excess skin, tissue, and fat. A second incision may be necessary in order to remove excess skin around or above the navel. Once the skin is lifted, Dr. Franckle can go in and repair the weakened abdominal wall. A hole is made in the skin in order to reposition the navel and the incisions are then closed.
Learn more about abdominoplasty here.
Liposuction or lipoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure, which can reduce excess fatty tissue from specific areas on the body. Some common areas Dr. Franckle addresses in the Mommy Makeover include:
- Upper or inner thighs
- Lower Back
- Backs of arms
- Neck or jaw line
First, multiple tiny incisions are made in the skin and a sterile cannula is inserted. The cannula is moved in a controlled back and forth motion in order to dislodge the fat deposits, which are then removed by a surgical vacuum attached to the end of the cannula.
During pregnancy, the body begins to store fat in different areas, retaining energy stocks for both baby and mother. These fat deposits can prove unresponsive to regular diet and exercise. Lipoplasty can target these areas, helping you regain your pre-baby body.
Learn more about liposuction here.
Each pregnancy is 100% unique, as is each mother’s body. As such, each procedure plan designed by Dr. Franckle is entirely different from one patient to the next. Some patients elect to undergo additional procedures in order to target their specific problem areas and achieve their personal aesthetic goals. Supplementary procedures include:
- Non-surgical dermal fillers
- Thigh lift
- Body lift
- Butt enhancement
- Skin rejuvenation
- Vein treatment
- and more!
Schedule Your Consultation
It’s time to take back your body! Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Franckle in order to discuss your candidacy for Mommy Makeover. South Jersey patients will be able to discuss options for procedural combinations, recovery, and more. During this time, you can ask any questions you may have about the procedure package or address any of your concerns. Dr. Franckle will have you outline your particular problem areas and discuss your specific aesthetic goals.
“I WISH I DID THIS 10 YEARS AGO! Dr. Franckle and the staff did more than enough. I recommend this office to everyone!”
Mommy Makeover Patient – January 2016
A patient’s overall recovery time will depend on their specific sequence of procedures. Dr. Franckle will discuss your procedure plan during your initial consultation and will be able to provide a general timeline for your recovery. The combination of procedures can affect your overall recovery time, but most women are able to return to work within a week.
It’s important that patients are otherwise healthy pre-surgery in order to promote optimal healing and to shorten the recovery time. Dr. Franckle advises that patients quit smoking well before the surgery so as to prevent complications. Smoking significantly hinders the body’s ability to heal.
It is also crucial that patients follow any and all instructions provided by Dr. Franckle post-surgery. He may advise that patients wear specialized compression garments in order to reduce swelling. Specialized drains may also be used to prevent the buildup of fluid at the procedure site, which require special care. Dr. Franckle will provide specific instructions for bathing, dressing, and caring for the incision sites. During your consultation, Dr. Franckle will provide an approximate time frame for returning to work, engaging in moderate physical activity, and when you can resume normal or intense activity.
A mommy makeover procedure varies from patient to patient, depending on what areas of the body are being treated and if a breast lift and/or augmentation is recommended. During a consultation with Dr. Franckle we will determine what your mommy makeover will look like and give you an accurate cost. Generally speaking, a mommy makeover costs $12,000-$16,000.
We offer a number of patient financing options through reputable financial companies to help you plan for your breast lift. Before you apply, we recommend that you first discuss your needs with our patient coordinator, Bianca. She can help you with the application process and discuss any special offers that come up from time to time. You can visit our financing page to get more information on our programs. We also accept personal checks, cashier’s checks, cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. We want to make the process as simple for you as possible, so please reach out to us in advance if you have any questions.
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