At our boutique practice in Richmond, mommy makeover is a surgical procedure that many women seek out after childbirth. Let’s face it, while childbirth can lead to some of the greatest joys in life, pregnancy is not always as kind to a woman’s body. You may see a lot of changes to your body after you have had children, especially affecting the breasts and tummy. Dr. Darrin Hubert strives to deliver the best mommy makeover Richmond, VA localities can look forward to. He places patient saftey as one of his top priorities and is there for his patients every step of the way—before, during, and after the procedure—to ensure everything goes as planned.
Most women will see an increase in their breast size during pregnancy and breastfeeding, only to lose that increased volume (or more) afterward. The breast skin can become loose, the size can get smaller, and the tissues can become very saggy, dropping the nipple position well below where it used to be. The tummy skin often gets saggy and stretched out, and stretch marks can appear, sometimes even extending above the belly button. Your “six-pack” muscles can get very spread out from the pregnancy, a condition called “diastasis recti,” which leads to further change in your overall tummy shape. The bad news: while working out and eating a proper diet might help get you back into shape and lose weight, they usually can’t fix the underlying problems of loose, sagging skin, loss of breast volume, and spread out abdominal muscles. Now here’s the good news: plastic surgery can help you get back closer to your pre-pregnancy size and body shape. We can often combine surgery to restore your breasts and your tummy at the same time. This means only one anesthesia and one recovery period. It often means you can save a little money on the surgical costs as well, since they are done at the same time. Also, mommy makeovers can usually be done as an outpatient, meaning you go home the same day.
At our boutique Richmond plastic surgery practice we see lots of mommy makeover procedures. Below, we’ve included the most popular candidates we see on a day-to-day basis:
Candidates typically have loose or sagging skin due to weight loss (oftentimes from pregnancy)
Patients are looking to regain their body’s youthful appearance
Patients should be in good overall health and not smoke cigarettes
We request that candidates be psychologically stable and have realistic expectations on what the surgery can and cannot do
Patients should be motivated to stay in shape following surgery
Motherhood is an amazing gift, but it’s no secret it can be harsh on a woman’s body. Below, we’ve included some advantages that we’ve seen firsthand in our Richmond mommy makeover patients:
The surgery will be able to reduce sagging or loose skin
The surgery can tighten the abdomen
There will be improvements in the volume and shape of the breasts
Our patients find that the operation gives them more self-confidence
Patients feel more comfortable in the clothes they desire to wear
The first step will be to get in touch with us by either giving us a call or filling out a contact form. Our compassionate staff looks forward to scheduling a consultation for you to meet one-on-one with Dr. Hubert. During your consultation, you’ll be able to ask questions and be upfront about your goals. Dr. Hubert will provide his expert recommendations and explain what’s possible with the operation and what’s not. If you’re happy with Dr. Hubert’s recommendations, surgery will be booked, and we’ll provide pre and postoperative instructions. It’s vital that you follow these instructions as closely as possible, as they are designed to provide optimal results for your Richmond Mommy makeover procedure.
Breast Surgery — A lot of mommies who develop droopy breasts benefit from breast lift surgery. This can help remove extra, stretched-out skin, and return the nipple position to a more youthful result. If you have also lost a significant amount of volume, or if you just want to be a little bit larger, breast lift surgery can often be combined with breast augmentation surgery, usually by adding an implant. Breast implants today are very safe and come in a variety of styles and sizes. Dr. Hubert will go over the options and work to decide which works best for you. Click here to read more about breast lift surgery. Some women, on the other hand, have breasts that do not go back down after breastfeeding. Rather they stay much larger than they were before pregnancy. If this is your experience, then breast reduction surgery might be right for you. Not only does breast reduction surgery make them smaller, but it also helps lift the nipples back up to a better position if they are sagging. And if your large breasts have been giving you symptoms such as back and neck pain, there is even a chance your insurance might cover the cost of a breast reduction.
Tummy Surgery — Pregnancy affects the tummy by stretching out the skin and muscles of the abdominal wall. After you deliver your baby, these don’t always shrink back to what they were before pregnancy. It can produce saggy extra skin, stretch marks, and spread-out muscles. And if you have had multiple pregnancies, such as twins or triplets, it usually makes it even worse! But a tummy tuck can address all of these changes and help restore the shape to the torso that you are looking for. Click here to read more about tummy tuck surgery. While tummy tuck and breast augmentation are the most common, every patient is different. We customize the procedures for each patient’s individual needs. Below, we’ve included the more common procedures associated with a mommy makeover.
The recovery for the procedure will vary depending on which procedures are performed. After you and Dr. Hubert decide on the most optimal surgical plan for your aesthetic goals, he’ll be able to provide more information on the recovery time and process.
The cost of the procedure can vary, based on a number of factors. As an experienced Richmond mommy makeover surgeon, Dr. Hubert will meet with you in his office to discuss all options and pricing. Financing options are also available, which Dr. Hubert will be able to go over with you during your appointment.
Dr. Hubert is widely considered by his patients to offer the best Mommy Makeover in Richmond. Schedule your consultation today to meet with Dr. Hubert to learn more about the procedure. Dr.Hubert will go over all questions and his expert recommendations during your appointment.
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Your Mommy Makeover questions answered
When Should You Have A Mommy Makeover Surgery?
The timing of a mommy makeover is very important. You want to wait until you are done having children. Neither a tummy tuck nor breast surgery should affect your ability to carry another pregnancy in the future, although breast surgery might make you unable to breastfeed in the future. However, another pregnancy after you have had tummy or breast surgery will probably undo some or all of the cosmetic improvements you get from the surgery, and you will likely have a worse-looking result in the long run. So in general, mommy makeover surgery is best performed after you and your spouse or significant other are done having children, and you are no longer breastfeeding.
Why choose Dr. Hubert?
Dr. Hubert is a board-certified plastic surgeon and proud member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has a wide range of experience, performing thousands of breast and body surgeries over his career. Dr. Hubert has been awarded a Richmond Top Doc multiple times by his peers. By choosing Dr. Hubert you’re choosing an expert plastic surgeon who prides himself on results, safety, and communication with his patients.
When can I enjoy my results?
Depending on the surgery, you should be able to enjoy the results instantly. While there may be bruising and swelling, these will subside after a few weeks.
Are the results permanent?
Many of the results are permanent. For example, a tummy tuck or liposuction will be permanent. However, for breast augmentation, while we call the implants “permanent,” and they indeed could be, there is a good chance that you might need revision surgery on your breasts someday. Since most mommy makeover surgeries are performed on healthy and relatively young women, the fact is you will probably end up outliving your breast implants.
Will there be scars?
As with all surgeries, there will be scars. Dr. Hubert prides himself on his ability to hide the scars as well as possible, making them very inconspicuous. The scars typically fade over time.
Out of town
Dr. Darrin M. Hubert extends a warm welcome to patients from other cities, states, and countries. We understand that finding your perfect match in a surgeon may require you to travel far away from your home and we are thrilled to help you plan your exciting journey to beauty and confidence.