Being a mom is the most amazing job in the world. It includes highs, lows, and everything in between that teaches and tests you on so many levels. You under-go emotional roller coaster rides. You watch how your body changes shape, size, while growing a human and eventually feeding, caring for, & nurturing them.
While not one pregnancy is exactly the same and not one postpartum body is exactly the same, we are often left feeling like we don’t recognize our old self and feel uncomfortable in our post-baby body. This is where you can bring your concerns to be addressed by Dr. Kjar and consider treating yourself to a Mommy Makeover.
What does the Mommy Makeover surgery(s) include?
The phrase “Mommy Makeover” has been coined and used to describe procedures that help to improve certain areas of the body that don’t bounce back after having children. Sometimes this includes multiple procedures, other times it only includes one procedure. The list of surgeries under the umbrella of “Mommy Makeover” include:
What makes a good candidate?
A good candidate is someone that is wanting to improve some of those areas that may not respond with diet and exercise after having a baby or significant weight loss. Dr. Kjar likes to see you when you are close to or at your desired weight. He also wants you to be in good health (no smoking, any medical issues are under control and supervision of a doctor, etc.) – when your body isn’t performing well that will inhibit the healing mechanisms needed after surgery.
Dr. Kjar is a firm believer that your safety is as important as your results. When you come in to consult about your areas of concern he will cover your health history, expectations, and recovery. Then he will tailor the procedure(s) to exactly what your individual needs and wants are. The more areas you desire to improve, however, the amount of risk with having those multiple procedures increases. In those cases, the surgeries will need to be separated at least 4-6 weeks in between.
This is one of our more popular procedures. A breast augmentation uses either a saline or silicone implant to replace any volume that has been lost after pregnancy or significant weight loss. For more info and to look at Before & After photos click here.
When you’ve had more significant stretching of the skin, this procedure does a beautiful job to get your breasts back. This can be paired with an augmentation if you want or need more volume along with the lifting. For more info and to look at Before & After photos click here.
That baby has to grow somewhere and your abdomen is usually the first place you will notice the most change with that stretched skin and muscle. Many women try to get that six pack back, but can’t seem to exercise the muscles in to their original position. This stretching or gap in the middle of the abdominal muscles is generally referred to as Diastasis Recti. There are many exercises that claim to be effective in getting that gap to lessen. While some of them help, in most cases a more permanent improvement needs to take place. This is where Dr. Kjar comes in to bring those muscles together while removing excess, stretched skin during the Tummy Tuck procedure. For more info and to look at Before & After photos click here.
Weight gain is inevitable for some moms and we all know how hard that is to get those pounds to move. Dr. Kjar likes to pair Liposuction with certain procedures to sculpt those areas of concern. In the case of pairing it with a Tummy Tuck, it helps to improve the lower back/love-handle areas to give you a more hourglass shape. For more info and to look at Before & After photos click here.
We would love to answer any of your questions and can help you get to your desired results! Please don’t hesitate to contact our office to book a consultation with Dr. Kjar and find out what your options are.