A mommy makeover in Tucson is done as a set of surgical procedures customized to restore the appearance and shape of your body after childbirth. It may consist of a single procedure, such as a tummy tuck, or address more than one area, such as the breasts, waist, buttocks and labia.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can dramatically – and permanently – change your body. If you want to restore your pre-baby figure, a Dr. Larson's custom mommy makeover may be the ideal solution you.
Following childbirth, many women barely recognize their own bodies. Belly flab, drooping breasts, heavy thighs and stretched skin are common – and in most cases cannot be fixed by simply eating well and exercising. For many women, the only way to truly rediscover their pre-baby figures is with a mommy makeover in Tucson.
A mommy makeover is not a single plastic surgery. Rather, it is a custom blend of procedures that are designed to address your unique problem areas.
Depending on your needs, your Tucson mommy makeover can:
The best mommy makeover candidates are women who:
A mommy makeover is a custom procedure, so the cost can vary widely. For a tummy tuck, the cost is in the range of $8,000, but may be higher or lower, based upon the extent of the corrections needed. A breast lift may cost in the range of $5,000 to $13,000, based upon the procedure and whether you undergo augmentation with a lift.
Liposuction varies in cost, based upon the number of areas treated and the quantity of excess fat to be removed. To find out exactly what is needed in your case, we invite you to visit us for a private consultation to discuss restoring your pre-baby body. A combination of procedures reduces costs, as several corrections can be performed in one surgical appointment – an advantage for you.
Your Tucson mommy makeover procedure can be completely customized to meet your needs and achieve your ideal body. Dr. Larson will walk you through customizing your procedure on your terms during your initial consultation at our Tucson office. In the meantime, here’s an overview of some of our most popular options:
Liposuction is a very popular mommy makeover procedure among our Tucson clients. It allows Dr. Larson to remove stubborn pockets of fat from virtually any area of the body – including the arms, belly, hips, thighs and more.
Skin laxity is also often a problem after childbirth. Once the excess fatty tissue is removed, Dr. Larson can use skin-tightening techniques to restore a more youthful appearance.
Recovery after liposuction is usually fairly short and depends on the technique used and the amount of tissue removed . If you work in an office, you can generally return to work within three to five days, but you should avoid strenuous exercise for two to three weeks. Wearing compression garments can help ease the swelling and bruising, but it can take as long as six to 12 months for the swelling to completely go away.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding often result in drooping, shapeless breasts. When this occurs, a breast lift can elevate the breast tissue and restore your youthful, pre-baby chest. Enlarged nipples and areolas can be resized during this procedure as well.
There are several techniques that can be used for a breast lift and, during your consultation, Dr. Larson will help you determine which would be the optimal technique for achieving the look you want.
Recovery after a breast lift is generally short, because only tissue, rather than muscle, is involved. While there will be some swelling, bruising and discomfort, there is typically no pain. You can typically shower the day after the surgery, but if steri-strips were used on the incisions, Dr. Larson may recommend that you keep them dry for a longer period of time and that you not use a pool or bathtub for two weeks. He will also recommend how long you need to wear a bra ‘round the clock. Stitches are usually absorbable and will dissolve on their own.
Pregnancy takes a heavy toll on the stomach. After stretching to accommodate a growing baby, many women find the area is permanently altered with loose skin, lax muscles and excess flab. When this occurs, a tummy tuck can not only sculpt a flat stomach – but it can also improve the appearance of stretch marks.
You will probably be given an elastic bandage or compression garment to wear. Recovery time for a tummy tuck averages ten days to three weeks, but you should avoid strenuous activity, such as heavy lifting, for at least six weeks. Full results of your tummy tuck cannot be seen until all the selling goes down, which can take several months.
If you’ve lost breast volume due to pregnancy and nursing, getting breast implants can help restore your shapely chest. There are different types of implants and different types of surgical techniques, each having its particular benefits. Dr. Larson will walk you through your options and help you select an implant size and shape that fits your body, feels natural – and looks incredible.
It’s no secret that childbirth changes a woman’s vaginal area, often resulting in stretched or elongated labia. When this occurs, Dr. Larson may recommend including a labiaplasty with your mommy makeover. It will reduce the size of the inner and outer labial tissue – restoring a naturally tight and youthful intimate appearance.
It is recommended that you keep your legs elevated as much as possible for the first week after surgery and to wear loose clothing. Full recovery is typically six weeks.
Your mommy makeover with Dr. Larson will be done under general anesthesia, which means you will be unconscious and completely comfortable throughout the experience. The duration of the surgery will depend on how many procedures you’re having done.
Once your pre-baby body has been restored, you will be moved to the recovery room where we will monitor you closely. You should be free to return home the very same day to begin the recovery process.
Highly regarded by both peers and patients alike, Dr. Larson is committed to keeping up with the latest trends and techniques so that the can offer the least invasive, most effective treatments available to his patients. His goal is always to help you achieve the best possible results as safely and comfortably as possible.
A mommy makeover in Tucson is frequently not just one procedure, but multiple procedures to address different areas of the body. Dr. Larson, having successfully performed all the procedures many, many times, has the experience you can rely on to help you achieve an optimal outcome and best restore your body to its pre-childbirth condition.