If changes caused by pregnancy, breastfeeding, and giving birth have left you with a body shape that makes you feel unlike yourself, it’s time for a mommy makeover. In Milwaukee and Madison, WI, Dr. Maida Parkins is known as a skilled mommy makeover surgeon. She is committed to helping her patients reclaim their sense of confidence and enjoy improved self-esteem. Whether you are dissatisfied with breast appearance, a persistent stomach pooch, or the strain of motherhood has made you appear tired, we can help.
Learn more about your treatment options by calling Dr. Maida Parkins today to schedule your mommy makeover consultation!
Is a Mommy Makeover Right for You?
As treatment is not defined as a specific set of procedures, many patients are candidates for rejuvenating cosmetic therapies to improve their body contours and turn back the clock. In general, patients should no longer be breastfeeding and be close to their ideal weight. If you plan on further adding to your family, it’s best to postpone a tummy tuck until your family is complete; additional pregnancies can cause the recurrence of loose skin and changes to musculature that drove you to seek surgery initially.
Whether your pregnancy was as recent as a year ago, or you’ve been contemplating the benefits of a mommy makeover for many years, you can enjoy a youthful figure with Dr. Parkins’ help. At Parkins Plastic Surgery, the best part of our job is watching patients transforming both physically and emotionally.
Dr. Maida Parkins
Dr. Parkins is committed to providing a unique plastic surgery experience, where patients become friends and feel comfortable expressing their concerns. Dr. Parkins is compassionate and caring in her approach to patient service; she offers a female perspective to help make sure patients feel listened to under her care. Together, she and her staff offer a welcoming environment for patients beginning their aesthetic journey.
When you visit our Lake Country plastic surgery office, you are treated to individualized attention and treatment planning. This ensures you love your results and can enjoy all the benefits of truly customized plastic surgery. Dr. Parkins and her team take great pride in transforming patients’ confidence and wellbeing through aesthetic medicine.
Mommy Makeover Treatment Options
There are many ways to achieve your desired appearance with a mommy makeover. With Dr. Parkins’ help, you will receive a plan that is customized to your specific concerns, whether you’re looking for comprehensive breast, body, and facial procedures, or you’re interested in a conservative approach. Any of the following can be included as a part of your treatment plan.
Soft tissue stretches to accommodate the size of a growing baby. For some patients, the skin is highly elastic and returns to a normal tone and texture. In many other cases, however, tissue in the area remains lax, causing patients to feel less confident in their physique. A tummy tuck removes loose skin, along with some fat, to create a flat stomach. As pregnancy can also separate muscles in the abdominal wall, treatment includes stitching them back together to support your core, which is called rectus diastasis repair.
Breasts go through many physical changes with pregnancy and breastfeeding. Breast size can increase greatly and minimize significantly, creating a lack of volume that patients previously enjoyed. Breast augmentation is intended to restore upper and lower breast fullness, improve projection, and help breasts look rejuvenated. At Parkins Plastic Surgery, patients have many options to achieve their goals, including saline, silicone, and form-stable gel implants. Your choice depends on the amount of volume you’d like to achieve and overall aesthetic preferences.
Many mommy makeover patients can benefit from a breast lift, in which excess skin is removed and the breasts are shaped and raised back to their original position on the chest wall. Weight fluctuations during pregnancy can stretch the skin, ultimately leaving breasts looking flat and droopy. This treatment can be provided alone if a patient is happy with overall volume, but can also include the placement of implants to add volume or add fullness on the top half of the breast.
With a plan for healthy eating and activity, patients can achieve their pre-baby weight, but many notice certain bumps that weren’t there before. Exercise resistant fat is common around the trunk, such as the abdomen, hips, and bra rolls. Liposuction effectively spot treats these fatty areas for smooth body contours. Dr. Parkins also includes comprehensive liposuction during a tummy tuck for patients with large fat deposits in the area.
Additional popular procedures added to mommy makeovers include labiaplasty and non-surgical facial rejuvenation with fillers and BOTOX®. In this way, patients enjoy a transformation that allows them to look and feel energetic, confident, and to reclaim their sense of self.
Body Contouring after Baby: Treatment Planning
Picking the procedures that are right for you from the list above, or from Dr. Parkins’ extended list of available treatments, requires careful consideration from both doctor and patient. To get started, Dr. Parkins welcomes patients for in-depth consultations and a quick physical examination to determine the extent of loose skin, excess fat, and cosmetic issues to be corrected with treatment. After meeting with you in person and discussing your goals, Dr. Parkins can provide recommendations on procedures to lift, smooth, and augment, effectively re-creating your pre-baby body.
Patient education and friendly care are of the highest importance to our specialist and team. While patients enter our office as relative strangers, they leave as friends, with all the information they need to make the best choices regarding their treatment plan. Trust Dr. Parkins and her compassionate team to provide the level of service and expertise you’re looking for.
Schedule your Milwaukee mommy makeover consultation today by calling Parkins Plastic Surgery!
Frequently Asked Questions about Mommy Makeovers
How Much Does Treatment Cost?
This varies greatly, as treatment plans are customized for each patient; there is no single set price for surgery. Components of care that can affect price include the number of surgeries, whether implants are added to your treatment plan, and if treatment needs to be completed in phases, as opposed to in one surgery. For a full determination of price and what you can expect, it’s best to review these details during a consultation at Dr. Parkins’ office.
Is the Recovery Extensive?
Pairing multiple procedures together in one surgery often makes recovery less time-consuming than having each procedure completed one-by-one. Many patients who choose a mommy makeover opt for a tummy tuck and breast lift (with or without augmentation). This generally requires about two weeks of downtime before you ease back into routine activities that aren’t physically demanding and is the recommended amount of time patients should take off work. After two months, patients enjoy full-function as results continue to mature.
Will Treatment Get Rid of Stretch Marks?
If stretch marks are present on loose and drooping skin that is removed through surgery, the stretch marks will be gone. However, any remaining stretch marks will be unchanged.