Address the Effects of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Nursing at the Milwaukee and Madison Area’s Parkins Plastic Surgery
If changes caused by pregnancy, giving birth, and breastfeeding 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 committed to helping her patients reclaim their sense of confidence and enjoy improved self-esteem.
Whether you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts, wishing you could finally get rid of a persistent stomach pooch, or frustrated that the strain of motherhood has made you appear tired, Dr. Parkins and her team can help.
What Makes a Good Mommy Makeover Candidate?
Since “Mommy Makeover” refers to a customizable suite of aesthetic rejuvenation options—as opposed to a specific surgery—many patients may be candidates for the approach. In general, Mommy Makeover candidates should be close to their ideal postbaby weight and no longer breastfeeding any children. If you plan on further expanding your family with future pregnancies, it’s best to postpone a Mommy Makeover until you are done. Growing babies can cause tightened skin to loosen again, as well as create changes in the musculature that drove you to seek surgery in the first place. Understanding your BMI before your consultation will help determine your eligibility for surgery.
Women whose pregnancy was as recent as a year ago or who’ve been contemplating the benefits of a Mommy Makeover for years can both enjoy a more youthful figure with Dr. Parkins’ help. At Parkins Plastic Surgery, the best part of our job is watching patients transforming both physically and emotionally.
Personalized Mommy Makeover Consultations for Milwaukee and Madison
Picking the procedures that are right for your Mommy Makeover requires careful consideration from both Dr. Parkins and you. 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 surgery and other treatments. After meeting with you in person and discussing your goals, Dr. Parkins can provide recommendations on procedures to lift, smooth, and augment, effectively recreating the contours of your pre-baby body.
Patient education and friendly care are of the highest importance to our team. While patients enter our office as relative strangers, they leave as friends—along 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 experience you’re looking for.
Meet Maida Parkins, M.D.
"A friendly touch with results you can see"
As founder of Parkins Plastic Surgery, Milwaukee-area board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Maida Parkins emphasizes patient-centered care to safely achieve beautiful, natural-looking results.
What Can a Mommy Makeover Include?
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 more focused and conservative approach. Any of the following can be included as a part of your plan:
Tuck for Excess Skin and Rectus Diastasis
Soft tissues on the abdomen stretch to accommodate the size of a growing baby. Some patients have highly elastic skin that returns to a normal tone and texture after the big day. For many others, however, the tissue in the belly area remains lax, causing them to feel less confident in their physique. A tummy tuck removes loose skin, along with some fat, to create a flatter stomach. As pregnancy can also separate muscles in the abdominal wall, treatment includes stitching these muscles back together to support your core. This element of a Mommy Makeover is called rectus diastasis repair.
Augmentation to Restore Lost Volume
Breasts go through many physical changes throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding. Breast size can increase and then decrease dramatically, creating a lack of the volume that patients previously enjoyed. Breast augmentation is intended to restore upper and lower breast fullness, improve projection, and help breasts look rejuvenated and symmetrical. At Parkins Plastic Surgery, patients have many options to achieve their augmentation goals, including saline and silicone, both in multiple profiles. Your choice depends on the amount of volume you’d like to achieve and your overall aesthetic preferences.
Lift to Correct Sagging and Drooping Nipple Position
Weight fluctuations during pregnancy can stretch the skin, leaving breasts looking flat and droopy. Many Mommy Makeover patients can benefit from a breast lift, which removes excess skin and shapes and raises the breasts back to their original position on the chest wall. This procedure can be performed on its own if a patient is happy with her overall volume, but it can also include the placement of implants to add overall volume or fullness on the top half of the breast.
Removal of Stubborn Post-Pregnancy Fat
With a plan for healthy eating and activity, patients can achieve their pre-baby weight, but they may still notice certain bumps that weren’t there before. Exercise-resistant fat is common around the trunk—such as the abdomen, hips, sides, and back, where bra rolls develop. Liposuction effectively spot treats these fatty areas for smooth body contours.
What Sets Dr. Parkins Apart for Mommy Makeover Surgery?
Women who come to Dr. Parkins know that they will be getting her female perspective on every aspect of their Mommy Makeover package. Her extensive experience with breast surgery and body contouring allow her to provide natural-looking, customized results for each patient. This personalized care starts at a thorough consultation and extends through every aspect of the process. Dr. Parkins believes in building trust and working with each patient as part of a team to promote comfort and familiarity. This is good for the mind as well as the body, since lower stress levels before and during the surgery lead to better outcomes.
Recovery and Results After Mommy Makeover Surgery
Combining multiple procedures into one surgical visit often makes recovery less time consuming than having each procedure completed one by one. Surgery on the abdomen and breasts generally requires about two weeks of downtime before easing back into routine activities that aren’t physically demanding. This is the recommended amount of time patients should take off work. After two months, patients will enjoy a full return to typical function as their results continue to mature.
Frequently Asked Questions About Mommy Makeovers
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
Prices vary greatly, because Mommy Makeover plans are customized for each patient. There is no single set price for the surgery. Components of care that can impact cost include the number of surgeries included in a Mommy Makeover, whether implants are being used for augmentation, and whether the procedures need to be completed in phases or will be grouped into one session. For a full determination of Mommy Makeover cost and what you can expect, it’s best to review these details during a consultation at Dr. Parkins’ office.
Does a Mommy Makeover Address Stretch Marks?
If stretch marks are present on loose and drooping skin that is removed through surgery, the stretch marks will be removed along with the excess tissue. However, any remaining stretch marks will be unchanged.
More Procedures and Treatments to Complement a Mommy Makeover
Additional popular procedures added to Mommy Makeovers include labiaplasty and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers and BOTOX®. In this way, patients enjoy a transformation that allows them to look and feel energetic and confident, as well as to reclaim their sense of self.