Mommy Makeover

Pregnancy and motherhood come with countless rewards, but unfortunately they can take a toll on a woman's body. After having children and breastfeeding, many mothers feel unhappy about the look of their midsections and breasts. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Josh Olson offers a solution for these concerns with a combination surgery known as a mommy makeover at his practice in Scottsdale and Gilbert, Arizona. Throughout the East Valley, the mommy makeover has become very popular among moms of all ages who want to get back the body they had before children. Dr. Olson can perform a single operation that addresses multiple pregnancy-related issues.

Allow Dr. Olson to restore your body with a mommy makeover. Call our office in Scottsdale at (480) 423-1973 or our office in Gilbert at (480) 466-7355, or request a consultation online.

Reasons for a Mommy Makeover

Pregnancy and nursing cause size and weight fluctuations from which the body can't always fully snap back. Although a woman can lose weight after pregnancy through diet and exercise, no amount of healthy living can correct stretched skin, separated abdominal muscles or loss of breast volume. A mommy makeover can:

  • Remove excess skin from the abdomen
  • Lift the breasts and add shape and volume
  • Repair separated abdominal muscles
  • Shrink and sculpt residual areas of fat
  • Help a woman feel more confident and attractive

Complete the Look

Enhancing a single aspect of your appearance can inspire you to address other areas you wish to improve. Ask Dr. Olson about combining your treatment for a more complete and stunning transformation.

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Your Choices

Most mommy makeovers include procedures to enhance the breasts and midsection, but the beauty of this combination surgery is that it can be customized to each patient's needs, which may extend beyond those areas. During your consultation, Dr. Olson will discuss your goals and what can be achieved safely within a single operation. Below are just some of your options.

Tummy Tuck

One of the most common components of a mommy makeover is a tummy tuck to address stretched abdomen skin after pregnancy. During this procedure, Dr. Olson can remove excess skin and tighten the muscles that lie below it. Stretchmarks and scars from a Cesarean section can sometimes be removed during a tummy tuck.

Liposuction

Dr. Olson can perform liposuction in conjunction with a tummy tuck to remove stubborn midsection fat, but he can also address fat in other areas that might be concerns for mothers, such as the thighs and flanks.

Brazilian Butt Lift

Dr. Olson can harvest your own fat from one area of the body where it is unwanted and transfer it to the buttocks in a Brazilian butt lift. This popular procedure can create a more rounded, appealing shape and help restore an hourglass figure.

Body Sculpting

Dr. Olson is one of a few plastic surgeons in the Scottsdale area who perform a wide array of body sculpting options, including arm lift surgery and lower body lift, which affects the buttocks, hips, and thighs. These options may be part of a combination procedure.

Breast Lift

Another very common component of a mommy makeover, a breast lift elevates and reshapes breasts to create a perkier, more youthful appearance. Weight changes and nursing can sometimes exacerbate sagging, which also comes with age, and a breast lift can help.

Breast Augmentation

Some mothers also lose volume in their breasts after pregnancy, so Dr. Olson can perform breast augmentation. At his practice in Scottsdale and Gilbert, women can choose from a variety of breast implant options in a range of sizes and styles.

Facial Procedures

Sometimes mommy makeover patients are also interested in facial rejuvenation. A surgical procedure such as a facelift or a non-surgical treatment such as BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can be components of a combination procedure.

Cost of a Mommy Makeover

As you can imagine, the price of a mommy makeover varies quite a bit depending on the combination of procedures included in the surgery. During the consultation, Dr. Olson discusses your aesthetic concerns and goals in detail and then creates a customized surgical plan that's best suited for you.

In most cases, the body contouring and breast enhancement procedures in a mommy makeover will cost between $13,000 and $20,000. Because a mommy makeover requires an experienced, highly trained and board-certified plastic surgeon, women in the Scottsdale area travel to Gilbert to have Dr. Olson perform the surgery.

Recovery & Results

Dr. Olson will provide you with detailed instructions to keep you comfortable during your recovery. Your downtime will depend on which procedures you opt for, but the length of recovery is generally slightly longer than if you had gotten a single surgery. Nonetheless, mommy makeover patients still benefit by going through a single recovery period.

This combination approach also is beneficial because patients have to pay surgical facility and anesthesia fees only once. Additionally, mommy makeover patients often appreciate the opportunity to get a full-body restoration all at once. Some women decide to have the surgery as soon as they are finished having children, but it is also appropriate for women with grown children who want to give themselves the body they have long wanted.

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