Mommy Makeover in Nashville, TN
A mommy makeover is a combination of surgical procedures to restore the shape and appearance of a woman’s body after pregnancy, weight loss, or aging have caused unwanted changes.
The choice of procedures in your mommy makeover is yours to make, in consultation with your plastic surgeon, to address your particular cosmetic concerns. Depending on your needs, a mommy makeover can flatten and firm your abdomen, remove stubborn pockets of fat, reshape your breasts, and smooth and tighten loose skin.
To learn how a mommy makeover can be customized for you, contact Nashville Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Cash Dr. Cash is board certified from the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has the training and expertise to perform complex reconstructive surgery and customized cosmetic procedures with remarkably natural-looking results.
Why Choose Dr. Cash for A Mommy Makeover?
Your choice of mommy makeover surgeon is the most important decision you’ll make in the process. Experience with the procedures to be performed is crucial. Always choose a surgeon who is board-certified through the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), which is the only valid board certification for a plastic surgeon. Dr. Cash has earned certification from the ABPS and the American Board of Surgery (for his other medical work).
Choose a surgeon who listens and whose results demonstrate a flexible and customized approach. A skilled surgeon will tailor the details of each cosmetic procedure to your unique needs and desires. As one of the best mommy makeover surgeons in Nashville, Dr. Cash will spend time with you to understand the results you hope to achieve. He’ll explain what you should realistically expect, plus the risks and costs. Always treating everyone with respect and attention, Dr. Cash equips his patients with the knowledge they need to make decisions confidently.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
There is no fixed set of procedures in a mommy makeover. Yours might include one, two, or all three of these. Your mommy makeover might also include other procedures, such as:
Your mommy makeover might include facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers, Botox, or a chemical peel. It might include fat transfer, injecting some of the fat removed with liposuction into a place where you need more volume. A mommy makeover is a set of surgical procedures combined to give your body younger and more toned and attractive contours. The selection of procedures will be made in consultation with Dr. Cash. The plastic surgery procedures most often included in a mommy makeover are:
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to flatten, smooth, and firm your abdomen. A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat to rejuvenate a saggy or flabby midsection. If needed, separated abdominal muscles will be reconnected to pull in a bulging belly.
Breast surgery to lift and reshape your breasts to correct sagging and drooping (breast lift). Breast surgery can also change the size of your breasts, either reducing them (breast reduction) or enhancing them (breast augmentation with breast implants or transferred fat) to bring them into balance with your other features.
Why Might I Consider the Best Mommy Makeover in Nashville?
You may consider mommy makeover surgery if you are unhappy with the appearance of your body after pregnancy, weight loss, or the changes of aging. Mommy makeovers can:
A mommy makeover can also include surgery or non-surgical treatments to reverse signs of facial aging.
The changes made in a mommy makeover can make you look younger, fitter, and more attractive. That transformation can make you feel better about your body, your appearance, and yourself.
View our mommy makeover before-and-after photo gallery to see the improvements Dr. Cash has helped his patients realize.
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Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover Procedure?
Note that body contouring procedures, including tummy tuck and liposuction, are not substitutes for weight loss with healthy eating and exercise habits. For optimal and long-lasting results, wait to have a mommy makeover until you are at a healthy weight and your weight has remained stable for several months. Because another pregnancy can change your body again, it’s usually best to wait until you have finished having children before having a mommy makeover.
Dr. Cash can tell you if you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover in your consultation. You may be a good candidate for the procedure if you:
Planning Your Mommy Makeover
Your mommy makeover at Nashville Plastic Surgery starts with a consultation with Dr. Cash. He will examine you, ask questions to learn your medical history and understand your goals, listen to your concerns, and answer your questions.
When he has a full understanding of your wishes, he will recommend a combination of procedures or treatments and a surgical approach that will give you the results you want with the least risk. He will describe what the procedures entail, their risks and cost, and what you can expect in recovery as you heal from the surgery.
Dr. Cash’s goal in every cosmetic surgery is to produce the most natural-looking results with the least discomfort and lowest level of risk for the patient.
What to Expect During Mommy Makeover Recovery
You’ll need some time for rest and recovery at home after your surgery. How much time and the extent to which you’ll need to limit your activities will depend on what procedures you have. If a tummy tuck is included in your mommy makeover, you should plan to take about two weeks off from work or longer if your job requires lifting or strenuous activity.
You should expect to experience some discomfort in the first few days, which you can manage with pain medication. You may also experience some swelling and bruising in the treated area. You’ll likely need some help with ordinary household tasks for the first few days. Dr. Cash will provide you with detailed instructions on:
Schedule Your Nashville Mommy Makeover Consultation Today
Contact Nashville Plastic Surgery online or by calling (615) 454-2271 to schedule a consultation for a mommy makeover with Dr. Cash. He will examine you, ask questions to understand your goals, and give his recommendations for the safest and most effective approach. Patients in metro Nashville and throughout middle Tennessee choose Dr. Cash as their cosmetic surgeon because of his ability to create stunning results and the caring attention he and his staff provide.
Mommy Makeover FAQs
The cost of a mommy makeover typically ranges from $14,000- 19,000.
It is ideal that you would be at the weight you would like to be for approximately 6 months prior to the operation. Ongoing weight loss after the operation will change the appearance of the procedure and often may lead to more excess skin. For the best outcome you should be at a stable weight.
The operation takes approximately 4 hours but may vary depending on your exact needs. You will arrive 2 hours prior to your scheduled operation time and should expect to be in recovery an hour after the operation.
Patients can visit our website for general information prior to their consultation. We encourage them to write down questions to go over during their consultation. We encourage you to be at your desired stable weight for at least 6 months prior to your operation as this will provide the best outcome for both the tummy tuck and breast portion of the operation.
In general the information that will be helpful when deciding if you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover includes how many pregnancies you have had, any weight gain/loss, are you at a goal weight and have you been there for approximately 6 months, do you plan on having children in the future, any abdominal operations you might have had, and any medications or supplements you might be taking.
Due to the ongoing changes in the breast and the abdomen after pregnancy it is recommended that you wait to have a mommy makeover until at least 6 months after you are finished breastfeeding following a pregnancy. While the ducts in the breast are engorged with milk, this will lead to a more full breast and if the breast lift portion of a mommy make over is performed during this time the breast will then drop more after the milk ducts return to their baseline. This will lead to a breast that is not as perky as it could be.
Following a mommy makeover, pregnancy may cause abdominal muscles to re-separate which is known as diastasis recti. Additionally, stretching the abdominal skin again with pregnancy can lead to more excess skin and stretch marks. Therefore, we recommend that the patient be finished having children before having a mommy makeover.
Anyone who is not satisfied with the appearance, shape, volume or position of their breasts and who doesn’t like the excess skin or bulge in their abdomen may be a good candidate for a mommy makeover. You should be at your desired weight for at least 6 months and not be taking any weight loss medications. In our experience the patients who heal and recover best from a mommy makeover are non-smokers, patients who regularly exercise and who eat a healthy diet.
Recovery from this operation is typically 4-6 weeks. You will be able to shower 2 days after the operation. It is recommended that you refrain from immersing the incisions for 4 weeks to allow the best outcome of the scars.
The operation is an outpatient procedure and you will go home the same day.
After the operation you will have a surgical bra and an abdominal binder to wear. You will most likely have abdominal drains which will last for 2-3 weeks. Comfortable clothing over the top will be helpful to your recovery. The abdominal binder will be worn for 3-4 weeks. The surgical bra will be worn for approximately a week and then we will switch you to a supportive sports bra.
Most patients find it most comfortable to sleep on their back in a semi reclined position. This takes the stress off the abdomen and doesn’t cause any pressure on the breasts either.
Light exercise early in the recovery period has been shown to be beneficial. Exercises such as walking can be resumed within the first week or two. However, any heavy lifting or high impact exercises should not resume for approximately 6 weeks.
A mommy makeover is a very safe operation, but of course any operation carries risks. Common risks of a mommy makeover include bleeding, infection, wound healing problems or fluid collections. Specific to the breast portion of the operation the risks include nipple numbness or inability to breastfeed in the future.