Motherhood can be one of the most fulfilling parts of a woman’s life. It can also bring some unwelcome changes to her body. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and the stresses of daily life can take a toll, and some of these changes can’t be fixed with a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Dr. Larry Lickstein and the team at Elle Aesthetic Arts in Loudon County believe that every woman deserves to feel comfortable in her own skin and confident in her appearance. To help his patients (moms and otherwise) achieve this, he specializes in custom tailored mommy makeovers to help women like you look and feel their best.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a combination of breast surgery, body contouring and sometimes even facial rejuvenation procedures designed to help women feel more confident and comfortable in their post-pregnancy bodies (as well as to address any concerns about their appearance that may have pre-dated pregnancy). A mommy makeover allows women to refine and rejuvenate more than one area of the body at the same time, allowing them to reduce recovery times and spend less time away from their busy lifestyles.1
Every woman’s body responds to pregnancy differently and every woman has different goals for her appearance, so each mommy makeover Dr. Lickstein performs is custom-tailored to each patient’s unique goals.
Why Choose Dr. Larry Licksetin for Your Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover with Dr. Lickstein isn’t just “customized” because you have the option of combining multiple procedures or treatments of your choice. What makes Dr. Lickstein so special is the way he listens to each woman’s unique concerns and goals for her body and appearance, then carefully tailors her treatment plan to help her achieve those goals. When you meet with Dr. Lickstein, he will make sure you feel comfortable enough to candidly discuss your desires—and confident that he will help you fulfill them.
Dr. Lickstein also considers each woman’s unique responsibilities and obligations to her family when planning a mommy makeover. From understanding your children’s needs to accommodating your busy lifestyle, Dr. Lickstein takes your life into consideration when designing your treatment plan, issuing postoperative instructions, and even scheduling your procedures.
Customize Your Mommy Makeover: Procedure Options
For most women, the abdominal area is the part of the body that changes the most with pregnancy. A tummy tuck can tighten lax abdominal muscles, remove excess skin and soft tissue, and even get rid of stretch marks on the stomach area. Dr. Lickstein also employs liposuction during a tummy tuck, allowing him to further shape and contour the midsection for a more natural-looking silhouette.
A woman’s breast size fluctuates during pregnancy. This, often in combination with breastfeeding, can leave the breasts looking smaller, flatter, and lacking in volume. Breast augmentation with implants can help restore a woman’s breasts and add fullness so she feels confident in her figure.
A breast lift can help women achieve breasts that appear higher, perkier, and more youthful, especially if breasts have begun to sag following pregnancy. For more pronounced rejuvenation, many women choose to combine breast lift with breast augmentation as part of their mommy makeover.
While some women come to Dr. Lickstein to increase the fullness of their breasts, others include breast reduction surgery in their mommy makeover plan. Breast size can increase after pregnancy and a breast reduction can restore a proportionate figure while also lifting breasts for a perkier and more youthful look.
For many women, there are some persistent pockets of fat left after pregnancy that simply won’t go away despite a healthy diet and exercise routine. Dr. Lickestein can use liposuction to artistically sculpt problem areas for a more slender, contoured appearance.
Lack of sleep, stress, and mom life in general often leave women with facial fine lines and wrinkles that weren’t there before they became mothers. Whether you are looking for wrinkle reduction with BOTOX® Cosmetic or dermal fillers, or to refresh tired eyes with an eyelid lift, Dr. Lickstein can help you achieve a more refreshed look.
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As a mom, it’s easy to worry about everyone else but often more difficult to find time to take care of yourself. Think of a mommy makeover with Dr. Lickstein as a way of investing a small portion of the love and attention you pour into your family back into yourself. This isn’t vanity; it’s self-care. In fact, it is natural and healthy to want to feel good about the way you look.
To learn more about mommy makeovers or to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Lickstein, please contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions about Mommy Makeovers
Who gets mommy makeovers?
“Mommy makeover” has become a common term in recent years, but don’t let it mislead you: this isn’t just for mothers. Every woman deserves to look and feel her best, and Dr. Lickstein performs “mommy makeovers” on women from a range of lifestyles and backgrounds.
Am I a candidate for a mommy makeover?
If you are unhappy with the effects pregnancy and/or aging have had on one or more areas of your body, you might consider combining multiple cosmetic surgery procedures to create a customized mommy makeover that will help you look and feel your best. The ideal candidate for a mommy makeover is in good overall health with relatively stable weight, is finished breastfeeding, and does not plan to give birth to additional children.
What is mommy makeover recovery like?
Each woman’s mommy makeover recovery looks a little bit different depending on the procedures she has undergone. In general, you can expect to feel sore and need to rest for at least a week after your surgery. After that, it may still be an additional week or two before you can return to normal daily activities and lifting (including lifting children). Dr. Lickstein encourages women to enlist the help of their partners, family, and friends during mommy makeover recovery so that they can rest and heal in as much peace as possible.2
Is a mommy makeover safe?
Every surgical procedure carries some risk, but these risks are greatly reduced by working with a highly qualified surgeon such as Dr. Lickstein. Before your mommy makeover, Dr. Lickstein will fully educate you about each procedure and the risks associated with it.
1 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Mommy Makeover. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/mommy-makeover. Accessed December 1, 2020.
2 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Patience is important after your mommy makeover. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/patience-is-important-after-your-mommy-makeover. Accessed December 1, 2020.