Women who choose our Virginia Beach practice for a mommy makeover share a desire to regain confidence in their bodies. Pregnancy and childbirth are cherished events, but they take a physical toll on the body that exercise and a healthy diet alone can't undo. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Hubbard works with you to create a surgical plan that best suits your cosmetic goals.
Women considering a mommy makeover come from throughout Hampton Roads to see Dr. Hubbard. Request a consultation to meet personally with Dr. Hubbard, or call our office at (757) 687-1900 to schedule an appointment.
Not all women who have children experience the same physical changes. Genetics and other factors influence how your body bounces back. Multiple pregnancies and breastfeeding your children will also play a role in how your body changes.
Women who benefit from a mommy makeover usually share these concerns during their consultation with Dr. Hubbard:
Dr. Hubbard performs a thorough physical examination to help arrive at a surgical plan. He may recommend performing a single surgery that combines the different procedures, or suggest staging separate operations if he believes that is a safer approach.
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A mommy makeover combines various procedures that address your aesthetic concerns. These are the most common procedures:
Women who want to regain the volume that's often lost after breastfeeding can benefit from breast augmentation. This can be combined with breast lift if also indicated.
Childbirth and the natural aging process cause changes which may affect feminine wellness. The effects of menopause can also cause physical and functional changes, such as excessive dryness. Both situations can rob women (and their partners) of their sense of wellbeing and happiness. ThermiVa® is a nonsurgical option that gently restores vaginal tissue with gentle heat energy treatments.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and repairs the stretched abdominal muscles. Liposuction contours the hips and thighs, even arms, ankles, and calves. Often, Dr. Hubbard uses power-assisted liposuction (PAL). Combined with SAFE Liposuction, it has been shown to remove more fat in an efficient manner and leaves a result that is smoother.
Multiple areas of liposuction and/or breast augmentation are easily combined with a tummy tuck procedure.
One of the benefits of combining procedures in a single operation is the convenience of only having one recovery time. The nature of each patient's recovery varies depending on the specific procedures performed. If you undergo a full tummy tuck as part of the mommy makeover, plan to take 2 weeks off from work and arrange to have help around the house. If abdominal muscle tightening is included, then you must also avoid heavy lifting, sit-ups, and straining for 8 weeks.
In some cases, a breast reduction is needed for women with overly large breasts that cause discomfort. A breast reduction uses similar incisions to a breast lift.