ABOUT THE MOMMY MAKEOVER
Our experienced team of plastic surgeons frequently consult with women who desperately yearn for their pre-pregnancy silhouette. Even though childbirth is a joyous and miraculous moment for any parent, the resulting changes can almost always be seen in one's figure, which can cause a great deal of frustration for many. The great news is that it's possible to get a slim and toned body once more with the help of the mommy makeover procedure offered at Aesthetic Surgery Centre & MedSpa. The mommy makeover procedure uses a blend of liposuction and skin removal to target the breasts, stomach, buttock, and thighs. Essentially, any area affected by pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or breastfeeding can be corrected. In addition, nonsurgical procedures can be performed to address surface irregularities, such as hyperpigmentation and blotchy skin, caused by the quick fluctuation and stretching of the tissue and skin during pregnancy.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"31 Years Old, Mom of 2, Needed This Before Kids - I had my consult about a month ago and Dr.Ehret was very informative. I knew that he was the doctor for me when I saw his work here on Realself. The woman had a very similar body type to mine, this gave me hope :) I can't wait!"- S. / RealSelf / Sep 12, 2017
"38, Single Mommy Makeover - Tacoma, WA - Dr Ehret is a miracle worker. I was so doubtful that I was going to have great results was hoping for. His team of people were so reassuring and positive. They made me believe in myself and my decision to have a tummy tuck. 4 days after my surgery I saw my new belly and I cried tears of joy. This surgery is very painful and will require lots of help at home. Take plenty of time off work, I took 5 weeks. Again, I am so thankful for Dr Ehret and his need to be a perfectionist. 7 months later I feel incredible, confident, and slender. My results are also the result in working out hard to get fit, but once you have the surgery it motivates you to want the best results. I have abs now :)"- T. / RealSelf / Mar 28, 2016
"Very compassionate Doc. I would recomend him to anyone. - I had a unforseen complication of skin necrosis (stomach)after having a mommy makeover. Through no fault of Dr. Ehret. This complication has been devastating and really scary (large open rotting wound) for me and my family. Dr. Ehret has been extremely kind, patient and attentive with after care. He is a very good surgeon. ( my boobs look great!) You can trust him with this very delicate and..."- J. / RealSelf / Apr 01, 2017
"I am so pleased with the results of my Mommy Makeover! Dr Ehret provided me with excellent care and a wonderful finished product. He was attentive, courteous and professional throughout the entire process. My incision is extremely low and healing was faster than expected. He answered my questions and even took an after hours phone call cheerfully. I have so much more confidence now and would do it all over again !"- M. / RealSelf / Jul 10, 2019
"I chose Dr. Ehret based off of reviews, and I'm so glad that I did! Being almost 50, and having lost over 70 pounds, I realized the elasticity of my skin wasn't what it used to be. From the consultation, to scheduling with Leslie Johnson, everyone was very informative, empathetic, encouraging, professional and simply, well, kind and caring. I finally decided on both lipo w/tummy tuck and a lift w/implants. On the day of surgery, I was simply impressed with every medical professional that I encountered at the Surgery Centre. Every single person exemplified the same characteristics that Dr. Ehret and the rest of his team. (My caretaker picking me up was just as impressed with everyone there as well, to the point that she told her own daughter that was where she needed to go for her mommy makeover!!!) Dr. Ehret even phoned personally that evening to follow up with how I was doing! I was really dreading going anywhere the next day, but I was heading back for my hyperbaric chamber visit. Lindsay was so kind, gentle, caring, understanding and sweet. She just encouraged me to take my time, helping me the whole way, and she was so patient. I do have to admit, I dreaded going in, but felt so much better after an hour in the chamber. Less pain, more alert, increased mobility. Lindsay is close to a saint though, I was being a bit of a baby, lol. I did a total of 3 hyperbaric chamber sessions, and highly recommend them to anyone having any cosmetic work! My drainage tubes have been removed, I am 3 weeks out from my procedure and even with my incisions still healing, and compression garments still being worn 24/7, I am so thrilled that I made the decision to entrust such a talented surgeon and gracious team to help me with the final step in getting back to being 1000% happy with my body! I feel so lucky to experienced such an incredible group of professionals. Will recommend them to anyone and everyone that I know!!!!!!!!"- Anonymous / RealSelf / Feb 15, 2020
The right candidates for a mommy makeover procedure are patients who have completed their planned pregnancies and worked to attain a tighter, younger-looking body through diet and exercise with few results. For many new moms, surgery can be necessary to reclaim their pre-pregnancy shape. If you have finished childbearing but are dissatisfied with the visual effects left behind, such as sagging breasts, loose abdominal skin, or unwanted fat in the lower back, flanks, and buttocks, a mommy makeover procedure could be a great option for you. Our goal at Aesthetic Surgery Centre & MedSpa is to help you regain your pre-pregnancy figure so you can resume life without worry or insecurity.
A mommy makeover is a custom treatment that is individually tailored for patients by our plastic surgeons based on your specific problem areas. Many of these procedures can be executed together, the most common being breast lift with or without implants, abdominoplasty, and liposuction. All of these procedures are performed using general anesthesia, taking 3 – 7 hours, depending on the number of treatments involved. An overnight stay at the hospital may be required. Your treatment plan could also include nonsurgical skin rejuvenation, such as laser treatments and injectables, to soften facial lines and reduce surface irregularities.
WHAT TO EXPECT
After a recovery period in the hospital, you will begin your recovery at home with rest and proper aftercare. Healing from a mommy makeover is generally a slow process. Standing upright will be hard in the first couple of weeks. To ensure that your incisions and sutures heal properly, carefully following an at-home protocol will be necessary. Many of our patients report that the healing time for their surgery takes about six months. Even though the primary recovery could take months, most patients are able to get back to a normal routine within a couple of weeks. You should avoid working out until you receive your surgeon's approval to continue these activities. This surgery often has an incredible impact on women because it gives them the opportunity to reclaim their figure once again.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
The cost of a mommy makeover can vary, depending on what you are including in your surgery. During your consultation, we will work with you to create your treatment plan before your costs are estimated. A mommy makeover is an investment in reclaiming your confidence after pregnancy and childbirth so it's important to set your focus on choosing an experienced plastic surgeon whom you trust. Aesthetic Surgery Centre & MedSpa accepts many payment options, and we can help you with finding low-interest financing.
How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
During your consultation, we will listen to your concerns and goals before examining your body. After this, we will use our years of expertise to make recommendations about what should be a part of your personalized surgical plan. Typically, women tend to select a breast surgery (augmentation and/or a lift) with liposuction and a body lift.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
Pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on your body so nonsurgical treatments are usually not enough to achieve long-lasting improvements. During your consultation, a member of our team can explain both your surgical and nonsurgical options. Based on your needs and goals, we will let you know if treatments, like nonsurgical fat reduction, vaginal rejuvenation, or nonsurgical skin tightening, could be considered.
Will I have scars?
While a mommy makeover can provide patients with a beautiful new shape, it does involve some scarring. Your surgeon will make small, clean incisions in well-hidden areas so that your scars are more easily concealed. Most scars that result from this procedure can be covered with undergarments or swimsuits. As part of your recovery instructions, a member of our team will go over scar care so your stitches heal and fade smoothly.
What if I get pregnant again?
In a perfect world, you should wait to have a mommy makeover until after all pregnancies have been completed so the surgical results are not compromised. Generally, any body part that has been lifted or tightened would be at risk for stretching out if a subsequent pregnancy were to occur. If you get pregnant after your mommy makeover, a second surgery can be performed to refresh your results.
RECLAIM YOUR GORGEOUS FIGURE
Instead of feeling upset with your body while trying to remove those final pounds, we invite you to contact Aesthetic Surgery Centre & MedSpa in Tacoma, WA to learn more about the mommy makeover procedure. Sagging breasts, wrinkles, and other skin irregularities can be fixed with this effective surgery. During your private consultation, one of our skilled plastic surgeons will talk with you about your concerns and create a tailored surgical plan to address each area. With the latest medical advancements and our team's combined surgical experience, it is possible to achieve the look you desire.