Pregnancy, delivery, and weight changes can take a toll on a mother’s body. After spending so much time attending to the needs of others, moms often long to have their bodies restored to a youthful, pre-pregnancy appearance. Dr. Jared Nimtz performs customized combinations of procedures, often called mommy makeover surgery, in Lexington, KY, to help moms from Louisville, Richmond, and throughout Kentucky renew their bodies and their confidence.
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What Is Mommy Makeover Surgery?
A mommy makeover is a personalized set of procedures performed together to improve the appearance of the breasts and body after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.
What’s Included in a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover can entail whichever procedures would best enhance a woman’s body and shape. Common options include:
Most mommy makeovers include a tummy tuck because pregnancy stretches the abdominal skin, muscles, and bellybutton. This transformative procedure can restore a firmer, flatter tummy and attractive bellybutton shape, and even remove stretch marks from below the bellybutton.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding often stretch out the breast skin and nipples and even reduce breast volume. Many women choose breast augmentation with or without a breast lift to restore their breasts to their pre-pregnancy shape and size—or better. Women with overly large breasts choose breast reduction to feel more comfortable and confident.
After shedding the baby weight, it’s common to have pockets of fat that won’t budge. Dr. Nimtz uses liposuction to sculpt away fat from the waist, hips, thighs, and other areas where diet and exercise have made little difference.
Other Body Contouring
Women who gain their pregnancy weight in the lower body may choose a thigh lift to tighten and smooth out lax skin and improve contours. An arm lift can do the same for the upper arms.
Dr. Jared Nimtz
Dr. Nimtz is a Lexington board-certified plastic surgeon who is highly skilled, experienced, and truly cares about his patients. Through a conservative, classic approach to surgery he provides natural-looking results that are attractive and proportionate.Meet Dr. Nimtz
Who Is a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Dr. Nimtz and our office staff will meet with patients to determine how their desired outcomes might be achieved with plastic surgery. While women typically think of the mommy makeover as a tummy tuck and breast augmentation, we encourage women to not overlook their face and the importance of rejuvenating their look with nonsurgical options such as laser facial peels and dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®. Even BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® can alleviate those frown and worry lines mothers get while caring for little ones.
How Is a Mommy Makeover Performed?
Dr. Nimtz performs mommy makeover surgery using general anesthesia administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist at a local hospital. Dr. Nimtz is credentialed at St. Joseph Main and East, Central Baptist, and Baptist Health Corbin. For the highest level of safety and comfort, mommy makeover patients who undergo multiple procedures together may choose to stay overnight in the hospital.
How Long Does the Surgery Take?
The surgical time for mommy makeovers typically ranges from 3 to 6 hours depending on the procedures being performed and individual patient factors. Dr. Nimtz takes care to limit the length of surgery to ensure patient safety, which means in some cases, patients may need a second surgery.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost in Lexington and Louisville?
The price of your mommy makeover will vary depending on your unique treatment needs. After your consultation with Dr. Nimtz, we will provide you with an inclusive cost estimate. We do offer CareCredit® as a mommy makeover financing option. Our office also accepts Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover as well as cash or personal checks.
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Mommy Makeover Recovery
The recovery and healing process following any cosmetic surgery is unique to each patient. A mommy makeover involves multiple procedures, so the recovery process can be a bit more challenging. The benefit is that you only have to plan for a single recovery period.
General Recovery Timeline
Week 1: The first week is typically the most challenging for mommy makeover patients so it’s essential to have a caring adult around for help. It’s important to do some gentle walking frequently throughout the day to minimize complications. After about 3 to 7 days, most patients no longer need pain medication. Take this time to relax and take it easy.
Week 2: Drains and sutures are usually removed around day 6 to 10. Many patients are ready to return to work if they have non-strenuous jobs; others may need another week or so of downtime.
Weeks 3 to 5: Patients can gradually increase the intensity of their walks. Bruising dissipates.
Week 6 and beyond: More vigorous activities and weight lifting can be slowly resumed if cleared by Dr. Nimtz. Scars are usually bright pink at this point and will gradually fade over the following year. Swelling is normal after undergoing a mommy makeover; it usually takes about 4 to 5 months to completely resolve.
We provide detailed post-op instructions to each of our patients to help ensure that recovery is as comfortable and quick as possible.
For answers to common questions, visit our Mommy Makeover FAQ.
Moms deserve the best. For your mommy makeover, you deserve the expertise of Dr. Jared Nimtz. Women looking for a plastic surgeon specializing in mommy makeover surgery in Louisville and throughout the greater Lexington area choose Commonwealth Plastic Surgery for rejuvenating mommy makeover results. Request your consultation using our online form or call (859) 277-9435 to schedule an appointment.