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Dr. Jared Nimtz specializes in helping women regain their pre-baby bodies with mommy makeover surgery. Women from cities like Lexington, Louisville, London, and Richmond, KY, trust him for their procedures, and bring a variety of questions to their consultations. On this page, Dr. Nimtz has answered some of the most frequently asked mommy makeover questions—maybe some you have also wondered about.  

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Mommy Makeover Case 79 Before & After View #1 | Lexington & London, KY | Commonwealth Plastic Surgery
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Case #79

This woman in her mid forties from Central Kentucky desired to rid of excess skin from weight loss as well as increase volume in her breasts. Dr. Nimtz preformed a tummy tuck as well as a breast lift with implants to give her the look she desired.
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Tummy Tuck Case 38 Before & After View #1 | Lexington & London, KY | Commonwealth Plastic Surgery
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Case #38

A woman in her mid forties from Southeastern Kentucky who was an A cup prior to surgery.  She wanted to be a C cup, and also wanted to tighten up the appearance of her belly.  Lipoabdominoplasty (tummy tuck with extensive liposuction) was performed with breast augmentation and a lift.  510cc silicone implants were used.   Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 83 Before & After View #1 | Lexington & London, KY | Commonwealth Plastic Surgery
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Case #83

This woman in her late twenties came to see Dr. Nimtz in Lexington after weight loss for body contouring and skin removal. Dr. Nimtz preformed a lipo-abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck with extensive liposuction) as well as a breast lift to remove excess skin. Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

 

Is it safe to have a mommy makeover? 

When mommy makeovers are performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, these combination procedures are safe for carefully screened patients. You can optimize your safety and results by: 

  • Choosing a plastic surgeon who frequently performs mommy makeover procedures. 
  • Closely following your doctor’s pre- and post-op instructions. 
  • Arranging a trusted adult for the first few days (or more) after surgery to help with meals, errands, self-care, children, pets, and other daily responsibilities. 

What are the benefits of a mommy makeover? 

Combining plastic surgery procedures into a single surgery gives patients a variety of benefits over having them performed separately, including: 

  • More dramatic results 
  • Single exposure to anesthesia 
  • Cost savings  
  • Reduced time off work 
  • Minimized recovery period 

How soon after having children can I undergo a mommy makeover? 

Dr. Nimtz recommends waiting at least 6 months after delivery (longer if you are breastfeeding) before having a mommy makeover. We understand that you are ready to restore the shape of your breasts and body after months or even years of sacrifice. It’s important give your body some time to reset first by allowing your: 

  • Uterus to shrink down. 
  • Skin and tissues to retract as much as possible. 
  • Hormone levels to return to normal.  
  • Weight to stabilize 

Will I need help after surgery?

You will need the help of a supportive, caring adult for at least a week after your mommy makeover to assist with self-care, meal prep, housework, children, pets, and daily errands. At first, you will not be able to physically do some of the things you normally do like washing your hair, lifting a baby or child, walking your dog, or cleaning the cat box. You also need to make a dedicated effort to take it easy and allow your body to heal. Being mindful at this time is the best way to minimize complications that could extend the recovery process.

The following tips can help you help yourself before surgery:

  • Stock up on healthy, easy to prepare meals.
  • Fill your prescriptions.
  • Make sure you have comfortable tops that button in the front and pants with an elastic waist.
  • Put together a quiet, comfortable recovery area with blankets and extra pillows.

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.

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Can I get a mommy makeover if I’ve never been pregnant? 

Certainly! There are various reasons patients want to combine plastic surgery procedures, including losing a significant amount of weight and addressing the effects of aging on the breasts and body. 

Can a mommy makeover include a C-section scar revision? 

If you are having a tummy tuck , Dr. Nimtz will remove your C-section scar while making the incision. He can also perform scar revision if you are not having a tummy tuck. While you will still end up with an abdominal scar, your incision will be carefully planned and executed by a plastic surgeon instead of being created during childbirth when the safety of you and your baby take priority over cosmetic concerns. 

What happens if you get pregnant after a mommy makeover?  

While pregnancy after a mommy makeover is perfectly safe, it will likely compromise the improvements from your surgery. If you’re still thinking of having another baby, it’s best to postpone having a mommy makeover and invest your money and recovery time wisely. 

How much weight do you lose with a mommy makeover? 

Mommy makeovers are not meant for weight loss; in fact, you should be at a healthy, stable weight before having the surgery. The good news is that patients often lose one or more clothing sizes after the surgery once their lax skin is tightened, pockets of fat are removed, and protruding abdominal muscles are repaired. 

Is mommy makeover surgery painful?

Discomfort should be expected for the first week or so after mommy makeover surgery especially if you have a tummy tuck with abdominal muscle repair. In most cases, the pain medication Dr. Nimtz prescribes when taken as directed makes the discomfort manageable. Patients usually only need prescription medication for 3 to 7 days, although experiences and pain tolerances vary.

Are mommy makeovers worth it? 

Most patients say, “Yes!” While mommy makeovers involve a significant investment in money and recovery time, once recovered, the vast majority of patients say it’s worth it to feel comfortable and confident again in their own skin. 

To meet with Dr. Jared Nimtz in Lexington or London to find out how a mommy makeover can renew your look and your confidence, request your consultation using our online form or call (859) 277-9435 to schedule an appointment.