Nothing is more beautiful than motherhood, but the physical toll of pregnancy and breastfeeding can leave you with a body you no longer recognize. After you have finished having children, a mommy makeover can help you feel like yourself again. It can even improve on the way you looked before you were pregnant.
A mommy makeover is not just one procedure. It’s a series of procedures that you choose to address your specific “problem areas.” The most common surgeries involve the breasts and the stomach, but you can include the buttocks or most any of the procedures we offer. Sometimes, surgeries can be done concurrently to reduce recovery times, but they may have to be performed separately with a recovery period in between. Our surgeons have extensive experience with mommy makeovers, which have become more and more popular.
Our state-of-the-art facility is fully accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. We even go beyond the requirements of accreditation by providing board-certified anesthesiologists and nurses who are all certified in advanced cardiac life support. Read more about our surgical facility with the most advanced surgical technology.
Below are some of our most popular procedures for a mommy makeover. Now, with Vectra 3D Imaging, you can see exactly how you will look after face and breast surgeries. No more guesswork – feel confident that you will get the results you want.
While it’s safe to get pregnant again after mommy makeover procedures, you run the risk of reversing the results.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
An abdominoplasty can restore a thinner, more youthful contour to your tummy and waistline. You can sit down without that uncomfortable “belly roll,” and your clothes will fit better. It’s the most popular mommy makeover procedure.
During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles often become stretched and need to be repaired. During a tummy tuck, your surgeon corrects this condition, removes excess fat using liposuction, and removes any lax skin. If you only have excess fat in the abdominal area, you may only require liposuction or SmartLipo. Read more about Tummy Tuck surgery.
If you have no stretched abdominal muscles or lax skin, abdominal liposuction may be sufficient to help you lose as much as 4-6 inches from your waistline or 2-4 dress sizes. It’s a very thorough treatment of the entire midsection of the body from just below the breasts/pectoralis muscles to the sides of the breasts and down to the hip rolls, flanks, and pubic area. Read more about Abdominal Liposuction.
Liposuction can be performed on other areas of the body besides the abdomen. The result is a slimmer, smoother contour without the stubborn pockets of fat that often remain after pregnancy. Our patients have shared with us that they have reduced by 4-8 sizes or even more!
Areas that are commonly treated during a mommy makeover include the arms, love handles, back, buttocks, thighs, knees, and calves. Read more about Liposuction.
If you have minimal excess fat and cellulite, SmartLipo is a laser-assisted liposuction technique that can give you an improved shape and contour without the scarring and recovery time required of traditional liposuction. This skin tightening procedure uses laser technology and tiny incisions to remove stubborn pockets of fat. Some patients have even reduced by a dress size as a result. Read more about SmartLipo.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding especially affect the appearance of the breasts. For many women, sagging occurs after pregnancy, and there is no exercise routine that will restore them to their pre-pregnancy appearance. A breast lift is the best way to raise your breasts higher on the chest. Your breasts will look very much like they did before gravity took its toll. Read more about Breast Lift surgery.
Breast Augmentation with or without Breast Lift
The surgeons at HK are well-known breast surgery experts with many years of training, experience, and over hundreds of breast augmentation surgeries performed. Most women who receive breast augmentation with a mommy makeover have a combination breast lift with breast implants. This allows the surgeon to lift the breasts while also reshaping them and increasing their size. Read more about Breast Augmentation.
A breast reduction will provide you with smaller breasts in the size you prefer. Not only will this surgery improve your posture, reduce back/neck/shoulder pain, and allow you to be more active comfortably, but it will also give you a more proportional figure. Dresses will especially fit better because the top and bottom of your body will be more balanced. Read more about Breast Reduction.
Brazilian Butt Lift
The Brazilian butt lift isn’t just for people who feel their buttocks are too flat, and it isn’t just for people who want to look like Jennifer Lopez or Kim Kardashian. The majority of women who opt for this procedure do so because the buttocks and outer thighs need a lift due to skin laxity or sagging. The result is a youthful contour in proportion with the rest of the body.
At HK, we perform the Brazilian butt lift using fat grafts from your own body, as well as other state-of-the-art techniques, such as implants. Read more about Brazilian Butt Lift.
Bra Line Back Lift
You can lift weights and exercise day in and day out, but if you have excess fat on the back that bulges above and below the bra line, your efforts may do nothing to resolve the problem. To deal with this issue, the bra line back lift procedure was developed in our center to remove the lax skin, back fat, and bulges that plague so many women.
More than a decade later, all of our surgeons have had extensive experience performing this specialized procedure that provides dramatic results. Read more about Bra Line Back Lift.
If you have a particular concern about your appearance but are unsure which procedure might improve it, call us for a consultation.
Visit our Before and After Photo Gallery for real results of our surgical procedures.
Are you traveling to us from outside of Charlotte? Learn about our Out of Town Concierge Service.
Call us today to discuss a Mommy Makeover in North Carolina.