Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover in Annapolis, MD

Motherhood is a wonderful thing, but pregnancy and breastfeeding can take a toll on your body. A mommy makeover can reverse many of these unhappy changes — flattening and firming your abdomen, lifting and reshaping your breasts, tightening skin that has stretched and isn’t springing back, and eliminating diet- and exercise-resistant bulges of fat. 

Significant weight gain and loss can have many of the same effects on a woman’s body, and a mommy makeover is just as effective in restoring younger, firmer contours in women who haven’t had children.

If you’d like to regain the pride you felt in your pre-motherhood or pre-weight-loss body, a mommy makeover may be the answer for you. This customized combination of plastic surgery procedures can help you achieve the physical changes you desire.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Claire Duggal has extensive experience in performing the procedures that combine for a mommy makeover. Her signature techniques improve outcomes and reduce discomfort. She has built a reputation for her beautifully personalized and natural results. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for a mommy makeover in Maryland. 

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a term for any combination of procedures that reverse the changes associated with pregnancy and breastfeeding or significant weight changes to restore a younger look to your body. During a consultation, Dr. Duggal can help you choose the specific combination of procedures to address your needs, but it commonly includes the following.

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A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)

A tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen and tightens and reconnects the abdominal muscles to achieve a flatter and more toned belly area.

upper body contours

Breast surgery

A breast lift raises and reshapes breasts that have sagged with age or motherhood. Often combined with breast augmentation to increase breast volume or breast reduction to reduce breast size.

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Liposuction removes unwanted fat from specific areas of the body, including the abdomen, back, love handles, arms, inner and outer thighs, knees, calves, neck, or chest.

You may also choose to combine a mommy makeover with other surgical and non-surgical procedures, including fat grafting or facial rejuvenation.

How Can a Mommy Makeover Benefit Me?

Pregnancy and significant weight fluctuations can result in permanent — and often unwanted — changes to your body. A mommy makeover can reverse many of these changes, restoring your youthful contours and boosting your self-confidence. Common post-pregnancy and post-weight-loss body changes that a mommy makeover can address include the following.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover in Annapolis, MD?

In your consultation with her, Dr. Duggal will examine you to see if you may benefit from any of the mommy makeover procedures and review your health history to determine if the surgery will be safe for you. Specific medical conditions create a higher risk of complications from plastic surgery.

mother and child flexing muscles

“An abdominoplasty is a wonderful way to restore a woman’s stomach after pregnancy and childbirth. Not only can we remove the excess skin and often the majority of any stretchmarks she has, but we can also tighten her abdominal muscles and restore a flat, strong abdomen.”

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Schedule A Consultation

Dr. Claire S. Duggal offers various surgical and non-surgical procedures of the face and body to her many patients in the Annapolis area. Dr. Duggal’s top procedures include breast augmentation, mommy makeover and tummy tuck. To learn more about how her specialties can address your unique needs, we invite you to book an appointment today! Dr. Duggal and our staff look forward to meeting you!

What to Expect in Recovery

Your experience in recovery from a mommy makeover will depend on the procedures you have. Most patients go home the day of the surgery, though in some cases, combined procedures may require an overnight stay with a nurse in our overnight suite.

Once you’re home, you can expect some initial soreness and swelling, and you’ll need some downtime to heal. Most patients take about two weeks to rest and recover before resuming their normal activities. You’ll need to avoid lifting anything heavy, so you may need help with meal preparation, chores, and caring for children.

Dr. Duggal will advise you on your recovery timing, but most patients can begin more strenuous activities after two weeks, building up gradually until they’re fully recovered at about two months after surgery. The final results will show after three or four months, once all residual swelling has disappeared and your tissues have adapted to the changes.

FAQS: Mommy Makeovers in Maryland

No. We call it a mommy makeover because it’s so popular with mothers. Combining multiple cosmetic procedures can help any woman — and even men — with a wide range of issues.

Some of the procedures that might be part of a mommy makeover are OK to get even if you’re still planning another pregnancy. For others, it’s best to wait until after you’ve completed your family. Add this topic to your list of things to bring up in your consultation with Dr. Duggal.

Dr. Duggal has extensive experience in performing body, breast, and facial cosmetic procedures, and the beautifully customized and natural results show in the before-and-after pictures of her patients. She takes the time to listen to and understand the goals of each of her patients and make sure that they never feel rushed in their consultations. Dr. Duggal treats patients as she would her family members — with honest guidance as to the best choice of procedures and personal attention throughout the process.

The cost of your mommy makeover in Annapolis will depend on the type of procedures you select, how many visits to the operating room are required, surgery time, and more. Due to the many variables and the customizable nature of mommy makeovers, the total costs will be unique for each patient. The best way to get an idea of your procedures’ cost will be to meet with Dr. Duggal in a one-on-one consultation, where she will provide you with a detailed estimate afterward. Additionally, we offer financing services to those interested. 

The best candidates have finished adding to their families and now want to address multiple aesthetic concerns related to pregnancy, breastfeeding, and childbirth.

While a mommy makeover is not a one-size-fits-all solution, you may want to choose surgeries like a breast augmentation or lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, or labiaplasty.

The surgical duration varies depending on which procedures you decide to include, but it can typically range from four to six hours.

Everyone heals at a different rate, but most patients require about two to four weeks of downtime before returning to normal activities and several months for full healing.

Mommy makeover results are long-lasting, but factors like age, weight fluctuation, and future pregnancies can impact the outcome.

As with any surgical procedure, there can be risks and complications. It is essential to discuss these with your plastic surgeon during the consultation.

Yes, we offer financing options to help make the cost of a mommy makeover more affordable.

Look for a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Claire Duggal, with extensive experience performing mommy makeovers and a portfolio of successful results.

Each case is unique, and it will depend on your specific situation. It’s crucial to disclose all previous surgeries and medical conditions to Dr. Duggal.

Dr. Duggal will provide specific pre-operative instructions, but generally, you should avoid smoking, adjust medications and supplements, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The timeline can vary, but most patients can gradually resume light activities within a week and fully return to their everyday routines within a few weeks.

Contact Us Today

The Sandel Duggal Center for Plastic Surgery is one of the top plastic surgery practices in Maryland and Dr. Claire Duggal has extensive experience in breast and body enhancement procedures. To learn more about a mommy makeover, and to find out why Dr. Duggal’s patients rate her so highly, contact us online or call (410) 266-7120 to schedule a consultation with one of the best mommy makeover surgeons in Maryland.

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