Mommy Makeover San Francisco
About Dr. Sieber
As a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Sieber completed a five-year residency in general surgery at Loyola University Medical Center before undertaking an additional three-year residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Minnesota, as well as a one-year aesthetic surgery fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern program in Dallas.
Dr. Sieber went on to become certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has done thousands of Cosmetic and Reconstructive surgeries over the last 6 years of practice.
What is a Mommy Makeover
A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures designed to help restore a woman to her pre-baby body.* Although each person’s bundle of needed procedures is different, mommy makeovers typically consist of a tummy tuck, liposuction, Brazilian butt lift and a breast augmentation, , or breast implants with a lift.
Pregnancy and childbirth can cause significant changes to a woman’s body, including excess skin, stretched abdominal muscles, sagging breasts, and stubborn pockets of fat that are difficult to lose through diet and exercise alone.
While a mommy makeover can be a transformative procedure for many women, it’s important to have realistic expectations and understand that the recovery time can be several weeks or even months. It’s also important to prioritize safety and choose a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon to perform the procedure.
Mommy Makeover Candidates
While the best way to determine whether you’re a candidate for a mommy makeover procedure is to consult one-on-one with Dr. Sieber, women with healthy lifestyle who want to improve their body contours, whether in their abdomen or elsewhere, are often good candidates.
While it’s possible to sustain a pregnancy after having a tummy tuck or other abdominal procedure, the pregnancy likely will undo any of the positive impacts the procedures could have, meaning you could need another mommy makeover. Therefore, it’s best to only consider having a mommy makeover when you are certain you’re not going to become pregnant in the future and are done breastfeeding your kids.
Each woman’s anatomy and medical history are different, so San Francisco Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Sieber, will conduct a thorough examination of you to determine which combination of procedures is best to address all of your concerns.
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Mommy Makeover Before and After
These Mommy Makeover before and after pictures represent actual patients from Dr. Sieber. They will help to assist you in understanding your various options and enable you to set realistic goals for your own surgical outcome.
Mommy Makeover Technique
While each patient’s needs are unique, most mommy makeovers include some combination of breast augmentation and/or lift and a abdominoplasty, which may include liposuction. These procedures can be performed all in one day in an outpatient setting. Dr. Sieber is double board certified plastic surgeon specializing in the Mommy Makeover technique.
He operates out of the fully accredited surgical suite adjacent to his office, which is very convenient for his patients as they are already familiar with the location after having visited his office..
To rejuvenate the appearance of the breasts, Dr. Sieber may perform a breast augmentation, which involves making a small incision, typically under the breast, and inserting either a silicone or saline breast implant. Breast augmentation is often done in conjunction with a breast lift, which is a procedure that lifts the breasts to a higher point on the chest wall.
In the event that existing breast volume is adequate, a breast lift without an implant can improve breast sagging. It’s important to note that certain types of incisions made during a breast lift could potentially disrupt milk glands, which is another reason to ensure you are through having children before proceeding with your mommy makeover.
To re-contour the abdomen, a abdominoplasty procedure is often the next step after breast rejuvenation. A tummy tuck, also called an abdominoplasty, involves lifting and removing excess skin and repairing the muscles in your abdomen.
Abdominal muscles that have stretched apart during pregnancy are also repaired during this procedure, resulting in a stomach that appears flatter and firmer. The procedure may also include liposuction if your body has areas, such as in the abdomen, hip, or flanks, that have excess fatty deposits.
Because mommy makeovers typically include a combination of surgeries, recovery could be quite complex, but many women are able to fully resume all normal activities in as few as six weeks after their surgery.
Although Dr. Sieber’s tummy tuck is typically drainless, in certain cases they may be necessary for optimal recovery.
After surgery, you will be placed in a compression garment, which is critical to wear for the first several weeks to help with swelling. While the drains will be removed about a week after surgery, you will need to wear this compression garment for at least six to eight weeks.
TWO WEEKS TO A MONTH
In the first two weeks to month after the surgery, you will probably be very swollen. While this could be startling, it’s not a reason for concern. Swelling after a tummy tuck is very common and will lessen over time. You also may experience abdominal muscle spasms and tightness; this is also normal, since a typical tummy tuck involves reconstructing those muscles.
The worst pain and discomfort will likely begin to subside after the first week or so, but you will feel sore and uncomfortable frequently, especially the first few days. You’ll probably feel pulling, tugging, tightness, tingling and some numbness throughout your abdomen.*
Do not lift anything heavier than 10 pounds for at least the first month. Still want to know more about the mommy makeover?
Mommy Makeover Cost in San Francisco
The cost of a mommy makeover can vary depending on several factors, including the specific combination of procedures performed, the surgeon’s expertise, and the geographic location of the practice.
This cost typically includes the surgeon’s fees, anesthesia, and facility fees.
However, it’s important to note that the cost may not include pre-operative medical testing, post-operative garments, or other related expenses. Additionally, because a mommy makeover typically involves multiple procedures, the recovery time may be longer and more involved than for a single procedure. Call For Pricing!
Frequently Asked Questions
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When is the best time to consider a mommy makeover?
A few variables go into deciding the right time for you. One, you should be sure that you are done having children. Second, your youngest child should be weaned from the breast for at least six months before your procedure. Typical procedures included in mommy makeovers, such as breast lifts and tummy tucks, can complicate pregnancy and breastfeeding. You also will need to ensure you have constant help at home at least for the first 2 weeks, as you will be unable to lift weight of more than 10 pounds during that time.
Can I have liposuction at the same time as my mommy makeover?
Absolutely; in fact, San Francisco cosmetic surgeon Dr. Sieber routinely performs liposuction as a part of his tummy tuck and mommy makeover procedures. When used in combination with a tummy tuck, liposuction can often provide the best results in contouring the waist and hips to match the newly flattened and contoured abdomen.*
How long will I need help around the house after surgery?
This depends on what procedures you had and how old your children are, but it can take as little as two weeks to as long as six weeks for you to be able to care for children alone again. Many patients are able to return to work and childcare within two to three weeks, but it will take at least 6 weeks to return to exercise.
I’m still trying to lose my baby weight; when should I plan to schedule my mommy makeover?
This depends on which procedures you’re planning to get. For example, procedures that involve skin contouring should not be done if you are more than 10-15 pounds from your goal weight, as any additional weight loss could cause sagging even after you fully heal from surgery. It’s best to have an open, honest conversation with San Francisco plastic surgeon Dr. Sieber during your consultation about your weight journey and goals so that you can come up with a plan that will have the most successful outcome.
In addition to stopping medication that can cause bleeding, what else should I do to prepare for my surgery?
Eat a healthy, nutritious diet and continue your regular exercise routine so that your body is healthy and strong for the procedures. For the most optimal recovery process, you should ensure your home is a stress-free setting. That means arranging for child and pet care, preparing food in advance, setting up your recovery area, and having someone to help with chores and tasks while you heal. You’ll need to focus on yourself, which is a challenge for most moms.
Are mommy makeover procedures always done all at once?
While these procedures are usually done in one day to limit the number of times a mother will need to arrange for help around the house or take time off work, it is possible to stagger procedures in some cases. You can discuss this with Bay Area plastic surgeon Dr. Sieber during your consultation to determine whether what will be the best course of action for you.
Is it possible to have more children after a mommy makeover?
If you are planning on having additional children, you should wait to undergo your mommy makeover until you are certain you’re not going to have any additional pregnancies, as that can negatively impact or totally undo the results of your mommy makeover. Additionally, some mommy makeover procedures, such as a breast lift, may prevent you from being able to breastfeed in the future. Also, while mommy makeover procedures like tummy tucks aren’t likely to keep you from successfully carrying a child, pregnancy is unpredictable, so it’s best to wait until you are certain your childbearing years are over.
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- BabyCenter.com, the new-mom body survey: 7,000 women tell it like it is. (Undated.) https://www.babycenter.com/0_the-new-mom-body-survey-7-000-women-tell-it-like-it-is_3653252.bc
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, What are the benefits of breastfeeding? (2018.) Retrieved fromhttps://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/breastfeeding/conditioninfo/benefits
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person. Editorial content, before and after images, and patient testimonials do not constitute a guarantee of specific results.