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A Mommy Makeover at Naperville’s John Bull Center is designed with specific patients in mind. While the benefits of children are endless, many mothers often feel uncomfortable with their new bodies post-pregnancy. This does not mean that they regret having a baby. Pregnancy and childbirth are incredible stages in women’s lives. Mothers selflessly devote their time and form deep, loving relationships with their children as they develop. That said, those same mothers don’t always love the lasting changes that pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing can bring to their breasts or body. A Mommy Makeover is not a single surgical procedure, but is a combination of body contouring and breast shaping strategies that are customized to help each individual mother regain her pre-pregnancy figure and feel more attractive and satisfied with her physique, as well as confident in her day-to-day life.
Every Mommy Makeover is unique, made up of procedures chosen to address a particular patient’s needs. Women can choose from breast surgeries—including breast augmentation, breast reduction, or a breast lift with or without implants—and body surgeries like liposuction and tummy tuck. The overall goal is to create contours and lines that are more in line with a pre-baby body, instead of a silhouette with notable sagging and flab.
Mommy Makeovers typically focus on the breasts and belly, because these are the areas most impacted by pregnancy and what comes after. A growing baby pushes abdominal muscles apart, stretching the supportive muscle covering—known as fascia—and leaving the abdominal wall unable to hold back everything behind it, resulting in a bulge. Abdominal skin also stretches, due to an increase in surface area as the baby belly swells in size. Once the baby is out, older and especially stretched out skin may not contract back. Instead of conforming to a newly flatter abdomen, this loose skin can form a baggy “pooch” or even hang down like an apron.
Patients dealing with these problems can include a tummy tuck in their Mommy Makeover. This surgical procedure also typically includes an element of fat reduction, since “baby weight” that comes may not later go. While the belly is a common place to see excess fat that won’t respond to diet or exercise, other areas may also be targeted for reduction, including the neck, back, bra line, hips, thighs, buttocks, and sometimes the breasts. Although excess fat can be a problem for women with weighty breasts, pregnancy does more than add fat to the chest area. It also stimulates the development of milk glands.
The increase in volume causes breasts to grow larger—a change that is not a problem on its own, but that can lead to problems once the milk production stops. Some women see their breasts go back to the way they were before the baby, but many have a different experience: Their breasts may stay overly large, shrink down to smaller than their original size, or become noticeably asymmetrical. Dr. John Bull does not treat “the breasts” as a single unit, but assesses each breast to determine what aspect of a Mommy Makeover could be used to make the breasts appear unified, full, symmetrical, and proportional to each other and the rest of your features. Skin on the breasts also stretches like skin on the belly to accommodate the volume increase, so a later reduction in volume—after a baby transitions from nursing to solid food and the breasts no longer need to be producing milk—can leave breasts drooping as a result. Including a lift in the Mommy Makeover removes this redundant skin and elevates the breasts once again. The most common breast surgery Dr. John Bull performs as part of a Mommy Makeover is a breast augmentation with implants combined with a lift. No matter which of the many available procedures you choose, your Mommy Makeover will be done at our surgical center by double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Bull. As a leading plastic surgeon offering Mommy Makeovers in Naperville, Dr. Bull brings his artistic eye and advanced techniques to every combination of surgeries, providing his patients with beautiful, natural-looking results.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment for a Mommy Makeover in Naperville, all of Western Chicago, and beyond. Call (630) 339-4555, or send a message online.
The Right Fit For You
Women who are ideal patients for a Mommy Makeover tend be those who are bothered by the size, shape, and/or sagging of their breasts; who have extra weight gain that will not subside, even after consistent exercise and a healthy diet; and who have excess skin on their stomach that will not go away, no matter the effort to get it to retract.
One of the best indicators that you are a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover is that you are finished growing your family. This is because everything a Mommy Makeover accomplishes can be undone by a new baby. A growing belly and breasts will stretch the skin anew, leading to new sagging and other unwanted cosmetic problems. It is also important that you are a non-smoker or plan to quit smoking well in advance of your scheduled Mommy Makeover procedure.
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“I did my research for a long time, visiting many doctors, and Dr. Bull was by far the most considerate, accommodating, forthcoming, and honest. His track record is outstanding, and he is extremely experienced with a large volume of Mommy Makeover surgeries, which I needed. He was realistic, showed me a lot of women who looked like me, and gave me a straightforward impression of what my outcome would be. I cannot say enough positive things about him. Thank YOU”*
- Veronica, Mommy Makeover Patient
*Individual Results May Vary
More Prominent And Noticeable
Besides the breast and belly, another area of the body that may be impacted by the weight gain and loss associated with pre- and post-baby life is the butt. Patients whose buttocks are flat or sagging can have volume added in the form of their own fat suctioned from a different area of the body. This is known as a Brazilian butt lift.
Childbirth can also cause cosmetic and functional changes to the labia, resulting in vaginal lips that become more prominent and noticeable. A labiaplasty can reduce this tissue, preventing it from being seen when yoga pants or swimsuits are worn, or from chafing during physical exercise or intimate encounters. Pregnancy can also cause veins to become more visible on the legs. Laser vein treatments can collapse these unwanted and unnecessary vessels. While a Mommy Makeover focuses on surgical body contouring, many women who seek this procedure also want to make other changes, whether a facelift, eyelid lift, or other face surgery, or a non-surgical cellulite treatment, laser hair removal, acne scar treatment, vaginal rejuvenation, or something more. Talk to our team about the best time to schedule such a treatment as part of near a Mommy Makeover.
The recovery time varies for a Mommy Makeover, with the necessary rest and recuperation determined by the procedures you have done. The different pages on this site highlighting the various surgeries available explain what recovery after those options entails. Our compassionate and professional staff is trained and emotionally supportive to help you handle any reaction to surgery you may experience.
The results you will see largely depend on the specific elements you select. Many patients see an improvement right away, but the final results take time. Some changes are clearly better after six weeks, but the final results can take about three to six months after the surgery—though you will feel back to normal much sooner than that. Your recovery will be tailored to you, so it’s important to follow your specific recovery plan to see your best results.
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To schedule your consultation and learn more about Mommy Makeover cost, results, and other details in Naperville and the Western suburbs of Chicago, please contact us online or call The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa at (630) 339-4555.
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1307 Macom Drive, Naperville, IL 60564