Having a child is one of life’s amazing gifts. However, the toll that pregnancy can have on the body is not always so amazing. With the help of a Mommy Makeover, women can get back to their pre-pregnancy shape by addressing issues such as loss of stomach elasticity and sagging breasts. A Mommy Makeover combines multiple invasive and noninvasive treatments to create a comprehensive body transformation procedure. The benefit of this procedure is that it is tailored to treat the effects that pregnancy has had on your specific body.
Being a mother does not mean that you have to put your desires to the wayside! Contact our office and schedule a consultation with Mommy Makeover expert Dr. Hayes today.
- 1 About Bridgetown Aesthetics’ Mommy Makeover
- 2 Why Moms Get a Makeover
- 3 Consultation
- 4 Mommy Makeover Procedure Options
- 5 Recovery
About Bridgetown Aesthetics’ Mommy Makeover
A Mommy Makeover refers to a combination of procedures designed to reverse the effects that childbearing has on the body. The breasts and abdomen are the two areas of the body that women struggle with the most after pregnancy or breastfeeding. Dr. Hayes offers a variety of invasive and noninvasive treatments that are not normally offered by other doctors as part of the Mommy Makeover procedure. He wants to give women all the tools and let them decide which will benefit them most.
At Bridgetown Aesthetics, Dr. Hayes is proud to offer this one-of-a-kind and completely customizable Mommy Makeover procedure! Contact our office and schedule your consultation today to get started.
Why Moms Get a Makeover
After pregnancy, women tend to experience one or more of the following concerns:
- Sagging of the breasts
- Lax skin throughout the abdomen
- Weight gain
- Stretch marks
- Vaginal tissue stretching
- Vaginal muscle laxity
- Bladder leakage
Don’t moms deserve the best? We think so too! Whether your children are still young or already have families of their own, there is no wrong time to shape and restore your figure back to its “pre-pregnant” days.
During the initial consultation, Dr. Hayes will ask the patient what their particular concerns are and what their overall expectations of this procedure are. Next, the doctor will review the patient’s routine medications, medical history, current health conditions, and previous surgeries to determine whether or not she is fit to undergo a Mommy Makeover. Dr. Hayes will then perform a physical examination to review the particular areas of concerns. If you are found a good candidate, he will then go over in detail the possible treatment options that can be selected for your Mommy Makeover procedure.
From this point, Dr. Hayes will be able to work with you to construct an individualized treatment plan and help you attain your desired results.
It is important to note that not all mothers need the listed procedures. To ensure that you are making the best choice for you, be sure to ask questions and learn about this procedure and how it can bring you the most success. When considering the best time to schedule your procedure, speak with Dr. Hayes about what is the best time for you and your family.
Mommy Makeover Procedure Options
With a Mommy Makeover, women can individually select the particular treatments that they would like to include in their procedure. Every mother’s body is different, making each woman’s combination of concerns unique. With this procedure, patients can combine a number of different treatments that will assist them in achieving their desired results.
VASER Lipo is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that removes fat from the body with ultrasonic energy and high-power suction. During this procedure, the treatment area is filled with a saline solution to expand the fatty layer. This saline solution will also numb the area and shrink the blood vessels, thereby minimizing blood loss and reducing bruising. The liposuction cannula will then be inserted into the body through a small incision. The ultrasonic energy that is let off by the probe breaks down the fat. High-power suction then removes the cells from the body entirely. Once an adequate amount of fat has been removed, the incision will be closed. A benefit of this liposuction procedure is that it is very effective and requires only one treatment to receive the desired results.
CoolSculpting is a noninvasive fat reduction treatment that destroys fat cells through controlled cooling, eliminating stubborn fat deposits. For this treatment, a frame will be placed onto the treatment area to protect the skin. The applicator will then be placed in the frame on the desired area, delivering vacuum pressure cooling that targets the cells by pulling the bulge into the cooling panels and triggering the cell’s destruction. The body will then rid these cells from the body through a natural elimination process. Fat is more sensitive to cold temperatures, leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. After the fat has been removed from the body, the fat cells that remain will condense, leaving the area more slim and contoured. Results are long lasting.
ThermiVa is a noninvasive vaginal rejuvenation treatment that uses radiofrequency to heat and shrink the tissue throughout the vagina. After childbirth, women can experience lax tissue in both the labia minora and labia majora. This can lead to issues such as:
- Painful intercourse
- Decline in libido
- Bladder leakage
- Vaginal dryness
- Discomfort when wearing tight clothing or bathing suits
The ThermiVa wand applicator uses the radiofrequency on the labia minora and labia majora to tighten the tissue. This treatment is painless and requires no downtime at all. ThermiVa does not cause injury to any of the vaginal tissue, allowing women to go back to their regular activities right away, including intercourse. This treatment requires 3-4 treatments for optimal results. These results can then be maintained through annual treatments.
ThermiBreast is a non-surgical breast enhancement method that uses radiofrequency to tighten and lift a woman’s breasts. After pregnancy and breastfeeding, mothers may experience sagging of the breasts. The radiofrequency will stimulate natural collagen repair that will tighten and improve the structural support tissue. A local anesthetic will be applied, and Dr. Hayes will create 3-4 puncture sites surrounding the areola. A probe will be inserted into these sites, letting off the radiofrequency heat. The probe will be moved in a back-and-forth motion to heat the internal tissues. Externally, an infrared camera will monitor the temperature of the breast to ensure safety. There is no recovery time with this treatment, so women can return to their normal routines immediately.
Microneedling is a non-surgical treatment that minimizes the appearance of skin imperfections such as scars, texture issues, pigmentation concerns, and wrinkles on the face and body. Mothers find this treatment extremely beneficial to diminish pregnancy-caused stretch marks on the body. Microneedling creates a series of small micro-channel puncture wounds to the skin, causing the stimulation of collagen production to rebuild skin and improve the quality and thickness of the treated skin. Depending on the severity of the skin condition, multiple treatments may be required to obtain the desired results.
Laser Genesis is a non-ablative skin treatment, meaning that it does not remove any tissue. This treatment can be used on the face and the body to improve multiple skin concerns. The laser technology heats the skin, stimulating collagen growth to improve complexion. Common skin conditions that are treated by Laser Genesis are:
- Uneven skin texture
- Large pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
The laser targets deep into the dermis to improve the overall quality of the skin in the treated area. This treatment causes no discomfort, producing only a mild heating sensation. The length of treatment varies per person, depending on whether the targeted area is located on the face or the body. There is very minimal downtown for the treatment; staying out of direct sunlight is necessary for only a couple days. For facial treatment, makeup can be applied immediately after. Depending on the particular concern, 3-6 treatments may be necessary to achieve a woman’s aesthetic goals.
Venus Legacy is a noninvasive treatment that reduces fat deposits and skin imperfections on the body. The Venus Legacy helps to reduce aesthetic concerns in two ways. First, the eight vertical delivery electrodes on the applicator will send multipolar radiofrequency through the fat layer. This will cause the fatty acid to be released from the fat cells and naturally flushed out of the body, shrinking the cells and decreasing the overall volume of the fat layer. Second, the applicator will heat the targeted area and stimulate collagen growth to reduce skin concerns. The Venus Legacy treats:
- Uneven skin texture
- Wrinkles and lines
- Stretch marks
- Stubborn fat deposit
This treatment is very comfortable and has no downtime at all, allowing women to return to their daily activities immediately. Depending on the particular concern, 6-8 treatments are usually required to obtain desired results.
Ultherapy is a noninvasive skin tightening treatment using ultrasound therapy to stimulate new collagen production on the face, neck, and chest. The collagen will improve surface issues such as crow’s feet, jowls, lines, wrinkles, skin tone, and light skin laxity. The ultrasonic energy is delivered deep into the skin and into the muscle layers to improve skin laxity and creases that have developed. This treatment is painless and very effective, requiring only one treatment to receive amazing results. This skin treatment provides a quick and easy way to correct the early signs of aging.
Depending on the particular treatments performed, recovery time can vary. However, none of the treatments that are offered in the Mommy Makeover procedure require more than a few days of downtime. That’s right, only a few days! The majority of the procedure options provided do require multiple treatments, depending on the severity of the concern.
Women can treat their aesthetic concerns in a matter of months without disrupting their busy schedules.
It is recommended that patients arrange for a ride home following the procedure. This is especially important for women who choose our invasive liposuction option, as they will be unable to drive themselves home. During the recovery stage, be sure to wear sunscreen at all times on the treated areas, and try to avoid direct sunlight.
It is never too soon or too late to receive the amazing results that a Mommy Makeover can provide you! If you are looking to restore your body back to its “pre-baby” condition, start by contacting us at Bridgetown Aesthetics and request your consultation today!