About the Mommy Makeover
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen frequently works with women who wish to regain their pre-pregnancy physique. Even though childbirth is an amazing and miraculous moment for many women, it inevitably will alter the tightness and shape of various body parts, which can leave one feeling frustrated. The great news is that it's possible to reclaim a slim and taut appearance, thanks to the help of the mommy makeover surgical procedure performed at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills. This body contouring treatment uses a blend of skin tightening and fat reduction methods to target the abdomen, breasts, and other affected body parts, virtually any area affected by nursing, weight gain or loss, etc. can be treated. In addition, nonsurgical remedies can be employed to repair surface irregularities, such as skin problems or stretch marks, from the rapid fluctuation and stretching of the skin, tissue, and underlying muscles during pregnancy.
"My experience with Dr. Timothy Katzen is wonderful. His surgical skills are top notch and he has great bedside manner. I have had 3 procedures with Dr. Katzen and happy with all three."- K.Y. / Google / Nov 05, 2019
"Dr. Timothy Katzen is well known and prominent in the weight loss community. When I was looking to get my body lift done, he was always at the top of my searches with very positive comments from his patients and more importantly, he has thousands of before and after photos. I was amazed. My body lift was no different. It turned out wonderful!!!! So grateful for a talented and kind surgeon. Thank you Dr. Katzen for everything!"- A.P. / Google / Sep 12, 2019
"The last 2 years has been life changing for me. I had the sleeve and lost over 130 pounds. I started to exercise and eat better. One of the best things about this transformation is meeting Dr. Katzen and having a thigh lift and body lift by him."- J.A. / Google / Jun 15, 2019
"Amazing experience, wonderful, attentive, caring staff. Great bedside manner. I felt like I was in great hands. So grateful for Dr. Katzen!"- E.K. / Yelp / Nov 14, 2019
"I had arms that flapped after I lost a significant amount of weight. I went to Dr. Katzen for an arm lift and you would never be able to tell I had anything done. Dr. Katzen placed the incisions carefully where you wouldn't see them unless I raised my arms. My scars are healing very well. I can't wait for my incisions to fade like many of his post ops that I met."- H.C. / Google / Oct 18, 2019
The right candidates for a body contouring mommy makeover treatment plan are women who have undergone pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing, and have worked to achieve a slimmer, tighter figure through a consistent, healthy lifestyle with little result. For many women, surgery is recommended to once again have their pre-pregnancy figure. If you have completed childbearing, but you are feeling hopeless with the imperfections it left behind, such as lifeless, deflated breasts, loose abdominal skin, or unwanted fat tissue in the hips, thighs, and buttocks, a mommy makeover procedure could help you. Dr. Katzen's ultimate goal is to help you reclaim your pre-pregnancy body so you can resume life without additional concern about your body.
A mommy makeover is a body contouring treatment tailored for each woman by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Katzen based on the specific body areas that need to be enhanced. Many procedures can be paired together — the most common treatments are liposuction of the flanks and lower back, as well as breast lift surgery, breast implants, and tummy tuck surgery. The mommy makeover surgeries are performed using general anesthesia, taking 3 – 7 hours, depending on the number of treatments required. In addition, an overnight stay at the hospital might be necessary. Your surgical plan could also include nonsurgical skin services, such as laser treatments and injectables, to soften facial lines and reduce surface issues.
What to Expect
After a recovery period in the hospital, you will begin to recover at home with rest and while following the post-operative instructions we will supply. The overall recovery from a mommy makeover is a gradual process. Moving around and walking straight will be hard the first week or so, and a step-by-step, home healing protocol will be adhered to in order to help the incisions and sutures heal properly. Most patients find the healing phase can take about six months. Even though the primary recovery could take months, most patients are able to return to a normal routine within a couple of weeks. Working out should wait for around two months. In the end, this surgery at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills can be an amazing journey for women, creating a newfound love for their new shape once again.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
In your consultation with Dr. Katzen, he will listen to your wants and needs before examining your body. After this, he can make recommendations on what should be a part of your treatment plan. Often, women want breast surgery (augmentation and/or a lift) together with liposuction and a body lift.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
Pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on your body so nonsurgical treatments are usually not enough to receive significant improvements. During your consultation, Dr. Katzen can go over both surgical and nonsurgical options. Based on your needs and goals, he will let you know if treatments, like nonsurgical fat reduction, vaginal rejuvenation, or nonsurgical skin tightening, could be considered.
Will I have scars?
While a mommy makeover produces a beautiful new shape, it does come with some scarring. Dr. Katzen will create clean, small incisions. Most scars that result from this surgery will be easily hidden underneath undergarments or swimsuits. As a part of your recovery instructions, Dr. Katzen or a member of his team will go over scar care so your sutures heal flat and eventually fade.
What if I get pregnant again?
In a perfect world, you should wait to have a mommy makeover until after all pregnancies have been completed so the surgical results are not compromised. Generally, any body part that has been lifted or tightened would be at risk for stretching out if a subsequent pregnancy were to occur. If you get pregnant after your mommy makeover, a second surgery can be performed to refresh your results.
Reclaim Your Figure
If you want to stop feeling aggravated with your body while trying to lose those remaining pounds, we invite you to contact J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, CA to learn more about the mommy makeover procedure. Sagging and drooping breasts, excess skin, and other skin irregularities can be fixed with this custom surgery. During the consultation process, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Katzen will address your concerns and aesthetic goals and create a tailored surgical plan to repair each area. Using the latest medical breakthroughs and surgical talent, it is possible to regain the body and figure you desire.
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