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.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"I love my new body! I came to Dr Katzen in January for a mommy makeover consult. He was so beyond nice and knowledgeable. He explained everything to me in a way that anyone without a medical license would understand! I had a breast augmentation and a tummy tuck, after 2 kids he explained that I would need a breast lift as well, no surprise! I went in knowing what to expect after surgery so there were not many surprises. His staff is so caring and knowledgeable they were available to me throughout this process to answer all my questions. I did go to other surgeons but I am so glad I chose the right one!"- J.C. / Yelp / Jul 05, 2016
"I love the new and improved version of me - All I can say is Dr. Katzen is the most amazing doctor I have ever encountered. I can understand why his patients rave about him. He's a gem: amazing surgical skills, well mannered, great office staff, what more can I ask for. I had a mommy makeover, which included breast augmentation and a tummy tuck. I love the new and improved version of me."- T.A. / RealSelf / Apr 18, 2019
"Mommy Makeover Dream Come True - I came to Dr. Katzen for a mommy makeover after hearing about him through a friend. I opted for a breast augmentation and lift along with the tummy tuck and muscle repair. I love how meticulous Dr. Katzen is with his work. My incision lines are thin and clean. His office staff are wonderful. They are always cheerful when they answer the phone and never makes me feel like I'm a bother when I ask questions."- E.A. / RealSelf / Apr 18, 2019
"Silicone Breast Aug and Abdominoplasty with an AMAZING Surgeon. - I had a mommy makeover and I’m not even a mom (LOL). I wanted a tummy tuck and breast augmentation. I found Dr. Katzen online and was impressed with his background and training. I then found many great reviews and talked to one of his patients through Facebook private messaging. His patient strongly recommended him, so I proceeded forward with surgery. I have since been Facebook friends with this gal. She helped me through my recovery. Dr. Katzen did an amazing job on my “mommy makeover”."- M.T. / RealSelf / Apr 18, 2019
"Mommy Makeover: Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation, Lipo Arms and Back - Beverly Hills, CA - LOVE Dr. Katzen & so grateful to him. I can't say enough nice things about him. He was very genuine, patient & kind to me before & after the surgery. On January 8th, I had a tummy tuck, liposuction of the back & arms, breast implant re-done (previously done with another surgeon), areoles & nipples reduced. Trust me I needed it after giving birth to 3 huge babies who are now 8, 6 & an almost 4yrs old. My boobs were in 2 different places, saline bags up high, skin & nipples were way saggy & low, my tummy would rest on my legs when I sit. I am now so happy w/my nice define arms & flat tummy and also a very nice natural looking breast.????????????"- T.M. / RealSelf / Apr 18, 2017
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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