Published August 15, 2021 By Dr. Adam Lowenstein

Having a child changes a family forever, usually in the best possible ways. Having a child can also permanently alter a mother’s body. In this area, the changes aren’t always for the best. While there is something extraordinary about carrying and sustaining a life for 9 months, pregnancy and the breastfeeding the follows can bring about unwanted and unsatisfying physical changes. This is why many women take control of their image via a Mommy Makeover. If you’re considering this series of procedures, you may have some of the same questions we answer on a regular basis. 

What is Involved in a Mommy Makeover?

If you think that a Mommy Makeover involves breast and belly work, you’re not wrong. However, we shouldn’t limit this process. Every Mommy Makeover is designed around the patient; her needs and desired outcome. Examples of Mommy Makeover procedures include:

  • Breast lift
  • Breast implant surgery
  • Liposuction (anywhere on the body)
  • CoolSculpting nonsurgical fat reduction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Renuvion skin-tightening
  • Ultherapy for lower face and neck tightening

What you need to know about Mommy Makeover treatment is that it’s all about you. When you visit our Santa Barbara office, you can expect Dr. Lowenstein to thoughtfully listen to your concerns and develop a plan that works for you. 

How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?

Because a Mommy Makeover involves multiple surgical and potentially nonsurgical treatments, the best way to determine cost is to visit us in person. Your treatment plan revolves around your desired outcome, preferences, and needs. Where nonsurgical fat reduction may work in some cases, it isn’t always the ideal approach. The same can be said for skin tightening. Your Mommy Makeover consultation is a vital part of determining the right procedures for you and, from there, the cost of care.

How Painful is a Mommy Makeover?

Most of our patients are surprised at how not painful their Mommy Makeover is! Under general anesthesia, pain receptors in the body are interrupted so there is no pain. As anesthesia wears off, patients start to feel areas of soreness or tenderness. Compression garments help reduce these sensations as well as swelling and bruising. To ensure that pain does not become intolerable, patients must take their pain medication as prescribed and rest as much as possible. 

It is a big decision to have a Mommy Makeover. Start your process today. Contact our office at 805.969.9004 to schedule your appointment.

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