Giving birth is one of the most beautiful experiences in the world. There are few things that come close to the feeling of being a mother. With that being said, many women notice changes in their bodies post-pregnancy.
Diet and exercise, although important, often cannot repair or treat the skin and underlying muscles that have been stretched after pregnancy. That is why more women are seeking cosmetic surgical procedures to restore the youthful, fit figure they had before pregnancy and childbirth.
Dr. Cat Begovic is a cosmetic surgeon in the Los Angeles area who provides what she calls “The Mommy Makeover” for women who want to improve their appearance after childbirth.
As a female plastic surgeon and mother herself, Dr. Cat understands how pregnancy and childbirth can change a woman’s body. This is why she uses the Mommy Makeover to help women restore their appearance after children.
What Is a “Mommy Makeover?”
The Mommy Makeover refers to a set of cosmetic procedures that aim to improve various parts of the female anatomy after childbirth. Dr. Cat can customize a combination of any of these procedures to help create the figure moms desire or to help restore the figure they had before giving birth. Not only do the surgeries help restore physical changes but they also often improve core strength and function and help women feel more comfortable in clothing and with exercise and activities.
Dr. Cat explains the significance of the Mommy Makeover here:
“Mommy makeover is one of the most life-changing surgeries that I do! My patients feel physically stronger, more comfortable every day, and much more confident in clothing (and even a bathing suit or bikini). Many patients are able to exercise better. Moms do so much for their families and everyone else around them. It gives me so much joy to help give them the improved self-confidence and the self-care they deserve!”
What Does A Mommy Makeover Include?
A Mommy Makeover with Dr. Cat can be comprised of any number of the following cosmetic procedures. Choose just two procedures or as many as four procedures to create your ideal outcome. Dr. Cat will work with you to determine which procedures will help you achieve your desired appearance and she will create you a customized surgical plan.
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is designed to enhance the size and shape of the breast. The aim is to create a larger, rounder shape.
Breast augmentation can be done in one of two ways. The first way is with implants that are either silicone or saline. The second way is with fat transfer, where liposuction is performed to remove fat from elsewhere on the body, and then the fat is harvested to the breasts. This makes the breast larger, firmer, and rounder.
A breast lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that seeks to lift sagging breasts and give them a higher, perkier appearance.
Breast lifts elevate the breast by removing excess skin, reshaping the breast, and contouring the surrounding tissue. This technique essentially creates the same effect as wearing a push-up bra.
Brazilian Butt Lift
A Brazilian butt lift, also known as a BBL, is a plastic surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of the buttocks and hips.
In a Brazilian butt lift, fat is harvested from other locations on the body and used to create a fuller, rounder butt with a more firm appearance.
Fat can even be harvested from the stomach and the waist to be added to the hip area to create more of an hourglass shape.
Liposuction is a very common plastic surgery procedure that can help patients to remove excess fat from the body.
Liposuction uses suction to remove small amounts of excess fat from various parts of the body, including the stomach, thighs, hips, and back.
Liposuction is actually featured in some other procedures, including Brazilian butt lifts and breast augmentations with fat transfer. In these procedures, liposuction is used to harvest fat from problematic areas of the body so that it can be used to accentuate other regions, including the breast and buttocks.
Tummy tucks are a cosmetic surgical procedure that is used to create a more toned, tight appearance to the abdomen.
A tummy tuck removes and repositions excess fat or skin on the lower abdomen to make it flatter and more desirable.
Tummy tucks are ideal for women who only have a small amount of excess fat or skin around their abdomen. Women who are not close to their ideal weight may need to have liposuction prior to a tummy tuck.
Labiaplasty or Vaginal Rejuvenation
Labiaplasty, also known as vaginal rejuvenation, is a plastic surgery procedure that improves the appearance of the vagina.
During a labiaplasty, the labia minora and labia majora are resected and repositioned to create a more appealing appearance.
There are also Vaginal Rejuvenation options like ThermiVA that can tighten and firm the muscle tissue of the vagina without the need for anesthesia.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Mommy Makeover
The following are few common questions that patients may have when they are considering a Mommy Makeover:
Which Procedures Should I Choose for My Mommy Makeover?
The procedures that you choose to include in your Mommy Makeover depend largely on what your desired results are.
For example, if you are concerned about excess weight in your midsection and creating an hourglass figure, you would benefit from liposuction or tummy tuck, along with a Brazilian butt lift.
Dr. Cat tailors each procedure to the patient, so Dr. Cat will work with you to help determine which procedures would create your ideal outcome.
How Long Does a Mommy Makeover Take?
The duration of your Mommy Makeover will depend on which procedures you are having. If you choose to have several procedures that are longer surgical procedures, Dr. Cat will stage your Mommy Makeover over the course of several weeks to months.
This is done to minimize the length of time a patient would be under anesthesia during a single procedure, as well as to avoid potential recovery complications.
Dr. Cat explains the importance of staging procedures with some time apart here:
“I would never perform a tummy tuck and BBL together since the blood supply to the stomach skin during the tummy tuck runs through the fat. So it is not recommended to do extensive or aggressive liposuction at the same time as a tummy tuck. Additionally, one surgery site is always crushed. My goal is to never squeeze in as many surgeries as possible and rush – my goal is to create the best possible results for my patients. You only have one body – the results should never be compromised for the inconvenience.”
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
The Mommy Makeover cost varies from patient to patient depending on the procedures they choose and the extent of each procedure.
Dr. Cat will work with you and tailor your procedures to your unique anatomy and desired outcome to ensure that your Mommy Makeover is cost-effective. Returning patients whose Mommy Makeover procedures are spread out over time will receive discounts on surgeries scheduled after their first one.
What Is the Mommy Makeover Recovery Process Like?
The Mommy Makeover recovery process depends largely on which procedures you have done.
Dr. Cat has developed specialized techniques for all of her procedures that lead to minimal pain and reduced recovery time.
For most procedures, you can return to work within one to two weeks after surgery. Depending on the treatment you receive, you may be able to resume normal activity within one month after surgery.
Your recovery time and the process will vary, too, depending on the staging of your procedures. Dr. Cat will likely stage your procedures over the course of some time to make your recovery from each as smooth as possible and to achieve optimal results.
Mommy Makeover in Beverly Hills
If you are interested in having a Mommy Makeover in Beverly Hills, Dr. Cat can help. Dr. Cat Begovic is a renowned plastic surgeon who has developed innovative techniques to achieve the best results for her patients. Her outcomes are so remarkable that patients travel from all over the world to have her perform their surgeries.
As a board-certified female cosmetic surgeon, women trust Dr. Cat to treat the most intimate of procedures with care and consideration. To experience your own Mommy Makeover, book your consultation with Dr. Cat today!