“As a Newport Beach mommy makeover specialist and mother of two young children, I know what motherhood can do to a woman’s body. During pregnancy, a woman’s body is stretched and taxed in ways that can have lasting effects. Some of my most rewarding mommy makeover surgery patients are mothers who have bravely given everything up for their children and now are seeking to gain back some of their self-confidence. Whether a tummy tuck, breast lift, liposuction or simply some Botox® or filler, the change I see in these mother’s self-esteem after undergoing a mommy makeover in Newport Beach is immediate and remarkable”
–Dr. Tenley Lawton, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
As a Newport Beach mommy makeover specialist and plastic surgeon, Dr. Tenley Lawton understands the emotional and deeply personal feelings many moms have about their bodies after childbirth. Tummies aren’t the only areas that can be challenged during the transition to motherhood. Breasts are also stretched during pregnancy and more so in those that breastfeed. After hormones return to normal and breastfeeding stops, the breasts often sag. These are some of the many reasons why, as a female board certified plastic surgeon specializing in mommy makeover in Newport Beach, California, Dr. Lawton is a fantastic option for patients. Dr. Lawton’s goal: help patients regain their pre-motherhood beauty or—for some—discover their beauty for the first time.
Is a Mommy Makeover for Me?
The moniker “mommy makeover” is a nickname for plastic surgery procedures that restore areas of the body typically impacted by pregnancy. A good candidate for a mommy makeover procedure displays symptoms and characteristics including:
- Stubborn areas of excess fat around the “love handles” or around the thighs and hips
- Excess skin around belly area
- Significant collection of stretch marks around your tummy area
- Breasts larger than body frame can support
- Sagging or hanging breasts
- Volume of breasts have changed
- Uneven breasts
In addition, it is important the patient has a realistic expectation of potential results and is generally healthy enough for surgery. Mommy makeover procedures can address a wide variety of issues, many of which are commonly associated with motherhood. Dr. Lawton will work with you to define the right combination and safely achieve desired results. To determine if you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover in Newport Beach, contact Dr. Lawton to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and review potential results through our interactive tools.
Mommy Makeover Procedures
The most common mommy makeover procedures are a breast lift, liposuction, and a tummy tuck. These procedures are usually performed concurrently in order to maximize the results and the efficiency of the recovery. Breast lift, liposuction, and tummy tuck procedures are popular because they address specific areas of concern impacted by pregnancy and motherhood.
The breasts tend to sag with age, a combination of gravity and loss of elasticity. This sagging can be exacerbated by pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood. During a breast lift, the underlying breast tissue is reshaped to improve the orientation of the breast. In many cases, excess skin is removed and enlarged areolas may be minimized. The end result is a bust that looks perkier, balanced and feels more youthful. Patients who undergo a breast lift as part of a mommy makeover often feel as though they have reclaimed a certain part of their younger years!
The burdens of motherhood often include dramatic changes to the body. Some of those changes often have to do with the operation of one’s metabolism and the processing of fat. Once your body goes into “baby mode,” it has an intense interest in hanging on to fat, which means that fat can be awfully hard to get rid of even if you’ve got time to spend in the gym. Liposuction removes those stubborn areas of fat and contours the body into a slimmer shape that honors its natural curves. During a liposuction procedure, a small incision is made and a small tube called a cannula is inserted to remove fat cells. Once fat cells are removed, they cannot be regenerated – allowing a lifelong result.
Pregnancy, of course, has a way of stretching the skin around the tummy area. For many women, skin doesn’t always “bounce back” the way we want it to. In addition, the core muscles are stretched to the point of no recovery. Regardless of crunches, gym hours, diets, there is no way to remove over-stretched skin or repair the core muscle wall. During a tummy tuck procedure, an incision is made along the bottom of the tummy (just below the bikini line). Excess skin is then removed and abdominal muscles are repaired. The end result is a flatter, firmer tummy that looks much closer to your pre-motherhood body than before.
A Complementary Trio
These three procedures are commonly combined in a mommy makeover. They address many of the common issues associated with motherhood and help repair the body and restore youth and vitality.
The Benefits of Dr. Lawton’s Approach to Mommy Makeovers
Since a mommy makeover combines multiple procedures, they can be complex and should be performed only by a board-certified surgeon. As a mother of two young children and a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lawton offers a unique perspective for women considering a mommy makeover. Known for her unique “stitching” pattern, most patients report minimal scarring. Dr. Lawton’s patients report a significant rise in confidence, self-esteem, and a romantic resurgence in their relationships as a result. Mommy Makeover Surgeon Dr. Lawton will answer all your questions during your mommy makeover surgery consultation at her Newport Beach office. She will carefully explain all the facets of the mommy makeover surgery, including breast augmentation or enhancement, liposuction, tummy tuck, and perhaps injectables such as Botox® Cosmetic and Juvéderm®.
Would you like to learn more about a Mommy Makeover procedure? Fill out the “Request a Consultation” form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at 949-640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.