The ability to conceive, give birth, and nurse a baby is nothing short of miraculous. But even as you bask in the afterglow of this tremendous accomplishment, you may experience personal frustrations with your body. Some of the physical changes caused by pregnancy refuse to budge with diet and exercise alone, often generating ongoing dissatisfaction and self-consciousness. For moms who want to restore their pre-pregnancy shape, Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva provides the ultimate post-pregnancy transformation with a mommy makeover in Newport Beach at LEA Plastic Surgery.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgeries performed together to rejuvenate areas of a woman’s body affected by pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.
Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva customizes the mommy makeover surgery in Newport Beach, Orange County, to address patients’ specific concerns after pregnancy and nursing.
The surgery commonly includes breast surgery, tummy tuck, and liposuction but may address other issues and other areas of the body as well, depending on the patient’s needs.
Depending on the patient’s specific concerns, Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva may perform one or more of the following breast procedures during a mommy makeover treatment:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Breast reduction
Dr. Ho Taghva performs breast augmentation with silicone or saline breast implants to add volume and feminine curves. Breast reduction is used after pregnancy to reduce excess fatty tissue, remove excess skin, and reduce the size of overly large breasts. Breast lift surgery can raise heavy, sagging breasts and reshape the natural breast tissue without implants. Breast lift surgeries are often combined with breast augmentation to restore youthful, perky breasts and increase breast volume.
Tummy Tuck Surgery
During a tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, Dr. Ho Taghva repairs stretched and separated abdominal muscles, strengthens the abdominal wall, and removes excess skin and fat tissue from the stomach area.
A tummy tuck can also resolve some stretch marks on the stomach by removing excess skin that has been stretched beyond capacity and repositioning a stretched belly button. Tummy tuck surgery is a popular component of the mommy makeover procedure in Newport Beach because it provides a pre-pregnancy flat stomach and contoured waist.
During pregnancy, many women develop stubborn fat that won’t go away even after the baby is born. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva often performs liposuction during the mommy makeover procedure to remove fatty deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise, including love handles and a muffin top.
Liposuction provides impressive body contouring results when combined with a tummy tuck. It is also used to sculpt and add contours in other areas, including the inner thighs or buttocks.
Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
Dr. Ho Taghva is proud to offer custom mommy makeovers in Newport Beach, CA because she knows how this procedure can positively impact a woman’s self-esteem. Mommy makeovers commonly focus on abdominal and breast issues, but the surgery is designed to improve any area of the body affected by a pregnancy, which may include the buttocks or vagina. Women experience confidence-boosting, outstanding results at LEA Plastic Surgery. A mommy makeover can:
- Combine multiple cosmetic surgical procedures to achieve a complete makeover with reduced downtime.
- Enhance the breasts with procedures such as breast augmentation with breast implants or a breast lift to transform saggy, stretched breasts.
- Achieve natural-looking results for patients that restore a pre-pregnancy shape.
- Remove a muffin top, sculpt the waist, and create desirable curves.
- Remove excess fat and loose skin, reduce stretch marks, and tighten abdominal muscles with a tummy tuck and liposuction.
- Contour the body with liposuction for problem areas that resist diet and exercise.
- Improve the appearance and sexual function of the labia or reduce an enlarged labia minora caused by pregnancy.
- Restore confidence, smooth skin, and feminine curves.
The Ideal Candidate
Not every woman is a good candidate for this effective, yet invasive, procedure. Patients must be healthy enough for elective surgery. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva determines mommy makeover candidacy in Newport Beach during a private consultation at the LEA surgery center.
Women with flabby skin, hanging breasts, stretch marks, and stubborn excess fat caused by pregnancy and nursing who want to achieve outstanding body contouring and rejuvenation may be good candidates for a variety of mommy makeover surgeries.
The best candidates for a mommy makeover in Newport Beach, Orange County are women who have completed their families, are physically healthy, are at or near a stable goal weight, and have realistic expectations.
The Mommy Makeover Consultation
Dr. Ho Taghva’s understanding of the female anatomy, her personal experience as a mother of three, and her extensive training in body contouring, tummy tucks, breast lifts, and surgical techniques are at the foundation of her ability to deliver exceptional, natural-looking mommy makeover results.
A mommy makeover consultation in Orange County with Dr. Ho Taghva includes a review of the patient’s medical history, a comfortable discussion about aesthetic goals and a physical examination. The plastic surgeon then provides each patient with a personalized mommy makeover plan and invites them to ask questions.
The Mommy Makeover Procedure
Most mommy makeover procedures at LEA Plastic Surgery are performed on an outpatient basis. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva performs the procedure with general anesthesia at the GALEA Center for Advanced Surgery in Newport Beach, CA. A Medicare Accredited facility, GALEA is located next to the LEA Plastic Surgery office and offers patients a safe and comfortable environment for their surgical transformation.
Mommy makeover operational plans commonly include body contouring, breast surgeries, and tummy tucks. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva may also include alternative procedures, depending on the patient’s custom treatment plan. The operation typically takes three to four hours.
During the consultation, Dr. Ho Taghva will provide specific information regarding the recovery process. The initial recovery period usually takes one to two weeks but varies depending on the extent of the surgery.
Avoid vigorous exercise, heavy lifting, and carrying a child over 10 pounds for the first six weeks. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva provides a complete list of recovery details, including pain medication, compression garment instructions, returning to work, and the full recovery timeframe. Initial results can be seen during the first two weeks, but other outcomes will gradually emerge as the swelling and bruising subside.
Why should I choose Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva?
Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva is a mommy makeover expert whose exceptional understanding of the female anatomy allows her to provide contoured, lifted, and sculpted results. Diet and exercise, girdles and stretch mark creams cannot provide the long-lasting, natural-looking results that are only possible with a mommy makeover in Orange County, California at the LEA Plastic Surgery center. Dr. Ho Taghva is known as an exceptional surgeon who is:
- Board-certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
- Experienced in a diverse range of surgeries including liposuction, tummy tucks, butt lift, breast lift, breast augmentation with implants, labiaplasty, and abdominoplasty.
- Kind and caring to patients of every ethnicity and understands the importance of providing plastic surgery while maintaining cultural beauty and identity.
- Highly skilled and provides natural-looking changes that accentuate beauty, slims the waist, tighten the stomach, sculpt the figure, and create balance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most mommy makeover procedures are problem-free but still pose risks like bleeding, an adverse reaction to anesthesia, infection, breast implant complications, and scarring. Dr. Ho Taghva will discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure during your consultation. She has many years of experience safely performing mommy makeovers and other surgical procedures.
The staff at LEA will provide you with a complete list of pre-surgical instructions. If you smoke, stop at least 3-4 weeks before the surgery. Avoid supplements and vitamins that thin the blood, including aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve, NSAIDS, and related over-the-counter medications.
Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva will create a surgical plan during your initial consultation to address various post-pregnancy issues. The surgery will enhance your breasts, flatten your stomach, provide weight loss in stubborn areas, strengthen abdominal muscles, add contours, and provide other improvements. Your treatment plan will be custom-tailored to fit your needs.
Most patients return to work or resume moderate activities within one to two weeks, but you may need to continue to wear compression garments for several weeks longer. The doctor will discuss your lifestyle and exercise routine during your consultation and will provide you with instructions for resuming strenuous activities.
Medical insurance usually does not cover elective or cosmetic surgery. Our office staff will share payment options with you and answer any questions that you may have.
You may be considered a candidate for a mommy makeover in Orange County if you would like to improve your appearance after pregnancy and breastfeeding. The best plastic surgery candidates are non-smokers who are in good health, do not plan to have more children, and have realistic expectations.
Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva recommends that you wait at least six months after the birth of your child before breast augmentation, tummy tuck, or liposuction. It is also essential that you stabilize your weight by finishing any planned weight loss after your pregnancy and stop nursing at least three months before the surgery.
The length of the surgery will depend on the surgical plan, but mommy makeovers typically take three to four hours.