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mommy makeover

Motherhood is a beautiful, joyful experience. But all too often, the joys of motherhood are overshadowed by exhaustion and stress. There will be days when you feel like the only thing keeping you going is your coffee addiction. Moms are all guilty of comparing themselves to other mothers. This can lead to low self-esteem and feelings of inadequacy that may be difficult to shake. One way for these mommies to feel better about themselves is with a little help! Many women have a dream of being a mommy, but what about the new moms? Many people think that once you become a mother, your body is no longer yours. But this isn’t true! In fact, it’s just the opposite. You have to take care of yourself now more than ever before because you’re not only taking care of yourself-you’re also taking care of another human being. 

A Mommy Makeover can change the way you feel about yourself and make you be more confident stepping into your new role as a mother.  Mommy Makeovers are becoming very popular because women all around the world are realizing how beneficial it can be to get help after pregnancy. Mommy Makeovers aren’t just about plastic surgery-they focus on helping new mothers get back into shape and feel better about themselves.

What’s Included in a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy Makeovers can be customized to your needs and goals. Each center is different but ours usually includes the following:

A Tummy Tuck: Removes excess skin and tightens muscles in the abdominal area to create a smoother, more contoured abdomen.

Breast Enhancement: Removes droopiness, restores perkiness and reshapes breasts dramatically. You can even choose to reduce the size of large breasts if needed!

Liposuction: Removes excess stubborn fat for a more slimming body shape.

How much does it cost?

The price of Mommy Makeovers varies according to each center and the procedures you choose to do. However, Mommy Makeovers can typically cost between $4 – $10 thousand. Come into Pacifica Plastic Surgery Center for a consultation to get an accurate assessment of what your Mommy Makeover will cost.

How painful is a Mommy Makeover?

Like any surgery, there will be discomfort, but a Mommy Makeover may be more painful because it is multiple surgeries at once. It is common to experience pain in the abdomen, back, hips, and shoulders for up to six weeks after surgery. This can be managed with medications typically prescribed by your surgeon.

How long is the recovery time?

Because Mommy Makeovers are done as one surgery, you will need at least six weeks to recover. If you want to do breast enhancements along with your Mommy Makeover, you should give yourself more time for a full recovery. Recovery time is going to depend from person to person depending on your health and the procedures you choose to undergo.

How do Mommy Makeovers impact breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding can be hard after a Mommy Makeover. If you breastfeed, the changing of your breasts may affect whether or not you are able to continue to breastfeed. Give yourself enough time during your recovery for your breasts to heal, and then visit your doctor to see if breastfeeding is an option.

We all know what it’s like after you have a baby. You are suddenly faced with the daunting task of trying to get your body back into shape by any means necessary, but that can be difficult when you don’t have the time or energy for hours upon hours at the gym.  A Mommy Makeover is the answer you have been looking for. Mommy makeovers are a combination of different types of surgeries, which can include a breast lift with or without augmentation, liposuction, and a tummy tuck – all designed to help women lose their baby weight, tighten skin leftover from pregnancy and give them their body back.

Dr. Daniel G. Kolder

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

As a highly trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Kolder’s specialties include:
Tummy Tucks + Liposuction + Breast Augmentation + Breast Lifts + Breast Reduction + Facelifts + Armlifts + Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty, as well as a variety of non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Dr. Kolder is also known to have a warm, easy manner, compassionate care, with surgical results that are beautiful and natural.

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Patient Testimonial

“I was so pleased I chose to go to Dr Kolder! Not only do I love his staff, they are so helpful, efficient and just plain fun to talk to, Dr. Kolder makes you feel at ease with his knowledge and disposition. My surgery results were amazing and my recovery was made easy knowing I could call any time and get immediate attention and information. I highly recommend Dr. Kolder and his entire staff…”