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what is mommy makeover?

You’ve given so much to bring your child into the world. Now, it’s time to do something for yourself. A mommy makeover can help you bounce back after childbirth, restoring your breasts and body to a more youthful and beautiful appearance.

Dr. Armando Retana is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who has spent years in training and practice performing mommy makeover procedures. Combining expertise, surgical skill, and artistic sensibilities, Dr. Retana helps patients achieve their aesthetic goals, whether they want subtle improvement or comprehensive rejuvenation.

Benefits of mommy makeover

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause physical changes that you may want to reverse, particularly in features like your breasts, belly, and buttocks. Here are some of the common reasons that women see Dr. Retana for treatment.

“I want my breasts to be perkier and fuller.”

During and after pregnancy, the skin of your breasts may stretch and lose elasticity. Your breasts may begin to droop, and the nipples may shift to a lower position. Some women will also lose volume in their breasts. Dr. Retana may recommend a breast lift, breast augmentation, or combination procedure to restore youthful perkiness and fullness.

“I want to get rid of the skin, fat, and stretch marks around my belly.”

Diet and exercise may not help you eliminate the excess skin and fat that can develop during pregnancy. Your belly may also protrude because the abdominal muscles are stretched out and weakened. Dr. Retana offers patients tummy tuck surgery as part of a mommy makeover to give them a flatter, more toned midsection.

“I want my rear to be rounder and fuller.”

You may have lost volume in your buttocks due to weight changes during pregnancy, or you might have always wanted a more noticeable backside. In either case, a Brazilian butt lift can remove fat from areas where you don’t want it and fill out your buttocks in a natural and attractive way.

is mommy makeover right for you?

There is no one-size-fits-all treatment plan when it comes to making you look and feel your best. You may want to restore the perkiness of your breasts but be completely happy with the fullness you already have. Your breasts may be relatively unaffected by pregnancy, but you might want your tummy to be firmer and your behind to be rounder.

The care that Dr. Retana offers is individualized to each of his patients. During your initial consultation, he will perform an examination and talk with you about your aesthetic vision. Dr. Retana is committed to making this process a positive and collaborative experience. As a patient, you will never feel bulldozed, pressured, or talked into treatment.

What procedures are included in a mommy makeover?

Based on his training and experience, Dr. Retana will recommend procedures to include in your mommy makeover. He will review each in detail and answer any questions you may have so that you can decide with confidence in your care. Below are some initial details about the procedures he typically performs.

Breast Lift / Augmentation

During a breast lift, Dr. Retana will reshape the breast to give it a perkier appearance and restore the position of the nipple if necessary. He can combine the procedure with augmentation surgery, which will increase the size of your breasts using implants.

Tummy Tuck

You may benefit from one of several different types of tummy tuck procedures. Some  patients will only need a mini-tummy tuck, which addresses excess skin below the belly button. Other mommy makeovers include a full tuck, which removes skin and fat from around the belly, includes liposuction around the midsection, and, potentially, tightens the stretched-out abdominal muscles. The result is a tighter, more toned waistline and a noticeable hourglass appearance.

Brazilian Butt Lift

This procedure will take fat from areas you may not want it, like the tummy and hips, and move it to your backside to give you a fuller, rounder appearance. Dr. Retana typically advises patients to have this portion of their mommy makeover separately from “front” procedures like breast lift, augmentation, and tummy tuck.

Considerations for Mommy Makeover

When planning your procedures, Dr. Retana can talk with you about what to expect during your recuperation and potential restrictions on physical activity. Here are some factors you may want to consider:

  • Having multiple procedures in a single surgical session can reduce your overall recovery time. However, Dr. Retana can instead schedule individual surgeries spaced out over time if you prefer.
  • Retana will use a combination of techniques to keep you as comfortable as possible during and after surgery and to speed healing. He and his practice will be available throughout your recovery to answer questions or address any concerns.
  • A mommy makeover doesn’t restrict you from having children in the future, but Dr. Retana may recommend that you put treatment on hold until you think you will not be getting pregnant again.

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Schedule an Online Consultation

Dr. Retana knows it’s hard for busy moms to make time for themselves. That’s why he offers video consultations so you can learn more about getting a mommy makeover – include pricing for the procedure –  to determine if the procedure is right for you. To schedule one, fill out our online form.

If you are ready to restore your pre-baby body, find out more about your options with a mommy makeover. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Retana online or by calling his practice at (202) 386-7100.