Having children is, by almost all accounts, one of the most wonderful, rewarding experiences a woman can have; her life is changed in countless positive ways. Unfortunately, for many women, there are some relatively unwanted changes as well, often involving their bodies. Women don't want to give up the figure they had before motherhood; many would like to look better than before. The good news is that it is possible to reverse most of these changes – or even improve upon your pre-pregnancy figure – with a Mommy Makeover in Chicago. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Steinwald combines procedures like a tummy tuck, breast enhancement, and liposuction to help moms of most any age feel great about their bodies once again.
What Is It?
One of the most popular procedures at Lake Forest Plastic Surgery, Mommy Makeovers are designed to address the post-pregnancy/post-partum changes to the body. Most commonly, these procedures involve one or more of the following types of plastic surgery:
- Breast Enhancement – Women often see changes involving their breasts (sagging, stretch marks, loss of superior pole fullness or a "deflation" effect) which can be corrected via breast augmentation, breast lift or breast reduction in Chicago.
- Body Contouring – Not surprisingly, the abdomen often displays general tissue laxity, lower abdominal bulging, and stretch marks after pregnancy. These concerns can be addressed by a tummy tuck. Dr. Steinwald also can remove excess fat in the abdomen or other parts of the body through liposuction.
Dr. Steinwald, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, is a pioneer of Mommy Makeover surgery and performs dozens of these surgeries each year to help moms "get their bodies back."
About the Surgery
Many moms are healthy enough to combine several procedures into a single surgical session. Your health and safety are primary concerns of Dr. Steinwald, so Mommy Makeovers are only performed at Lake Forest Hospital with a board-certified anesthesiologist administering anesthesia. Great care is taken to minimize potential cardiac, pulmonary or blood clot-related complications, and patients are strongly encouraged to stay overnight for close monitoring and pain control.
It is important to have adequate support at home as well, since there is usually 1 to 2 weeks of significant "downtime" involved. Aside from the benefit of undergoing only one recovery period (which is not significantly longer or more uncomfortable than recovery for a single procedure), the patient usually also realizes a significant cost savings from these combined procedures, especially if an insurance-based procedure is to be performed. For example, if a patient's breasts are large enough to qualify for a breast reduction, or she is undergoing a "necessary" procedure such as tube-tying or a hysterectomy, the anesthesia and hospital cost savings of having an additional cosmetic procedure performed concurrently can be considerable.
Your Next Step
You deserve to see what a Mommy Makeover at Lake Forest Plastic Surgery can do for you. Simply request a consultation online with Dr. Steinwald and save $50 off the regular consultation fee. Or, call the Lake Forest Plastic Surgery office at (847) 234-9464 to schedule your visit. Dr. Steinwald looks forward to helping you achieve your optimal appearance.