Mommy Makeover Checklist

Here’s a Checklist for Your Choices in a Mommy Makeover

At AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, Mi area, Dr. Ali customizes each mommy makeover to the woman’s unique cosmetic goals. Every person’s body is different – and pregnancy and childbirth affect every woman differently. So each mommy makeover will be customized just for you during their consultation, to reflect their specific appearance desires.

With that in mind, the following “checklist” of popular mommy makeover procedures can help get you started thinking about what treatments are right for you. Take a look at the list below and then schedule a mommy makeover consultation in our Troy, MI area office with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali to discuss your personalized mommy makeover!

□ Mommy Makeover Breast Lift (implants optional)

Breasts expand dramatically during pregnancy and afterwards during nursing, often causing a woman to go up several bra sizes, only to drop back down once the baby finishing breastfeeding. With all of this skin stretching, many women are often left with saggy breasts and loose breast skin or tissue.

A surgical breast lift will “tone and tighten” the breasts, restoring them to a higher natural-looking position. And lose skin can be removed for a firm, attractive bustline. After breastfeeding is complete, a combined breast lift and and implants can also be ideal.

Adding implants during a mommy makeover can be a great opportunity for women who were never satisfied with their breast size to begingo up a few sizes for better breast shape and fullness.

□ Mommy Makeover Liposuction

That “baby weight” added during pregnancy can be so tough to lose. And, while childbirth is a miracle and a blessing, it’s very common for pregnancy hormones to cause deposits of fat to start accumulating in strange new places on the body. Sadly, this fat can be very stubborn and often simply does not respond to dieting or even exercise. Some mommies may even return to their ideal pre-baby weight only to discover that it is now distributed differently –  with a new “muffin top” or jiggly belly that won’t go away.

Mommy makeover liposuction(“lipo”)  remedies this problem by permanently removing unwanted fat from the belly, the “love handles” or almost anywhere else on the body fat is found.

During l”lipo” unwanted fat is  sucked out of the body through a tiny tube (cannula) in a minimally-invasive procedure.   Once the fat cells are removed they will never come back in that area.

□ Mommy Makeover Tummy Tuck

Sometimes simply getting rid of the fat isn’t quite enough to restore you to pre-pregnancy proportions. In addition to fat gain, pregnancy can also result in loose, sagging skin and abdominal muscles. And all the exercise in the world simply won’t remedy hanging skin or damaged, torn muscles.

However, tummy tuck surgery, can remove excess skin and tighten the abdominal area, torn or damaged muscles can also be repaired if necessary. And, as an added bonus, the mommy makeover tummy tuck skin tightening and removal process can also get rid of stretch marks from pregnancy.

□ Mommy Makeover Mini Tummy Tuck

Woman with just loose skin, but no abdominal muscle stretching or damage, may only need a “mini” tummy tuck. This less invasive surgery can be an excellent mommy makeover option,  as it offers minimal scarring and a much shorter recovery period.

□ Mommy Makeover Labiaplasty

Though many women are embarrassed to discuss this fact, a woman’s labia often stretches during childbirth. This can result in the “flaps” or “wings” of the labia minora to protrude out past the labia majora. This make a woman feel less sexually attractive, and can also be quite uncomfortable, as the “wings” rub and chaffe. But, labiaplasty can be performed as part of your mommy makeover to remove the excess skin for a more aesthetically pleasing and comfortable labia.

□ Nonsurgical Mommy Makeover Procedures

In addition to mommy makeover surgical procedures we also offer a variety of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures at our Troy, Mi area Med Spa. These state-of-the-art non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures can be combined with your mommy makeover to help you look and feel thinner, younger, and more attractive.

These procedures include CoolSculpting non-invasive fat removal, laser skin tightening, and a variety of injectable facial fillers to help you look more youthful and refreshed.

Best Troy, MI Area Mommy Makeovers

Troy, MI area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has performed hundreds of mommy makeovers on women from across Oakland County and the Detroit area. Now you can get the same stunning results, and get your beautiful pre-baby body back! In fact, many mommy makeover patients report that their bodies are even better than they ever were!

Dr. Ali always takes the time to answer each patient’s questions, explain their options and help them choose the procedures that will help them look and feel beautiful.

Schedule a Mommy Makeover consultation in our Troy, MI area office, and Dr. Ali will discuss all of your surgical and nonsurgical mommy makeover options – so you can decide which procedures are right for you!

Troy, MI  Area Mommy Makeover Consultation: 248-335-7200

Why Mommy Makeover Popularity is on the Rise (Part 1)

Why Mommy Makeover Popularity is on the Rise (Part 1) – 

In recent years, surgical procedures that aim to return a woman’s body to its pre-pregnancy state (popularly called “mommy makeovers”) have enjoyed a surge in popularity.  In this 2 part article Macomb County mommy makeover expert Dr. Ali explain some reasons for the recent dramatic increase in mommy makeovers.

Types of Mommy Makeovers

Typically, a mommy makeover is a combination of abdominoplasty (aka “tummy tuck”) with some form of breast surgery. But as the body’s specific needs vary greatly from woman to woman, there are a great many variations available within the basic mommy makeover framework. A mommy makeover can be customized to each woman’s unique appearance needs and goals.

Variations on the tummy tuck include the mini tuck, the full tuck, and the skin-only tuck (which involves the removal of stretch-marked skin without tightening or repairing the abdominal muscles.)

Breast surgeries associated with mommy makeovers include breast lifts, augmentation (breast implants) and breast reduction, with some mommy makeover patients receiving a hybrid of these surgeries.

Additionally, the concept of the mommy makeover has taken on a slightly broader definition in recent years, with many mommy makeovers also including vaginal rejuvenation, Botox, fillers, liposuction, and even fat injections to the buttocks.

Mommy Makeovers are Popular among Younger Moms

Mommy makeovers used to be reserved for more mature women. However, in a surprising statistic, most women who undergo mommy makeovers are now millennials, with the majority of mommy makeover patients being under the age of 35.

As the elasticity of one’s skin plays a major factor in the results of a mommy makeover, younger moms are ideal mommy makeover candidates. And the younger the patients, typically, the less invasive the surgery she will need and the faster she will recover.

That said, it is still important to give one’s body an appropriate time to recover from pregnancy before subjecting oneself to a mommy makeover. Macomb County Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ali recommends that new mothers wait to have their mommy makeover until six months after their pregnancy and, if breastfeeding, another six weeks after weaning. Not only does this allow adequate time for the uterus to contract and for breast tissue to shrink, but is usually a sufficient period during which new moms can recover from the mental and emotional stresses of pregnancy, before embarking on such a crucial life decision.

Behind the Mommy Makeover’s Increased Popularity

Social media has helped bring the many benefits of mommy makeovers to the cultural forefront, with both surgeons and patients alike sharing their mommy makeover experiences online. Additionally, recent advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery have made the procedures included in a mommy makeover safer and easier than ever, with patients enjoying recoveries that are both more rapid and less physically taxing.

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Mommy Makeover Consultation – Macomb County

Macomb County board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali believes that an educated and informed patient is the happiest and most satisfied patient. He has performed hundreds of mommy makeovers with stunning results, giving mommies their pre-baby bodies back.

He will take the time to answer your questions, explain your options and help you choose the procedures that are right for you at this stage in your life. And if a mommy makeover isn’t’ quite right at this point in time, he can also help you look younger, thinner, more refresh and more attractive with a variety of other surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures.

Macomb County Mommy Makeover Consultation: 248-335-7200

Why Mommy Makeover Popularity is on the Rise (Part 2)

Why Mommy Makeover Popularity is on the Rise (Part 2) – 

In recent years, surgical procedures that aim to return a woman’s body to its pre-pregnancy state (popularly called “mommy makeovers”) have enjoyed a surge in popularity.  In this 2 part article Macomb County mommy makeover expert Dr. Ali explain some reasons for the recent dramatic increase in mommy makeovers.

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Types of Mommy Makeovers

Typically, a mommy makeover is a combination of abdominoplasty (aka “tummy tuck”) with some form of breast surgery. But as the body’s specific needs vary greatly from woman to woman, there are a great many variations available within the basic mommy makeover framework. A mommy makeover can be customized to each woman’s unique appearance needs and goals.

Variations on the tummy tuck include the mini tuck, the full tuck, and the skin-only tuck (which involves the removal of stretch-marked skin without tightening or repairing the abdominal muscles.)

Breast surgeries associated with mommy makeovers include breast lifts, augmentation (breast implants) and breast reduction, with some mommy makeover patients receiving a hybrid of these surgeries.

Additionally, the concept of the mommy makeover has taken on a slightly broader definition in recent years, with many mommy makeovers also including vaginal rejuvenation, Botox, fillers, liposuction, and even fat injections to the buttocks.

Mommy Makeovers are Popular among Younger Moms

Mommy makeovers used to be reserved for more mature women. However, in a surprising statistic, most women who undergo mommy makeovers are now millennials, with the majority of mommy makeover patients being under the age of 35.

As the elasticity of one’s skin plays a major factor in the results of a mommy makeover, younger moms are ideal mommy makeover candidates. And the younger the patients, typically, the less invasive the surgery she will need and the faster she will recover.

That said, it is still important to give one’s body an appropriate time to recover from pregnancy before subjecting oneself to a mommy makeover. Macomb County Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ali recommends that new mothers wait to have their mommy makeover until six months after their pregnancy and, if breastfeeding, another six weeks after weaning. Not only does this allow adequate time for the uterus to contract and for breast tissue to shrink, but is usually a sufficient period during which new moms can recover from the mental and emotional stresses of pregnancy, before embarking on such a crucial life decision.

Behind the Mommy Makeover’s Increased Popularity

Social media has helped bring the many benefits of mommy makeovers to the cultural forefront, with both surgeons and patients alike sharing their mommy makeover experiences online. Additionally, recent advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery have made the procedures included in a mommy makeover safer and easier than ever, with patients enjoying recoveries that are both more rapid and less physically taxing.

Advancements in Mommy Makeovers

Recent developments in anesthesia (numbing agents) have also played a major role in the recovery process of mommy makeover patients. Long-lasting numbing agents like Exparel, which is injected into the surgical sight, are able to significantly diminish most of a patient’s pain for a period of up to three days. The patient’s lowered discomfort is able to help kickstart their recovery, as well as avoid the adverse side effects that come along with treating pain with opioids.

Additionally, recent surgical advancements have made recovering from abdominoplasties significantly less reliant on surgical drains, which were once simply an uncomfortable-but-accepted reality of getting a tummy tuck. New surgical techniques such as progressive tension sutures -internal stitches that reduce the buildup of fluid in the surgical area- as well as compression garments and tissue glues, allow for Board Certified Surgeon Dr. Ali to offer Macomb County area patients’ tummy tucks without uncomfortable surgical drains for some patients.

And sometimes, it’s the little things that make the recent difference. While it is standard protocol to abstain from eating or drinking anything after midnight leading up to surgery, recent data shows decreased postoperative pain and faster recoveries in mommy makeover patients who combined certain anti-inflammatory medicines with drinking Gatorade the night before their procedure.

Noninvasive Mommy Makeover Procedures

Clinical evidence also shows eased surgical aftermath in patients who underwent noninvasive fat-reduction procedures in the months prior to their mommy makeover. Suitable candidates can undergo CoolSculpting, a noninvasive alternative to liposuction, to remove fat from areas resistant to exercise.

Additionally, in some cases, personalized exercise and nutrition plans can be implemented to restore muscle tone, minimizing the need for muscle-tightening during a mommy makeover, with patients instead simply needing a “skin-only tuck.”

Reduced Mommy Makeover Downtime

As every individual mommy makeover is different, the amount of downtime following the procedure varies from case to case. Many mommy makeover patients recover within a period of only one or two weeks (during which childcare is essential) thanks to the latest advancements in surgical procedures.

The number of procedures included in the makeover, as well as each individual procedure’s complexity, will all factor into the length of the recovery.

Board Certified Surgeon Dr. Ali works closely with all Macomb County mommy makeover patients to make sure they are provided with everything they need for a swift and comfortable recover – making the decision to obtain a mommy makeover easier than ever.

Mommy Makeover Consultation – Macomb County

Macomb County board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali believes that an educated and informed patient is the happiest and most satisfied patient. He has performed hundreds of mommy makeovers with stunning results, giving mommies their pre-baby bodies back.

He will take the time to answer your questions, explain your options and help you choose the procedures that are right for you at this stage in your life. And if a mommy makeover isn’t’ quite right at this point in time, he can also help you look younger, thinner, more refresh and more attractive with a variety of other surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures.

Macomb County Mommy Makeover Consultation: 248-335-7200

Questions to Ask at a Mommy Makeover Consultation (Part 1)

Four Important Questions to Ask at a Mommy Makeover Consultation (Part 1)

A mommy makeover is an exciting way for a woman to get her pre-baby body back, and feel more attractive, more confident and sexier! But a mommy makeover is not a “one size fits all” procedure. Every woman’s body is different – and pregnancy and childbirth affect woman in many different ways.

At our Detroit area plastic surgery practice, every mommy makeover is customized to address each woman’s unique “trouble spots” – ensuring we chose the procedures that are best specifically for her.

To help you and your plastic surgeon determine which procedures are right for YOU, here are 4 crucial questions to ask during your mommy makeover consultation.

(1.) Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

Most women who are in generally good overall health and want to restore the tone and shape of their body can be good candidates for a mommy makeover. However, there are a few additional factors that should be considered to determine if a mommy makeover is right for you during this stage of life.

Generally, to be an ideal candidate for a mommy makeover, a woman should meet these criteria:

  • Be finished having children
  • Not currently be breastfeeding
  • Be at or near their baseline weight
  • Be ready to maintain a healthy lifestyle going forward
  • Be able to take enough time off work and “mummying” to recover

(2.) Which Mommy Makeover Procedures should I Get?

The procedures that are best for you will depend upon the current “problem areas” you wish to remedy, as well as your long term appearance goals. Clearly communicate your feelings to your plastic surgeon, so he can recommend the surgeries that are best for you.

The most common procedures to add to a mommy makeover are a tummy tuck, liposuction and some type of breast enhancement (either a breast lift, breast implants, or both).

A mommy makeover is also the perfect time to fix issues that you may have had even before you were a mommy – such as increasing your breast size with implants, or sculpting a waist with liposuction.

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Schedule a Mommy Makeover consultation in our Detroit area office, and Dr. Ali will discuss all of your surgical and nonsurgical options – to help you decide which procedures are right for you!

Troy, MI Area Mommy Makeover Consultation

At our Troy, MI area surgical practice, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali believes that an educated and informed patient is the happiest and most satisfied patient. He has performed hundreds of mommy makeovers with stunning results, giving mommies their pre-baby bodies back.

He will take the time to answer your questions, explain your options and help you choose the procedures that are right for you at this stage in your life. And if a mommy makeover isn’t’ quite right at this point in time, he can also help you look younger, thinner, more refresh and more attractive with a variety of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures.

Schedule a Mommy Makeover consultation in our Troy, MI area office, and Dr. Ali will discuss all of your surgical and nonsurgical options – to help you decide which procedures are right for you!

Troy, MI Area Mommy Makeover Consultation: 248-335-7200

Questions to Ask at a Mommy Makeover Consultation (Part 2)

Four Important  Questions to Ask at a Mommy Makeover Consultation (Part 2)

A mommy makeover is an exciting way for a woman to get her pre-baby body back, and feel more attractive, more confident and sexier! But a mommy makeover is not a “one size fits all” procedure. Every woman’s body is different – and pregnancy and childbirth affect woman in many different ways.

At our Detroit area plastic surgery practice, every mommy makeover is customized to address each woman’s unique “trouble spots” – ensuring we chose the procedures that are best specifically for her. To help you and your plastic surgeon determine which procedures are right for YOU, here are 4 important  questions to ask during your mommy makeover consultation.

CLICK HERE for Part 1 of This Article

(3.) What Mommy Makeover Surgical Techniques do You Use?

Once you decide which specific procedures you want to combine into a mommy makeover, you and your plastic surgeon need to discuss the specific surgical techniques that will be best in your situation.

Not all surgeons, and not all surgical techniques, deliver equally spectacular results. Only trust your mommy makeover to an experienced and board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali, who has performed hundreds of successful mommy makeovers.

For example, different techniques can result in greater or lesser amounts of scarring. Ask your plastic surgeon where the incisions will be placed, and how long they will be. Make sure he uses the most advanced techniques to minimize scarring while still delivering excellent results.

(4.) What will My Mommy Makeover Recovery Time Be?

Unless your kids are grown, moms have to balance anything they do for themselves with making sure their kids are cared for first and foremost. And, of course, many dedicated moms also have jobs in the workplace as well.

So it is important that you understand what the parameters of your recovery will be. In order to heal rapidly, painlessly and without complications it is essential that a patient have the resources in place to allow them the necessary recovery time.

The length of a patient’s recovery will depend on the type and number of surgical procedures that they have done.

Patients need to take it easy and avoid heavy lifting (including lifting babies, children & groceries) and housekeeping for two to three weeks. There is also typically some pain, swelling, bruising and tightness during this first stage of recovery, which may require pain medication. So driving is also out (and napping is in!) while you are taking pain meds during recovery.

Most women will also need to take anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks off work to recover from a mommy makeover.

Mommy Makeover Consultation – Birmingham, MI

At our Birmingham, MI surgical practice, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali believes that an educated and informed patient is the happiest and most satisfied patient. He has performed hundreds of mommy makeovers with stunning results, giving mommies their pre-baby bodies back.

He will take the time to answer your questions, explain your options and help you choose the procedures that are right for you at this stage in your life. And if a mommy makeover isn’t’ quite right at this point in time, he can also help you look younger, thinner, more refresh and more attractive with a variety of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures.

Birmingham, MI Mommy Makeover Consultation: 248-335-7200

Everything ELSE You Need to Know about a Mommy Makeover

Everything ELSE You Need to Know about a Mommy Makeover!

At our Detroit Area practice, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali believes that an educated and informed patient is the happiest and most satisfied patient. He has performed hundreds of mommy makeovers with stunning results, giving mommies their pre-baby bodies back.

If you are considering a mommy makeover, it’s important that you understanding what a mommy makeover does (and doesn’t) do – and when it can be done. In this article we dig a little deeper and discuss some of the lesser known facts about mommy makeovers.

When you Can (and Cant) Get a Mommy Makeover

Attempting a mommy makeover too soon after giving birth is simply not be safe – for a few reasons.

First, remember that pregnancy and childbirth put immense stress and strain on your body.  A reputable board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali will require you to wait at least six months after giving birth before having invasive plastic surgery. This gives your abdominal tissue a chance to fully heal and recover before surgery.

Additionally, nursing mothers must wait until they are done breastfeeding to have a tummy tuck – so that you baby does not ingest anesthetic and pain meds from breastmilk. And, there will also be lifting restrictions for 2 to 6 weeks after surgery – making recovery while caring for a baby difficult.

There’s More than One Type of Tummy Tuck

The more fat a woman has gained during pregnancy (or pregnancies), the more loose skin and damaged muscles she is likely to have in need of surgical resection during a tummy tuck.

With each pregnancy, as the belly expands to accommodate a growing baby, the skin stretches and the tissue that joins the two lateral sections of a woman’s abdominal muscles can permanently tear.

On the other hand, woman who haven’t gained too much extra weight during pregnancy are more likely to get away with a “mini” tummy tuck afterward. This can be great news, as mini tummy tucks are associated with less scarring and a much shorter recovery period.

A tummy tuck is the only way to address the issue of damaged abdominal muscles. No amount of exercise will strengthen them enough to make them function normally. Instead, the patient needs a surgeon to stitch together the torn tissue between the sections of her abdominal muscles so that the

Pregnancy Hormones & Mommy Makeovers

It’s very common for pregnancy hormones to cause a woman’s body to develop new deposits of fat in strange new places. And, unfortunately, this fat can be very stubborn and not respond to diet, exercise or conventional weight loss methods. Even mommies who return to their pre-baby weight may still discover that she has a new “muffin top” or “paunch” that won’t go away.

This is where liposuction saves the day – by permanently removing the fat cells from these areas!

Mommy Makeovers Can Fix “Down There” too!

Sagging breasts from nursing are well known. But women often don’t discuss the vaginal looseness, or stretched out labia caused by labor and delivery. In addition to breast lifts, there are also surgical procedures (like labiaplasty) and nonsurgical treatments (like Viveve vaginal rejuvenation) that can makeover your intimate areas after childbirth! There’s no reason you can’t be a mommy during the day – but as sexy as ever in the evening!

Mommy Makeover Consultation – Birmingham, MI

At our Birmingham, MI surgical practice, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali believes has performed hundreds of mommy makeovers with stunning results, giving mommies their pre-baby bodies back.

He will take the time to answer your questions, explain your options and help you choose the procedures that are right for you at this stage in your life. And if a mommy makeover isn’t’ quite right at this point in time, he can also help you look younger, thinner, more refresh and more attractive with a variety of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures.

Birmingham, MI Mommy Makeover Consultation: 248-335-7200

Celebrities Who Have Had Mommy Makeovers

Celebrities Who Have Had Mommy Makeovers

We’ve all seen images in the media of celebrities who look inexplicably thin and fit just a few months after giving birth … leaving the rest of us “normal” mom’s to wonder how they do it?  Sure they would like you to think it’s because have they own chefs, nutritionist and personal trainers – but there’s more the story.

Many A-listers get their body back into shape so quickly after giving birth with a “mommy makeover”. It’s really their talented (and discreet) plastic surgeons they should be thanking for their toned appearance!

The good news is that right here in the Detroit area, renowned board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali offers mommy makeovers just like the stars get!

While most A-list mommies keep their mommy makeover a secret, here are a few that admit to having post baby surgery to get their figures back

Kate Gosselin had a Mommy Makeover

Kate Gosselin had eight children, including a set of sextuplets. But, at age 40 she has the trim, toned body of a twenty-something. And it’s all thanks to a mommy makeover. In fact, Kate (of Kate Plus 8) even chronicled her tummy tuck on her TLC reality show. No wonder she looks as great as she does after giving birth to eight babies.

 Patricia Heaton had a Mommy Makeover

At 60 years old, actress Patricia Heaton (you know her as Ray Romano’s wife on “Everybody Loves Raymond) has the body of a 35 year old!  After giving birth to four children she had mommy makeover surgery that included a breast lift and a tummy tuck.

“I had four C-sections and my stomach looked like the map of the world. My breasts were hanging down to here from breastfeeding those babies,” she told a magazine reporter. After her mommy makeover she looks like a million bucks.

NeNe Leakes had a Mommy Makeover

NeNe Leakes, actress, presenter, author, fashion designer and star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta star told People back in 2010 that she also had a mommy makeover – which included a nose job, liposuction, and breast implants with a breast lift.

Dayna Devon had a Mommy Makeover

Fans of the television show “Extra,” know that actress Dayna Devon is open about undergoing tummy tuck surgery after having children. About her decision to undergo abdominoplasty, she stated “When you get pregnant, so many different things happen to your body … this is the one thing that can be fixed, and I had the opportunity to do that. Plenty of women are having whatever they need done. Why not talk about it?”

Best Canton, MI Area Mommy Makeovers

Thanks to advancements in plastic surgery, countless celebrities, working moms and stay at home mothers all are able to get their bodies back having kids.

As a mom, you take care of everyone around you. Why not take care of yourself, just this once? Treat yourself to a mommy makeover so you feel younger, thinner, sexier and more confident!

Canton Area Mommy Makeover Consultation: 248-335-7200

 

What Procedures are in a Mommy Makeover?

Your Procedure Choices in a Mommy Makeover

Renowned Detroit plastic surgeon Dr. Ali completely customizes each mommy makeover to the patient’s unique needs and cosmetic goals. Every woman’s body is different – and pregnancy & delivery affects different women differently. So every woman’s mommy makeover will be personalized just for them during their consultation to reflect their specific needs.

With that in mind, the following list of available mommy makeovers can help get you started on thinking about what procedures are right for you. Take a look, and then schedule a mommy makeover consultation in our Birmingham, MI office with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali to discuss what’s right for you!

Mommy Makeover Breast Lift (with optional implants)

A woman’s breasts expand and contract dramatically during milk production, often causing her to go up several cup sizes, then drop back down once the baby is done breastfeeding. Because the skin has stretched so much, many women are left with flatter, saggy breasts.

A surgical breast lift can “tone and tighten” the breasts, restoring them to a natural and before after breastfeeding is complete, a combined lift and augmentation (implants) can be ideal. It is also a great opportunity for women who were never satisfied with their breasts even before pregnancy to go up a few sizes or get implants that give them better shape and fullness.

Mommy Makeover Liposuction

We all know that the pounds added during pregnancy can be tough to lose. Additionally, it’s very common for pregnancy hormones to cause a woman’s body to develop new deposits of fat in strange new places. And, unfortunately, this fat can be very stubborn and not respond to diet, exercise or conventional weight loss methods. Even mommies who return to their pre-baby weight may still discover that she has a new “muffin top” or “paunch” that won’t go away.

Mommy makeover liposuction saves the day by permanently removing unwanted fat cells in the belly, love handles or virtually anywhere on the body.

During liposuction fat is literally sucked out of the body through a minimally-invasive tube-like instrument.  Better yet, once liposuction removes the fat cells, they never come back in that area.

Mommy Makeover Tummy Tuck

Sometimes simply getting rid of the fat isn’t enough to restore a woman’s shape. Pregnancy can also cause loose skin and damaged, sagging muscles in the abdomen.

During tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Ali can tighten the abdominal skin, and muscles if necessary. Loose skin is surgically removed and any muscle damage you have will be repaired.  Even better, the skin tightening and removal process can also get rid of those annoying stretch marks from pregnancy.

Woman with only loose skin, but no muscle damage may only require a “mini” tummy tuck. This can be a great option, as mini tummy tucks are associated with minimal scarring and a much shorter recovery period.

Mommy Makeover Labiaplasty

Though not often discussed, a woman’s labia often stretches substantially during childbirth, causing the “flaps” of the labia minora to protrude beyond the labia majora. Not only can this make a woman feel sexually unattractive, it can also be very uncomfortable. Fortunately, labiaplasty can be performed to remove the excess skin from the labia minora.

Best Detroit & Canton Area Mommy Makeovers

Detroit Area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has performed hundreds of mommy makeovers on women from Ann Arbor, Canton and across the Detroit area with stunning results, giving them their pre-baby bodies back.

He will take the time to answer your questions, explain your options and help you choose the procedures that are right for you.

In addition to mommy makeover surgical procedures we also offer a variety of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures that can be combined with your mommy makeover to help you look and feel thinner, younger, more refreshed and more attractive.

Schedule a Mommy Makeover consultation in our Detroit area office, and Dr. Ali will discuss all of your surgical and nonsurgical options – to help you decide which procedures are right for you!

Canton Area Mommy Makeover Consultation: 248-335-7200

Anesthesia Options During a Mommy Makeover

Understanding Anesthesia Options During Your Mommy Makeover

The thought of getting your pre-baby body back with a mommy makeover can be so exciting. And thanks to the miracle so of modern anesthesia, your surgery can be pain free. But going under anesthesia can also lead to a little anxiety for some women.

Today’s technology in anesthesia is incredibly safe. And understanding your anesthesia options can help put your mind at ease. In this article Detroit area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali helps you understand your anesthesia options during your mommy makeover.

General Anesthesia During Mommy Makeover

Most traditional mommy makeover procedures will require general anesthesia.

General anesthesia “knocks you out” or “puts you to sleep”. During general anesthesia a patient is completely unconscious and does not feel anything, including pain. Patients are not aware of, and do not remember, anything that occurs during surgery.

A certified anesthesiologist administers general anesthetic intravenously or by using an inhalation mask. They constantly monitor your heart rate, blood pressure and breathing throughout the surgery.

Since a mommy makeover is a more complex surgery involving a combination of surgeries on several areas of the body at once, it is generally safer and much more comfortable have the patient under general anesthesia.

IV Sedation & Local Anesthesia During Mommy Makeover

If your mommy makeover involves less-invasive procedures, however, they may be performed with local anesthesia. Some less-invasive procedures may be able to be performed under IV sedation – also called “twilight sedation” or “conscious sedation” – paired with local anesthetic.

IV sedation makes a patient relaxed and drowsy but still conscious and awake. Patients don’t feel any pain or discomfort – and the local anesthetic numbs the treated area.

However, patients wishing to avoid general anesthesia will be more limited in the procedures they can have. Liposuction, for example, can be performed using just IV sedation with a local anesthetic.

No Anesthesia During Mommy Makeover?

Modern anesthetic is incredibly safe when administered by a certified anesthesiologist. But patients wishing to avoid anesthetic altogether can still get a “mini mommy makeover” with a variety of nonsurgical beauty and rejuvenation treatments offered in our Detroit area plastic surgery center and Med Spa.

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical liposuction alternative that can flatten the tummy, and get rid of love handles, back rolls and other stubborn pockets of fat. And ThermiSmooth radio-frequency treatments can help strengthen and thicken the skin to improve its tone and tightness and get rid of cellulite.

Additionally, our various laser treatments as well as Botox and dermal fillers injections, can treat facial wrinkles and lines.

Choosing the Right Mommy Makeover for You

Pregnancy and childbirth affects every mommy differently. Detroit area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has performed hundreds of mommy makeovers under general anesthesia with stunning and safe results. He has helped hundreds of women in Ann Arbor, Detroit and across Southeast Michigan get their bodies back with customized Mommy Makeovers!

Schedule a Mommy Makeover consultation in our Detroit area office, and Dr. Ali will discuss all of your options and answer all of your questions – to help you decide which procedures are right for you.

Detroit & Ann Arbor Area Mommy Makeover Consultation: 248-335-7200

 

Surgical vs. Non-surgical Mommy Makeovers

Surgical vs. Non-surgical Mommy Makeovers

Pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood can be the most transformative experiences of a woman’s life. Unfortunately it can also “transform” her body – and not in a good way. While being a mom is absolutely worth the toll it takes on your body, it can leave a woman frustrated or insecure in her post-baby body.

The good news is that a “mommy makeover” can help fix those unwanted changes in the body, with a combination of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. At our Detroit Area surgical practice and Med Spa, Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women get their body, their confidence, and their groove back with a mommy makeover.

Surgical Mommy Makeovers

A traditional mommy makeover involves multiple surgical procedures performed simultaneously. Surgical mommy makeover procedures can include any combination of: tummy tuck, breast lift, breast augmentation, liposuction, and even an arm lift or facelift.

Obviously surgical procedures result in the most dramatic physical improvements! For women who have the time and the resources to undergo a mommy makeover, the transformation can be absolutely stunning. In fact, in many cases, Dr. Ali’s mommy makeover patients report that their bodies even look better than they did before they had children!

Nonsurgical Mommy Makeovers

Procedures such as breast lifts and tummy tucks have improved vastly in the last decade – and the associated recovery time as also decreased dramatically. Still, with any surgery, there is still recovery time.

Because of the extensive recovery time needed for mommy makeover surgery, some women opt to wait to undergo surgery. Recovery can take up to two weeks of rest away from work and normal child rearing activities. And heavy lifting – such as carrying children or lifting groceries – should be avoided for at least six weeks after surgery. Additionally, there is no driving while you are still taking pain medications.

For women who aren’t in a position for this amount of time off, there is still help in the form of a nonsurgical mini mommy makeover.

CoolSculpting can get rid of stubborn abdominal fat (as well as love handles and chin, back arm & thigh fat) with no surgery and no downtime!

Additionally, our ThermiSmooth radio-frequency treatments can tighten abdominal skin and get rid of cellulite on the body – by heating the skin to stimulate natural production of collagen. It is not a substitute for a tummy tuck, but when combined with CoolSculpting it can definitely improve that post pregnancy tummy!

And, you can also refresh your appearance – looking younger and more rested – with a variety of facial peels, laser treatments and even Botox or dermal fillers.

Detroit & Ann Arbor’s Best Surgical & Nonsurgical Mommy Makeovers

Detroit area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has performed hundreds of mommy makeovers with stunning results, giving mommies their pre-baby bodies back. He has also helped hundreds of women in the Detroit and Ann Arbor area look younger, thinner, more refresh and more attractive with nonsurgical cosmetic procedures.

Schedule a Mommy Makeover consultation in our Detroit area office, and Dr. Ali will discuss all of your surgical and nonsurgical options – to help you decide which procedures are right for you.

Detroit & Ann Arbor Area Mommy Makeover Consultation: 248-335-7200