Restore your pre-baby figure with a Mommy Makeover
Giving birth and nursing a baby can dramatically affect the way a women’s body looks. The natural weight gain of pregnancy can be hard to lose and may settle in around the waist and hips.
A woman’s breasts can also be affected and may start to sag and stretch from nursing her baby. There may also be lasting stretch marks and extra skin as a result of carrying the baby that no amount of creams and care can eliminate. Because of this, Dr. Sadati has developed a set of cosmetic options called a mommy makeover that allows a woman to return to the youthful look she had before giving birth in a few simple office visits.
Because each woman will have different concerns about her body after pregnancy, there is no one right procedure for everyone. Dr. Sadati will spend the time needed with each patient to review their concerns and determine the best approach to resolve any cosmetic issues they have. Many of these procedures can be combined into a single office visit to allow for the quickest transition possible.
Liposuction is one of the procedures that is normally included in a mommy makeover and helps reduce the amount of residual fat from the waistline and hips. This process uses specialized techniques to reduce this stubborn layer of fat quickly and can help most women look considerably thinner in a single visit. Some of these natural fat deposits can be almost impossible to lose through dieting and exercise alone and a liposuction procedure can make all the difference in helping you look your best.
A breast lift is another popular procedure for new moms that can correct for sagging breasts that may develop after giving birth. Many times, pregnancy and subsequent nursing can also reduce breast volume and position of the breasts and both of these can be corrected by a breast lift. After the procedure, the patient’s breasts will sit higher on her chest in a more youthful and natural position.
A tummy tuck allows a woman to eliminate the excess skin that almost always results from pregnancy. As the baby matures, the skin around the abdomen stretches to accommodate its growth. After birth, it can be hard for this skin to shrink back into shape and may leave a new mom with a small pouch of skin. Dr. Sadati can help eliminate this excess skin through a tummy tuck and leave a woman with a tighter and more natural looking abdomen.
A mommy makeover is an individualized group of surgical procedures that reverse the physical changes associated with childbirth. Most commonly these are changes associated with the breasts (sagging, drooping and/or deflation) and the abdomen (a thicker waistline, love handles and/or sagging skin). The mommy makeover combines multiple procedures into a single day – which requires only one recovery period and hastens your physical transformation.
To have a mommy makeover, you must be at least six months post-partum. However, a mommy makeover is not limited to mothers of toddlers! The effects of pregnancy don’t go away over time. Dr. Sadati regularly sees women in the 30’s and 40’s who are ready for a mommy makeover!
The benefit of a mommy makeover is that it is customized to meet your goals. Dr. Sadati wants to help you look and feel wonderful. While most women choose to focus on their breasts and abdomen, procedures that can be incorporated in your mommy makeover include:
This is an opportunity to make your face look as young as your body. Dr. Sadati is the pioneer of the Natural Facelift — a unique facial muscle tightening surgery to make your face and neck look younger. He also offers non-surgical options (including dermal fillers) to reduce your signs of aging.
After childbirth, many women feel that their breasts look deflated. Breast augmentation can increase the size, shape, and volume of your breasts. Dr. Sadati offers saline, silicone and cohesive gel implants that can fill out deflated breasts and create a more feminine silhouette.
When your breasts increase in volume to support breastfeeding, they become heavier and more likely to be stretched by gravity. A breast lift can remove excess breast tissue, reduce the size of the areola, and lift your breasts to create a more youthful contour.
Increased breast volume during pregnancy puts a greater stress on your back. This is accentuated when you already have large breasts. Many women request a reduction mammoplasty to decrease neck pain and make their breasts more proportional to their body.
Pregnancy leaves stubborn fat deposits that do not respond to diet or exercise. Dr. Sadati can use liposuction to permanently remove this excess fat and to contour your body.
A small change to the bridge of your nose or your nostrils can bring harmony to your facial features. If you’ve been considering rhinoplasty, ask Dr. Sadati if it can be included in your mommy makeover.
It’s no secret that the muscles and skin on your abdomen stretch to accommodate your growing baby. Sometimes this stretching is permanent, especially if you’ve had multiple pregnancies. A tummy tuck will tighten your abdominal muscles, reduce excess skin, and possibly remove scarring and stretch marks.
You will wake up with compression garments around the areas of your surgery. Because Dr. Sadati uses a nerve blocking technique that lasts about nine hours, you will not be in any pain immediately after your mommy makeover.
Our recovery nurses will carefully monitor you after surgery. Once you recover from surgery, they will give you prescriptions for pain management and explain how to take care of your incisions. You will be allowed to go home the same day. You must have someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first 48 hours after your surgery so that you can rest.
Customer service is a key component of our practice, and Dr. Sadati will personally call you to follow up after your mommy makeover. You will be given Dr. Sadati’s 24-hour contact number in case you need assistance outside of business hours.
During the early part of your recovery, you will need assistance with your medication, meals, and personal needs. You will be very tired. You will likely feel tender, swollen or bruised. Dr. Sadati highly recommends icing surgical areas to reduce swelling. He also recommends a homeopathic remedy called Arnica Montana to help speed your healing process.
Because mommy makeovers are so customized, your recovery will also be unique. Dr. Sadati will advise you what to expect when you can resume activities, and the length of time you will need to wear your compression garment(s). Because you cannot lift more than ten pounds, you will need help with your children, pets, and household chores.
Unlike many surgeons, Dr. Kevin Sadati takes time to get to know his patients. You will have an extensive consultation. During your consultation, you’ll discuss your goals for your mommy makeover. Dr. Sadati will want to know what you like about your body and what you wish to change. He will also need a complete medical history, including information about previous surgeries on your breasts and abdomen.
If you plan to become pregnant in the future, Dr. Sadati does not recommend proceeding with a mommy makeover.
A mommy makeover is a highly customized procedure that may involve changes to your face, breasts and/or midsection. Once Dr. Sadati understands your goals, he will examine you carefully. He will look at the quality of your skin; as well as the amount of tissue and fat on your body. He will advise you if you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover.
Dr. Sadati uses his background as a painter and sculptor to create beautiful, natural-looking results that enhance your entire body. His goal is to make these changes work in harmony so that you look like a slimmer, more contoured version of yourself!
Dr. Sadati believes in patient education. He will discuss the procedures with you in detail and answer all of your questions. If you elect to have breast augmentation, he will help you choose the size, shape, volume, style, and location of implants, so that your augmentation will compliment your anatomy and meet your aesthetic goals. Dr. Sadati has a large selection of sizers available so that you will know how your augmented breasts will look.
He will also discuss the location of your incisions. Dr. Sadati’s choice of incision depends on your preference, the extent of your procedures, and your anatomy. As much as possible, Incisions are hidden in the natural folds of your body.
You will leave the consultation knowing that Dr. Sadati cares about you and wants the best results possible from your mommy makeover.
What is the cost of a mommy makeover?
We know that cost is an important factor in your decision to have a mommy makeover. Our office is happy to discuss the cost of your procedures and to answer your questions. In most cases, the procedures performed during a mommy makeover are considered to be cosmetic and are not covered by medical insurance. A personalized cost estimate will be provided as part of your consultation with Dr. Sadati.
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Dr. Kevin Sadati is a top facial plastic surgeon in the Newport Beach and Orange County area with over 15 years of facial and reconstructive surgery experience. He is particularly known for creating natural, subtle results for his patients who don't appear that they've had work done. This can be credited to his extensive experience, as well as his surgical finesse and natural artistic talent. Along with years of studying and training, Dr. Sadati has experience as a painter and sculptor, which embodies his artistic eye for, and appreciation of, aesthetic harmony. He believes that this is key to creating beautiful, natural-looking results in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Sadati has been voted by his patients: “The Best Cosmetic Surgeon” in OC register 5 years in a row, “Top Plastic Surgeon in Orange County” in Locale magazine and received “Best Overall Facial Rejuvenation” award at the National Aesthetic Show by his peers. He also appeared in “The Doctors” show on NBC.