As a mother, you have welcomed many positive changes into your life. Unfortunately, for all the joys of pregnancy and childbirth, you also may have seen some changes to your body you'd rather reverse, such as sagging breasts or loose abdominal skin. Restoring your pre-pregnancy body — and your confidence — is possible through a combination of plastic surgery procedures called a mommy makeover. In Boston, Hingham, and Nantucket, Dr. Dax Guenther typically combines cosmetic breast surgery, such as a breast lift with or without augmentation, a tummy tuck, and liposuction.
If you live in the Boston area and are ready to find out if you're a good candidate for a mommy makeover, request a consultation online to meet personally with Dr. Guenther, or call us at (781) 740-7840 (Hingham), (508) 901-9239 (Nantucket), or (617) 306-3175 (downtown) to speak with one of our team members today.
Each woman Dr. Guenther treats has unique cosmetic goals, and he customizes his surgical plan based on those goals. That's especially true for mommy makeover patients. The combination of procedures may include a breast lift with or without augmentation, for example, as well as body contouring options. Some patients also elect to include labiaplasty or facial procedures in their mommy makeovers. You make that decision based on Dr. Guenther's physical evaluation and your own goals. During your consultation, he will explain the best methods for:
- Giving your breasts a perkier appearance, without looking unnatural
- Tightening your abdominal muscles and eliminating excess skin
- Eliminating stretch marks or C-section scars on the abdomen
- Restoring a toned, sculpted overall silhouette in areas including your hips, thighs, and elsewhere
- Boosting your confidence and feelings of femininity
Advanced Techniques & Options
Each of the surgical techniques Dr. Guenther uses for the different components of a mommy makeover operation is chosen to provide you with the best possible results. His extensive experience and training allow him to offer you a choice of techniques and incision patterns based on your personal preference. For example, his expertise in endoscopic surgery enables him to perform a breast augmentation using an incision near the armpit, which minimizes scarring.
During your tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Guenther often incorporates liposuction, a standard technique that removes excess fat and results in a contoured abdominal area. When performing abdominoplasty, Dr. Guenther places special emphasis on maintaining the original shape and location of the navel. Dr. Guenther tailors incision patterns to each patient's specific body type when possible so they are hidden in discreet locations.
Healing & Enjoying Your New Look
One of the primary benefits of a mommy makeover procedure is that you go through only one healing and recovery period. Dr. Guenther provides a detailed list of postoperative instructions to assist you during the recovery, which varies depending on your combination of procedures, and he and his staff encourage you to contact the office with any questions.
It's important to prepare for your recovery prior to surgery by having a support system in place to help care for your children during the first 2 weeks after surgery, when activity will be difficult. Most patients need to spend one night in the recovery area and require assistance at home for 2 days after their surgery until they can function independently.
You will return to the office for follow-up appointments in the weeks after your surgery so Dr. Guenther can monitor your healing. His meticulous attention to detail helps contribute to beautiful results for mommy makeover patients, who tend to be some of the most satisfied of all plastic surgery patients.