About the Mommy Makeover
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Bensimon frequently meets with women who want their pre-pregnancy shape back. Even though childbirth is a miraculous, wonderful moment in a woman’s life, it usually does alter the look, shape, and size of various body parts — and can leave one feeling frustrated. The great news is that it's possible to once again attain a slimmer, tighter figure thanks to the help of the mommy makeover surgery performed at Bensimon Center in Portland, Oregon. This surgery uses a blend of fat removal and skin tightening to target both the upper body (arms and breasts) and lower body (such as the tummy) — basically, any area affected by weight gain or nursing can be addressed.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"I feel and look the way I have always dreamed thanks to Dr. Bensimon! I had 3 children by cesarean sections which wreaked havoc on my body. I initially met with Dr. Bensimon to discuss a "mommy makeover" (which in my mind was a breast augmentation and a tummy tuck). Dr. Bensimon suggested a cesarean scar revision, abdominal liposuction, and the breast augmentation. The surgery and recovery went very well. I was back at work in 5 days. The lipo healing process took about 2 months but it was worth it. I am a changed woman. I have a flat stomach now and breasts the size that better balance the shape of my body. I feel amazing and have more self confidence than I have ever had. I highly recommend Dr. Bensimon and his staff. They really listen and the results are amazing, speaking from experience!"- D.M. / Yelp / Oct 28, 2015
The right candidates for this surgery are individuals who have gone through childbearing and have worked to achieve a toned appearance through a clean diet with little result. In many post-pregnancy cases, surgery is needed to attain their pre-pregnancy body. If you have completed childbearing, but you are displeased with the effects left behind, such as deflated, sagging breasts, loose abdominal skin, or unwanted pockets of fat in the hips, flanks, lower back, and buttocks, a mommy makeover procedure could be great for you. The goal of Dr. Bensimon is to help you get back your pre-pregnancy shape so you can resume life without feeling self-conscious.
A mommy makeover is a unique treatment, tailored for women by plastic surgeon Dr. Bensimon based on the specific body areas to be reshaped. Many procedures can be considered together — the most common treatments are a breast lift, breast implants, tummy tuck, and liposuction. These surgeries are performed using IV Sedation This combination of surgeries will be performed using our technique for minimally invasive anesthesia that will allow you to go home the same day of surgery.
What to Expect
After surgery you will need to walk gently bent at the waist for the first week.. Most patients find that the initial healing phase can take about six weeks. Even though the primary recovery could take up to three to six months, most patients are able to resume a normal routine within a couple of weeks. Your return to exercise can take place in about 4-6 weeks but walking is encouraged in the early recovery ohase. In the end, this surgery at Bensimon Center can be life changing for patients providing them with a renewed feeling of self-esteem
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
The cost of a mommy makeover can vary greatly, depending on what you are including in your surgery. In your consultation, Dr. Bensimon will need to create your treatment plan before he can estimate your costs. A mommy makeover is an investment in reclaiming your body and confidence after pregnancy and childbirth so it's important to focus on getting the results you want instead of the lowest cost. Bensimon Center accepts many payment options and we can help you find low-interest medical financing so your mommy makeover is easier to afford.
How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
At your initial consultation with Dr. Bensimon, he will listen to your needs and concerns before examining your body. After this, he can make recommendations on what should be a part of your mommy makeover. Most women include a breast surgery (augmentation and/or a lift) along with liposuction and a body lift.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
Pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on your body so nonsurgical treatments are usually not enough to get the results you want. During your consultation, Dr. Bensimon can discuss the details of surgical procedure and the expected benefits.
Will I have scars?
While a mommy makeover offers a beautiful new shape, it does include some scarring. Dr. Bensimon will make every effort possible to create incisions that are as aesthetic as possible. Most scars that result from this surgery will be able to be concealed with undergarments or swimsuits. As part of your recovery instructions, Dr. Bensimon or a member of his team will go over scar care so your incisions heal properly.
What if I get pregnant again?
In an ideal world, you should wait to have a mommy makeover until after all pregnancies have been completed so the surgical results are not compromised. Generally, any body part that has been lifted or tightened would be at risk for stretching out if a subsequent pregnancy were to occur. If you get pregnant after your mommy makeover, a second surgery can be performed to refresh your results.
Reclaim Your Figure
If you are still frustrated with your body while trying to shed those last few pounds, we invite you to call Bensimon Center in Portland, Oregon to learn more about the mommy makeover procedure. Lifeless breasts, flabby areas, and other skin irregularities can be fixed with this outstanding surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Bensimon will discuss your worries and concerns, and create a tailored surgical plan to enhance each area. With advanced methods and surgical skill, it is possible to regain the silhouette you desire.