Mommy Makeover in Scottsdale, AZ Overview

Motherhood is beautiful, and so are you. Investing in yourself with a mommy makeover in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, or anywhere in the AZ may restore your body to its pre-pregnancy magnificence. A mommy makeover by a Scottsdale, AZ board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Carlos Mata, a.k.a. Dr. Scottsdale® means a combination of different cosmetic procedures that target areas of the body affected by pregnancy like breasts, abdomen, hips, and thighs. The mommy makeover is fully customizable to your goals and can include breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck surgery, fat transfer, and/or liposuction.

Mommy Makeover Surgical Techniques

The surgical techniques used by Scottsdale Mommy Makeover specialist, Dr. Carlos Mata varies based on the condition of each of the body parts the patient wishes to improve. The procedure is fully customizable to your needs and goals.

Breast: common issues include sagging and loose skin and a loss of breast volume. Some women will have breasts that remain enlarged. Surgeries that may be considered include breast reduction, breast augmentation, and/or a breast lift. For many, a combination of these techniques creates a youthful, beautiful post-pregnancy breast appearance. The most common example is breast augmentation with a lift.

Lower body: it is normal to see loose skin, surface irregularities such as stretch marks, and persistent pockets of fat. These are normally addressed with liposuction and by a no drain tummy tuck to trimming away the excess skin and ‘lifting’ the remaining skin to a new position. The no drain tummy technique allows faster recovery, reduce the risk of complication, and give you better results.

Add-on: because every mom is different, it’s common to have add-on specifically choose for her. One of the most common add-ons is the Brazilian Butt Lift to increase and shape the buttocks and hips.


Who’s a candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

Healthy women, who do not plan to have another pregnancy and have tried their best to recuperate their post-pregnancy shape through diet and exercise to no avail, are the best candidates for the mommy makeover. The mommy makeover procedure can be done as soon as 6 months after being done breastfeeding. After the surgery, you will be able to have another pregnancy but your results may be altered. For long-lasting results, pregnancy after the procedure should be avoided.

Mommy Makeover Recovery Journey

A mommy makeover is considered an invasive surgery and in many cases will require a lot of rest and help for a loved one. The surgery is performed under deep sedation in our accredited surgical facility in our Scottsdale, AZ office, and on average takes about 6 hours or longer. Most women find the recovery to be a slow process. Walking upright is difficult in the first several weeks, and it is recommended that patients take it slow during the initial recovery phase. Depending on what was addressed during surgery, it could take between 6 months to a full year for the final results to appear. With that being said, most patients can go back to a normal routine in an average of 3 weeks; however, exercise and lifting are discouraged until at least 6-8 weeks after surgery.

Stretch marks and scars after a Mommy Makeover

Stretch marks may be minimized when the excess skin is removed. The tightening of the skin and underlying tissues will also help in making the marks less visible. Remaining stretch marks may also be minimized after surgery with skin rejuvenation treatments such as laser and chemical peels.

Scars after a mommy makeover. The procedure creates a beautiful new shape and figure for a woman, unfortunately, it does include some scarring. The scars are most common with a breast lift procedure and a tummy tuck. Dr. Scottsdale® improved his scar’s techniques during his military training and will make every effort possible to create clean incisions, as well as take great care in minimizing scarring. Any scars that result from this surgery will be able to be concealed with underwear or swimsuits. The office also offers scar therapy from silicone scar therapy, to laser, micro-needling, and Embrace® to reduce the appearance of the scar.

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How safe is a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover, because of the combined nature of surgeries, is considered an invasive procedure. Anytime a combination surgery takes place, the overall risks increase. For this reason, it is extremely important that patients find an experienced plastic surgeon that has the training and skill to perform multiple procedures in one setting. Under the hands of an experienced surgeon, the risks are greatly reduced and complications are rare.

Can You Have babies after a mommy makeover surgery?

After a mommy makeover surgery, because of the combined nature of surgeries, it is considered an invasive procedure. Anytime a combination surgery takes place, the overall risks increase. For this reason, it is extremely important that patients find an experienced mommy makeover plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe or in the state of Arizona that has the training and skill to perform multiple procedures in one setting. Under the hands of an experienced surgeon, the risks are greatly reduced and complications are rare.

What about the stretch marks?

Stretch marks may be minimized when the excess skin is removed. The tightening of the skin and underlying tissues will also help in making the marks less visible. Remaining stretch marks may also be minimized after surgery with skin rejuvenation treatments such as laser and chemical peels.

Will you have scars after a mommy makeover?

While a mommy makeover creates a beautiful new shape and figure for a woman, unfortunately, it does include some scarring. The scars are most common with a breast lift procedure and a tummy tuck. The surgeon will make every effort possible to create clean incisions, as well as take great care in minimizing scarring as much as possible. Any scars that result from this surgery will be able to be concealed with undergarments or swimsuits.

Plan your procedure

Recover Time 10 days
Average Procedure Time 3-6hrs
Procedure Recovery Location Out-patient