About the mommy makeover

All the wonders of childbearing bring so much joy and excitement. Unfortunately, pregnancy and breast feeding can be very hard on a woman’s body, which is why board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Deborah Ekstrom offers mommy makeover procedures to restore a woman’s physique. A mommy makeover combines several procedures to achieve the pre-pregnancy body you desire. At Salisbury Plastic Surgery, a breast and abdominal procedure are frequently combined during a mommy makeover. These surgeries can be performed all at once or staged over time. During a private consult at our practice, we will discuss what areas of the body would benefit most from a mommy makeover and create a treatment plan that is unique to you.

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Mommy makeover candidates

During a private consultation, Dr. Ekstrom will listen to all the concerns each patient has about her body to see if she is a good candidate for these procedures. Many women seeking these treatments and surgeries have:

  • Breasts that sag and droop from multiple pregnancies and breastfeeding
  • A tummy with bulges of fat that did not go away with after-pregnancy weight loss
  • Extra skin on the arms, buttock, or thighs that did not bounce back after pregnancy weight
  • A less than desirable shape to their breasts or buttocks and need enhancement to fill in the lost volume after the baby
  • Multiple areas of the body with visible, unattractive stretch marks

The best candidates for the mommy makeover are women who are finished having children. We strongly encourage women considering the mommy makeover to not plan on having more children once the surgeries have taken place as it will damage the skin by stretching and weight gain and will require more plastic surgeries in the future.

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Mommy makeover: what to expect

Pregnancy changes many areas of the body, and a mommy makeover will require careful planning and could be implemented in stages. Dr. Ekstrom has years of experience performing these surgeries in one setting; however, sometimes the health of the patient requires more than one surgery date. The end result is still the same; just expect that some women will have more surgeries than other women and will endure a longer recovery time.

Some of the mommy makeover procedures may include a combination of:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift (with or without implants)
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Liposuction
  • Thigh Lift
  • Butt Lift
  • Arm Lift
  • Labiaplasty
  • Skin rejuvenation (laser treatments, BOTOX, fillers)

Dr. Ekstrom will ensure that our mommy makeover patients have the best in recovery care and pain management after the procedure.

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Mommy makeover recovery and results

New moms love the fact that once the extra skin has been removed and tightened, their stretch marks are drastically reduced. Our practice can minimize the remaining stretch marks with nonsurgical treatments such as lasers, microdermabrasion, and/or chemical peels. This does not mean there will not be surgery scars. As with all plastic surgeries, our highly-credentialed plastic surgeon will do the best to minimize scarring with careful incision techniques and placement.

While the recovery time does take several months, patients are able to return to a normal routine in about 4-6 weeks and should wait for clearance from the plastic surgeon before starting to exercise again. The entire mommy makeover transformation could take up to a year for recovery. The results are life-changing for many women.

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Beauty after baby

With their changed bodies, some women feel less than beautiful with an after-baby body. Even though there are risks involved with plastic surgery, such as possible post-operation infection and scarring, the mommy makeover has produced tremendous results, giving women back their youthful figure and body confidence. Call our friendly front office staff to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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Client Reviews

Salisbury Plastic Surgery

Dr. Ekstrom is a phenomenal doctor! She is warm, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. She took all the time I needed during all my appointments and made me feel very comfortable. During the day of surgery she was full of energy and made me feel at ease with her warm bedside manner. I would recommend Dr. Ekstrom and Salisbury Plastic Surgery above anyone.

J. C.

My experience with Dr. Ekstrom and her staff has been nothing but exceptional. After my initial visit with Dr. Ekstrom I knew I wanted her to do my procedure because she was very informative, gave me detailed explanation of what to expect and made me feel very comfortable. I love the look of my breasts and could not be any happier! Thank you Dr. Ekstrom, Kristen, and the whole team!

L. W.

Dr. Ekstrom and her staff are fabulous. I am 2 days post op BA Mentor Moderate Plus silicone 375/350 sub glandular placement. I am absolutely thrilled with my results. I presented with asymmetric mildly tuberous breasts. Dr. Ekstrom answered my hundreds of questions, gave me realistic surgical expectations. My result…..fabulous! Beyond thrilled!

M. G.
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