"I am about a month and a half out and I love my stomach. I look like a teen again, lol. Dr. Rahban did such a great job! My scar is very thin and I'm sure in a couple months I won't even have one." Liz N.
Debbie discusses her experience with Dr. Rady Rahban after undergoing plastic surgery for a Tummy Tuck procedure.
Rachel discusses her experience with Dr. Rady Rahban after undergoing plastic surgery for a Breast Augmentation.
What is a Mommy Makeover:
A Mommy Makeover is a set of procedures designed to restore and invigorate a woman after her body has undergone the strain of childbearing. Pregnancy, delivery and breastfeeding can create different problems for each woman, and so the “Mommy Makeover” will be unique for each patient. Often, says Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Rahban, it will include things like a breast lift, liposuction and a tummy tuck.
Why you want a Mommy Makeover:
You need some help to get back in shape. Let's face it: child bearing is probably the most difficult thing that any woman's body will have to go through. Your body balloons in weight, and your skin expands to cover the extra girth – a girth that after the baby arrives is just no longer there. Breast feeding a child can cause your breasts to inflate and then deflate, often leaving them flat or out of shape.
Whatever your issues, a Mommy Makeover can leave you feeling restored, refreshed and looking your best. Liposuction after pregnancy can get rid of those last pockets of fat that were easy to add and impossible to make go away. A tummy tuck after pregnancy will remove all of the extra skin on the front of your abdomen, and leave you a smooth, lean exterior to match your reduced body mass. And a breast lift after pregnancy will restore your breasts to their pre-pregnancy shape.
What Dr. Rahban Says about the Mommy Makeover:
In this video, Dr. Rahban discusses the Mommy Makeover, and how it can help his patients recover their shape:
A comprehensive look into mommy makeovers
Dr. Rady Rahban is a mommy makeover specialist located in Beverly Hills. For a comprehesive look into all things mommy makeover, visit www.beautyafterbaby.com. Beauty After Baby was created by Dr. Rahban with the intention of helping educate new mothers on how they can regain their beautiful body.Visit Beauty After Baby
What you can expect in your Initial Consultation:
If you are considering this procedure, please come in for a consultation with Dr. Rahban. You can expect your initial exam and consultation to take an hour or more. In your consultation, Dr. Rahban will:
- Listen to what you'd like to achieve with your surgery
- Perform a thorough examination
- Tell you exactly what he recommends and why
- Make sure that any questions you have about insurance and financing are completely answered
As part of the process, mommy makeover surgeon Dr. Rahban will give you the opportunity to thoroughly examine photographs of his patients, looking at his earlier work, so that you can see for yourself what to expect if he performs your tummy tuck. He will tell you the results that you can expect from your surgery. It is important that you and your doctor agree on the aesthetics and mechanics of your surgery in order to obtain the best results for you. Call us today to schedule your consultation with one of the top plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles, Dr Rady Rahban.
What Our Patients Say: Liz N.
"I went to Dr. Rahban for a tummy tuck, number one because I had a huge tattoo on my lower abdomen and didn't want to go through laser removal, and since I had just had my baby I said why not get a tummy tuck?
I did consult with another doctor beforehand and she could not even compare to Dr. Rahban. She was more all about the money and didn't care about me and my concerns. When I saw Dr. Rahban all he cared about was me and my concerns. He didn't push any treatment. He said I needed to make sure this was something I wanted to do, and he also told me not to worry about the tattoo because he would make sure all of it was gone.
I made my decision and went through with it and all I can say is it was the best decision I have made.
I am about a month and a half out and I love my stomach. I look like a teen again, lol. Dr. Rahban did such a great job! My scar is very thin and I'm sure in a couple months I won't even have one." - Liz N
Mommy Makeover FAQ
Are there any side effects or risks involving a mommy makeover?
Just like any surgery, mommy makeovers carry risks like bleeding, infection, tissue death (also called necrosis), and DVT. Remember that although these risks are serious, they are also rare. Additionally, mommy makeover risks can be reduced substantially by the techniques your surgeon uses, and their attention to detail. Because mommy makeovers are
One of the mommy makeover risks patients are most interested in is scars. Some mommy makeover procedures have long scars, such as a tummy tuck, while others have much less noticeable scars, like a breast augmentation. No matter what type of scar you’re asking about, Dr. Rahban says that about half of your scar’s appearance will depend on your biology, and the other half will depend on the methods used in closing your mommy makeover incisions. When Dr. Rahban performs a mommy makeover, he is fastidious with how he closes the patient’s incisions. Most surgeons have a surgical assistant close their mommy makeover incisions, but Dr. Rahban is unique in that he closes these incisions himself, using multiple layers of closure which takes more time but is essential in reducing how visible the scar is.
What is the recovery time after a mommy makeover?
While mommy makeovers can vary in the specific procedures and accordingly recovery time, the cornerstone of any mommy makeover is a tummy tuck. With a tummy tuck, it takes about two weeks before a patient can return to a sedentary job and resume light housework. At six weeks out from the operation, you can typically start increasing your activity level and most patients are back to their regular activities by 3 months. The more work that is done during a mommy makeover surgery, the longer you can expect your initial recovery phase to be. You will not be able to lift during the initial phases of recovery, so it’s important to make sure you have help around the house while you heal.
Should I wait until I'm done having children before having a Mommy Makeover?
Though there is no physical reason you can’t have children after a mommy makeover, having a baby will likely affect your mommy makeover results. The body undergoes substantial changes during pregnancy. Your tummy tuck scar will likely stretch and the hormones of pregnancy and breastfeeding can alter breast augmentation or breast lift results. If you know you want to have more children in the near future, it is usually best to wait to have your mommy makeover. However, if you do get pregnant after a mommy makeover, this is in no way dangerous to your health or your baby’s health.
Who is a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
The best candidates for a mommy makeover are in good overall health and at a stable weight. A mommy makeover is a good choice for you if you want to enhance your figure after pregnancy and childbirth. Most women who seek a mommy makeover want to smooth and tighten their stomach area and augment or lift their breasts. Labiaplasty is also a common procedure in a mommy makeover. It is important that all candidates have realistic expectations for a mommy makeover, and Dr. Rahban will work with you to ensure you know what can and cannot be accomplished with surgery.
How much does a Mommy Makeover cost?
The cost of a mommy makeover will vary based on the procedures you have. A mommy makeover can cost under $10,000 or more than $20,000. While the procedures you choose are major factors in the cost, there are other very important factors to understand that cause price variation between surgeons. These other factors that affect the cost are: the quality of the operating facilities, training of the anesthesia provider, follow up visits, and more. One thing you don’t want to do is look for a surgeon who offers the lowest price at the sake of cutting corners in your care. If you find a surgeon that you truly think will be the best choice, but cannot afford that surgeon right now, then wait. If you wait while you save money to afford the surgeon that is truly best for you, this will potentially save you significant disappointment and/or money in the long run, especially if you need a future surgery to correct your lower cost one.
Can I have a Mommy Makeover even if I don't have children?
Yes, you can absolutely have a mommy makeover even if you’ve never had children. A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures that got the name because often times it is women who have had children that are looking for these particular combinations. There are plenty of other people who would also benefit from these procedures - for instance people who have lost a lot of weight. If you are hoping for enhancements to your breasts as well as tummy area, then a customized procedure that is commonly called a “mommy makeover” may be the best choice for you, regardless of whether you’ve had children.
How long does the procedure take?
Mommy makeovers typically take between 3-6 hours to complete, based on the type and number of procedures that make up your mommy makeover. Sometimes the surgeries are done in stages with time to heal between each one. However, it is preferable to have the surgeries done on one day when possible, so you can have dedicated time off work and caretaking during your one healing phase.
Are all procedures performed at one time?
A mommy makeover is fairly unique in that it involves several cosmetic procedures performed in a single visit. This is convenient for our patients because when you have several cosmetic procedures in a single session, you have only a single period of recovery. It is also cost-saving, since the combination of treatments can reduce overall surgery expenses including anesthesia and operating room costs.
Come in for a Consultation with Dr. Rahban
When Dr. Rahban does a consultation with a prospective patient, he wants it to be two things above all others: thorough and honest. He will find out from you just what you want from cosmetic surgery. And he will tell you honestly if you can get the result you want, and how he can best help you do so.