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 Harvard trained, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Juris Bunkis 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 Orange County Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, 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.
During a private consultation, Dr. Bunkis 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.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"Best Plastic Surgeon - Starting with the office staff being the friendliest you can imagine- to the administration staff being knowledgeable, professional, courteous, honest and funny! Trusting your "body" to anyone is not easy- but it is with Dr. Bunkis. You will love your results!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Dec 06, 2013
"Wish I had found Dr - Wish I had found Dr. Bunkis sooner! I have absolute trust for what is offered and the openness and friendliness of Dr. Bunkis and all his staff."- S.H. / SmileReminder / Nov 02, 2014
"You guys have been nothing but wonderful since day one - You guys have been nothing but wonderful since day one. I have given several of my ultrasound patients your phone number. I hope they call!"- C.C. / SmileReminder / Oct 26, 2013
"I was not rushed and the doctor was willing to listen to my concerns and address my questions. - I was not rushed and the doctor was willing to listen to my concerns and address my questions."- K.C. / SmileReminder / Nov 15, 2012
"First of all, let me start by telling you the staff in this office is as good as it gets. From your front-liner receptionist, down the the end of the road where you meet their office manager, service is top notch. I had been thinking about getting a breast augmentation for a while now, but wanted to wait until after I was done having kids. Dr. Forsberg presented all my options, answered each question thoroughly and gave me his very honest and professional opinion during the consultation. I felt extremely comfortable during the office visit and knew he was the surgeon for me. I finally found the down time, and booked my surgery. The day of surgery was cake. Of course I got nervous like everyone else, but woke up surrounded by the best nurses, no pain, and no nausea, Dr Forsberg even called to check on me over the weekend. It's been two days since my operation and I'm feeling great- barely taking any pain meds and am happy with the results. He cares about all his patients and genuinely wants to do a great job. On a side note, I saw some of his before/after pictures for other procedures and let me tell you, his facelifts and other body procedures like tummy tucks/mommy makeovers are clean! I wouldn't let any of my friends or family thinking of getting plastic surgery go to any doc but this guy."- N.C. / Yelp / Nov 24, 2013
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. Bunkis 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
- Thigh Lift
- Butt Lift
- Arm Lift
- Skin rejuvenation (laser treatments, BOTOX, fillers)
Dr. Bunkis will ensure that our mommy makeover patients have the best in recovery care and pain management after the procedure.
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.