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Matt Hlavacek, MD, DDS
Jason Baker, DDS



Introduction to Mommy Makeover

January 9, 2014, 9:00 am

What mom doesn’t want to look her best, especially after having a baby or chasing around toddlers? Getting back into pre-pregnancy shape can feel like a chore when there are so many competing responsibilities, and moms — especially new moms — often put their own needs last. Even when you do have the time and energy to eat right and exercise, there are just some effects of pregnancy that are hard to undo, such as sagging skin and stretch marks. That’s where the Mommy Makeover comes in.

Kansas City Surgical Arts and Dr. Hlavacek understand the demands put on the body after pregnancy, and have developed a Mommy Makeover procedure to help get your body back on track. This body-enhancing procedure will help you look and feel fresh and healthy.

Our Mommy Makeover includes a range of services combined just for your post-pregnancy needs. The specific procedures, preparation, and recovery will vary from woman to woman depending on goals, health history, and additional factors, but common procedures include:

  • tummy tuck to slim and sculpt the abdomen and waist
  • liposuction to remove or smooth unsightly bumps from unevenly distributed fat
  • breast lift to raise and firm sagging breast tissue
  • breast augmentation to restore breast volume, shape, and perkiness; or
  • breast reduction to create proportion with the rest of the body

Our Mommy Makeover is a flexible package, allowing you to customize not only the types of procedures and treatments to your goals, but also how and when you schedule those procedures. Moms are busy, and for some it may be best do everything all at once, while others might prefer a slower approach, scheduling some or all of the procedures and treatments over several sessions. As a result, recovery times and expectations may vary.

The ideal candidate for a Mommy Makeover is a woman who:

  • is at or near her ideal weight
  • follows a healthy diet and exercise routine
  • is in good overall physical and psychological health
  • has a realistic understanding of her goals and what Mommy Makeover can and can’t do

While many women can benefit from a Mommy Makeover, those planning to have more children should consider whether this is the right time for their procedure. While a Mommy Makeover won’t prevent a woman from having additional children in the future, any results gained during the Mommy Makeover may be undone during pregnancy as the skin, muscles, and the body overall will be again tested and stretched, possibly resulting in the need for additional procedures to reverse the changes. Dr. Hlavacek will discuss the pros and cons of the Mommy Makeover during your consultation, but it is important to discuss any concerns relating to possible future pregnancies before deciding on a package.

For more information on our Mommy Makeover and other cosmetic procedures, contact Kansas City Surgical Arts today at (816) 286-4126.