Overview for Thousand Oaks Mommy Makeover Patients
“The women who choose mommy makeover have given everything for their families. Now, they want to rejuvenate their bodies and regain their pre-pregnancy figure.”
Chances are that you’ve decided to learn more about Dr. Christopher Costanzo thanks to a recommendation from a friend. After over 30 years of practice and more than 10,000 plastic surgery procedures, the women who love their results are Dr. Costanzo’s biggest source for new patients.
Turn to Dr. Costanzo for mommy makeover surgery because of the expertise and experience he offers and for the opportunity to contour and re-shape your figure. Find out how you can rejuvenate your body through proven and effective cosmetic procedures.
What Is A Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a collection of cosmetic surgeries that Dr. Costanzo recommends based on your personal goals.
After you have kids, you may have specific trouble-spots you want to target. Some Thousand Oaks mommy makeover patients want a flatter tummy. Others want breasts that are more youthful-looking or as full as their pre-pregnancy, pre-breastfeeding state.
A mommy makeover typically includes:
- Tummy tuck to target excess skin and fat left over from having kids.
- Breast implants or breast lift (with or without implants) for a younger, more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
- Liposuction around the abdomen, hips, legs, and arms to create a more contoured and attractive figure.
Details About Mommy Makeover Surgery
You will start your experience with an initial consultation. In these sessions, Dr. Costanzo advises Thousand Oaks mommy makeover patients about
- Which procedures they should consider.
- Whether all of the surgeries can take place in a single session.
- What to expect with their results.
- Other factors to consider.
The initial consultation is also your opportunity to learn about Dr. Costanzo’s past patients and the successful results he has been able to achieve. Take a look at before-and-after photos, speak with our staff, and ask questions so that you can make your decision with confidence.
Recovering from a Mommy Makeover
Thousand Oaks mommies will have the chance to discuss with Dr. Costanzo which procedures they’d like to get during their initial consultation. Because of this, your surgical experience and recovery depend on which procedures you and Dr. Costanzo choose for your mommy makeover. Typically, having multiple procedures in a single surgical session will reduce your overall recovery time, which means you’ll be able to get back to your family or career more quickly and be able to show off your results sooner.
We perform our mommy makeover procedures in our own state of the art surgery center. After the procedure, you should have someone available to drive you home while you recover from the anesthesia. Patients may experience some discomfort, bruising, and swelling for the first few days immediately after the procedure. Dr. Costanzo will prescribe pain medication to manage that. In most cases, you will need to wear some surgical garments as well after your mommy makeover.
Thousand Oaks patients can usually get back to work after a week or two. But you should avoid any strenuous activity and exercise for several weeks. Dr. Costanzo will also give you a full detailed recovery plan that he’s created just for you so you can make sure you get the best possible results. Plus, you’ll also meet with him during your recovery so he can ensure everything is healing properly.
Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift During Mommy Makeover
Thousand Oaks moms that are finished childbearing and breastfeeding often ask us about getting a breast augmentation. But sometimes an augmentation isn’t right way to go. There are many cases where a breast lift would actually be a better way for the patient to restore fullness and youthfulness to their breasts.
As the breasts begin to sag and droop from time, gravity, and breastfeeding, just increasing their size with implants may not deliver the best results. In cases where the nipple is pointing down or starting to become part of the breast fold (inframammary fold), a breast lift is often a better choice.
With a breast lift, Dr. Costanzo rearranges some of the breast tissue to reshape it, adjusts the nipple height, and restores the breasts’ beautiful contour and shape. However, a breast lift is also a great time to place an implant if the patient wants to not only reshape their breasts but also increase their size and fullness.
Insurance and Your Mommy Makeover
Thousand Oaks moms often ask us if their mommy makeover procedure will be covered by their insurance. it is highly unlikely that your insurance will cover the procedures since they are elective. But there are some cases where your insurance may help. For example, there are some breast diseases that might be covered, and if you’ve had a mastectomy, you could be able to get coverage for a breast augmentation. But again, this all depends on your insurance provider and the plan that you have with them. Make sure you read through your plan and contact your provider to check with them.