Having children and raising them right are the most precious gifts women can get. For this, we respect the commitment of mothers and recognize their roles in our society. To all of the mothers in the world… Team Matlock salutes you!
However, as a result of bearing children, numerous physical consequences can occur and permanent changes can be primarily observed on the body, vagina, and breast.
Changes on the Female Body with Motherhood
Women are all too familiar with the infamous weight gain of pregnancy. You need the extra calories to feed the baby the right amount of nutrients to stay healthy.
The adage is as follows: women who are of average weight before getting pregnant should gain 25 to 35 pounds during pregnancy; underweight women should gain 28 to 40 pounds; and overweight women may need to gain only 15 to 25 pounds during pregnancy.
The bottom line is that there’s a lot of post-pregnancy weight you need to lose afterwards under any circumstance. The effect of the weight gain and the need to lose them are even compounded with multiple pregnancies.
Vaginal relaxation, whether it’s caused by stress or not, can result in urinary incontinence. Vaginal deliveries can result in substantial relaxation of the muscular structure of the vagina and the perineum or the area outside the vagina and above the anus. This post-delivery vaginal relaxation has been shown scientifically to decrease enhancement of sexual gratification.
Birth trauma increases the diameter of the internal and external vagina, while decreasing the amount of the perineal body support. This reduces sexual gratification for the female as it’s directly related to the amount of frictional forces generated by the vaginal wall. In some cases, vaginal relaxation can result in stress-related urinary incontinence which is defined as the involuntary loss of urine through laughing, coughing, sneezing, exercising, or lifting. Whichever the case, urinary incontinence has socially and hygienically undesirable effects.
Aside from vaginal relaxation, pregnancy commonly causes breast enlargement. After giving birth, the breasts may lose their perkiness and volume, and start to sag. Some women may also observe stretched areolas.
During pregnancy, the abdominal skin, muscles, and facia (covering of the muscles) must stretch to accommodate the protruding abdomen. This results in loose skin, weak stomach muscles, and stretch marks post-pregnancy. The biggest downside to this is that, in most cases, these conditions won’t go away through natural means.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
The purpose of a Mommy Makeover is to help you get back to your pre-pregnancy shape and relive sexual gratification.
A Mommy Makeover is a combination of cosmetic surgical procedures to address post-pregnancy changes to the body, vagina, and breast. In most cases it involves liposculpturing (with or without a Brazilian Butt Lift surgery), a Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® treatment, a breast augmentation (with or without a breast lift procedure), and a tummy tuck surgery.
With a Mommy Makeover, our specialized cosmetic surgical team can remove persistent fat deposits, reshape and lift the breasts, tighten the abdominal muscles, and remove excess abdominal skin. The best part is we also do vaginal rejuvenation treatment to make patients feel like they used to when they were 16 to 18 years old.
The number of procedures that a patient can have at one time depends on numerous factors: the total time required to perform the procedures, the combination of surgeries that can be done, and the health and safety of the patient, among other considerations. Staging or spacing out the procedures may be needed due to the comprehensive makeover desires of the patient, as well as to ensure the patient’s safety. The cosmetic surgical team will determine whether or not staging the procedures is necessary.
What are the Most Requested Mommy Makeovers in Our Practice?
1) Liposculpturing and Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® treatment (for the enhancement of sexual gratification)
2) Liposculpturing, Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® treatment, and Brazilian Butt Lift procedure
3) Liposculpturing with or without Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® treatment and breast augmentation/lift/reduction
4) Liposculpturing and tummy tuck, with or without Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® treatment
5) Liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast augmentation/lift/reduction Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® treatment (this is a case that would be staged)
Here are few more information on each procedure involved in the Mommy Makeover:
This involves the removal of excess fat from various areas of the body. Common areas include the abdomen, waist (muffin top, love handles), outer thighs, inner things, knees, bra line, back, upper arms, and the neck.
Women can also see some sagging of the buttocks which can be lifted and augmented with a Brazilian Butt Lift surgery. This is done in combination with your liposculpturing procedure.
Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® (LVR®)
This treatment focuses on vaginal form, function, and appearance. The purpose of the procedure is to restore the vagina to a condition before ever having children. It enhances vaginal muscle tone, strength, and contractile force. It decreases the internal and external diameters and builds up the perineal body.
Most women request to feel like a 16-year old vaginally. Through our vaginal rejuvenation surgery, we aim to make a lot of happy women throughout the world.
The most requested Designer Laser Vaginoplasty® (DLV®) procedure is laser reduction labiaplasty of the labia minora. In this procedure, women want the labia minora (small inner lips) to appear youthful. They want the labia minora to be perky and not to protrude beyond the labia majora (outer large lips).
Breast augmentation, lift, reduction
During pregnancy, the breast can increase to a full cup size or even more. In most cases, post-pregnancy will result in a significant loss in breast volume and noticeable sagging.
The recommended solution is to have breast implants to restore the fullness and cover the volume loss. A breast lift will also restore its shape back to pre-pregnancy perkiness.
During pregnancy, the abdominal skin, muscles, and facia (the covering of the muscles) must stretch to accommodate the expanding tummy. This often results in loose abdominal skin, stretch marks, weak stomach muscles, and a protruding/bulging abdomen.
Some women are blessed with bodies that can bounce back to their original form, especially after just having their first child. However, in most cases, these pre-pregnancy conditions won’t go away naturally.
A tummy tuck surgery can remove excess skin, stretch marks, and extra fat, as well as tighten and restore the abdominal muscles and facia. It can bring back that flat, tight tummy you were so proud of before you had a baby.
When is the Right Time to Have a Mommy Makeover?
This depends on which Mommy Makeover procedures you want to take.
For example, if you want a Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® treatment, you must wait at least 6 weeks post-delivery. This is the amount of time it takes for the genitourinary tract to return to normal. Once the genitourinary tract has returned to normal, Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® treatment, along with liposuction (with or without Brazilian Butt Lift surgery) can be performed in combination.
In the case of a C-Section, you should wait for at least three months before undergoing any Mommy Makeover procedure. It’s recommended that you’re at your target weight for at least six months, if possible.
For a breast augmentation surgery, you should have stopped breastfeeding for at least six months prior to the procedure.
In any case, our surgical team will address any issues and will recommend the right time for you to undergo a Mommy Makeover. Simply request a consultation and we’ll discuss things in detail.
What is the Recovery Time for the Mommy Makeover Procedure?
The recovery period will depend on the combination of procedures performed. It will also depend on your body’s capability to recover. Everyone recovers at a different rate, so it’s hard to pinpoint the exact amount of time you need to get back to your daily chores.
The Mommy Makeover surgery will be performed on an outpatient basis, and depending on the procedures, you may be released into the custody of an adult and be recommended to go home just after a few hours. Others may be required to go to an aftercare facility where they can receive professional assistance from surgical nurses for 24 hours or more.
After the procedure, you will be provided with narcotic pain medications and antibiotics to use for postoperative pain control.
Before undergoing the Mommy Makeover procedure, make sure you plan for your recovery period. It may take up to two weeks to completely heal from the surgery, during which you will be sore, swollen, and bruised. A substantial amount of the swelling may still occur two to four weeks after the surgery.
A lot of the post-surgical results can be observed after 6 weeks, but continued results can be seen after 4 months or longer, depending on the procedures you went through. Your surgical team will explain all of this at length and provide detailed post-operative information and instructions once you’ve confirmed your schedule.
What is the Cost of a Mommy Makeover?
The cost for a Mommy Makeover is highly individualized and therefore no one price fits all quotation.
For instance, the cost of a liposuction procedure alone may include:
● Anesthesia fees
● Surgical facility costs
● Medical tests
● Post-surgery garments
● Prescriptions for medication
● Surgeon's fee
Comprehensive evaluations and quotes can be obtained through office consultations. You can also choose to have virtual consultations via FaceTime or Skype. Dr. Matlock also welcomes digital consultations through email, WhatsApp, Botim, and Instagram.
Our Surgical Team
Dr. Matlock is the pioneer of Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery and genital beautification procedures. He has trained more surgeons in Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery than any other institution in the world. To date, he has trained over 435 surgeons which include gynecologists, plastic surgeons, and urologists in over 46 countries. He has taught them his pioneered procedures, including the Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® treatment and the Designer Laser Vaginoplasty® procedure.
Dr. Matlock has treated patients from all 50 states and over 70 countries worldwide. He has also treated countless A-List stars including winners of the Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards, and American Music Awards. His clientele also includes foreign presidents, royal families, Fortune 500 company executives, and billionaires.
The procedures that Dr. Matlock perform include:
● Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® treatment for the enhancement of sexual gratification.
● Designer Laser Vaginoplasty® procedure for the aesthetic enhancement of the vulvar structures.
● Brazilian Butt Lift procedure
● Vaser Hi Def Liposculpturing
● Advanced Surgical Bodybuilding®
Dr. Matlock collaborates with several esteemed board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons to perform tummy tuck surgeries, breast augmentations, breast lifts, and breast reductions.
We hope that this comprehensive guide about the whole Mommy Makeover process, Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, vaginal rejuvenation treatment, and genital beautification surgery has been informative. If you have any further questions or would like to proceed with a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us.