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Mommy Makeover Surgery in Washington, DC

Mommy Makeover Surgery in Washington, DC

Mommy Makeover Surgeries Explained:

A mommy makeover is a term coined in the last ten years or so to describe the increased popularity of plastic surgery when used to reverse the signs of post-pregnancy changes.  There is no actual procedure called a mommy makeover, but rather that term is used when the surgeon operates both on the tummy (changes from pregnancy) and the breast (changes from pregnancy and lactation).

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Mommy Makeover Washington DC – Surgery by Dr. Marwan Khalifeh

Disclaimer: there’s no guarantee of specific results and that the results can vary.

View more Mommy Makeover Before & After Photos

Abdominal Options during Mommy Makeover Surgeries:

For the abdomen, the most  classic mommy makeover option is a tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty.  During the abdominoplasty, the rectus muscle diastases that occurs from pregnancy is repaired.  The excess skin is removed, including the portion that contains usually most of the stretchmarks. The goal of the makeover procedure is to reverse the changes that ocurred during pregnancy.  Occasionally, abdominal liposuction is substituted for the tummy tuck procedure in cases where there is little muscle laxity and where the problem is mainly related to the post pregnancy pooch.

See Video of Patient Results and Testimonial after Mommy Makeover:

Breast Options during Mommy Makeover Surgeries:

For the breast, a breast lift surgery, or mastopexy is often used during a mommy makeover to uplift the breast.   When volume is also needed, an implant may be used at the same time of a mastopexy.

Disclaimer: there’s no guarantee of specific results and that the results can vary.

Mommy Makeover Before and After Photo

Mommy Makeover Before and After Photo

Mommy Makeover in Washington, DC

One of the latest trends in plastic surgery is the Mommy Makeover. The Mommy Makeover procedure is available at the Washington DC facility of Dr. Marwan Khalifeh.

Reasons Women in Washington DC Have Mommy Makeovers

The goal of a Mommy Makeover is to address some of the physical changes to the abdomen and breasts that commonly occur following pregnancy:

  • The breasts tend to sag and look deflated.
  • The abdomen may have stretch marks, excess skin and/or a bulge.

A Hysterectomy or Cesarean Section Will Not Affect the Results of Your Mommy Makeover in Washington DC

The incision that Dr. Khalifeh uses for your abdominoplasty is the same area of your lower abdomen that is used for both of these procedures.

A Hernia Does Not Affect the Results of Your Mommy Makeover

Umbilical hernias are a common occurrence in women who have multiples or more than one pregnancy. Dr. Khalifeh  can correct these kinds of hernias during the same operation. By combining the procedures, patients can have one recovery time instead of two.

Your Initial Mommy Makeover Consultation with Dr. Khalifeh at his Facility in Washington DC

During your initial consultation with Dr. Khalifeh at his Washington DC facility, he will ask you questions related to your medical history, lifestyle and health. He will discuss your desired outcome and answer any questions you have about the Mommy Makeover procedure in Washington DC.

You need to be prepared to talk about:

  • Why you want a Mommy Makeover
  • Any previous medical treatments, conditions, surgeries or drug allergies
  • Your tobacco, recreational drug and alcohol use, if applicable
  • Family history in relation to breast cancer
  • All current herbal supplements, vitamins and medications

Dr. Khalifeh may also:

  • Take photos for comparison purposes both before and after your Mommy Makeover
  • Discuss options and address his plan for your Mommy Makeover
  • Address any of your concerns about your Mommy Makeover procedure
  • Be up front about what you want to achieve with your Mommy Makeover
  • Talk about any risks related to your Mommy Makeover surgery
  • Give you a breast exam
  • Order a mammogram to be completed prior to your Mommy Makeover
  • Tell you what to expect following your Mommy Makeover
  • Discuss your outcome

A Mommy Makeover in Washington DC May Include More Than One Procedure

Mommy Makeovers are more than one procedure. While some of these procedures can be completed with one surgery, the number of surgeries depends on how many areas of your body Dr. Khalifeh is addressing.

Mommy Makeover Combinations

A Mommy Makeover consists of various procedures that are combined to meet the needs of each patient.

The Mommy Makeover choices:

  • Breast reduction
  • Breast lift with augmentation – saline or silicone breast implants
  • Breast lift without augmentation
  • Liposuction
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
  • Mini-abdominoplasty (mini-tummy tuck)

The Mommy Makeover Surgery in Washington DC

Dr. Khalifeh will lift your breasts. If you have lost volume due to breast-feeding or pregnancy, you may choose to have Dr. Khalifeh give you implants at this time. If your breasts are causing you discomfort because they are extremely large, a breast reduction will be performed.

If you are having an abdominoplasty procedure, Dr. Khalifeh tightens your abdominal muscles, strengthening your midsection and narrowing your waist. Once complete, he will remove any excess skin. Some of your stretch marks beneath your navel may be removed at this time.

Preparing for Your Mommy Makeover Procedure in Washington DC

Before your Mommy Makeover at our Washington DC facility:

  • Make sure that any health conditions you have are under control prior to your Mommy Makeover. For example, conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure.
  • Stop smoking well in advance of your Mommy Makeover because smoking reduces your body’s ability to heal itself. You should be free of nicotine for at least six weeks before and after your Mommy Makeover.
  • You will most likely receive special instructions from Dr. Khalifeh and his staff to follow prior to your Mommy Makeover.

The Incision Sites in a Mommy Makeover

Where your incisions are located depends on the Mommy Makeover procedures you are having done.

The abdominoplasty surgery requires an incision from one hipbone to the next. This scar hides beneath the bikini line. A circular scar around the belly button may also be necessary.

A breast lift surgery requires a vertical pattern mastopexy which starts with a  circular incision around the areola. That incision continues down toward the fold underneath the breast. sometimes, the incision will then extend into the inframmamary fold.  If you are having an augmentation, Dr. Khalifeh can place your implant through this incision.

It is impossible to accomplish these procedures without making an incision that leads to scarring. However, over time your scars will fade substantially.

What to Expect Following Your Mommy Makeover in Washington DC

Your recovery time depends on the surgeries you choose. You may be able to go home the same day, in which you will need to bring a driver with you to our Washington DC facility. Dr. Khalifeh may want you to stay overnight if you have medical issues or had extensive surgery performed. Recovery time ranges from one to four weeks, depending.

Your Recovery after Your Mommy Makeover

You should seek assistance from family and friends to help you care for your children for at least the first week following your Mommy Makeover. Recovery usually ranges from one to four weeks depending on the procedures done.

If you work at a desk, you should expect to be off work from two to four weeks. Some women feel better sooner than that and may want to return to work after their first week at home.

Dr. Khalifeh asks his patients to refrain from lifting anything heavy for at least a month following surgery.

The majority of Mommy Makeover procedures are not covered by health insurance. However, sometimes health insurance will cover a breast reduction. Insurance companies sometimes cover this procedure when it is causing neck, shoulder and/or back pain.

Contact Our Washington DC office to learn more about Mommy Makeover Surgery

If you reside in or near Washington DC and are interested in a Mommy Makeover or any other kind of cosmetic surgery, contact Dr. Khalifeh today. He has the experience, knowledge and skills to help you achieve the look you have always wanted. Contact our Washington DC practice to learn more about Mommy Makeover Surgery by calling (301) 244-0148.

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