3330 Preston Ridge Road Suite 340
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Phone: (404) 822-4402
2500 Hospital Blvd. Suite 410
Roswell, GA 30076
Phone: (770) 954-8406
145 Towne Lake Pkwy #101
Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (678) 737-4612
Women come to our Alpharetta, Roswell, and Woodstock, GA, offices for mommy makeover procedures at different stages of life. Some have just finished having children, while others have raised their kids and are ready to do something for themselves. Some have never been pregnant, but have seen their bodies change with aging. What all of these women have in common is a desire to regain confidence in their bodies.
Ideal Mommy Makeover Candidates
Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can dramatically change your body’s appearance. Significant weight loss can also produce similar changes. Women who no longer feel comfortable in swimsuits or fitted clothing are ideal candidates for mommy makeover surgery. The most common concerns Dr. Yalif hears from mommy makeover patients include:
- Sagging, deflated breasts
- Excess abdominal skin
- A “belly pooch” that remains even after losing post-pregnancy weight
- Stretch marks
- Vaginal laxity and the loss of sensitivity
- Excess skin in other areas of the body, such as upper arms, buttocks, and thighs
Ideal mommy makeover candidates have also finished having children. Dr. Yalif encourages patients who plan to have more children to postpone getting a mommy makeover because pregnancy and breastfeeding likely will compromise the results of your surgery. If you’re considering mommy makeover surgery, you should be a healthy non-smoker. The risk of post-operative complications increases significantly for smokers.
Understanding Your Procedure
Mommy makeover surgery combines 2 or more procedures during a single operation. After discussing your concerns and performing a physical examination at the consultation, Dr. Yalif creates a customized surgical plan designed to accomplish your goals. The most common procedures involved in a mommy makeover include:
Other procedures that Dr. Yalif may include as a part of a mommy makeover are labiaplasty or nonsurgical ThermiVa, thigh lift, butt lift, or arm lift. Dr. Yalif performs the surgery using general anesthesia and most patients return home on the same day once they are ready. In some cases, Dr. Yalif may recommend that a patient stays at the hospital overnight. Even though combining procedures in one operation is very safe, Dr. Yalif may recommend staging more significant procedures to minimize risk and improve your comfort.
Asaf Yalif M.D., F.A.C.S.
Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Yalif combines the skill of a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon with a warm bedside manner that puts patients at ease from the moment they meet him. He leads a small team of dedicated professionals at our boutique practice, where each you'll be treated as a member of the Y Plastic Surgery family. Learn MoreRequest Your Consultation
As you might expect, the recovery following a mommy makeover varies depending on the procedures included in the operation. One of the advantages of combining procedures, though, is that you only have to plan for a single recovery. That is especially beneficial for patients with children at home.
A tummy tuck typically requires the most recovery time of all the mommy makeover component procedures. Most women need to take it easy for at least 7 to 10 days after a tummy tuck, with no lifting, reaching, or strenuous activities. Patients with younger children should arrange for childcare before their surgery. Having a solid support system at home is an important part of your recovery.
Dr. Yalif and our team at Y Plastic Surgery are part of your support system, too, and encourage you to call or email with any concerns during the recovery phase. We’ll provide you with detailed post-op instructions. Patients who closely follow them typically recover quicker and with fewer complications.
Dr. Yalif is a fellowship-trained and double board-certified plastic surgeon whose personable demeanor and friendly, supportive staff earns the trust and gratitude of our patients. Use the online form to request a consultation with Dr. Yalif at one of our 3 locations in Roswell, Woodstock, and Alpharetta, which is only a short drive from midtown Atlanta. Mommy makeover patients can also call us at (404) 822-4402 to schedule an appointment.
After having my children my body just wasn’t the same no matter how hard I exercised and tried to tone. I wanted to “put things back into place” so to speak, but still continue to look natural and like a mom. Dr. Yalif helped me accomplish this and it has dramatically improved my confidence and self-esteem. My clothes fit again the way they should and I love how I look.