What is a Mommy Makeover?

A “mommy makeover” simply describes surgical procedures for the breast and abdominal areas performed at the same time. These are areas commonly affected by pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and aging. Truthfully, these problems are of concern for everyone, and you don’t have to be a mom to have these issues or these types of surgery. Surgeries such as tummy tuck, breast lift, breast augmentation, or breast reduction can improve these issues and return you to a more shapely and youthful figure. Additionally, facial surgery or injectable fillers may be included in your treatment plan. Zenn Plastic Surgery will personalize the mommy makeover to meet your goals with outcomes that are natural-looking and attractive.

The advantage of having breast and abdominal surgery at the same is that the combined procedure will take less time than doing the procedures separately. You will only have anesthesia once, and the recovery periods overlap so you recover from two surgeries in the same recovery time as one. It is very safe and commonplace to have these procedures performed together.

Benefits of this Plastic Surgery Procedure

Dr. Michael Zenn is an expert in breast surgery, having written multiple articles and chapters in textbooks on the subject. He has more than 25 years of experience performing thousands of cosmetic breast procedures and has been recognized by his peers as a master breast surgeon. His unparalleled experience with implant selection and placement facilitates a delicate and detail-oriented approach to both breast and abdominal work. As a result, patients receive world-class care when they choose to have surgery with Dr. Zenn. Patients enjoy natural-looking outcomes that gracefully complement their individual body type.

Additionally, Dr. Zenn has performed literally hundreds of tummy tuck procedures in his career. He was board certified in General Surgery before he became a board certified plastic surgeon and has detailed knowledge and experience operating in the abdominal area and fixing abdominal bulges. He knows which techniques work, and which ones don’t, and which are “too good to be true.” He has taught the abdominoplasty procedure to residents training at Duke and UNC over the past 20 years, many of whom practice in the area using Dr. Zenn’s techniques.

Dr. Zenn is internationally renowned as a highly skilled plastic surgeon with an eye for and attention to detail. He also has a wonderful “zen-like” bedside manner and is easy to talk to. That’s why so many patients choose Dr. Zenn as their plastic surgeon.

Is a Mommy Makeover Right for You?

You will find that the initial consultation is the perfect time to get all your plastic surgery questions answered. Dr. Zenn spends as much time with you as necessary to make sure you understand the procedures you are considering including what to expect the before, the day of, and post-surgery. We want you to be comfortable with your decision to have surgery and confident in your choice of surgeon.

Dr. Zenn will discuss with you the aspects of your body you are not happy with what you would like to see changed. Together you will make a plan to address each issue with various options. Dr. Zenn will show you his extensive gallery of before and after photos highlighting patients similar to you to illustrate how his patients look after having the surgeries you may be thinking about.

Dr. Zenn will take a complete health history and will examine you. After your physical exam, Dr. Zenn will discuss realistic goals and expectations for surgical outcomes based on your shared goals, your body, and his expertise.

What is the Recovery From a Mommy Makeover Like?

You will have surgery at one of several accredited surgical facilities. A board-certified anesthesiologist/CRNA helps patients sleep safely and comfortably throughout the surgery and wake up with little or no pain, sore throat, or queasiness.

This is an outpatient cosmetic surgery procedure and you will go home the same day. You should plan to stay home and not be active for the first two weeks after surgery if abdominoplasty is part of your treatment plan. You must avoid heavy lifting of any kind. Once Dr. Zenn gives you the okay, you may slowly ease back into your normal routine.

For more information on individual procedures commonly performed during Dr. Zenn’s mommy makeover surgery, see the breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) pages of the Zenn Plastic Surgery website.

What is the Average Cost of a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy makeover is perhaps the hardest of all marketed terms to price because there are a variety of breast and tummy procedures that can be performed in numerous combinations.  Fortunately, Dr. Zenn at Zenn Plastic Surgery is an expert in both breast and tummy procedures.  Using his decades of experience, he will translate your desires into a plan to get you there.

Since every plastic surgeon offers combined breast and tummy procedures, there is a lot of price variability and shopping around based on price.  So, just know that the advertised price at many places may not be the eventual price you pay.  At Zenn Plastic Surgery, the package price is the price.  Factors that go into the cost of this surgery are surgeon’s fees, anesthesia fees, and surgical facility fees.  At Zenn Plastic Surgery, the package price also includes the initial consultation, photos, scar gel, garments, and all follow-up appointments.  Why is the package price at Zenn Plastic Surgery a little higher that most?  Because who does the surgery matters and no one in the Triangle is more experienced than Dr. Zenn.

To help more women experience the benefits of a mommy makeover, Zenn Plastic Surgery offers convenient financial options through Care Credit and Alphaeon Credit.

Patients interested in more information or scheduling a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Zenn for a “Mommy Makeover” should contact Zenn Plastic Surgery by phone at (919) 480-3885, or online by filling out our consultation form.