Mommy Makeover

In Washington D.C. &. Baltimore

Motherhood is a beautiful and fulfilling experience, but it can also bring significant changes to a woman’s body. That’s why we proudly offer the transformative “Mommy Makeover” – a customized combination of procedures designed to restore and enhance your post-pregnancy body.

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What is a Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy and childbirth are usually beautiful moments in many women’s lives, but when you have another human growing inside you, a woman’s body must adapt to make the appropriate room. As miraculous as it may be that the body can return to its former shape with relative ease, there is also a high probability that it won’t be the same. Most patients coming in for Mommy Makeovers are looking to either completely regain their pre-pregnancy body or would like to make it look better than before. Mommy Makeover procedures utilize a variety of cosmetic procedures to achieve a desired aesthetic and can involve a combination of the following plastic surgeries including Arm Lift (Brachioplasty), Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift (Mastopexy), Breast Reduction, Labiaplasty, Liposuction, Thigh Lift, Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty).

*We have included some brief examples of what to expect from each surgery below, but for more information, please refer to each procedure’s dedicated page on our website.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

At Landford Plastic Surgery, we believe a good candidate for Mommy Makeover surgery is any woman who would like to restore their body after pregnancy and are at a healthy, stable weight. The best candidate for a mommy makeover surgery should also meet at least some of these criteria:

  • Be in good health
  • Committed to continuing a healthy lifestyle with a diet and exercise routine
  • Finished with childbearing
  • Has a positive outlook and realistic expectations
  • In good medical health
  • Nonsmoker
  • Not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
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How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost in Washington DC & Baltimore?

The cost of Mommy Makeovers in Washington DC & Baltimore is determined by numerous factors, but most specifically, the combination of procedures performed. After discussing your goals with Dr. Landford during your consultation, she will create the outline for your surgery and our will use that information to provide you with a price breakdown and the exact cost.

Unfortunately, most insurance companies do not consider a mommy makeover to be medically necessary, so carriers typically will not cover the cost of this procedure.

What Should I Expect During a Consultation at Landford Plastic Surgery for a Mommy Makeover?

If you’re interested in getting a Mommy Makeover procedure in either Washington DC or Baltimore, the first step is to schedule a consultation. In your initial consultation appointment, Dr. Landford will evaluate your health and explain which surgical procedures and techniques are most appropriate for you.

She will listen to your expectations and aesthetic goals for your Mommy Makeover, as well as examine your body to determine your best options. Dr. Landford will also discuss other aspects of your procedure, including the risks and limitations of each procedure, the anesthesia to be used, and your Mommy Makeover cost.

After the two of you have settled on each and every aspect of your procedure, she will create your custom procedure plan.
Before you leave, our team will give you instructions to prepare weeks before surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications.

How Do I Prepare for a Mommy Makeover?

We want you to be as physically and mentally prepared for your surgery as possible, and while each patient may have some additional instructions that have been catered to them, below are some of the more common suggestions we tell our patients:

  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, or herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding
  • Fill your prescriptions
  • Get lab testing and a medical evaluation
  • Continue to live a healthy lifestyle at a stable weight
  • Meal prep so you won’t have to worry about cooking during the first few days of recovery
  • Stop smoking
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
  • Try to be as close to your target body weight as possible

What are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?

At Landford Plastic Surgery in Washington DC and Baltimore, our Mommy Makeover patients have been able to enjoy the following benefits from their mommy makeover procedure. There are numerous benefits to women who have experienced significant changes in their bodies due to pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Some of the key benefits include:

  • A comprehensive transformation
  • Enhanced body contours
  • Boosted self-confidence
  • Efficient recovery
  • Tailored approach to address your unique concerns
  • Long-lasting results
  • Mental well-being and overall happiness

What are the Steps of a Mommy Makeover?

The experience of a Mommy Makeover surgery will vary for each patient and will entirely depend on which procedures they undergo. For example, a mother getting a Breast Sugmentation and a Tummy Tuck will have a completely different approach than a mother getting a Breast Lift and a Tummy Tuck. While the Tummy Tuck procedure will be relatively similar, the breast surgeries are very different. Our team uses general anesthesia to ensure a comfortable and painless surgical experience, so there is no need to worry about discomfort during the procedure. Throughout your various procedures, Dr. Landford will be removing excess skin that can help reduce stretch marks, remove excess fat for a more toned appearance, and focus on maintaining your feminine physique.

Surgical Techniques for Mommy Makeover

The nature of your Mommy Makeover with Wilmina Landford, M.D. will determine what you can expect during the surgery. Below, we have highlighted some of the more common procedures a mommy makeover includes.

Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation is a surgery that increases breast size. It involves placing breast implants or the use of fat from another part of the body to place

Breast Lift

The Breast Lift procedure, (also called Mastopexy) is a plastic surgery designed to raise sagging breasts (also called breast ptosis) on a woman’s body by changing and modifying the size, contour, and elevation to create more youthful breasts.

Body Lift

Body lift Surgery is an extensive surgical procedure that tightens loose tissue and sagging skin, and removes unwanted fat and excess skin from the lower body, which cannot be improved by either diet or exercise. A body lift can be performed after massive weight loss (50% of body weight lost) to improve both comfort and hygiene.

Liposuction

One of the most popular procedures is Liposuction, a type of fat-removal procedure. Dr. Landford will remove the stubborn fat deposits completely, which will never return, especially if you maintain a healthy diet.

Depending on how much fat is removed, the fat cells can be purified and used for a fat transfer in either a natural Breast Augmentation or a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL).

Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty or “Tummy Tuck” is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen thinner and the abdominal muscles more firm. Tummy tucks involve the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen to tighten the abdominal muscles and fascia of the abdominal wall.

Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty is a technique for removing overly large labia minora or the internal labia for vaginal rejuvenation. Many techniques are available, but a wedge resection, which leaves no visible scar, gets rid of redundant labia and is almost pain-free.

Where are the Incisions and Scars for a Mommy Makeover?

The incisions and scars for a Mommy Makeover can vary depending on the specific procedures included in the surgery and the individual patient’s anatomy. The incision for a traditional Tummy Tuck is usually made horizontally along the lower abdomen with a second incision around the belly button if the navel needs to be repositioned. The incision for Breast Augmentation may be beneath the breast fold, around the edge of the areola, or in the armpit. In a Breast Lift, a vertical incision from the lower areola to the breast crease, as well as a horizontal incision along the breast crease is made.

Every procedure uses its incisions to improve your aesthetic appearance, so if you would like to know more about the incision sites for each one, please feel free to read each desired procedure on their respective pages on our website.

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Mommy Makeover Recovery

After your Mommy Makeover surgery, the recovery experience can vary from patient to patient. Depending on the extent of your procedures, you may spend a night or two in the hospital or go home the same day. It is important to prepare transportation and support before your procedure. For the first few weeks, you’ll need to limit strenuous physical activities and avoid heavy lifting.

In addition, you will have several follow-up appointments with Dr. Landford to monitor your progress, address any concerns, and ensure proper healing. We recommended taking this time to recover, relax, and enjoy healing as much as possible – these opportunities won’t come around too often with a child in the house!

Why Choose Us?

Dr. Wilmina Landford is a Johns Hopkins-trained reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgeon. As a dedicated mother herself, Dr. Landford understands the unique challenges and transformations that come with motherhood. Her passion lies in being part of a woman’s empowering journey during a Mommy Makeover, guiding her patients with compassion and empathy through the transformative process. Driven by her unwavering commitment to delivering natural-looking results, Dr. Landford combines her exceptional surgical artistry with a deep understanding of her patient’s desires. Join Dr. Landford on your path to renewed confidence and experience the nurturing support of a surgeon who walks the journey of motherhood alongside you.

Schedule a Consultation

Regain your confidence after pregnancy and a more youthful appearance with a Mommy Makeover in Washington DC and Baltimore. To schedule your Mommy Makeover consultation with Dr. Landford, call Landford Plastic Surgery or use our website to fill out an application form and a member of our team will be in touch!

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