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Mommy Makeover Charleston

While motherhood is good for your soul, it may be hard on your body. A mommy makeover can reverse the appearance of the stress and damage your body has undergone over the years. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse offers mommy makeovers for women who live in Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant, Summerville and the surrounding communities in South Carolina.

What Is A Mommy Makeover?

Although some celebrities have publicized their quick return to form after giving birth, for most women the effects of pregnancy are lasting and include:

  • Stretch marks
  • Stretching of the abdominal skin and muscles
  • Changes in breast shape and size
  • Loss of elasticity in breast skin
  • Stubborn pockets of residual fat
  • Varicose veins or spider veins
  • Changes in skin health

Some women experience many of these changes, while others only a few. Pregnancy, stress and the lifestyle changes that often come with raising babies and toddlers can take a toll on your body in many ways. Sometimes the changes are temporary, and if you’re lucky, dieting, hitting the gym, and catching up on sleep can help you look close to the way you did before having kids. But other changes are long-lasting, and no amount of work on your part can undo them.

No matter what your experience, we can design a mommy makeover for you.

How Much Does A Mommy Makeover Cost in Charleston?

A mommy makeover’s cost depends on which procedures and how many you wish to undergo to produce the desired results. Dr. Widenhouse and his team will discuss cost during your initial consultation. Port City Plastic Surgery accepts payment by cash, credit card, or checks; financing is also available.


What To Expect After A Mommy Makeover?

Recovery after a mommy makeover will vary depending on the specific procedures which were used to create the desired results. Non-invasive procedures require little if any downtime, while it will take several weeks to recover from major surgery, such as liposuction or breast augmentation.

Will I Have Scars After Getting A Mommy Makeover?

This depends on if surgery was involved in your mommy makeover. While surgical procedures do result in scars, Dr. Widenhouse is a skilled plastic surgeon who takes the utmost care in strategically placing incisions, so they are not or not as noticeable and uses suturing techniques to minimize the appearance of scarring.

When Will I See The Results?

The results of mommy makeover procedures such as dermal injectables will show results immediately, while major surgery such as a tummy tuck or breast lift will not show results for weeks, as swelling must first subside.



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What Are Possible Complications Of A Mommy Makeover?

The complications of mommy makeovers depend on the specific procedure used. Surgical procedures have many of the same general complication risks as medically necessary surgery, such as IV sedation complications and infection risk. Dr. Widenhouse will inform you of specific complication risks which apply to the procedures you’ll undergo during your consultation.

How Long Will The Results Of A Mommy Makeover Last?

The results achieved by a mommy makeover are dependent on which procedures were performed. Injectables offer results that last a few months to a year, while procedures such as a tummy tuck and breast augmentation are designed to produce long-term effects.

Benefits of A Mommy Makeover

Mommy makeovers help women counteract bodily changes brought about by pregnancy and childbirth which can decrease one’s self-image. Breast volume can be restored as well as firmness. Sagging skin from pregnancy weight gain can be eliminated, and fat deposits resting on the hips, waist, and thighs removed. The result is natural-looking contours, a boost in overall appearance, and improved body image.

Who Is The Ideal Candidate For A Mommy Makeover?

Any woman in good health is a likely candidate for a mommy makeover. If your body has undergone changes during pregnancy that you can’t seem to get rid of with a good postpartum diet and exercise routine, a mommy makeover may be right for you. Ideal candidates are at or near an ideal weight, with some imperfections they’d like to shed. Ideally, candidates are done having children, as future pregnancies could disrupt mommy makeover results.

What Do I Need To Do Before A Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover can help you turn back the clock and look close to the way you did before pregnancy. There is no single mommy makeover—it is custom designed for your body and the changes it has undergone. If you would like to talk about designing a mommy makeover for you, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse at Port City Plastic Surgery in Charleston, South Carolina.

What Should I Expect On The Day Of My Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a truly customized collection of procedures, tailored to address your body’s issues and produce the results you want. Procedures commonly used in mommy makeovers include:

How Long Does It Take To Perform A Mommy Makeover?

The amount of time needed to complete a mommy makeover will depend on which procedures are performed. A mommy makeover will likely take a few hours to complete.

Mommy Makeover FAQs

Can a tummy tuck be considered medically necessary?

A cosmetic tummy tuck is not considered medically necessary by insurance companies. Many people confuse a panniculectomy with a tummy tuck, but they are two different procedures. While a panniculectomy may be considered medically necessary in limited circumstances, the same is not true for a tummy tuck.

How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?

Recovery from a Mommy Makeover depends on what procedures were done. If a Mommy Makeover includes a tummy tuck, then the recovery period is approximately 6 weeks. If only liposuction is done, then the recovery is a few days. We will advise on teh recovery period and post-operative instructions during your consultation.

How much did you pay for your mommy makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is customized for each patient. Therefore, the cost varies greatly depending on what procedures are included in the Mommy Makeover.

What is all included in a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover can vary from patient to patient. Most women experience changes in the breasts and abdomen after childbirth. Breast augmentation, breast lift, and tummy tucks are common Mommy Makeover procedures.

What is included in the mommy makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is customized for each patient. Typical Mommy Makeover procedures include a breast lift (with or without implants), breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and liposuction.

Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team offers full body plastic surgery, emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents of Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant, Summerville and the surrounding communities in South Carolina. Contact Port City Plastic Surgery today!


MEET DR. WIDENHOUSE Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Charleston, graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University and earned his medical degree from East Carolina University School of Medicine. Dr. Widenhouse specializes in breast enhancement, reduction, and reconstruction, body contouring, facial cosmetic surgery, laser surgery, and skin cancer treatment.

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