Mommy Makeover Beverly Hills Style
Posted On: May 10, 2018 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Mommy Makovers
In my Beverly Hills practice, I see women weekly who are looking to get their pre-pregnancy shape back. Below are three examples of the type of customizable procedures that can help restore and enhance your shape.
Case Study 1:
The patient below presents for Mommy Makeover procedures. The patient has multiple complaints of the body, including breast dysphoria and grade 2 ptosis of the breast. She also has abdominal wall laxity and vertical midline scarring post-gastric bypass surgery procedure as well as a significantly large pannus requiring a panniculectomy, liposculpture of the hips, repositioning of the umbilicus and repair of an upper epigastric hernia with a general surgeon.
Her front views pre-operatively show grade 2 ptosis; however, patient declines a breast lift at this time, and therefore conservative high profile saline implants will be placed subpectorally in order to reposition her nipples without performing a skin lift. She also has a large abdominal pannus of lower abdomen with midline upper epigastric hernia found on abdominal CT scan. The patient was referred to Dr. Robert Uyeda, our general surgeon, for concurrent reconstruction of the abdominal wall with abdominoplasty and augmentation mammoplasty procedures.
The patient’s after photos show a very nice contouring of the lower abdominal area. The midline vertical scar is now found below the umbilicus and the umbilicus has healed nicely. The abdominal hernia was repaired with epigastric mesh, Marlex mesh graft reconstruction as well as liposculpturing of the iliac crest rolls and implant placement in the dual plane technique. The patient is very happy with the results, showing a full C size breast with dual plane saline augmentation mammoplasty procedure using high profile saline implants, full tummy tuck with complete skin removal, tightening of the rectus sheath, hernia repair, and sculpting of the iliac crest roll and muffin top procedure.
Case Study 2:
Massive Skin Laxity
Patients present to my office in Beverly Hills status post-pregnancy, weight loss, and status post-breastfeeding with massive amounts of skin laxity after significant weight gain and then significant weight loss after pregnancy.
This patient specifically has severe grade 3 ptosis, and her nipples are well below the inframammary fold. She has significant amounts of lower abdominal skin laxity with stretch marks extending 3 cm above the belly button. The patient underwent silicone gel augmentation using high profile silicone implants behind the muscle with a complete mastopexy, formal breast lift, removing skin using the anchor pattern or Wise-pattern technique, full abdominoplasty with tightening of the rectus sheath and muscle internally. Her post-operative results are at six weeks and still show some redness of the scars around the nipple areolar complex and vertically; however, the nipple positions are now placed perfectly in the central portion of the breast. She has a natural appearance to her breast with good tightening.
The patient’s abdominoplasty shows tightening of the rectus sheath, still healing scars of the umbilicus and the Pfannenstiel incision. The liposuctioning of the iliac crest rolls smooth out the hips nicely. The patient will be maintained on Bio corneum silicone spray twice a day for six months. She has worn an abdominal binder for six weeks and will continue for another four weeks. Her post-operative course is uneventful, and she has an excellent result for a mommy makeover, having had an abdominoplasty, liposuction of the hips, breast augmentation, and a formal mastopexy using the inferior pedicle Wise-pattern technique.
Case Study 3:
Mommy Makeover/Tummy Tuck & Breast Lift
I was presented with a 40-year-old female who was looking to undergo a mommy makeover. During the consultation, she was looking to have her abdomen enhanced as well as a breast augmentation. She explained that after two hernia surgeries and post-pregnancy her goal was to get her shape back to how she was pre-pregnancy.
After setting her expectations, we decided to perform an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, along with a breast lift and 240 cc saline breast implant filled to 270 cc to her right breast and 350 cc to the left breast.
As you can see, after only six weeks post-op, the patient is looking fantastic, and I’m very pleased with her recovery.
Mommy Makeover surgery in Beverly Hills is performed in my operating room weekly. These patients should be pre-operatively evaluated by their internists, cleared for surgery for general anesthesia and if hernias are found, abdominal wall reconstruction should be performed concurrently with a general surgeon.
To schedule your Mommy Makeover consultation, please call Dr. Linder today at 310-275-4513.