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Charlotte Mommy Makeover

A Mommy Makeover is a personalized set of procedures that focuses on restoring your body back to its pre-baby shape or achieving the shape you’ve always wanted. Common goals are to restore breast shape & fullness, tighten loose abdominal muscles and remove excess, sagging skin, and reduce unwanted fat deposits through water assisted liposuction. These changes help you feel more better about yourself, and a positive self-image can benefit you and your family.


Dr. Ditesheim’s approach to the Mommy Makeover

Each mommy makeover is unique to the individual and no two mommy makeovers are exactly alike. Some of our patients want larger, fuller breasts than they had before, while others are happy with their breasts but want to address sagging skin on their bellies.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Ditesheim has a reputation as a perfectionist, adamant about helping you achieve your goals with results that enhance your natural beauty.

Our goal here at Ditesheim Cosmetic Surgery is to help you make your desired improvements, not to achieve someone else’s “ideal.” In other words, a mommy makeover is a customized package made specifically for you be it surgical options as well as non-surgical treatments.


What are my procedure options for a Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy and breast feeding often affect the appearance of your breast, stomach, and body, and thus most of our mommy makeover patients have breast enhancement and/or body contouring procedures. But really, what you choose to include in your mommy makeover is up to you, whether that is one procedure or more. Below are the most popular mommy makeover procedures among our Charlotte patients:

Is Mommy Makeover surgery right for me?

Your decision to have a mommy makeover is personal. At your consultation, Dr. Ditesheim will listen closely to your goals and motivations, and inform you about all of your options to help you achieve the improvements you desire. You may be ready to pursue a mommy makeover if the following apply to you:

  • You have completed growing your family.
  • You have excess skin on your stomach that will not go away with diet and exercise.
  • The size, shape and/or sagging of your breasts bothers you.
  • You have post-pregnancy weight gain that will not subside after living with a healthy diet and exercise.
  • You feel that you look tired when you look in the mirror.
  • You are a non-smoker or plan to quit smoking well in advance of the scheduled procedure.

Mommy Makeover pre-operative overview

Dr. Ditesheim and his experienced staff will provide you with pre-surgical information that includes guidelines about drinking, smoking and avoiding certain vitamins and medications. Dr. Ditesheim’s caring staff has a wealth of experience in preparing families for the recovery process and ensuring a predictable, smooth process.


Mommy Makeover surgery

Mommy makeover procedures are highly customized depending on your individual desired outcome. This individualization creates variations in surgery times that range from 2 to 5 hours. The procedure is done as an outpatient, under general anesthesia administered by a physician anesthesiologist to minimize discomfort during the procedure. The procedure may be performed in a partner hospital near the office or in our own AAAASF accredited surgical suite to ensure the highest level of safety and comfort. We believe that it is important for you to have options throughout your procedure and are committed to excellence.

Recovering from a Mommy Makeover

The recovery time varies for a mommy makeover depending upon the procedures you have done. The recovery time for a mommy makeover may be a little longer than from a one-procedure recovery. Our compassionate and professional staff at Ditesheim Cosmetic Surgery is emotionally supportive to help you handle your recovery process, both physically and emotionally.