About the Mommy Makeover
Ashburn, VA board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Brown regularly works with women who wish to have their pre-pregnancy shape back. While childbirth is an amazing and miraculous moment for many women, it usually does change the tightness and shape of certain body parts — and could leave one feeling a little frustrated. The most exciting news is that it is achievable to reclaim a youthful, slimmer, tighter figure with the assistance of the mommy makeover surgical procedure performed at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery. This body contouring treatment uses a combination of skin tightening and fat reduction methods to reshape both the upper body (arms and breasts) and lower body (such as the tummy) — virtually any body part affected by nursing, weight gain or loss, etc., can be repaired. Furthermore, nonsurgical remedies can be incorporated to correct surface imperfections, such as skin problems or stretch marks, from the rapid stretching and fluctuation of the skin, tissue, and underlying muscles during pregnancy.
"Doctor brown is absolutely amazing. His staff is always polite, informative, and helpful. Doctor Brown takes his time on each client which I love. He knows exactly how to achieve what I want each time I go."- M.B. / Yelp / Jul 19, 2019
"Dr. Brown and all the staff are amazing. I have so many questions about my procedure and they took their time to answer all of them. After surgery they also were very patience and caring. Dr. Brown make sure that I was happy with the results. He likes his work to be perfect which is what I wanted it."- M.G. / Yelp / Jan 18, 2020
"I would highly recommend Dr. Brown if you’re considering plastic surgery. Dr. Brown was recommended to me 20 years ago by another plastic surgeon’s nurse. That in itself spoke volumes. Immediately upon meeting him, I knew I found the right doctor to perform my breast implant surgery. He was caring, knowledgeable, and made me feel comfortable with the entire process. Mostly I felt his passion for his work. I sensed he truly loved his profession and had set his bar very high to give the best and most natural results. My own expectations were exceeded from the care I was given prior to, during and after my procedure. My breast implants were a success and Dr. Brown gave me exactly what I wanted. I was super pleased with the results. I recommended my sister and roommate to Dr. Brown for breast augmentation and they were also very happy with their results. About 8 months later I had some medical questions regarding a separate health issue. I reached out to Dr. Brown for advice. He spent so much time talking with me. What stood out and resonated with me, was he offered to talk to other medical professionals on my behalf to translate what I didn’t understand. He went above and beyond. Fast forward 20 years and 2 kids later, my breasts were still looking great but I wanted to exchange them for silicone. I also wanted to tighten the skin and remove the bulge above my cesarean section scar. I now live in New York and traveled down to Virginia to consult with him. I was greeted by his nurse, Amber. She wears many hats and is present from start to finish. It relieves a lot of stress when you have that one person to correspond with during such big decision and process as this. I’m impressed with her involvement on so many levels. Amber is a gem for his practice and they compliment each other making them a dynamic team. She’s in constant contact with me and super caring and interested. I wished I lived closer because I think we would be great friends. That’s how they make you feel at the Loudon Center for Plastic Surgery. My consult with Dr. Brown was everything I expected it to be. His warmth was evenly matched with my memories. Together, we had a plan to address my concerns. I was pleasantly surprised to learn of some procedures to treat my abdomen that were minimally invasive. My dates were set and when I arrived to my appointment I was happy that Dr. Brown’s surgical center was convenient and private. A hospital setting can’t compare to the personal care you receive there. Now I know how Beyonce felt when she reserved the entire maternity floor to deliver her baby. His operating room staff to include Clint and Angela were fantastic providing me comfort before, during and after my procedure. They not only made me feel physically at ease but emotionally as well. They constantly assured me everything was going to be great. I’m one week out and my results are awesome. I have a lot of healing ahead of me in the weeks to come but can tell it’s going to be a vast improvement. I’m so grateful for having Dr. Brown as my plastic surgeon. I can only hope he will never retire. I recommend him to anyone and everyone, near or far. His precision and expertise is priceless and any distance is worth giving your only body the best it deserves."- K.O. / Google / Jan 18, 2020
"Dr. Brown and all the staff are amazing. I have so many questions about my procedure and they took their time to answer all of them. After surgery they also were very patience and caring. Dr...."- M.G. / Yahoo / Jan 18, 2020
"I normally don’t take the time to write a review but due to how difficult it was for me to make the decision on cosmetic surgery coupled with deciding on which doctor and team to trust, I feel compelled to share my experience with others. Dr. Brown and his team are absolutely incredible. I had so many questions and concerns leading up to my surgery. Dr. Brown, Amber and Melissa answered every single one, eased my nerves and made me comfortable every step of the way including the day of surgery. During my recovery, Dr. Brown and Amber were always available for any questions and concerns I had. They all have been wonderful and I am truly pleased with the results and exceptional service provided. Thank you all for taking such good care of me and I highly recommend Dr. Brown and team!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Dec 18, 2019
Mommy Makeover Candidates
Ideal candidates for body contouring and mommy makeover are individuals who have undergone pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing, and have tried to get a toned, slimmer appearance through a consistent healthy lifestyle with little result. For many women, surgical intervention is recommended to attain their pre-pregnancy figure. If you are past childbearing and are displeased with the imperfections remaining on your body, such as lifeless, deflated breasts, wrinkled skin in the abdominal area, or undesirable areas of fat tissue in the hips, thighs, and buttocks, this procedure could help you. The overall goal of Dr. Brown is to help you reclaim your pre-pregnancy body so you can get back to living life without additional concern about your body.
Mommy Makeover Technique
The mommy makeover procedure is a body contouring surgery tailored for each woman by plastic surgeon Dr. Brown based on the areas of concern to be reshaped. A variety of procedures can be paired together — the most popular treatments are liposuction of the flanks and lower back, as well as breast lift surgery, breast implants, and tummy tuck surgery. The mommy makeover surgeries are performed while the patient is under general anesthesia, lasting 3 – 7 hours, depending on the complexity. Also, a day-long stay at the hospital might be necessary. It is common to also incorporate nonsurgical skin procedures, such as an injection or a laser treatment, to smooth facial wrinkles and diminish surface issues.
Mommy Makeover What to Expect
Once leaving the hospital, you will begin to recover at home with rest and the post-operative instructions we supply. Recovering from this surgery is generally a gradual process. Moving around and walking straight will be difficult the first week or so, and a step-by-step at-home healing protocol will be provided to help the incisions heal properly. Most patients find the healing process can last around six months. Even while the primary recovery could take months, the majority of women are able to return to a somewhat normal routine within several weeks. Exercise should be held off for around two months. In the end, the mommy makeover procedure at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery can be an amazing journey for women, providing them with renewed self-esteem once again.
Mommy Makeover FAQ's
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
Mommy makeover costs will vary, depending on which procedures are part of your surgical plan. During your consultation, Dr. Brown will develop your treatment plan and then he will be able to discuss possible costs. A mommy makeover is about rejuvenating your body after having children so it is best to concentrate on getting amazing results rather than shopping for the cheapest surgeon. The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery takes several payment methods, and we can give you information on finding low-interest financing to make your mommy makeover affordable.
How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
During your consultation with Dr. Brown, he will understand your wants and needs before performing a physical examination. Following this, he can give you suggestions on what to include in your treatment plan. Often, women want breast surgery (an augmentation, lift, or both) together with a tummy tuck and liposuction.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
Childbirth and pregnancy are hard on your body, which is why nonsurgical procedures usually are not enough to produce significant improvements. In your consultation, Dr. Brown will go over both nonsurgical and surgical treatments. After listening to your concerns and goals, he will tell you if these procedures, like nonsurgical liposuction (including CoolSculpting), vaginal rejuvenation (like ThermiVa), or noninvasive skin tightening (for example, Thermage or Ultherapy) may be helpful.
Will I have scars?
Although a mommy makeover gives you a rejuvenated figure, it does leave surgical scars. Dr. Brown will create clean, small incisions. Most scars will be placed so they can be hidden with swimsuits and underwear. When reviewing your post-surgical care instructions, Dr. Brown or a member of his team will give you tips on scar care so your sutures heal flat and eventually fade.
What if I get pregnant again?
Ideally, you should hold off on getting a mommy makeover until your family is complete so your results are not compromised. In most cases, all treated areas of your body are at risk for changing if you were to get pregnant again. Should you have another child after a mommy makeover, another surgery may be done to restore your results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $9,000 - $12,000
- Return to Work
- 7 Days
- Surgery Time
- 3 Hours
- Follow Ups
- 5 Days, 1 Month, 1 Year
Reclaim Your Figure
If you want to stop feeling aggravated with your current figure while trying your hardest to lose those remaining pounds, we welcome you to contact The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery in Ashburn, VA to hear more about the body contouring options we offer. Lifeless breasts, excess skin, and other surface irregularities can be corrected with this custom surgery. During the consultation process, Dr. Brown will address your concerns and aesthetic goals and create a custom treatment plan to repair each area. Using the latest medical breakthroughs and surgical talent, it is achievable to regain the silhouette you desire.