No one can deny that giving birth is one of the most miraculous and rewarding experiences a woman can have. Yet the toll that pregnancy takes on the body and the appearance can leave some moms feeling less than desirable and longing for the contours of more youthful days.
Dr. Gabriel is passionate about providing his clients with the means to look and feel their ultimate best in the most natural, customized way possible.
With the mommy makeover procedure in Vancouver, WA, Dr. Gabriel is able to restore a slim, toned physique as well as a perkier, sexier breast profile.
This procedure typically involves:
A mommy makeover in Portland can be personalized to meet your specific aesthetic goals and needs so you get the results you are looking for
A better fit in swimwear, eveningwear and everyday clothing
Option to customize the treatment
Who makes a good candidate for the mommy makeover?
Any cosmetic procedure will require a personal consultation with Dr. Gabriel, which includes a physical exam and a review of your medical history.
However, in general, Dr. Gabriel suggests that mommy makeover patients possess the following qualities:
They are at or close to their ideal weight and not looking for weight loss
They are in good health, both emotionally and physically, with no major medical issues
They do not smoke
They do not wish to become pregnant again anytime soon
They have realistic expectations for improvement in their appearance rather than perfection
What can I expect from my recovery?
Recovery will be different for each client, as the mommy makeover procedure is personalized to your goals and wishes. It may involve only a few choice treatments or an entire roster of cosmetic solutions for contouring the body from head to toe. As one can expect, the more treatments you undergo, the longer your recovery time will be.
Clients who have undergone breast surgery or abdominoplasty will typically need about six weeks before they can return to strenuous exercise or heavy lifting. However, many return sooner than that to work, provided their job is not physically demanding.
MOMMY MAKEOVER RECOVERY TIMELINE
The first 24 hours – After your mommy makeover, you’ll need a friend or family member to drive you home and stay with you temporarily to help with basic chores and childcare. You will receive prescriptions for pain medications and antibiotics, along with compression garments, which are worn to minimize postoperative swelling and keep your new, improved contours intact. You will need to sleep on your back or side at night with your head elevated. Some patients choose to sleep in a recliner.
The first week – After about 7 days you can start taking NSAIDs (Motrin or Advil) rather than prescription painkillers. Once you are no longer taking narcotic pain medications, you can resume driving. You can also resume light activities around the house, but you should not lift anything heavier than 5 pounds for at least 6 weeks. Sutures will be removed after one week.
Weeks 2 and 3 – Swelling, bruising and soreness will all be present for several weeks following your surgery. You will need to continue to wear your compression garments and avoid swimming for about 3 weeks to minimize the risk of infection. You will attend a follow up visit with the doctor to make sure your recovery is progressing smoothly.
6 weeks post-op – After 6 weeks, you can start returning to your normal activities, including exercise. Swelling should have substantially decreased, and you will be enjoying the beautiful benefits of your surgery.n
An abdominoplasty is absolutely essential for restoring a fit, slim belly after pregnancy. After childbirth, the six-pack muscles will not respond to dieting and exercise and only a surgical intervention can restore a flat, toned stomach.
Dr. Gabriel can perform breast augmentation to restore lost breast volume, along with a breast lift to help elevate the breasts to a perkier, more youthful angle and projection. Dr. Gabriel performs nipple-sparing surgery to ensure that the breasts maintain their sensitivity and ability to breastfeed.
Liposuction is ideal for sculpting the lower body, as well as the arms, back and neck. It helps to tone the thighs, buttocks, hips, waist and stomach, and is well paired with any other body sculpting procedure.
Dr. Gabriel can design a personalized skincare regimen for resolving unwanted wrinkles, fine lines, creases, folds and furrows, as well as crow’s feet, undereye bags and puffy eyes. We offer the full line of injectables and dermal fillers, including BOTOX, Sculptra, Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, Belotero, Xeomin and Kybella.
During pregnancy, the vaginal walls can become stretched out, causing discomfort, chaffing and sometimes a loss of sexual enjoyment. Labiaplasty can restore both the appearance and the function of the labia, tightening the area and giving the patient a refreshed sense of confidence.
If you are in the Vancouver, WA or Portland area and are looking for a restorative and transformative mommy makeover procedure, look no further than Dr. Gabriel. He is a highly intuitive, skilled and compassionate plastic surgeon who is dedicated to exceeding your expectations for well being and natural beauty with arguably the best mommy makeover Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR have to offer.
During your initial confidential consultation, Dr. Gabriel will perform a physical exam, go over your medical and cosmetic records, and answer all your questions in detail, including those regarding financing, costs and insurance; risks and benefits; recovery and downtime; and what you can realistically expect from your final outcome.
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