About the Mommy Makeover
Louisville, KY board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi frequently consults with women who desire to get their pre-pregnancy figure back. Even though childbirth is an exciting and amazing experience for a woman, it can alter the size and shape of various body parts — and can leave one feeling frustrated. The great news is that it's possible to get a tighter, slimmer figure thanks to the help of a mommy makeover at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery. The mommy makeover procedure uses a blend of liposuction and skin removal to target the breasts, tummy, and lower body — essentially any area affected by pregnancy. In addition, nonsurgical procedures can be used to smooth surface irregularities, such as hyperpigmentation and blotchy skin, from the quick fluctuation and stretching of the tissue and skin during pregnancy.
"This is the best place to go hands down! The Doctor and Staff always went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and happy. I even get text and calls from their Nurce's before surgery just to check in to see if I had questions and post op to see how I am. Thank you thank you so much! I really look forward to doing more here and I'm even more happy about my results =) thanks for making this a fun and smooth process you all are amazing! This is the most skilled plastic surgon around here guaranteed I wouldent evem consider anyone else."- C.W. / Google / Oct 25, 2018
"Dr. Mizuguchi and his staff are wonderful. In July of 2019 I had my consultation appointment. The moment my husband and I walked in, I knew I was in good hands. Kristy and Dr. Mizuguchi answered all of my questions and answered questions I hadn’t even thought of yet. Fast forward to October 2019. I had breast augmentation surgery. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. After breast feeding 3 little ones throughout the past 6 years, it was nice to have a small ‘mom makeo...ver’ to feel beautiful again. He even called later the night of surgery to check on me and see how things were going. I unfortunately had an allergic reaction to either the pain meds or antibiotic but him and his staff were on top of it and had it taken care of right away. Everything has been a 5 star from day one of calling their practice. I highly recommend Dr. Mizuguchi and his staff!"- C.K. / Facebook / Jan 04, 2020
"Dr. Mizuguchi and his entire staff are truly amazing. They all give off positive vibes & really care about the experiences they provide. I am almost 3 weeks post op (breast augmentation). They’ve made me feel at ease with decisions, asking questions, and the overall care they provide. I am beyond happy with my choice in Dr Mizuguchi, and would absolutely recommend him to anyone. He most definitely exceeded my expectations, all while making the entire process so smooth! I honestly couldn’t be any happier with my results and feel so much better about myself!!!"- C.W. / Facebook / Dec 11, 2019
"OMG... I never thought I would be someone who needed this procedure. - After my 3rd and 4th babies were delivered I realized my body would never be the same. I had twins. It was rough on my body. Over the last 18 years, I tried everything to gain core strength. Nothing worked and now I realize why. I had a very large open area in my upper abd. Muscles. I remember taking up pilates and yoga thinking it would help. Both made it even worse. I also did triathlons . I understand the reason I was unable to run after I swam and biked.I understand my body mechanics better. Wow, I wish I had done this years ago. I really did not want to resort to surgery. If others go through the same as me I hope they find a good surgeon . Some of my friends understand what I have been through and some think I I did it for looks. Looking good is a benefit from this surgery. But my core strength was more important.I had started having back injuries that kept getting worse. The more I hurt my back the less I could do physically. It was getting harder to go for walks. Thank you to the staff and doctor for encouraging me to go forward with this procedure. I hope other women who have the same issues seek good surgeons. Having babies is hard on our bodies . I had twins and it was even harder. Pros I finally have answers to my abd. Issues. Cons it is still a surgery."- S. / RealSelf / Dec 10, 2019
"I can’t say enough about Dr. Mizuguchi and everyone in his office. They are friendly and helpful and guide you through your surgery from start to finish. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results of my breast reduction and lift. He did an amazing job and my only regret is that I didn’t do the surgery 10 years ago. He is professional and genuinely a great person, taking the time to put his patient at ease. I would highly recommend a consultation with Dr. Mizuguchi if you are considering having anything done for yourself. My results are wonderful!!"- K.F. / Healthgrades / Dec 09, 2019
The right candidate for a mommy makeover are women who have completed pregnancy and childbirth and have worked to attain a tighter figure through diet and exercise with little result. For so many new moms, surgery is necessary to return to their pre-pregnancy shape and size. If you are finished growing your family but you are frustrated with the side effects left behind (such as sagging breasts, loose abdominal skin, or unwanted fat in the lower back, flanks, and buttocks), a mommy makeover could be a great option for you. Our goal at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery is to help you regain your pre-pregnancy figure so you can resume life without worry.
A mommy makeover is a custom treatment, tailored for patients by Dr. Mizuguchi based on the specific body areas to be addressed. Many procedures can be completed together — the most common treatments are breast lift with or without implants, abdominoplasty, and liposuction. All of these procedures are performed using general anesthesia, taking 3 – 7 hours based upon the number of treatments. In addition, an overnight stay at the hospital may be required. Your treatment plan might also include nonsurgical skin rejuvenation, such as laser treatments and injectables, to soften facial lines and reduce surface irregularities.
What to Expect
After a recovery period in the hospital, you will start your recovery at home with rest and proper aftercare. This phase is generally a slow process. Standing upright will be hard the first couple of weeks, and a carefully followed, home treatment protocol will be needed to ensure the incisions and sutures heal properly. The majority of women find the healing phase can take about six months. Even though the primary recovery could take months, most patients are able to get back to a normal routine within a couple of weeks. Working out should wait for approximately two months. In the end, this surgery at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery can have an incredible impact on the lives of our patients, giving them back their self-confidence.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a mommy makeover cost?
The cost of a mommy makeover can vary depending on what procedures are included in your treatment plan. During your consultation, Dr. Mizuguchi will create your treatment plan before estimating your costs. A mommy makeover is an investment in reclaiming your confidence after pregnancy and childbirth, so it's important to focus on reaching your goals instead of the lowest possible cost. Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery accepts many payment options and we can help you find low-interest financing so your mommy makeover is easier to afford.
How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
During your consultation, Dr. Mizuguchi will listen to your concerns and goals before examining your body. After this, he will make recommendations on what should be a part of your surgical plan. Typically, women select a breast surgery (augmentation and/or a lift) plus liposuction and a body lift.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
Pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on your body, so nonsurgical treatments are usually not enough to achieve noticeable improvements. During your consultation, Dr. Mizuguchi can explain both surgical and nonsurgical options. Based on your needs and goals, he will let you know if other treatments can be considered.
Will I have scars?
While a mommy makeover offers a beautiful new shape, it does include some scarring. Dr. Mizuguchi will make small, clean incisions. Most scars that result from this surgery will be able to be covered with undergarments or swimsuits. As part of your recovery instructions, a member of our team will go over scar care so your stitches heal and fade.
What if I get pregnant again?
In a perfect world, you should wait to have a mommy makeover until after all pregnancies have been completed so the surgical results are not compromised. Generally, any body part that has been lifted or tightened would be at risk for stretching out if a subsequent pregnancy were to occur. If you get pregnant after your mommy makeover, a second surgery can be performed to refresh your results.
Plan Your Procedure
Reclaim Your Figure
Instead of feeling upset with your body while trying to rid those final pounds, we invite you to phone Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY to learn more about the mommy makeover procedure. Drooping breasts, wrinkles, and other skin irregularities can be fixed with this effective surgery. When in for your initial consult, Dr. Mizuguchi will discuss your concerns and create a tailored surgical plan to correct each area. With the latest medical advancements and surgical experience, it is possible to regain the body you desire.
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