You wouldn’t trade your children for the world. But the changes which happen to your body through
childbearing can be surprising. Luckily, there are a host of options available to you and Dr. Ashley
Robey, triple-board certified plastic surgeon, offers The Indy Mommy Makeover. This can be any
combination of cosmetic procedures which restore your pre-pregnancy appearance, typically focusing on
the breasts and abdomen. A typical makeover might include a tummy tuck, pelvic floor tightening, a
breast procedure such as an augmentation, lift or reduction, and liposuction of the legs, arms or trunk.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), 36% of the 9.9 million cosmetic procedures
performed in 2006 were on patients between the ages of 30 and 39; 29% of them were aged 20 to 29.
New moms are choosing more and more to consider plastic surgery after having children.
Women’s breasts are greatly affected, due to milk production and weight gained during pregnancy.
Plastic surgeons report the breasts of one-third of mothers return to normal after pregnancy -- if their
weight does. Another third experienced stretched skin and less breast tissue. The final third, which often
includes those who do not lose the baby weight, have larger breasts after their deliveries. Becoming a
mom can result in larger, smaller or less-firm breasts, often which is not desirable. Dr. Robey will consult
with you to determine if the size and shape of your postpartum breasts fits your lifestyle and desired body
After pregnancy, if you have too much flab or excess skin in your abdomen which doesn't respond to diet
or exercise, you may be considering a "tummy tuck," which doctors call "abdominoplasty,” a cosmetic
surgery procedure used to make the abdomen thinner and more firm. The surgery involves the removal of
excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscle and fibrous tissue
of the abdominal wall. A tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or exercise. Although the results of
a tummy tuck are technically permanent, the positive outcome can be greatly diminished by significant
fluctuations in your weight. For this reason, individuals who are planning substantial weight loss or women
who may be considering future pregnancies would be advised to postpone a tummy tuck. And while a
tummy tuck cannot correct stretch marks, these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are
located on the areas of excess skin which will be excised. Along with a breast procedure, the Tummy
Tuck is a very popular part of the mommy makeover.
Most women gain weight during pregnancy, and often find it difficult to lose when done having children.
Dr. Robey offers both surgical and non-surgical fat reduction options for all areas of the body, but new
moms often choose to have excess fat removed from their buttocks, thighs, arms, neck, and more.
Combined with a tummy tuck and breast enhancement, fat reduction can be the final piece of the puzzle
to help you regain the body you want.
No matter which procedures you include in your mommy makeover, Dr. Robey will spend time discussing
all your options, including preparation, day of surgery, postoperative recovery, cost and future
considerations. Dr. Robey is a specialist and as such, is experienced using the latest techniques and
state-of-the-art equipment. She will tailor your treatment plan to reach your individual goals while
focusing on minimizing scars for an ideal cosmetic appearance.