The goal of a Mommy Makeover is to optimize the shape of specific areas that pregnancy has changed, mainly the abdomen and breast. Despite a healthy, active lifestyle and working out, there are still areas of the body that are no longer as youthful, tight or “perky” as they once were. There are areas where fat deposits, that can be resistant to diet and exercise. Additionally, there is excess lax skin, and often diastasis recti (abdominal muscle separation), that can distort the midline. In the breast, there is generally the feeling of volume loss and sagginess where once full and youthful breast once were.During a Mommy Makeover, a combination of aesthetic plastic surgery procedures and individualized techniques are being performed to address a patient’s specific needs and desires proportionate to your body. This combination of advanced techniques to help moms has been performed by many years by Dr. Bianca Knoll who graduated from the Yale Plastic Surgery Program, where more advanced aesthetic body techniques were practiced earlier.
Important concepts in advanced modern mommy makeover procedures include thorough anatomic analysis, functional assessment, and a defined, individualized treatment plan. These steps are required for optimal results. Learn more about your options during your consultation in the office of Dr Bianca Knoll in Frankfurt.
A „classic“ mommy makeover combines aesthetic plastic surgery procedures of the breast and the tummy. The areas that often undergo the most significant changes after pregnancy and childbirth. Here are some of the breast and body contouring procedures performed by Dr. Knoll that in combination, compose of a Mommy Makeover:
Depending on your area of concern there are additional options available. It is best to discuss your individual mommy makeover during your consultation with Dr. Knoll in Frankfurt.
The best candidates are woman who have concluded their family, and are advised to take necessary steps to ensure this, as pregnancy will reverse the benefits of these procedures.
Many advancements have been made in modern mommy makeover procedures regarding efficiency, improved pain control, safety, lesser morbidity, and wound care. A mommy makeover is usually performed under general anesthesia and takes several hours depending on your case. Depending on the type of mommy makeover being performed, JP-drains might be used. The drains are needed until the daily amount of wound fluid has diminished and your body is able to absorb it. Not all procedures require the usage of drains, and Dr Knoll tries to avoid them whenever possible. For your personal comfort and safety an overnight stay in the hospital is preferred to monitor your recovery and to provide adequate pain control after your surgery. The risks associated with this procedure depend on the extent and operative length of your procedures and your general health. During your consultation with Dr Knoll will discuss very thorough all the pros and cons, and risks associated with your individual mommy makeover plan related to your health.
After your mommy makeover procedure you will wear a garment for about 6 weeks supporting your wound healing process. After your procedure you will have some swelling and bruising, which gradually subsides within the following weeks. During that time Dr Knoll and her team will see you regularly in her Frankfurt office to accompany you during the wound healing process. You will be limited in your physical activities during your immediate post-operative period to ensure adequate wound healing.
Dr Bianca Knoll and her staff will have your best interest at heart, and will do everything they can to have your surgery go well, and your recovery proceed smoothly, safely and with the least amount of discomfort possible.The success of a mommy makeover procedure is clearly dependent on the meticulous planning, a patient’s realistic expectations and compliance, and skilled surgical performance of your surgery. Dr Knoll and her team will be happy to provide you with further information about your mommy makeover procedure and answer your questions during your consultation in our office.
Given all the possible variations of a mommy makeover procedure, it is quiet difficult to provide any estimated costs without having examined and talked to the patient. The costs of the surgery will vary depending on the complexity, length of the procedure and the details involved. A mommy makeover entails a specific combination of procedures for an individualized plan for each patient. Usually there are 3 different costs associated with a surgery; the surgeon’s fee, hospital fee, and anesthesia fee.During your office consultation with Dr. Bianca Knoll you will be thoroughly examined, allowing us to provide you with information pertaining to surgery, pre-operative testing requirements, post-operative expectations, and the cost associated with your individualized surgery plan. For these reasons a consultation in our Frankfurt office is strongly encouraged. We understand that it can be impractical for some of our out of town/international patients to travel to Frankfurt for an initial consultation. For this reason, Dr. Knoll offers online consultations. By submitting a series of photographs, information about your desired outcome, and a little about yourself, we can start to if you are a good candidate. Though a virtual consultation starts the conversation, it does have it’s limitations and does not replace the need to be seen in person for a traditional consultation to finalize plans for a procedure.
If you wish to have additional information or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact the office of Dr. Bianca Knoll, we will be happy to assist you.