Mommy makeover is a term used to describe a variety of procedures targeting common problem areas for moms. The mommy makeover surgery combination is designed to improve women’s self-esteem and body image following one or multiple pregnancies.
Dr. Kotis prides himself in delivering some of the best mommy makeover procedures available and providing some of the most natural and excellent results.
Sculpt a slimmer figure
Take years off your appearance
Restore full, elevated breasts
Trim away excess abdominal skin
Tighten lax abdominal muscles
Rejuvenate your vaginal + labial tissues
Many of our patients are interested in arguably the best mommy makeover Chicago has to offer, but this procedure is not right for everyone. In general, we recommend it to patients who:
Have successfully lost their baby weight
Do not plan on becoming pregnant again
Are at least 18 years of age
Are in good general health
"In May 2020 I had a mommy makeover which gave me back my waist, a flat belly and beautiful well portioned breasts. I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results. Post-Op, Dr. Kotis and his nursing staff were there to address my questions and concerns. They helped the healing process be as painless as possible. Continuing on my journey with Dr. Kotis, in November of 2020, he performed vertical thigh plastic [surgery] with inner and outer lipo. The results are amazing. I have always had “thunder thighs” no matter how hard I worked out. They always rubbed together. Well no more! They are absolutely beautiful thanks to Dr. Kotis."
You may be one of the many mothers who is very unhappy with your body appearance after having a child. A Mommy Makeover is a customized procedure that restores your pre-baby body – but the timing must be right. To be a good candidate for the procedure requires the following:
After pregnancy and childbirth, it may be difficult to shed the pounds you gained. To undergo a Mommy Makeover, you should be at a stable and healthy weight, which you have maintained for at least six months. It is well worth the dieting and exercise!
You will need to schedule your Mommy Makeover until six months after weaning your child. Your breast size and shape will slowly change over the months following. Seeing your breasts in a stable condition will allow us to correctly customize the surgical corrections so your breasts once again look plump, rounded, and youthful.
If you plan on future pregnancies, you should wait to undergo a Mommy Makeover until your childbearing years are over. You want to restore your body to a firm, fit, youthful look, which is best achieved when another pregnancy is off your to-do list.
The body goes through many changes during pregnancy, the stomach stretches, and the body retains higher amounts of fat. And unfortunately, after pregnancy, stretch marks, and fat may not go away with exercise. For this reason, women turn to Dr. Kotis for a mommy makeover package. At his practice, Dr. Kotis can reshape a post-baby body to its pre-baby state. A mommy makeover package includes a few different procedures for optimum results. Liposuction, abdominoplasty and breast augmentation can all be included in a mommy makeover Chicago package. Performed during a single appointment, these combined techniques can remove excess fat, tighten loose skin or contour breast appearance.
Eliminates excess fat from the flanks (love handles) and stomach. Both tumescent and ultrasound-assisted liposuction can slim the body and create new contours. Any area where there is excess fat can be eliminated with liposuction.
For sagging skin around the stomach, an abdominoplasty can help. Dr. Kotis can create a more toned appearance by removing excess skin. Certain stretch marks can also be improved by an abdominoplasty procedure. After a pregnancy, the rectus abdominis muscles can split and create an uneven appearance; Dr. Kotis can retighten these muscles for a toned appearance.
Breastfeeding can cause ptosis or drooping breasts. To lift and create a perkier appearance, breast augmentation can be performed. Dr. Kotis can place implants and remove tissue to create a more round or lifted appearance.
Motherhood is wonderful, and no life experience is more rewarding – or challenging. Raising your children has its joys and stresses. If pregnancy and breastfeeding damaged your body, with your tummy stretched, or breasts that look saggy, deflated, with stretched nipples or other problem, it impacts your quality of life. The use of advanced surgical techniques can bring back the fresh, firm look your body had before having children – or even better.
A Mommy Makeover is empowering – you no longer will feel that you must wear loose clothing to hide your body. You will feel confident revealing your figure in tight clothing, swimsuits, or lingerie. A Mommy Makeover has benefits far beyond the physical, as the procedure restores your sense of wellbeing and confidence in your body image.
Many women who come to Dr. Kotis for a Mommy Makeover come to us with similar concerns and desires. It can be very distressing to see your once taut, firm body and lovely, youthful breasts looking stretched, saggy, or damaged. A Mommy Makeover is a custom procedure and may include several different treatments. The first step is an in-person consultation with Dr. Kotis to evaluate the extent of the damage.
Your mommy makeover procedure will be completely customized to your body and your needs. Here’s what to expect during your procedure depending on the enhancements you want to achieve:
After pregnancy and breastfeeding, many women find that their breasts appear deflated and have lost some of their youthful volume. When this occurs, Dr. Kotis may recommend breast implants to restore a firmer, more proportionate chest as part of their mommy makeover Chicago procedure.
The Procedure: Breast Augmentation Chicago
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Kotis will walk you through selecting your ideal implant size, shape, and type based on your cosmetic goals. The actual procedure will be done under general anesthesia, and will begin with Dr. Kotis creating an incision along the breast crease, around the areola or hidden in the armpit.
Through that opening, he will place your chosen implants and carefully close the incisions to minimize any scarring.
Breastfeeding and the weight fluctuations associated with pregnancy often result in drooping, sagging breasts. When this occurs, a breast lift can subtly elevate your sagging tissue. In most cases, Dr. Kotis combines a breast lift and a breast augmentation to increase volume while restoring a perky chest.
The Procedure: Breast Lift Chicago
Your breast lift will be done under general anesthesia and typically requires an incision around the areola, down the front of the breast, and along the breast crease. Through that opening, Dr. Kotis will lift and tighten the underlying tissue, remove excess skin as needed, and reposition the nipple and areola to a higher location on the chest.
The skin and muscle tissue in the abdominal area stretch during pregnancy, creating flab in previously tight locations. Fortunately, a full tummy tuck with Dr. Kotis can help you recapture your firm and flat pre-baby stomach.
The Procedure: Abdominoplasty Chicago
Your tummy tuck (or full abdominoplasty) will be done under general anesthesia. To access the underlying tissue, Dr. Kotis will create small incisions between your hips and around your belly button.
Through those openings, he will remove stretched tissue, tighten lax muscles, and suction out stubborn fat cells. He will also relocate your naval to a higher location on your abdomen. To complete your tummy tuck, he will drape your skin over your new contours, close the incisions with care, and trim away any remaining excess skin.
After vaginal childbirth, the labia minora and labia majora can become permanently stretched and enlarged. When this occurs, a labiaplasty is done to reduce this excess tissue, increase physical comfort, and restore a more attractive appearance.
The Procedure: Labiaplasty Chicago
Labiaplasty can be done under general or local anesthesia. There are two main techniques that can be used: the wedge approach and the trim method.
With the wedge approach, Dr. Kotis will remove a small wedge of tissue and suture the opening together to create smaller labia. This approach is preferred by many of our Arlington Heights mommy makeover patients because the scarring is well-hidden within the labial folds and the result is extremely natural.
With the trim method, Dr. Kotis will remove excess tissue along the length of the labia. This approach is ideal for patients who want very smooth labial edges.
The idea of restoring your pre-baby body is exciting. Your initial consultation with Dr. Kotis will cover a lot of ground, including a review of your medical history, and an evaluation of the areas of your body you feel need correction, including breasts, tummy, thighs, or buttocks. A full assessment of the problems, as you see them, will reveal the scope of the surgical procedures that will be needed in your case. Your consultation will not be with an assistant or nurse – Dr. Kotis conducts all patient consultations in person so he fully understands their hopes and dreams in a Mommy Makeover.
After patients have opted for a procedure, they can expect to take time off from work and other activities. Patients will need a few weeks to heal from their combined procedures. Depending on the number of procedures chosen, and the overall results, patients can expect differing recovery time periods. Dr. Kotis serves patients in the Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, and Elgin areas. He will provide guidance through the healing process for all his patients and will help you get the most out of your Chicago mommy makeover.
Many women can benefit from the mommy makeover procedure. Women who have undergone pregnancy and childbirth, one or multiple times, may be frustrated by the appearance of their body, specifically in the stomach, hips, groin and/or breast area. The effects of motherhood and pregnancy on the body can be long term. However, a mommy makeover in Chicago can help diminish those long-term effects. Because pregnancy can change the body, it is best suited for individuals who do not plan to have any additional children in the future.
A mommy makeover is an umbrella term for a variety of procedures that target common problem areas for mothers. Because a mommy makeover can encompass one or multiple procedures, there is no way to predict the mommy makeover cost for every patient. The best way to predict the mommy makeover cost of your desired mommy makeover is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kotis at our office.
“Dr. Kotis, you're the BEST!!! You have a great team...very caring, very friendly staff, and thorough in their work. From the beginning of my inquiries for mommy makeover, he walked me through the details, answered all my concerns........ I am very happy with the results. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends. Thank you so much for a great result."
— G.U., Chicago, IL
Dr. Kotis offers several mommy makeover Chicago packages for our patients to choose from. During your initial consultation, he will help you select the one that is right for you, based on your unique body and the cosmetic changes you want to create.
Here is an overview of your options: