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Michele Shermak MD is known for her ability to perform complex surgical procedures in as safe a manner as possible. This is why patients feel comfortable coming to her for procedures of any level: from minor surgical procedures, to routine cosmetic procedures, to complex reconstructive procedures. Her comprehensive approach to plastic surgery allows her to provide a personalized experience for each patient. Dr. Shermak offers full service in an empathetic manner...
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Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover in Baltimore MD Specialist

Dr. Shermak has helped many Mommy Makeover patients. Please read more about what to expect from the procedure below.

What is Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and C-section lead to some unpredictable changes in a woman’s body, particularly in the breasts and abdomen. The breasts may lose volume leading to deflation and sagging. Asymmetries in the breast may also result. Abdominal skin tone, muscle strength, and contour may also be impaired. Mommy Makeover surgery comprises a spectrum of breast and body contouring procedures to reverse the effects of pregnancy. Such procedures include Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Abdominoplasty, Backlift, Thighlift, Fat Grafting and/or Liposuction. Please check out these links. Improvements from Mommy Makeover surgery may even surpass the body you had prior to pregnancy, allowing this mommy to achieve the body she always desired. And as you know, a happy mom is critical to a happy family!

Who is a good candidate for Mommy Makeover?

Good candidates for Mommy Makeover are women in good health who have loss of fullness and shape in the breasts, and loss of abdominal strength and contour from pregnancy and possible C-section surgery. During the initial consultation you will discuss with Dr. Shermak what you would like to improve so she can understand your expectations and determine how to best achieve the desired result. Surgery is customized to your desires and needs.
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What is the recovery like for Mommy Makeover?

Surgery tends to be performed as an outpatient. One may experience temporary discomfort, swelling, numbness, and bruising. Patients are up and walking within hours of surgery. Most resume regular activities and return to low impact activity after 1 week. Heavy exercise and lifting are discouraged for a month.

The way you look and feel directly affects your self-confidence. In addition to treating Baltimore Mommy Makeover patients, Dr. Shermak takes care of many Baltimore Abdominoplasty, Backlift, Fat Grafting, and Breast Surgery patients. Please visit these pages to learn more about the other body enhancement procedures offered.

Please visit our Photo Gallery to view representative results.
We invite you to call Dr. Shermak’s Baltimore plastic surgery office at 410-616-3000 to schedule your personal, complimentary consultation today.

Mommy Makeover in Baltimore MD Specialist

Many women desire physical improvement after one or more pregnancies. They do everything for everyone in the family . . . let this be their time for a change! After all, Why Not Now? Dr. Shermak has helped many Mommy Makeover patients. Please read more about what to expect from the procedure below.

What is Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and C-section lead to some unpredictable changes in a woman’s body, particularly in the breasts and abdomen. The breasts may lose volume leading to deflation and sagging. Asymmetries in the breast may also result. Abdominal skin tone and appearance, muscle strength, and contour may also be impaired. Mommy Makeover surgery comprises a spectrum of breast and body contouring procedures to reverse the effects of pregnancy. Such procedures include Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift,Abdominoplasty, Backlift, Thighlift, Fat Grafting and/or Liposuction. Please check out these links. Improvements from Mommy Makeover surgery may even surpass the body you had prior to pregnancy, allowing this mommy to achieve the body she always desired. And as you know, a happy mom is critical to a happy family!

Who is a good candidate for Mommy Makeover?

Good candidates for Mommy Makeover are women in good health who have loss of fullness and shape in the breasts, and loss of abdominal strength and contour from pregnancy and possible C-section surgery. A deflated body can lead to a deflated ego, and Mommy Makeover helps improve confidence which can improve daily interactions with family, friends and colleagues. Improvement goes far beyond just the physical! During the initial consultation you will discuss with Dr. Shermak what you would like to improve so she can understand your expectations and determine how to best achieve the desired result. Surgery is customized to your goals.

The way you look and feel directly affects your self-confidence. In addition to treating Baltimore Mommy Makeover patients, Dr. Shermak takes care of many Baltimore Abdominoplasty, Backlift, Fat Grafting, and Breast Surgery patients. Please visit these pages to learn more about the other body enhancement procedures offered.

Please visit our Photo Gallery to view representative results.

We invite you to call Dr. Shermak’s Baltimore plastic surgery office at 410-616-3000 to schedule your personal, complimentary consultation today.

FAQ

Can Liposuction and Tummy Tuck be safely performed at the same time?

Yes! Liposuction can amplify the contoured result plastic surgery can achieve with Tummy Tuck alone. Liposuction should not be performed directly on the abdomen at the time of Tummy Tuck, but may be safely performed in adjacent areas such as the back, waist and inner and outer thigh. Dr. Shermak will discuss with you what is most safe for you to undergo surgically, considering your medical history and surgical goals.

Can Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation, and Liposuction be performed in one surgery?

Yes. These procedures are often performed together in a single stage for Mommy Makeover: Tummy Tuck typically takes about 1.5 hours, Breast Augmentation 1 hour, and Liposuction up to 2 hours. Dr. Shermak will discuss with you if you are a reasonable candidate and what you can achieve safely. Many women prefer to coordinate these exact surgical procedures to minimize cost and downtime associated with multiple procedures and to achieve a comprehensive outcome. They know that addressing, for example, only the breasts, will increase their disappointment in the shape of their abdomen, and will impair overall postoperative satisfaction delayed by staging procedures. Oftentimes this combination of surgical procedures is performed as an outpatient, but should be performed in a facility accredited by a reputable organization.

What is the best way to prepare for a Mommy Makeover?

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise is the best variable in predicting optimal outcome and recovery with Mommy Makeover. Prior to surgery is not the time to “misbehave” with poor diet and absent exercise routine. Results are not as good in patients who are overweight or in bad shape. Whatever a woman can do to improve her health profile is recommended, and along those lines, removing variables that present known problems, like smoking, makes a big difference.

What is the minimum recovery time for a Mommy Makeover?

Two weeks with Breast Augmentation and Liposuction only, with recovery period increasing with increasing procedures. You should be able to drive within one to two weeks, but may need to decrease the time you spend on your daily routine. With surgical recovery, patients may get more tired more easily. Also, optimum surgical outcome may require less exertional activity for a period of time. Dr. Shermak will discuss the postoperative recovery period with you.

After Mommy Makeover – When can I resume my intense workouts?

It will probably take a month to get back to a regular physical workout. Depending on the surgical procedures you undergo, you may be able to return to low impact workout sooner than that.

How soon can I do a “Mommy Makeover” if I’m overweight now?

If you think you can lose weight reasonably, then it is best to achieve weight loss first, and get to a stable weight for a period of at least a month. If significant weight loss is being considered, you may need a period of time for your body to equilibrate and stabilize nutritionally. During times of steep weight loss, healing may be impaired due to lack of nutrients in the body. If your weight is stable and you have attempted weight loss without success, Dr. Shermak will meet with you to see what can be achieved safely with surgery. Many women are stalled and Dr. Shermak knows surgery may kickstart weight loss and a healthier lifestyle.

I am not happy with the results from Mommy Makeover surgery performed elsewhere. Although my surgeon came highly recommended, he is not interested in my concerns and I am dissatisfied and disappointed. What should I do?

Come see Dr. Shermak. She specializes in breast and body contouring surgery, having completed a fellowship focused on achieving optimal results for complex breast and body contouring situations related to pregnancy and significant weight loss. Unsatisfactory outcomes Dr. Shermak successfully addresses include asymmetry, contour irregularities and functional problems related to having surgery that was overdone or underdone, firm areas, and poor scarring. Dr. Shermak is happy to have a conversation with you, to hear your concerns and see how you can achieve excellent results consistent with your desires. Dr. Shermak is known for the way she connects with her patients, and she will serve as an active resource before, around the time of, and after your surgical procedure.