Neil J. Zemmel, MD, FACS * †
Kasandra R. Dassoulas, MD
Megan J. Goff, PA-C
Rachel M. Duke, NP, CANS
Caitlin M. Roop, LME
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11934 W Broad Street, Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23233

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Richmond Plastic Surgeon Educates Patients on What the Mommy Makeover Entails

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The surgeons at Richmond Aesthetic Surgery provide an overview of what mommy makeover patients can expect from the first consultation through the recovery period.

Richmond, VA – “While motherhood can be one of the most rewarding gifts in life, the effects of pregnancy can leave many women self-conscious about their bodies,” says Dr. Neil Zemmel, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Richmond. At Richmond Aesthetic Surgery, he offers a variety of surgical options in the combination procedure known as the mommy makeover. The surgeons fully tailor the solution for each patient to effectively treat their unique concerns and help them feel beautiful again.

When a patient comes in for their consultation, Drs. Zemmel assesses their physical needs and listen to what they most want to improve. To be a good candidate for the mommy makeover, the surgeon recommends for the patient to be done having children, so as to not have the positive results reversed. Additionally, he explain candidates should be in generally good health with the goal of treating stubborn areas of fat, excess skin, loss of breast volume, early signs of facial aging, or other side effects.

To address the unwanted changes that pregnancy can cause, Dr. Zemmel offers an array of solutions for every need. This list includes:

Since the mommy makeover is such a dynamic procedure, the Richmond doctor notes that post-operative downtime will vary according to the specifics of each patient’s needs. Once the treatment plan is created, he can provide more details of what the patient can expect during their mommy makeover recovery.

Having performed the combination procedure on countless patients, Dr. Zemmel is proud to influence such a positive effect on women’s self esteem, especially when they give so much to their families on a daily basis. The team at Richmond Aesthetic Surgery encourages anyone unhappy with their post-baby body to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to learn how surgery can help them reach their aesthetic goals.

About Richmond Aesthetic Surgery

Neil Zemmel, MD, FACS performs a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures at Richmond Aesthetic Surgery. Dr. Zemmel is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, indicating his high standards of patient care and safety. Drs. Zemmel offers surgical and non-surgical treatments at their Short Pump office. He is available for interview upon request.

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Richmond, VA 23233
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How Long Is Recovery After a Mommy Makeover?


There’s no doubt being a mother is a demanding job, which is why recovery after surgery is such a crucial time. While the mommy makeover procedure can provide beautiful enhancement for women’s bodies post-pregnancy, many patients are concerned with how much downtime they will need following the surgery. To help patients understand what to expect in their recovery, Richmond Aesthetic Surgery’s plastic surgeons provide a comprehensive overview of the recovery process so they know how to plan accordingly.

Since the mommy makeover is such a diverse procedure, there is no set recovery period. Patients have the ability to combine a wide range of options to address their unique concerns. Such procedures include breast lift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction. During the consultation, one of our board-certified plastic surgeons will recommend the most beneficial combination of procedures to help the patient achieve her ideal outcome. Based on the specific surgeries required, the details of post-operative recovery including care instructions, downtime, and a general healing time frame will be explained.

For more information about what can be expected following a mommy makeover, please contact Richmond Aesthetic Surgery to schedule your consultation.

Am I a Good Candidate for the Mommy Makeover?

shutterstock_138298634Although motherhood is one of the most rewarding gifts life has to offer, the effect pregnancy has on the body can leave many women with lowered self-esteem about the way they look. At Richmond Aesthetic Surgery, we are proud to offer mothers the chance to feel confident about their bodies again. Through the mommy makeover procedure, Richmond Aesthetic Surgery has helped numerous women restore their pre-baby bodies and feel great about the skin they are in.

The best candidates for mommy makeover surgery typically exhibit one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Loss of volume in the breasts contributing to sagging
  • Excess skin and stretch marks on the abdomen
  • Pockets of stubborn fat that do not improve with diet or exercise
  • Early signs of facial aging

A mommy makeover can be a combination of any of the following procedures: breast lift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, or liposuction. Additionally, non-surgical options like laser skin resurfacing and cosmetic injectables are available for treatment. The procedure is recommended for those who are done having children and are no longer breast feeding. Should pregnancy occur following the procedure, these side effects may return.

To learn if you are a good candidate for the mommy makeover procedure, please contact us to schedule your consultation.