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While childbirth brings unimaginable joy and blessings, it can take a toll on a woman’s body, becoming the source of frustration, heightened self-consciousness, and even depression. A mommy makeover in Charlotte NC is a combination of procedures specifically designed to restore those areas that never bounced back after having children.

What is a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover is a catch-all phrase used to describe any combination of procedures that address restoring youth to the areas on the breast, tummy, waist, and vaginal region, which are most affected during pregnancy. These areas often become deflated, stretched, loose, and in some cases, distorted. Because of the inevitable stretching of tissue and hormonal changes during pregnancy, a woman’s body is never the same after childbirth. Dr. Pratt refers to this as “the new normal”. The goal of a mommy makeover is not to deny these physical changes, but rather embrace them, by becoming the best version of your new self. Dr. Pratt will tailor your mommy makeover specifically to your needs. He believes in a natural, perky, youthful look—not an artificial one. Dr. Pratt is known for creating a mommy makeover silhouette that is timeless, proportionate, and elegant. 

Mommy Makeover in Charlotte NC

Mommy Makeover surgery may include any combination of the following procedures:

Breast surgery Breast augmentation can bring a youthful, perky look back to the upper portion of the breast. A breast lift is frequently done in combination with breast augmentation when an implant alone will not provide the most optimal shape. #shapeiseverything

LiposuctionLiposuction is used to sculpt, shape, and flatten stubborn fat from the neck down to the ankles. Done in combination with Dr. Pratt’s signature tummy tuck to optimize contour.

Tummy Tuck – The most common body contouring procedure done with a mommy makeover is a tummy tuck. Dr. Pratt will remove loose skin and tighten weakened stomach muscles with his signature tummy tuck incision: low and elegant.

Labiaplasty – Dr. Pratt is one of the few plastic surgeons in the region with expertise in restoring youth to the labia of the external genitalia through labiaplasty. Excess skin in this area from childbirth can be a source of pain during intercourse, contour irregularities in bathing suits, and self-consciousness.

Brazilian butt lift – Through a combination of high definition liposuction and strategic placement of your fat into the buttocks, a perkier, more athletic buttock shape can be created—nothing unnatural.

Facial rejuvenation – Though not directly affected from childbirth, the stresses of motherhood and the inevitable changes brought by father time, the aging face can be considered part of any mommy makeover. Non-surgical options really shine here with products such as BOTOX®, Dysport®, temporary fillers, chemical peels, and our newly acquired, state-of-the-art, 100% pain-free laser hair removal device. These are excellent maintenance options for the post-partum mother.

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FAQs about mommy makeovers with Dr. Pratt

Is it safe to do the breast and tummy surgery in one operation?

Adherence to the highest standards of safe surgical practice is the foundation for all decisions and preoperative planning for your surgery. “Maintaining excellence and consistency in cosmetic results goes far beyond technical aptitude in the operating room. A good surgeon knows how to operate…a great one knows when not to.” Combining procedures under one anesthetic is ideal for maximizing your transformation with one recovery. However, because there are so many potential combinations for mommy makeover surgery and surgical duration varies based on these combinations, Dr. Pratt will outline a comprehensive plan to meet your expectations based on sound medical decision-making.

My breasts look empty and deflated. I’m not sure if I need a lift or just implants?

This is perhaps one of the most frequently asked questions. Whether or not a lift will suffice will depend two factors: 1) How much fullness is desired in the upper portion of the breast? 2) Is the volume (and quality) of your own breast tissue sufficient enough to meet the fullness expectations of the upper breast? Dr. Pratt will create an individualized plan for you based on your aesthetic goals and expectations. He is adept explaining the options but will not let you make a decision that he feels is not in your best interest.

I’m not sure if I need a tummy tuck. Can I try liposuction first and see what happens?

In your comprehensive consultation with Dr. Pratt, he will help you determine which is the more appropriate way to go. Doing a lesser operation than what is required to achieve the desired result in inevitably a set up for disappointment. Scar tissue from initial surgery combined with the economics of additional surgery and more time off are factors to be considered. Dr. Pratt is a proponent of doing it the correct way the first time, rather than risk disappointment with an operation that inherently is not set up to meet expectations.

Are there other options to add fullness to my breasts other than implants?

Yes. Using your own tissue (either breast tissue or fat) is an option for select patients who are candidates for such procedures. Although implants are the gold standard in predictability is establishing fullness, more natural, organic options such as transferring your own tissue for volume enhancement can be an excellent solution.

If I need to break up my mommy makeover into two stages, how long do I have to wait after my initial surgery to have the second?

Staging surgical procedures has been an integral part of Dr. Pratt’s practice since its inception. The chronological order of your bespoke treatment plan will take into consideration factors such as your aesthetic priorities, how the first surgery will influence the second, and positioning during your recovery. Second stage procedures can be done as early as two weeks in some instances, but most frequently are done within 6 to 8 weeks after the initial stage.

What will my mommy makeover recovery be like?

Because the term “mommy makeover” can refer to a multitude of various surgical and non-surgical combinations, recovery is based on which particular combination Dr. Pratt outlines for you.

I know I need a tummy tuck, but the belly button part of the operation makes me nervous.

Every plastic surgeon has their own way of contouring the belly button during a tummy tuck. There are many ways to achieve an aesthetically pleasing navel. Dr. Pratt shares these concerns and his approach is one that focuses on creating a natural-looking belly button. Everyone, however, is unique, and sometimes the anatomy of a particular belly button changes, especially after the muscles are tightened during a tummy tuck. This can make for a more tedious and challenging reconstruction that inevitably influences the aesthetic outcome.

What are the advantages of a mommy makeover?

  • Complements a healthy lifestyle by restoring shape to areas that are resistant to change with diet and exercise
  • Potential improvement in core strength and core stability when muscle separation is corrected
  • Less reliance on padding and push-up bras to create a youthful appearance to the breasts
  • Often leads to an improved sex life
  • A more streamlined, pre-baby body
  • Eliminates the need for compression girdles like SPANX® to hide bulges and contour irregularities from pregnancy
  • More versatile clothing options

Why choose Dr. Pratt in Charlotte, NC for a mommy makeover?

Dr. Pratt is committed to his philosophy of “do what’s best for the patient, not what’s most convenient”. This is the standard that has brought smiles and gorgeous silhouettes to thousands of patients over the years. His professional yet informal approach during your Charlotte NC mommy makeover consultation is undeniably refreshing and unpretentious. His commitment to restoring a youthful look, rather than a contrived one, is more of an ethos than a tagline. His down-to-earth demeanor unique style of making patients feel at ease, informed, and empowered is distinctly different and a much-welcomed breath of fresh air. This relatability is consistent throughout the entire staff at Bespoke Plastic Surgery, and sets the stage for feeling confident that you will be taken care of like family from start to finish. 

Along with being personable, Dr. Pratt’s approach does not lack candor. “It’s easy to give patients what they think they want, it’s a lot more effort to explain to them what they actually need,” he says. He is quick to tell his patients that temporary solutions give temporary results, and proper planning is not merely about implant size and scar location—it’s about not glossing over what he feels are the most  important elements about anyone undergoing elective surgery such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and sleep apnea. Dr. Pratt says, “Our surgeries may be cosmetic and elective, but it’s still surgery. Being proactive as to how a medical condition, herbal supplement, or prescription medication can possibly come into play during or after surgery unquestionably the most prudent part of my job. I’m a physician first, then a plastic surgeon.” 

Dr. Pratt came to Charlotte in 1997 when he graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He spent six years at Carolinas Medical Center, where he completed a general surgery residency and a clinical research fellowship in minimally invasive surgical techniques. He then went on to hone is skills at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he completed a fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery. After spending time as a clinical instructor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC, he went into solo private practice where he transitioned his focus to one being exclusively dedicated to aesthetic surgery. Dr. Pratt’s office and state of the art on-site surgery center is in south Charlotte, nestled right in the heart of Ballantyne. He remains on staff at four of the local area hospitals, and is one of the few plastic surgeons in Charlotte that continues to take emergency room call and facial trauma call.

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We recognize the anxiety and concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Rest assured that our patients’ health and well-being have and always will be our primary concern.

We are doing everything we can to protect one another from spreading the virus. Our intention and promise to our patients are to respect the guidelines and recommendations set forth by health care professionals regarding hygiene and social distancing. To that end, we would like to share some of the additional steps we are implementing as a practice to help protect you as well as our team members

  • Anyone entering our office will be pre-screened for symptoms of acute illness and have their temperature taken at the front desk
  • All staff member will wear masks when interacting with patients or family
  • We have increased the frequency and extensivity of our office cleaning routines
  • Hand sanitizer is readily available throughout the office
  • We will continue to offer virtual consultations as well as virtual follow-up visits when appropriate
  • We request that anyone with fever, respiratory symptoms such as cough or shortness of breath reschedule their appointment.
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  • We are limiting our waiting room occupancy to fewer patients and request that any family or friends do not accompany patients inside the office
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While the COVID-19 situation and response remain fluid, please know that we are doing everything we can to limit your exposure and risk. As our response adjusts based on recommendations set forth by relevant medical experts, we will keep you updated on our website as well as social media.

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Broc L. Pratt, MD

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In response to the challenge for patients caused by the current pandemic Dr. Pratt is now offering safe and private Tele-Health services for consults. There is no charge for this service. Simply call our office at 980-375-9959 to request an appointment. We will give you specific instructions on how to schedule a virtual visit with Dr. Pratt and his patient coordinator, Ashleigh. We are pleased to be able to offer these appointments and hope this option meets your needs and helps fulfill your desired timeline.

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