Mommy Makeover in Atlanta – Looking your Best after Pregnancy

The mommy makeover is one of Dr. Amy Alderman’s all-time favorite procedures, probably because, as a mom of two, she can totally relate to all of her patients’ concerns!  She loves working with both professional and stay-at-home moms to help them get back their pre-baby figures. Her patients often find it reassuring that most of the changes that have occurred are not their fault and can’t be fixed by spending more time exercising or dieting.

If you’re interested in feeling more like yourself with a mommy makeover in Atlanta and Buckhead, contact Dr. Alderman. She can recommend a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs and help you feel confident in your figure.  

What Procedures are Included with a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is customized to your needs and goals. Patients often ask Dr. Alderman what their treatment will involve, and her answer is simple: addressing the unwanted changes that have occurred due to pregnancy.   Most commonly, the breasts and abdomen are of primary concern.  However, other areas that are frequently impacted are the hips/flanks and bra roll (unwanted fullness) and the labia (increased tissue redundancy). 

Dr. Alderman’s goal is to fully understand her patients’ concerns, explore her demands at home and at work so that she is prepared for her recovery, and offer the most advanced surgical options in a safe and conservative manner. Common surgeries included in a mommy makeover are:

This surgery removes excess skin from the abdomen that has lost laxity over the course of nine months or more. The tummy tuck also tightens the abdominal muscles, which can become stretched out of position during pregnancy. 

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can take a toll on your breasts, causing them to droop or deflate; however, a breast lift can raise them to their original position.  If you are happy with your current cup size, Dr. Alderman can perform an innovative type of breast lift that uses your own tissue to sculpt a rounder shape without the need for an implant.  If your breasts appear deflated, an implant can be used to restore volume.  Dr. Alderman can place an implant alone or in combination with a breast lift to achieve ideal aesthetic results.

Liposuction is perfect for removing localized pockets of fat that resist exercise and diet efforts. This body contouring procedure uses a small tube and suction to remove the fatty tissue from the abdomen, buttocks, hips, back, thighs, calves, and/or arms. Only small incisions are required, so scarring is minimal and in discreet locations like under the buttocks, under the bikini line, or under the arms.

A Brazilian butt lift is a procedure that raises sagging buttocks and makes them rounder and firmer. This is accomplished by using liposuction to remove excess fat from other parts of the body, such as the abdomen or thighs. The fat is then purified and treated so that it can be injected into the buttocks to resculpt them into a more attractive shape.

Childbirth can affect tissue in this sensitive area, creating the appearance of additional tissue. A Labiaplasty can reduce the size of the inner and/or outer labia, or it can correct asymmetrical labia.

It is best to postpone these procedures until after you are finished having children, as a subsequent pregnancy could create the need for additional surgeries. Of course, one of the best parts of the experience for Dr. Alderman is seeing the patient at her six-week visit with the kids in tow, wearing more fitted clothing, and a big smile on her face that lets Dr. Alderman know she has her confidence back.

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If you’re in the Atlanta area and have any questions about a Mommy Makeover or wish to schedule a consultation on a Mommy Makeover with Dr. Alderman, please contact our office.

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Choose Dr. Alderman for a Mommy Makeover in Atlanta

Dr. Alderman is well known for both her caring bedside manner and her professional accomplishments. She spends a lot of time educating patients about how their anatomy has changed with pregnancy and explaining the different surgical options available.  She frequently hears patients express guilt for being in her office.  I hear, “Maybe I just need to work out more” or “I feel guilty taking time for myself.” 

Many women lose volume in their breasts after breastfeeding and no amount of push-ups is going to reverse that process.  The abdominal muscles often get stretched apart when carrying kids full-term, and sit-ups and planks can’t put them back together.  Moms often find reassurance knowing that their surgery is tailored towards correcting all of the unwanted anatomical changes associated with childbirth. They also appreciate the reassurance that it’s ok to take some time out for themselves.

Patients say they feel connected to Dr. Alderman because she is easy to talk to and understands their concerns. Dr. Alderman tailors all procedures specifically for the individual and maintains a commitment to the most advanced techniques available. Breast and body contouring procedures are some of her favorite procedures to perform. She understands the physical changes that occur in women’s bodies despite their dedication to diet and exercise. For her, it is so rewarding helping others improve their physical functioning, physical appearance, and self-esteem.

Meet Dr. Alderman

Dr. Amy Alderman is a nationally known, board-certified plastic surgeon located in Buckhead near Atlanta. As a female surgeon and mother of two children, she provides a unique perspective to patient care. Each surgical plan is individually tailored to each patient’s needs and lifestyles and is aimed at enhancing her patient’s natural beauty and restoring confidence. She is known for her personal approach to patient care and has unparalleled commitment to patient safety, which can be attributed to years of education, professional experience and involvement in national patient safety initiatives.

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What Can I Expect During Recovery from a Mommy Makeover?

Depending on the number of surgeries you wish to have, you may need to spread them out over a period of time. In some cases, surgeries can be performed concurrently. Dr. Alderman will discuss your options with you during your consultation and create a mommy makeover plan for you that is based on your goals and schedule.

Each surgery will have its own recovery requirements. If you are interested in a procedure, visit our detailed page to learn what you can expect from that surgery or non-surgical treatment.

Most surgeries require about one to two weeks off from work, and in most cases, you can resume exercise and lifting in 4-6 weeks.

Would like to restore your body to its pre-baby contours? Call us today to schedule a consultation to find out more about a mommy makeover in Atlanta, GA with Dr. Alderman.

Dr. Alderman’s National Efforts on this Topic

Chairperson of the Body Contouring Section for Aesthetica, a national cosmetic surgery meeting sponsored by the American Society of Plastic Surgery

American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Patient Safety Committee

ASPS Aesthetic Surgery Advisory Committee

Vice Chairperson, ASPS Education Aesthetic Council

American Society of Plastic Surgery Venous Thromboembolism Task Force

Subject Matter Expert for the FDA’s ALCL Implant PROFILE Study

Subject Matter Expert for American Society of Plastic Surgery initiative for U.S. National Breast Implant Registry

Surgical Editor, Cochrane Breast Cancer Group

American Society of Plastic Surgery Representative on the Plastic Surgery Foundation’s National Breast Implant Registry

American Society of Plastic Surgery Breast Subcommittee

American Society of Plastic Surgery & Plastic Surgery Education Foundation Breast Surgery Task Force

1. Alderman, A., Hall-Findlay, B. Breast Augmentation: Overview and Pearls for Practice. American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, Oct 2013.

2. Alderman, A., Hall-Findlay, B. Breast Augmentation: Overview & Pearls for Practice. American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, Oct 2014.

3. Alderman, A., Hall-Findlay, B. Breast Augmentation: Analysis & Outcomes. American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, Oct 2014.

4. Alderman, A., Gutowski, K, Schwartz, M. Breast Augmentation: Analysis, Execution and Outcomes. American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, Sept 2016.

5. Alderman, A. Live surgery telecast: Breast Augmentation. SESPRS 2017 Atlanta Breast Surgery Symposium, January 20-22, 2017 Atlanta, GA

Advances in Post-Bariatric Body Contouring, December 20, 2007, University of Michigan Bariatric Program.

Managing the Unfavorable Scar: When to Perform Surgical Revision.  Challenging Complications in Plastic Surgery Symposium: Successful Management Strategies.  Washington, DC, July 2012.

VTE Prevention in Cosmetic Surgery.  Georgia Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Aug 2013, Brasstown Resort, GA.

Patient Safety: Prevention of VTE in Cosmetic Surgery.  QMP Aesthetic Surgery Symposium, Nov 2013, Chicago, IL

VTE Prophylaxis and Body Contouring: What is the Evidence?  Aesthetica 2015, Las Vegas April 30-May 2, 2015.

Combining Multiple Abdominal Procedures and Related Complications. Aesthetica 2015, Las Vegas April 30-May 2, 2015.

Thunderdome: Risk/Reward of Combined Surgical Procedures: What’s Too Much?  American Society of Plastic Surgery, Oct 20, 2015.

The Complex Scar: New Strategies to Improve Appearance.  Aesthetica, June 2016, Washington, DC.

How Long of Surgery is Too Long?  Length of Surgery and VTE.  Aesthetica, June 2016, Washington, DC.

The Complex Scar: New Strategies to Improve Appearance.  Aesthetica, June 2016, Washington, DC.

VTE Prophylaxis: What are our options?  Aesthetica, March 2017, New Orleans, LA.

The Future of Breast Augmentation: The Breast-Q in Aesthetic Breast Surgery.  2012 Atlanta Breast Symposium, Atlanta, GA

Management of Early and Late Periprosthetic Fluid Collections.  Challenging Complications in Plastic Surgery Symposium: Successful Management Strategies.  Washington, DC, July 2012.

Augmentation Mastopexy Panel.  Challenging Complications in Plastic Surgery Symposium: Successful Management Strategies.  Washington, DC, July 2012.

Managing the Unfavorable Scar: When to Perform Surgical Revision.  Challenging Complications in Plastic Surgery Symposium: Successful Management Strategies.  Washington, DC, July 2012.

Periprosthetic Redness/Infection: Strategies for Treatment.  Challenging Complications in Plastic Surgery Symposium: Successful Management Strategies.  Washington, DC, July 2012.

Improving Outcomes and Reoperations in Breast Augmentation Surgeries:  Minimizing Infection and Capsular Contracture. American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Oct 2012.

American Society of Plastic Surgery Presidents Panel: The PIP Crisis and International Perspectives on Implants and Registries: ASPS/PSF Vision for the National Breast Implant Registry.  American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Oct 2012.

Reconstruction Bowl: Academic vs. Private Practice.  American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Oct 2012.

American Society of Plastic Surgery/Plastic Surgery Education Foundation’s Vision for a National Breast Implant Registry. Georgia Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Dec 2012, Atlanta, GA.

VTE Prevention in Cosmetic Surgery.  Georgia Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Aug 2013, Brasstown Resort, GA.

Patient Safety: Prevention of VTE in Cosmetic Surgery.  QMP Aesthetic Surgery Symposium, Nov 2013, Chicago, IL

Prevention and Management of Capsular Contracture in Breast Augmentation.  QMP Aesthetic Surgery Symposium, Nov 2013, Chicago, IL

Management of the Late Periprosthetic Fluid Collection.  ASPS Management of Complications in Plastic Surgery Symposium.  March 28-29, 2014, Chicago, IL

Management of Complications in Augmentation Mastopexy Panel: panel participant.  ASPS Management of Complications in Plastic Surgery Symposium.  March 28-29, 2014, Chicago, IL

DVT Prophylaxis in the Breast Patient.  ASPS Management of Complications in Plastic Surgery Symposium.  March 28-29, 2014,Chicago, IL

Moderator: Fat Grafting to the Breast.  ASPS Management of Complications In Plastic Surgery Symposium.  March 28-29, 2014, Chicago, IL

Webinar: ASPS Dueling Perspectives in Breast Surgery: “Subglandular Augmentation: The Good Often Outweighs the Bad”.  May 13, 2014.

Optimizing Outcomes in Breast Augmentation.  Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons, Greenbrier, West VA, June 6 – 8, 2014.

Alderman, A.  Preoperative Evaluation for Aesthetic Breast Surgery.  Georgia Society of Plastic Surgeons, Callaway Gardens, GA, Aug 2, 2014.

Aesthetic Breast Surgery: Preoperative Analysis and Markings: How I Do It.  ASPS Dueling Perspectives in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Symposium, Washington, DC, June 20-22, 2014.

VTE Prophylaxis in Breast Surgery.  SESPRS 2015 Atlanta Breast Symposium, Atlanta, GA Jan 23-25, 2015.

Management of Late Breast Seromas.  SESPRS 2015 Atlanta Breast Symposium, Atlanta, GA Jan 23-25, 2015.

Subpectoral Device Placement: Minimizing Complications.  Aesthetica 2015, Las Vegas April 30-May 2, 2015.

Patient Safety and DVT Prophylaxis with Breast Surgery.  Aesthetica 2015, Las Vegas April 30-May 2, 2015.

Tips and Tricks: Where to set your fold with form-stable implants.  Aesthetica, June 2016, Washington, DC.

To texture or not to texture: deconstructing what we know about implant surface characteristics.  Atlanta Breast Symposium, Jan 2018.

Strategies for setting appropriate NAC position with cosmetic breast surgery.  Atlanta Breast Symposium, Jan 2018.

Alderman, AK. Body contouring. In The Michigan Manual of Plastic Surgery. Ed Brown & Borschel, Lippincott, Philadelphia, 2004.

Pannucci, C, Alderman, AK.  Venous Thromboembolism and the Aesthetic Surgery Patient.  Essentials of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Alderman, AK, Kerrigan, CL, Lemaine, V, Pusic, AL, Vidal, DC.  Evidence-Based Medicine &Health Services Research in Plastic Surgery.  In Plastic Surgery  1stEdition

Alderman, AK, Chung, KC.  Outcomes for Surgical Guidance in Plastic Surgery: Measuring Outcomes in Aesthetic Surgery.  Clinics in of Plastic Surgery, 2013:297-304.

Alderman, AK, Kerrigan, CL, Lemaine, V, Pusic, AL, Vidal, DC.  Evidence-Based Medicine &Health Services Research in Plastic Surgery.  In Plastic Surgery 4th Edition

Kassen, AF, Cano, SJ, Alderman, AK, et al.  The BODY-Q: A Patient-Reported Outcome Instrument for Weight Loss and Body Contouring Treatments.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Glob Open 2016;4:e679, April 13, 2016.

Murphy, RX,Jr, Alderman, AK, Gutowski, K, Kerrigan, C, Rosolowski, K, Schechter, L, Schmitz, D, Wilkins, E. Evidence-Based Practices for Thromboembolism Prevention: Summary of the ASPS Venous Thromboembolism Task Force Report. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: 130: 168e-175e, 2012.

Pannucci CJ, Alderman AK, Brown SL, Wakefield TW, Wilkins EG. The effect of abdominal wall plication on intra-abdominal pressure and lower extremity venous flow: a case report. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: 65(3):392-4, 2012.

Alderman, AK, Collins, ED, Streu, R, Grotting, JC, Sulkin, AL, Neligan, P, Haeck, PC, Gutowski, KA.  Benchmarking outcomes in plastic surgery: national complication rates for abdominoplasty and breast augmentation.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2009;124:2127-33.

Alderman, AK.  Discussion: A Multi-Institutional Perspective of Complication Rates for Elective Non-Reconstructive Breast Surgery: An Analysis of NSQIP Data from 2006 to 2010, Aesthetic Surgery Journal: 33(3): 387-388, 2013.

Alderman, AK, Bauer, JB, Fardo, DF, Abrahamse, PA, Pusic, AL.  Understanding the Impact of Breast Augmentation on Quality of Life: Prospective Analysis Using the BREAST-Q.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, April 2014.

Alderman, AK, Pusic, AP, Murphy, DK.  Prospective Analysis of Primary Breast Augmentation on Body Image Using the BREAST-Q: Results from a Nationwide Study.  Plastic and Reconstrustive Surgery, 137:954e, 2016.

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