Mommy Makeover: The 2020 Ultimate Guide With Proven Results

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The Essential Mommy Makeover Guide: Prices, Surgical Information, Testimonials & More!

In this Mommy Makeover guide you will learn in-depth information about the five most popular Mommy Makeover procedures including Tummy Tuck, Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation, Liposuction and Fat Grafting.

So, what is a Mommy Makeover? And why are the Mommy Makeover procedures so popular?

Washington DC’s Mommy Makeover procedures at Washingtonian Plastic Surgery are ideal for women looking to regain their pre-pregnancy figure.

These procedures can help moms renew their breasts, smooth out the tummy and eliminate extra fat from anywhere on the body. Our cutting edge technology leaves you with a natural look.

Dr. Navin Singh has seen countless women transform their lives through a customized body analysis and surgery procedure. Your goals are always in the forefront of our procedures and mommy makeovers results. There is absolutely no reason why you can’t look and feel like your pre-baby self once again.

Consider a custom surgery design that will focus on just the areas you want to fix. Who knows? Maybe you will be mistaken as an older sister instead of mom, and who doesn’t like that?

Still not sure? Talking to Dr. Singh is the best way to learn about your options and procedures, no one mommy is the same. Neither are any of our makeovers.

We like to go the extra mile, because when it comes to all of our patients: when you see us, you join the Washingtonian Plastic Surgery family. Motherhood is a beautiful thing, so are you.

Before joining our Washington DC area moms that have already experienced great results with Mommy Makeover procedures such as a Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift, read more about each individual procedure below.

Mommy Makeover

What Treatments Are Part of a Mommy Makeover?

The Mommy Makeover procedures may include the following surgeries based on your desires:

  • Tummy Tuck
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Laser Liposuction
  • Fat Grafting

All About Tummy Tuck

Pregnancy is worth the effort. Yet, some clients face the physical and anatomical changes associated with pregnancy some physical outcomes that are not as desirable and look for specific Mommy Makeover solutions like a Tummy Tuck.

Hormonal changes can affect the pregnant female body.

During these hormonal changes, fat redistribution occurs, as well as general stretching, and then involution of the lactating breasts.

This often leaves many women with unexpected fat deposits and a significant loss of breast fullness. With heavy exercise, diet and nutrition post-partum fails to combat these genetically determined outcomes.

Washingtonian Plastic Surgery has many solutions for rebuilding and restoring your original body. Since each woman’s body is different, a full Mommy Makeover is not necessary for every client.

belly button

Post-Pregnancy Tummy Tuck in Maryland

Many clients find that no matter how dedicated they are to a healthy diet, nutrition, and exercise, they can’t seem to loose their baby bulge.

During pregnancy patients can see severe skin and muscle laxity.

This leaves many with undesirable sagging skin. The skin on the lower part of the abdomen can appear stretched.

The only way to remedy this condition is by undergoing a procedure known as an abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a Tummy Tuck in Maryland.

Tummy Tuck Chevy Chase

Several Tummy Tucks are available depending on the degree of sagging and muscle laxity with each patient. A standard Tummy Tuck is performed when an incision is made from hip to hip below the bikini line.

For our Tummy Tuck patients in the Washington DC metro area, we remove excess skin and muscles are then tightened down the center of the abdomen. Then the incision is sutured appropriately. A belly button is then newly created.

If clients are experiencing sagging skin between the pubic or naval area, then a Mini Tummy Tuck is the best choice. Mini Tummy Tucks in Maryland are procedures that require less downtime and a smaller scar.

With a Mini Tummy Tuck, less skin is removed and muscles are not tightened. The incision is only about half the size of a standard tummy tuck procedure.

All excess skin can be removed as Dr. Navin Singh creates an incision that is then sutured, resulting in a flatter and more appealing mid-section area.

The Mini Tummy Tuck is similar to a standard Tummy Tuck. Liposuction may also be used to enhance the contours of the abdomen.

To find out more about Tummy Tuck cost in VA, MD or Washington DC, call our office and schedule a consultation.

All About Breast Lift

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What Is a Breast Lift?

The Breast Lift or Mastopexy, is a Mommy Makeover surgical procedure designed to lift sagging breasts to a natural, balanced proportion of the chest.

The procedure will completely reduce laxity in skin, stretched tissue to restore tighter, more shapely and firmer breasts.

During a Breast Lift, elongated nipples can also be reformed and repositioned to more naturally attractive and younger looking breasts.

Why Consider a Breast Lift?

The genetic aging process produce heavier breast tissue over time. This often negatively creates a variety of physical changes from pregnancy to breast feeding, and even weight fluctuations can cause this loss of firmness and healthy shape of breasts.

Let us not forget the effects of gravity and genetics can also change the natural youthful appearance of breasts.

Slowly, breasts can sink lower on the chest and lose volume, looking less attractive. No matter how dramatic these changes can be, breasts that sag or lose their youthful shape can burden a woman’s confidence or self-esteem.

Fantastically, in the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia you have the option to regain a healthy lifted chest with Dr. Singh’s Breast Lift solutions.

Dr. Singh’s Breast Lift provides dramatic improvement for breasts sagging due to increasing skin laxity, or resulting from physical aging and the changes associated to pregnancy or significant weight loss. Using our own, innovative procedures, Dr. Singh can rejuvenate the chest and dramatically improve a woman’s physical contours.

Your Breast Lift will be custom-tailored to fit your unique needs. However, the Mastopexy or Breast Lift does not address decrease in chest size or volume, Dr. Singh can combine the breast lift technique with a breast augmentation or breast implants for optimal results.

How Is the Breast Lift Performed?

Dr. Singh’s Washington DC Breast Lift procedure is performed at an accredited plastic surgery surgical facility under general anesthesia. The procedure will take up to three hours to perform, pending on the extent of correction and the procedure being performed.

To start, Dr. Singh will make a thin incision, around the nipple/areola region, down the center of the breast, and horizontal across the breast crease.

From there, he can remove all excess skin and unwanted tissues. Dr. Singh will use internal sutures to create lift and support for the remaining breast tissue. Once the desired correction has been made, the incisions will be sutured closed and a compression garment put in place for proper healing.

Where Are Breast Lift Incisions Placed?

Dr. Singh will use an inverted T-shaped incision for the Breast Lift procedure. The incisions will go around the nipple/areola, down the center of the breast, and across the breast crease to provide optimal techniques.

This process will allow Dr. Singh to reduce the skin laxity or looseness, improve all the stretched tissue and reposition or resize the nipple.

Dr. Singh and his team of experts accurately place incisions for the best possible Breast Lift results.

Will I Scar After a Breast Lift Procedure?

The Breast Lift will result in mild scarring along the incision lines, and although these fade over time, they can remain visible.

Regardless, the Mastopexy or Breast Lift procedure has one of the highest satisfaction ratings of all plastic surgery procedures.

Many women are so pleased with the improved shape and look of their chest that any scars, which can be concealed with clothing, are rarely a problem.

What Can I Expect from My Breast Lift Recovery?

Recovery after a Breast Lift or Mastopexy procedure will take from up to two weeks or less. Bruising and mild to moderate discomfort can be expected.

Dr. Singh will prescribe the necessary medications for a speedy and comfortable recovery. Post surgery, swelling and shape distortion are common, but typically will fade over the first few weeks. Residual swelling could, perhaps, take up to six months to fully resolve.

Heavy workouts, exercise, and lifting weights should be postponed from four to six weeks after a breast surgery.

Initially, women may be encouraged to wear a surgical compression garment or sports bra for support, these help to manage and reduce swelling. Many clients feeling well enough can return to work in seven days or less.

All About Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation & Breast Implants

Breast Augmentation & Breast Implants

Breast Augmentation is a popular Mommy Makeover procedure that uses FDA-approved silicone or saline breast implants to enhance the shape, structure, appearance and size of the breasts.

Breast Augmentation is performed by placing implants under the chest muscle through a tiny incision made through the areola, nipple, or the armpit.

Dr. Singh can also implant under the tissue fold of the breast or through the belly button.

Utilizing the most innovative procedures and our breast augmentation expertise in the field, we create healthy looking and natural feeling breasts.

Breast Augmentation, commonly referred to as a “boob job,” can also be performed alongside a Breast Lift to achieve natural results.

What Is a Breast Augmentation?

Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure performed to improve the size, shape and improve the youthful appearance of a woman’s breasts. The outcome of this procedure can deliver a more aesthetically pleasing body contour.

Dr. Singh performs hundreds of Breast Augmentation procedures each year at our state-of-the-art, fully accredited surgery centers.

With locations in McLean, (Tysons Corner) Virginia and Chevy Chase, Maryland–we are able to bring the best of Washington DC to all of our Metropolitan patients.

Dr. Singh is a perfectionist, he has undergone extensive post-graduate and fellowship training and has been personally hand selected by Johns Hopkins to teach advanced breast techniques.

What Takes Place During My Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Breast Augmentation is performed by making a tiny incision in one or four primary regions: the nipple region or areola, under the fold of the breast, inside the armpit or inside the belly button.

The most popular incision site is around the areola, it provides direct access to the breast and creates a more natural border to hide scars. If the areola region is used then it can be reused for any future breast surgeries.

A pocket is created directly under the chest muscle and a sizer is applied to guarantee that the implant size selected is satisfactory. A saline or silicone implant is carefully set into place and the layers of the breast tissue are than safely sealed.

Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water while in the breast, while silicone implants are not.

In few cases, breast implants are placed above the muscle; however breast augmentation under the muscle provides a more natural look and feel as well as a decreased risk of infection and a decreased risk of capsular contracture.

Breast ImplantBreast Augmentation is performed under general anesthesia and generally takes about one to two hours in the operating room.

What Is the Best Breast Implant: Silicone or Saline Implants?

Both implants consist of a solid silicone shell. Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water during the operation, while silicone implants come pre-filled with a cohesive gel inside made of silicon.

Both silicone and saline breast implants are FDA approved. They are both extremely safe for use. We perform and use both for cosmetic breast augmentation and reconstructive purposes.

They both have the same rupture rate. Neither are linked to any form of cancer or disease. Although you will achieve a natural looking result from either implant, the silicone implants more closely feel and resemble natural breast tissue– therefore tend to look and act more natural.

All About Laser Liposuction

Laser LipoIn the Washington DC metro area, unwanted fat on the chin, upper arms, stomach, flanks, hips or thighs can be addressed with Laser Liposuction techniques.

The enhancement of traditional Liposuction gives Dr. Singh’s Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland patients an alternative to typical Mommy Makeover Liposuction procedures.

Smartlipo is an innovative, safe and quick procedure that requires less recovery time and has reduced risk of complications.

Smartlipo is ideal for all clients including women and men who have little areas of excess fat. Washingtonian Plastic Surgery has extensive experience with body shaping procedures.

Laser Lipo Procedure Northern Virginia

Smartlipo has multiple benefits; it can be performed under local anesthesia, eliminating the risks and fuzzyness that can be associated with general anesthesia.

We begin by identifying the fatty target area with tumescent fluid. Our medical team will create a tiny incision, which inserts a small tube containing a laser fiber.

This tube, known as a cannula, is rotated gently under the skin as the laser ruptures fat cells for removal.

Smartlipo benefits include:

  • Blood vessels can be safely sealed,
  • Reducing swelling, bleeding, and bruising
  • Improves recovery time
  • Collagen stimulation and regeneration of skin health
  • Effectively tightening skin, reducing the appearance of looseness or skin laxity vs. traditional Liposuction

The Smartlipo procedure usually takes up to two hours or less. Procedure times will depend on the number of fatty areas targeted.

Resting a day or two is ideal, and most cases only require a single procedure to achieve fantastic results.

What Is My Recovery Time and Results After a Laser Lipo Procedure?

Smartlipo generally requires little-to-no downtime. The procedure has minimal discomfort, although client experiences can vary. After surgery is performed, Dr. Singh and our highly trained medical team provide compression garments that will encourage healthy healing and prevent blood clots from forming.

Patients will be ready to return home after the treatment. Some bruising can occur. The areas treated can cause mild numbness for several days post surgery. Any swelling should be mitigated in less than a week. When swelling subsides, clients may resume normal activities.

The results of Smartlipo body contouring are long lasting; fat cells are removed through Liposuction, which means fat cells can’t “re-grow.”

It is critical to maintain certain nutrition, diet and exercise—these will promote an improved, youthful appearance for many years.

What Are the Biggest Differences Between Laser Liposuction and Liposuction?

Smartlipo is an effective alternative to traditional Liposuction. Both procedures can be combined and are highly effective adjunct.

Smartlipo’s small, laser-tipped cannula is exact. The Laser Liposuction use of a cannula is a more precise targeting for fat than the use of suction during traditional Liposuction. Other differences include:

  • Anesthesia: Laser Liposuction procedures require only a local anesthetic. Most traditional Liposuction clients are given general anesthesia, which increases risks and complications
  • Recovery time is shorter
  • Incisions: A bigger incision is needed for traditional Liposuction
  • Laser Liposuction has a smaller incision
  • No drainage tubes required
  • Skin Improvement: Laser energy used during Smartlipo results in tightening of skin
  • Traditional Liposuction, loose skin can remain after fat is removed

Can Laser Liposuction Correct Cellulite?

Skin tightening does benefit the Smartlipo procedure and can sometimes improve the appearance of cellulite.

Dr. Singh can perform other treatment options to address cellulite to improve indentation in the skin.

What Is the Recovery from Laser Liposuction Procedure?

Recovery following a surgical procedure varies from patient to patient and also depends on the size of the area being addressed.

Generally, Smartlipo patient can expect to return to work after just a few days.

How Soon Until I Can Exercise Again?

Patients can start walking the day after surgery, but will need to avoid heavy exercise for about two-to-three weeks.

Working out too soon after having Laser Liposuction may increase swelling.

How Long Will My Results Last?

The body will not “re-grow new fat cells” after a Smartlipo procedure, but the cells that remain can expand.

This is why it is important to maintain good, healthy reasonable eating habits, diet with nutrition and exercise.

With a new healthy lifestyle, your Smartlipo or Laser Liposuction results can last forever.

What Is Fat Grafting?

Facial Fat Transfer

Facial Fat Transfer in Maryland

Losing fat is not always a great thing—particularly when the fat loss of volume is coming from critical areas of your face.

The reality is, a little fat goes a really long way in making your face aesthetically youthful, but fat will decline with age, and you could be left with increasing wrinkles and fold on the face or contours of the body.

With facial Fat Grafting, Dr. Singh can reverse the signs of aging by transferring fat cells to the face from an area of the body where you don’t need (or want) the excess fat.

What Is Fat Grafting or Fat Transfer?

Facial Fat Grafting or Facial Fat Injections is the transfer of fat from one area of the body to the face. Dr. Singh uses this biological facial rejuvenating by Fat Grafting to dramatically reduce facial, lines, wrinkles, and deep folds on the face.

We can also use fat cells to add fullness under the eyes, cheeks, temples, and even in lips or hands.

Fat Grafting or transfer is considered a minor Mommy Makeover surgical procedure that allows for extremely natural results for our clients in the Washington DC Metropolitan area because that is the expectation—“Natural Surgical” results.

Is a Fat Transfer or Fat Grafting Right for Me?

Any client can benefit from the rejuvenating results of Dr. Singh’s expertly tailored Fat Grafting techniques. By injecting your own fat cells, Dr. Singh is able to replace lost volume throughout the face.

He can also make very detailed improvements to your cheeks–eliminating wrinkles, tiny fine lines and deep folds that appear from the corners of the mouth to the nose.

These easy changes, when implemented properly, will drastically improve the youthful appearance and increase aesthetic confidence that diminishes over time with age!

Fat transferring at Washingtonian Plastic Surgery is safe and successful in correcting signs of aging, improve acne scars or other facial scarring.

When Will I See the Results of My Facial Fat Grafting?

Fat Grafting results are instant. Minutes after the procedure your enhancements will clearly appear, resulting in a fuller and more youthful appearance.

As Dr. Singh will explain, fat transfer requires the injection of slightly more volume than desired.

Why is this? We allow for the body’s natural absorption of some of the transferred fat during the healing process. This will resolve itself naturally as your face heals and the swelling minimizes, resulting in a very youthful and natural facial enhancement.

How Is Facial Fat Transfer Performed by Plastic Surgeons in Maryland?

Dr. Singh will perform your Fat Grafting in office. Typically, only topical or local anesthesia is used at the site where the fat will be harvested. Our expert medical team will then apply numbing cream on the face where it will be injected.

Tiny amounts of fat are removed from one part of the body, often the lower abdomen, and then filtered and purified prior to being injected into specific areas of the face.

Dr. Singh has extensive surgical experience with Fat Grafting and significant clinical experience with all FDA-approved soft tissue facial fillers in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia.

How Long Does a Fat Grafting Procedure Take?

The entire fat transfer procedure takes approximately one-to-two hours.

How Long Does Recovery Take?

Recovery from fat transfer is fast. You may experience slight discomfort in the areas where fat was removed or added, but this is easily managed with over-the-counter medications as the procedure is practically painless.

Any swelling or mild bruising will go away in a week or less.

What Are the Risks With Fat Grafting?

Since the fat transfer involves the use of your own fat cells, the side effects are very minimal if any at all. The process of purifying and re-injecting your own fat cells delivers the most “natural surgical” results.

As with other cosmetic procedures, the risk of bleeding or infection is possible because the products are not biologically yours. Your body will naturally reabsorb some of the fat cells being injected, so it is very possible to experience uneven outcomes.

These will be easily corrected with a brief follow-up procedure post surgery. Post surgery is the best time to correct any other volumetric imbalances.

How Long Does Facial Fat Transfer Last?

Unlike facial fillers, facial improvements with fat injections can last for a very long-time. Often times, results can last for several years. Depending on the degree of fat cells being injected, some clients may require several injection procedures to achieve maximum results.

What Are the Alternatives to Fat Grafting?

Patients who prefer not using ones own fat cells can opt for FDA-approved dermal fillers.

Dr. Singh is highly experienced in the use of a full range of soft tissue dermal fillers such as Juvéderm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Voluma.

Dr. Singh and his medical team will help you choose the product that’s right for you. Fat Grafting can also be performed at the same time as other popular Mommy Makeover procedures such as a full or mini face lift.


I finally for the first time in my life felt like I had a “make-over”

-H.M., Potomac, MD, Breast Lift & Liposuction

I love it. My sister’s coming to you next.

-K.D., Bethesda, MD, Arm-Lipo & Breast-Lift

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