Mommy Makeover In Honolulu, HI


Mommy Makeover

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Moms make the world go round. And amidst everything a mom does, she deserves to feel her absolute best while doing it. If you’re a new mom or have been raising kids for decades, you’ve probably heard of the topic that many mothers have on their minds: the Mommy Makeover.

This catch-all term refers to a set of cosmetic surgery procedures in Hawaii designed to help women regain their pre-pregnancy bodies or, in the case of the Breast Implant Center of Hawaii, even improve upon them.

After carrying a child for nine months, many women experience significant changes in their bodies. From sagging breasts to excess skin and fat in the abdominal area, it can be difficult to feel confident and comfortable in your own skin. That’s where the Mommy Makeover in Honolulu comes in. This page aims to help you understand this amazing procedure.

To learn more about a Mommy Makeover or how it can help you, please keep reading below.

What is Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is a term used in Hawaii to describe a set of cosmetic surgery procedures that are designed to help women restore their bodies after pregnancy and childbirth. The goal of a Mommy Makeover is to address the physical changes that can occur as a result of pregnancy, including sagging breasts, excess skin, and fat in the abdominal area. Typically, a Mommy Makeover involves a combination of five different procedures:

Of course, not every woman will require all of these procedures. The specific combination of surgeries will depend on your individual needs and goals. However, the Mommy Makeover can be a great option for women who want to feel more confident and comfortable in their bodies after pregnancy.

More about a Tummy Tuck

More about a Tummy Tuck in a Mommy Makeover

A Tummy Tuck from Dr. Larry Schlesinger (also known as abdominoplasty), is a surgical procedure that flattens the abdomen, removes loose skin, and corrects separated abdominal muscles, known as rectus diastasis. This occurs when the rectus abdominal muscles become separated, resulting in a protruding belly. During the procedure, the belly button or umbilicus is reshaped and brought out through new skin, which is often smooth and free of stretch marks.

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Added benefits from Abdominoplasties

  • The correction of abdominal musculature often takes tension off the back muscles, therefore, correcting post-pregnancy lower back pain.
  • Pulling down the abdominal skin also pulls up the vulva and all of the external female organs including the urethra. Depends (adult diapers) were invented for older women who had multiple pregnancies; the problem is the urethra loses its normal kink and therefore, these women get stress incontinence. They laugh, they pee, they cough, they pee. An abdominoplasty very often corrects this post-pregnancy problem.
  • The clitoris in a woman who has had multiple pregnancies and lots of loose skin usually falls between the legs. An abdominoplasty corrects this, pulling it into a much more favorable location.

More about Liposuction in a Mommy Makeover

​​Liposuction in Hawaii is a technique that involves removing excess fat from the body. This excess fat can be the result of pregnancy or may have been present prior to pregnancy. Typically, Liposuction is used to target specific areas of the body, such as the hips, inner thighs, or axillary breast tissue (commonly referred to as “bra fat” or “back fat”).

Liposuction has been available in the United States since 1982 when it was first introduced by a French inventor at a plastic surgery meeting in Honolulu. Today, Liposuction is a well-known and popular procedure that can be performed in conjunction with other Mommy Makeover surgeries, such as abdominoplasty or breast surgery. Liposuction can help to eliminate bulges and contours that have become more pronounced after pregnancy.

More about Breast Augmentation in a Mommy Makeover

After one or more pregnancies, many women experience a loss of volume in their breasts. This can be disappointing and is due to the nature of the cells that produce milk during breastfeeding. These cells often shrink, resulting in a deflated appearance of the breasts.
Breast Augmentation from Dr. Larry Schlesinger is a popular procedure that can help restore volume and improve the overall appearance of the breasts.

More about Nipple Correction in a Mommy Makeover

When a baby is breastfeeding, they apply downward pressure on the nipple, which can cause it to tilt downwards. This pressure can also stretch the brown area around the nipple, known as the areola. Fortunately, a crescent-shaped areolar reduction procedure from Dr. Schlesinger can easily and quickly correct this problem. This procedure involves hiding the reduction at the upper end of the nipple. Additionally, elongated nipples can be shortened using a simple and successful technique.

More about Breast Lifts in a Mommy Makeover

Breast lifts fall into four major categories post-pregnancy:

The Deflated Breast

Very often patients come in thinking they have droopy breasts when in fact they only have a loss of volume and have a good position to their nipples with a relationship to the fold at the bottom of the breast, called the inframammary fold. Therefore a subpectoral silicone breast augmentation will often give the patient all the lift they require.

The Dual Plane Mastopexy

In specific cases, we can lift the position of the nipple and give the appearance of a breast lift without any external scars. In this procedure, the implant is placed below the muscle in the usual fashion but a release of the breast tissue and nipple from the pectoralis muscle allows an upward repositioning of the nipple on the mound created by the implant.

The Benelli Mastopexy

The Benelli Mastopexy is a very specialized lift that allows the surgeon to lift the breast and lift the nipple with a single incision just at the edge of the areola. This procedure is best used for mild to moderate droop or “ptosis”, which is the scientific word for droop.

Standard Mastopexy

Standard Mastopexy with implants is necessary when the nipple is below the inframammary fold. This situation rarely lends itself to a Benelli Mastopexy; therefore, a Standard Lift is required.

There are four basic problems in droopy or ptotic breasts:

  • The areola is normally too big
  • The areola is normally too low on the mound
  • The breasts are hanging on the chest wall
  • There is no fullness in the upper quadrant
  • The first three problems with ptotic breasts can be corrected by a Standard Breast Lift and/or a Benelli Mastopexy, the fourth requires a breast implant

More about Nipple Correction in a Mommy Makeover

When a baby is breastfeeding, they apply downward pressure on the nipple, which can cause it to tilt downwards. This pressure can also stretch the brown area around the nipple, known as the areola. Fortunately, a crescent-shaped areolar reduction procedure from Dr. Schlesinger can easily and quickly correct this problem. This procedure involves hiding the reduction at the upper end of the nipple. Additionally, elongated nipples can be shortened using a simple and successful technique.

More about Labiaplasty in a Mommy Makeover

Labiaplasty is a technique for removing overly large labia minora or the internal labia. Many techniques are available, but Dr. Schlesinger’s preferred is a wedge resection, which leaves no visible scar, gets rid of redundant labia, and is almost pain-free.

More about Post Pregnancy Facial Hyperpigmentation a Mommy Makeover

The mask of pregnancy and other dark facial areas can be treated with a cream that bears Dr. Larry Schlesinger’s name: the Schlesinger Melasma Cream. A pharmacy in Aiea compounds this for our office, and the success rate to date has been 100%. This is also very useful in post-surgical hyperpigmentations.

What are the Benefits of Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures that are designed to help mothers regain their pre-pregnancy bodies. These procedures can provide numerous
benefits, both physical and emotional. Here are some of the benefits of a Mommy Makeover in Hawaii:

  • Removes stretch marks caused by pregnancy
  • Renews your self-confidence
  • Clothes fit better
  • Makes your skin tighter and more youthful
  • Multiple procedures can be performed on one surgical date
  • Provides you with more enhanced cleavage
  • Customizable procedure

Who are the Best Candidates for Mommy Makeover?

The best candidates for a Mommy Makeover from Dr. Larry Schlesinger are women who have undergone one or more pregnancies and are looking to restore their pre-pregnancy bodies. Ideal candidates are those who are in good overall health, have maintained a stable weight for several months, and are not planning to have any more children. It is also important that candidates have realistic expectations and limitations associated with each procedure. Women who are non-smokers or who are willing to quit smoking prior to surgery are also better candidates, as smoking can increase the risk of complications during and after surgery.

First Steps

What’s the First Step?

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If you are a new mother considering a Mommy Makeover, the first step is to contact Dr. Schlesinger and schedule a consultation. During this meeting, he will discuss your aesthetic goals, and medical history, and assess the areas you wish to address. Honest and open communication during this consultation is crucial for your surgeon to create the best surgical plan and minimize any risks. You can ask any questions and express any concerns you have about the procedure. If you agree with the proposed treatment plan, our Patient Coordinator will help you schedule your surgery date and provide you with pre-surgery instructions to ensure the best possible results.


What to Expect on the Day of Mommy Makeover

The experience of a Mommy Makeover will vary for each mother depending on the specific procedures they undergo. Our team uses anesthetics to ensure a comfortable and painless surgical experience, so there is no need to worry about discomfort during the procedure.

The nature of your Mommy Makeover will determine what you can expect during the surgery. Below, we’ve outlined some of the more common procedures:

  • Breast Lift/Augmentation
  • Liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Labiaplasty
  • Nipple Correction

Mommy Makeover Recovery

Following your Mommy Makeover surgery in Hawaii, it is crucial to have someone available to accompany and drive you home, as you may feel a bit groggy and sore after the procedure. During the initial stages of recovery, it is recommended to have a helper available to assist with basic tasks and avoid putting any strain on the incisions or treatment area. Dr. Larry Schlesinger will prescribe pain medication to minimize discomfort during recovery. It’s important to remember that you have gone through the journey of pregnancy and childbirth, so it’s recommended to take this recovery time to relax and enjoy healing as much as possible.

What is the cost?

How Much Does Mommy Makeover Cost in Hawaii?

Mommy makeover surgery prices with Dr. Schlesinger typically range from $23,000 to $25,000. This includes surgeon’s fees, operating room, and lab costs, post-op materials, breast implants (if applicable), laser scar revision, tattooing, and/or touch-ups, should they be necessary (most plastic surgeons do not include these as part of their fee). Anesthesia fees, medication, and travel costs are not included. Be sure to check out our patient financing options and current specials to see how you can save.

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Why Choose Dr. Schlesinger?

Dr. Larry Schlesinger is a highly experienced plastic surgeon in Hawaii with over 30 years of expertise in the field of plastic surgery, including Mommy Makeover procedures. With over 20,000 procedures performed, Dr. Schlesinger is widely recognized not just in Hawaii but across the country for his proficiency in cosmetic surgery. As a specialist in Mommy Makeovers, he knows the importance of precision and experience in achieving excellent results with this treatment. Dr. Schlesinger is passionate about the aesthetic transformations that Mommy Makeovers can bring, believing they can empower women to reach their full potential by enhancing their confidence, self-esteem, and quality of life.

By helping his patients achieve their desired aesthetic goals through Mommy Makeovers, Dr. Schlesinger enables them to redirect their energy toward pursuing their passions and enjoying their relationships with friends and family. His expertise and compassionate approach make him an exceptional choice for those seeking a Mommy Makeover in Hawaii, as he strives to transform not only his patient’s appearance but also their lives.

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If you would like to find out more about our Mommy Makeover and Mommy Makeover Hawaii procedures, please contact us at (808) 597-8835 we can’t wait to start this journey with you.

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    Everything went well and I am very pleased with my results. Process from beginning to end was great. Staff showed compassion and skill. Surgeon showed great follow-up care with more than just one visit.

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    At seven weeks post op……I can say I’m pretty happy with my revision! They have settled well and look so natural. I’m so glad it finally happened. Now on to my 50 year high school reunion!! I wonder if anyone will notice?

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    I love the staff, the office, the nurses and everything about the practice!!! He is very knowledgeable about the procedures and makes sure you are as well. Hands down the best experience I’ve had with minimal down time after my procedure.

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    By far the best plastic surgeon, I mean his work is Hollywood perfection. Day 1 post-op I looked in the mirror and couldn’t believe my eyes, our surgeon completely transformed my body. I was already 100% satisfied with my body even with all the swelling. He’s very dedicated to his work and enjoys changing people’s lives. His staff is very sweet and professional. Thank you for all that you do!

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    The practice is awesome. Had some work done and he exceeded my expectations, more than happy. Staff were very friendly and approachable. Our surgeon was always available via phone call to address any concerns or questions. The surgeon and his team are the best!

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    Being a man and having gynecomastia can be very embarrassing but his office and staff always made me feel very comfortable about the procedure that I needed to have done. It’s been a few months since my surgery and I’m very happy with the results, I can no longer feel embarrassed about taking off my shirt or going to the beach. The psychological relief has made all the difference in the world.

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