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Michael C. Fasching, M.D. F.A.C.S.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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Mommy Makeover Specialist

Mothers are special. You’ve done everything possible to care for your children.  You’ve carried them, nursed them, and changed their diapers. You were present when they took their first step, said their first word, and started their first day of school.

You’ve sacrificed a lot, and your body is no exception. Your youthful, feminine appearance has suffered for motherhood. Now, you want your body back. You want to return to the figure you had before pregnancy. You want to look good again – in a dress, a bikini, or a bathrobe.

Many of our patients visit Minneapolis plastic surgeon Dr. Michael C. Fasching to get help restoring their body to what it was before motherhood. Dr. Fasching understands the aesthetic concerns of mothers and knows how to correct them with a mommy makeover.

To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Fasching and to find out more about the mommy makeover in Minneapolis, call our practice at (763) 577-7500.

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Your Consultation for Mommy Makeover in Minneapolis

You will be able to talk about your expectations and concerns during your consultation for the mommy makeover in Minneapolis. Our professional staff will let you know what you should expect from the procedure. At your initial visit, you will receive the focused attention of Dr. Fasching and his support team.

You will receive a medical evaluation, and we’ll ask you about your motivations for the mommy makeover. If you’re found to be a candidate, we’ll discuss your treatment options, various procedures, and desired outcomes.

We will explain all the risks, benefits, and what to expect during your recovery. You should share your concerns and ask any questions you might have during your consultation. The mommy makeover is an important decision, and we will not rush you through your decision.

“I’m always one of those people who never give “10’s” because everyone can improve. But Dr. Fasching and his office bent over backward from the beginning. I am thrilled with my results so far, but what put him over the top was the way he handled a post-op complication. His nurse called daily to check on me, as I live several hours from his office and would accommodate me immediately if the need arose. He is the best of the best.” ~ TT, Minneapolis

What Mommy Makeover Surgery Entails

Mommy makeover surgery isn’t just one surgery. It’s actually multiple cosmetic surgical procedures performed together.

Dr. Fasching can customize your mommy makeover procedure to include whichever surgical treatments you desire. However, the most popular surgical combination in the mommy makeover is breast lift surgery (mastopexy) — with or without the use of breast implants — and “tummy tuck” surgery (abdominoplasty).

Why Mommy Makeover Usually Includes Breast Surgery

Although there are many advantages of having children, the toll that breastfeeding can take on the appearance of the breasts is not one of them. Nursing often leaves mothers with sagging breasts and downward-pointing, sagging nipples. Nursing also often causes the breasts to lose substantantial volume.

Thankfully, Minneapolis surgeon Dr. Fasching can include breast surgery in your mommy makeover treatment. With breast lift surgery, he raises the breasts to a higher, more youthful-looking position on the chest wall. He can also adjust the position of downward-pointing nipples, so they are located in a more central position on the breasts; by excising excess skin from the outer border of the areolas, Dr. Fasching can reduce the size of overly enlarged nipples.

For women who are frustrated with breasts that have suffered volume loss, Dr. Fasching can place saline or silicone implants during the mommy makeover surgery.

Why Mommy Makeover Usually Includes Tummy Tuck

Aside from the aesthetic concerns often caused by breastfeeding, pregnancy itself can wreak havoc on the body. Following pregnancy — multiple pregnancies, in particular — moms are often left with stretched-out excess skin that hangs off the abdomen. Pregnancy can also severely weaken the abdominal muscles or even cause them to separate. When these developments occur, surgical intervention becomes necessary to restore muscle tone to the area and provide a firmer, flatter abdominal profile.

To address these aesthetic issues, Dr. Fasching typically includes abdominoplasty in his mommy makeover treatment. When he includes the tummy tuck surgery, the Minneapolis mommy makeover surgeon first performs liposuction of the midsection to eliminate localized deposits of fat from under the skin. He then creates a horizontal incision in the pubic area, extending from hipbone to hipbone. He removes the excess abdominal skin before repairing the supporting musculature. To accomplish this, Dr. Fasching positions permanent internal sutures in the muscle fascia, using a corset-like crisscross pattern. This practice brings together the separated abdominal muscles and holds them in place.

Dr. Fasching then re-drapes the remaining skin and pulls it tight before closing the incision. He moves the belly button so it is in line with the newly contoured abdomen. The incisions will be hidden around the navel. The result is a tighter, flatter abdominal profile.

To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Fasching and to find out more about your mommy makeover in Minneapolis, call our practice at (763) 577-7500.

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What to Expect During Your Mommy Makeover

Mommy makeover is an outpatient procedure that uses general anesthesia. The total surgical time is from three to five hours, depending on how many procedures are performed.

Typically, breast surgery is the first step of your mommy makeover. Again, breast surgery can include the breast lift, breast augmentation with implants, or a combination of the two. Dr. Fasching leaves the incisions from breast surgery open until the entire mommy makeover procedure is complete. This way, he can readjust the final position of the newly lifted or shaped breasts after abdominoplasty, as needed, to align with the new abdominal profile.

Dr. Fasching then performs liposuction throughout the midsection, if necessary, followed by abdominoplasty. Once he is content with the new abdominal contour and has closed the tummy tuck incision, he double-checks the proportion and position of the lifted or enhanced breasts about the new, svelte abdominal profile. When he is satisfied with the appearance of the breasts, he closes the incisions in the breast area and your mommy makeover surgery is complete.

The mommy makeover treatment areas receive fluffy, soft bandages and surgical garments on top. The surgical bra and compression garment help minimize swelling and provide additional support to the tissues as they heal.

“I had a great experience with my breast augmentation and tummy tuck. Dr. Fasching did a fantastic job. I healed very quickly. The results are even better than I expected, and the surgery was much easier than I thought it would be.” ~ Runnin Mom, Minneapolis

The Mommy Makeover Recovery Period

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Mommy makeover patients should expect to take about two weeks off from work or their usual activities. During this time, they should get as much rest as possible and avoid strenuous activity, including lifting their children. Many mothers will need help taking care of the kids for several days following surgery. Nonetheless, patients should walk around the house when it’s comfortable for them to do so to encourage circulation.

The mommy makeover treatment areas may be sore or numb. Dr. Fasching will prescribe pain medication to alleviate any discomfort. The treatment areas may also be bruised or swollen, but these are normal symptoms that will improve over time.

Some of the aesthetic benefits of mommy makeover surgery will be noticeable immediately. Others will take several weeks to become fully actualized since it takes time for residual swelling to subside and for the body to heal completely. Breast implants may sit high up on the chest immediately

Choosing Your Mommy Makeover Surgeon in Minneapolis

The first and most important decision for mommy makeover surgery is choosing your surgeon. For a mommy makeover in Minneapolis, you must ask:

  • How much experience does your mommy makeover surgeon have?
  • What different mommy makeover procedures do they offer?
  • Did they show you mommy makeover before and after pictures?
  • Did they listen to your concerns and input about the procedures?
  • Is your surgeon board-certified?
  • Where will the mommy makeover be performed? Is it accredited?

These are important questions for your peace of mind. Confidence in your mommy makeover surgeon and staff is critical. Be sure to research and find the right surgeon for the mommy makeover in Minneapolis.makeover-patient

Why Dr. Fasching for Your Mommy Makeover

The Minneapolis plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Cloud Fasching is a native of the Minneapolis area. He has been in private practice since 1989 after returning from his fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.

Though having a wide range of training, Dr. Fasching specializes in breast and cosmetic procedures, including the Mommy Makeover.

Dr. Fasching belongs to American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is a Minneapolis “Top Doctor” since 1993 as cited by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine, and he is also included as one of the “Best Doctors in America” listings. Dr. Fasching is the Chief of Surgery at WestHealth in Minneapolis.

Dr. Michael C. Fasching operates from his Plymouth MN plastic surgery offices and has helped numerous breast augmentationliposuctionfaceliftrhinoplasty, and tummy tuck patients improve their image and self-confidence. He treats patients from Minneapolis, St. Paul, Plymouth, Edina and other areas of Minnesota and the Midwest.

Find Out More About Mommy Makeover

Dr. Fasching’s mommy makeover patients are delighted with the beautiful results of their procedures. Dr. Fasching is a talented cosmetic surgeon who provides stunning surgical outcomes.

To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Fasching and to find out more about your mommy makeover in Minneapolis, call our practice at (763) 577-7500.