Enjoy Your Kids without the Sagging

Mommy Makeover San DiegoHaving a baby is a life-changing experience like no other. Unfortunately for moms, it is also a body-changing experience like no other. The sagging and stretching that is a byproduct of pregnancy, delivery, and breastfeeding can leave a mom anything but thrilled with her post-baby body. While the changes may be easy to cover up if you lived in Maine, that’s not the case in sunny San Diego.

But Dr. Kearney can help you get your pre-baby body back with a mommy makeover.

What is a mommy makeover?

Because pregnancy dictates such a large amount of weight gained in a very limited area, your stomach and lower abdomen, it tends to stretch the skin and underlying tissue to the extent that can make it difficult to rebound from. The skin can be stretched to a degree where it can’t return to its former degree of tautness after you have the baby. This is even true if you lose all of your baby weight. In some cases, the stretching of pregnancy can cause the muscles in the abdomen to separate. And it’s not limited to the tummy area; the breasts also can have similar stretching and sagging from pregnancy and breastfeeding.

A mommy makeover can change the shape of the tummy and breasts — the two areas affected the most by pregnancy and breastfeeding. In a mommy makeover, Dr. Kearney combines two and sometimes more procedures into one makeover.

A tummy tuck will tighten the abdomen, and liposuction will remove pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. By doing this, you can achieve a flat stomach, as well as a slimmer waist and hips.

The second target of a mommy makeover is the breasts. A breast lift removes excess saggy skin and can be combined with implants to keep breasts looking young and perky. This is especially helpful after breastfeeding when the skin has been stretched and pulled down.

How soon?

Although you may be tempted to have the procedures performed right away after pregnancy, it’s best to wait at least a year. This may seem like an eternity, but it allows your body to settle into where it will be. If you’re breastfeeding, wait until you are finished. And, of course, if you’re thinking of having another child a mommy makeover needs to wait until after that delivery, as any improvements Dr. Kearney makes will be erased with another pregnancy.

You may not have the time machine to go back in time, but you can go back in time to your pre-baby body with a mommy makeover with Dr. Kearney. Call us at 858-677-9352 to schedule a consultation.

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After careful consideration and at the request of our state, and concern for the health and safety of our patients, we are cancelling all non-essential appointments and surgical procedures starting on 3-20-20. Please take note below of the ways that we are available to you over the next couple of weeks:

  • Appointments:Dr. Kearney will still be seeing a small number of post operative appointments over the next couple of weeks as well as any patients that require immediate attention or medical care, by appointment only. We are calling and emailing all patients who currently have appointments scheduled in the next 2 weeks to notify them and reschedule
  • Phone: We will be working remotely and able to answer questions as well as schedule future appointments and surgeries by calling our main number: 858.677.9352. Please note, however, that we will have reduced hours over the next couple of weeks so be sure to call during these times: M-F 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you have an urgent matter outside of these hours and need to speak to Dr. Kearney please call 619-270-4935.
  • Answering machine: Please do NOT leave important messages on the after hours greeting during the next 2 weeks as they may not be checked in a timely manner. Instead, we ask you to call or email during the above hours and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Email: We will have access to email and our patient scheduling system and will be available to check and respond to emails M-F from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you reach us outside of these hours please allow 24-48 hours for a response. You can continue to email the patient coordinator you’ve been in contact with or simply use [email protected]
  • Virtual consultations: Can’t come in for an appointment right now? No problem! Dr. Kearney is able to offer phone consultations during the next couple of weeks. Simply email us at [email protected] or call 858-677-9352 during the above hours and we will let you know the simple steps to take.

We apologize for any inconvenience the above changes may cause and are hoping things return to “normal” as soon as possible. Please stay safe and healthy and let’s all try to remain as positive as possible during this time of uncertainty.

We appreciate all of you and look forward to seeing you again very soon!


Dr. Kearney and staff