“A Mommy Makeover is really about restoring some of the physical attributes that you had before you had children, and doing it in a way that works within your schedule,” says Dr. Vanek, a board-certified general and plastic surgeon who was named “Lake County’s Favorite Plastic Surgeon” by the News Herald in 201 and “Best of the Best” in 2013.
For your Mommy Makeover, Dr. Vanek can often present a variety of treatment options. Options may include a new skin care regimen, laser-based treatments, injectables, and surgical procedures.
“I do not have a specific selection of procedures that are the definition of a Mommy Makeover, because what we are able to do is tailor procedures to you to reverse some of the negative effects of pregnancy, and make you feel really great about yourself in the process. Sometimes it’s BOTOX® Cosmetic or injectable fillers. Sometimes it’s a breast lift or VASER® liposuction. It depends on the person, truly.”
“For me, putting together a Mommy Makeover is about putting together a group of procedures that are safe to perform in one surgical period, that fit your budget and your life, from which you can recover during a time frame that works for you,” explains Dr. Vanek, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
According to Dr. Vanek, most women interested in a Mommy Makeover have a list of areas they are concerned about, and precious little time.
“She’s usually the one taking care of the family, driving her kids to everything, and not making any time for herself. If she can carve out the time for the procedure and recovery, she’ll have an outcome she can enjoy for years to come. And when mom is happy, everybody is happy,” says Dr. Vanek.
To help you determine your treatment path to the outcome you desire, Dr. Vanek will share with you his extensive database of Before & After gallery of actual patients. “I will show you other people who have a body similar to yours and show you actual results. I’ll say, “Here’s what I showed you in the mirror, and here’s an actual person who resembles you. Now here’s their real outcome,’” says Dr. Vanek.
“No one can guarantee a perfect result, but if it’s an outcome that is possible, I will strive to achieve that outcome,” Dr. Vanek explains. “Our goal is to help you reach your goal, but we don’t just do the surgery and say, ‘Good luck!’ We truly engage with you to make sure you are nurtured through your recovery. And that starts from the first hello. We are going to distinguish ourselves by providing information, telling you how it’s really going to be, how we are going to help you through your toughest recovery period, and by giving you realistic goals and expectations.”
“Give us a call. I’d love to talk with you and help you celebrate your beauty.”
“With the selectivity and low blood loss associated with the VASER® Lipo system, I am able to treat a person’s abdomen, flanks, back, inner and outer thighs, knees, and calves – or just about any combination of areas that the patient desires – in a single session,” explains Dr. Vanek. “VASER enables me to target specific areas to remove fat for the transfer. It offers superior skin contraction as well, resulting in an improved body contour in treated areas.
“After 90 days, the collagen that was transferred is remodeled, and the stroma and fat cells that remain after the transfer are going to be persistent for years to come. As a person gains and loses weight, those cells will expand and contract as any other fat cell would. By three months, the volume enhancement that you see should persist a year from now, and should still be there in five years.”
Dr. Vanek notes that this procedure also improves the appearance of cellulite. “As a product of the intra-operative manipulation of the tissues (which causes mechanical disruption of the cellulite) and the post-operative massage therapies used in recovery, cellulite is massively improved with this intervention,” explains Dr. Vanek.
“No one can guarantee a perfect result, but if it’s an outcome that is possible, I will to strive to achieve that outcome,” Dr. Vanek says. “Give us a call. I’d love to talk with you and help you celebrate your beauty.”