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Restore Your Pre-Pregnancy Body

Patient Reviews

Mommy Makeover

Naturally, pregnancy is such a beautiful time for a woman. Bringing your precious bundle of life and joy into the world is one of the most life-changing experiences. At the same time, the physical toll it takes on her body is especially taxing. While some are able to bounce back to their pre-pregnancy look, others are left with changes that cannot be reversed through diet and exercise. Otherwise confident about themselves and the way they look before having kids, some women feel embarrassed and self-conscious afterwards. Pregnancy's effects, stretch marks, fat deposits, and a weakening of the abdominal wall, can adversely affect the self-image of some women.

At Southern Surgical Arts, The Mommy Makeover is a combination of several procedures designed to restore the look of a woman's body to what she had before pregnancy. The procedures commonly combined include a tummy tuck, breast augmentation with lift (if necessary) and SmartLipo-laser body sculpting. The first and simplest way to address loose skin after pregnancy is through a tummy tuck. In addition to removing the skin and stretch marks during the abdominoplasty, the surgeon may tighten, if necessary, the abdominal muscles if they have been weakened by your pregnancy. Using FDA-approved implants, a breast augmentation restores fullness and perkiness to your breasts. Another increasingly requested procedure among moms today is the labiaplasty, for moms who have stretched, enlarged, or asymmetrical labia due to childbirth. Consult with our physicians to see if this procedure is right for you.

Who is a Good Candidate?

  • Moms up to age 65
  • Non-smoker
  • Generally in good health
  • Desires aesthetic enhancement of the breast and abdomen, flank and thighs, and/or labia
  • Desires a restoring of her figure to pre-pregnancy days

How Much Does it Cost?

Although the total, final cost will depend on factors and your particular goals, the Mommy Makeover at Southern Surgical Arts has typically averaged between $8,000 and $16,000. Our total cost covers the procedure, anethesia, materials/supplies used, and all routine follow-up visits (lab work and medications are excluded). There are no hidden fees or hidden costs.

Our Surgeons

Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, and Dr. Nease are fellowship-trained and Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeons. Dr. Nease also holds a board certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Combined, our four doctors have more than 23 years experience. Their practice at Southern Surgical Arts is 100% committed, focused, and dedicated to cosmetic and facial plastic surgery. Since 2004, they have performed more than 18,000 major cosmetic procedures.

State-of-the-Art Surgery Centers

At Southern Surgical Arts, we perform all of our procedures in several accredited, state-of-the-art facilities. Chattanooga's Southside, SSA's newest state-of-the-art surgical suite and luxurious office. Calhoun, GA, is home to SSA's first location and surgical facility. We also operate at Physician's Surgery Center near Parkridge East Hospoital in Chattanooga, TN.

We consult with patients before and after surgery in both our Calhoun and Chattanooga offices. With three surgical center options, we can arrange to perform your procedure in the location that is most convenient for you. In every office, our highly trained and specialized staff provides you the privacy, comfort, and expertise you deserve.

We invite you for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, Dr. Nease, or Dr. Gusching. Together, we'll explore your aesthetic goals and work toward revealing your own natural beauty.

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