The Custom Mommy Makeover: Plastic Surgeon Dr. Byron Poindexter Says Facial Cosmetic Surgery Procedures Are Ideal Additions to Body Procedures
Recent Plastic Surgery Statistics Show The Top Five Cosmetic Surgeries For Women Are Among The Top Mommy Makeover Procedures Performed by Dr. Poindexter
A Mommy Makeover is a hard present for mothers to give to themselves. There’s a lot of guilt about doing something for themselves, since women are always doing for others. But once they take that step, patients tell me they wish they'd done it 10 years ago.
After nursing two kids, my body didn’t look or feel the same as it did prior to having children. Instead of wishing for my old body back, I decided to do something for myself and restore and improve the old me. Because I took that step to use cosmetic surgery to restore and enhance my appearance, I have improved confidence and self-esteem, and my husband’s endless compliments on how good I look!
RESTON, VA 5/21/12: A Mommy Makeover, a combination of plastic surgery procedures designed to restore the body to its pre-pregnancy state, can refresh a patient’s face—and life—as well.
Dr. Byron D. Poindexter, board-certified plastic surgeon with The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA, says that a Mommy Makeover is “really whatever we want it to be. Most women see the effects of pregnancy on their stomach and their breasts, but the effects of pregnancy are really on each and every area of the body. Maybe it’s extra lines and wrinkles on the face, or the neck starts to sag.
“So what we do is customize the procedures and use them to address the toll that pregnancy and the stress of raising children can take on the body and the face,” Dr. Poindexter continues. “Women want back the body and the self-image they had before they were mothers, often choosing to have facial procedures like eyelid surgery or neck lifts along with the more standard Mommy Makeover procedures like a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and/or lift, or liposuction.”
According to a survey by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 62 percent of mothers said that they would consider a "Mommy Makeover" if cost were not an issue.
Dr. Poindexter adds that in his experience, guilt plays a role in the decision to choose a Mommy Makeover. “A Mommy Makeover is a hard present for mothers to give to themselves,” he says. “There’s a lot of guilt about doing something for themselves, since women are always doing for others. But when patients get to that point and say ‘it’s time,’ it’s an overwhelmingly positive experience. I hear ‘I wish I’d done this sooner’ a lot.”
One of Dr. Poindexter’s Mommy Makeover patients, who had breast augmentation and a breast lift, adds, “I wanted to feel better about my body. I had children and after nursing two kids, my body didn’t look or feel the same as it did prior to having children. Instead of wishing for my old body back, I decided to do something for myself and restore and improve the old me. Because I took that step to use cosmetic surgery to restore and enhance my appearance, I have improved confidence and self-esteem, and my husband’s endless compliments on how good I look!”
Says the husband of another Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery Mommy Makeover patient, who had a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast augmentation and breast lift, “I have always told my wife how beautiful she is. I don’t think she believed me until after her procedure at Austin-Weston. She was a changed woman with more self-confidence than she had ever showed to me before. The staff was great and helpful and made sure the entire process was easy. Four-and-a-half years later I can say for sure that the decision for my wife to have her procedures done was one of the best we ever made.”
Dr. Poindexter has performed hundreds of Mommy Makeovers since joining the Austin-Weston Center in 1998. “Mommy Makeover” is a “term that’s been around for a couple of years,” says Dr. Poindexter. “I was doing them 12 years before that, before I even knew I was doing them!”
Dr. Poindexter discusses his extensive experience with Mommy Makeover surgery in a YouTube video.
According to recent statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the top five cosmetic surgeries for women are also among the top Mommy Makeover procedures performed by Dr. Poindexter. In 2011, women underwent 316,848 breast augmentations, 283,669 lipoplasties (liposuction), 142,657 abdominoplasties (tummy tucks), 127,054 breast lifts, and 124,635 blepharoplasties (eyelid surgeries).
View Austin-Weston Center Mommy Makeover before-and-after photos.
Dr. Byron Poindexter graduated with highest distinction from Indiana University and the Indiana University School of Medicine, receiving numerous academic honors, service honors, and scholarships along the way. He received training at the highly respected programs of general surgery at the University of Florida and plastic surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Poindexter joined the Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery in 1998. The author of several plastic surgery journal articles, Dr. Poindexter has presented the Austin-Weston Center’s experience with abdominoplasty (tummy tucks) at the national meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and in 2008 served as the president of the National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Less than 10% of board-certified plastic surgeons specialize exclusively in cosmetic surgery. The other 90% perform reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Poindexter and his partners, George W. Weston, M.D. and Robert K. Sigal, M.D., perform cosmetic surgery exclusively and have over 55 years of combined surgical experience among them. The doctors are board-certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and are members of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Founded in 1978, The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery is the first free-standing center established exclusively for cosmetic surgery in the Washington, D.C. area. The AAAHC-accredited office-based surgery center has 5 on-site operating rooms and is staffed by over 30 professionals dedicated to the highest standards of patient safety, privacy and service. View our website at www.austin-weston.com and call 703-893-6168 for more information or to make an appointment for your complimentary private consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeons.
To arrange an interview with Dr. Poindexter, please contact the Austin-Weston Center’s Media Relations Department at 703-230-2537.