Mommy Makeovers at the Gillian Institute: Empowering You to Thrive

At the Gillian Institute, we understand that motherhood is a beautiful, albeit challenging, endeavor. It’s filled with love, sacrifice and endless responsibilities. Often, you put your needs on the back burner, focusing solely on your family. But what happens when you want to reclaim a part of yourself that seems lost in the whirlwind of motherhood? That’s where a Mommy Makeover comes into play.

Here, we look at Mommy Makeovers from the eyes of the Gillian Institute, from patient feedback to specific insights from our team about the most rewarding and challenging aspects of the procedure.

More Than Just Physical Changes: Revitalizing Your Spirit

A Mommy Makeover at the Gillian Institute isn’t just about aesthetics. Our team, led by Dr. Kimberly Short, is passionate about helping you rediscover yourself. While the physical transformation is often the most talked-about aspect of a Mommy Makeover, the emotional journey is equally significant.

We’ve seen firsthand the transformative power of Mommy Makeovers. Patients often share their sentimental stories with us, expressing how they didn’t even realize they had lost their sense of self until they saw their surgery results and felt an emotional transformation. They tell us how the surgery has changed not only how they look but, more importantly, how they feel about themselves. The newfound joy and satisfaction extend beyond the mirror, positively impacting various facets of their lives, from personal relationships to social interactions.

The emotion at these post-op visits with our patients is palpable — there are often tears of joy and heartfelt hugs. At the Gillian Institute, we find this emotional transformation to be incredibly rewarding, and it fuels our passion for what we do.

The Power of Customization: A Mommy Makeover Tailored Just for You

Dr. Short and our team believe in a personalized approach. We understand that every individual is unique, with distinct needs and aesthetic goals. During your consultation, we’ll discuss your specific desires and craft a customized plan tailored to you.

Mommy Makeover surgery commonly involves two or more of the following procedures to help you look and feel your best:

Read our blog on the most popular Mommy Makeover combinations for more information.

Real Stories, Real Transformations

Dr. Short is not just a highly skilled plastic surgeon but also a mother of four herself. Her personal experience with motherhood adds an extra layer of empathy and understanding to her practice. See what our patients have to say about her and their Mommy Makeover experiences:

“Why Did I Wait so Long?”

One of our patients, a 38-year-old mother of three, had this to say after her Mommy Makeover, which included a breast lift, breast implants and a tummy tuck: “All I can say is, ‘Why did I wait so long?’ Thank you, Dr. Short, for helping me feel attractive again, as a woman and a mother!”

“Completely Worth It!”

Another patient, 34-year-old mother of two and fitness competitor Marissa, finally got the breasts of her dreams. “Dr. Short answered all my questions with no problem and I always felt very comfortable with her and her whole staff. Great bunch of ladies! I had no post issues with my implants. Dr. Short recommended the perfect size and I’m so happy with them. It was completely worth it! I now feel like a woman! Highly recommend!”

“Regaining My Body”

A mother of two was astounded at how easily she was able to restore her youthful breast volume at the Gillian Institute: “After breastfeeding two babies, my breast had lost their once nice volume. I can’t believe just how simple it was to regain! There was minimal discomfort and down time.”

“I Chose the Best”

Kelly from Indianapolis had this to say about her experience combining Mommy Makeover procedures: “Amazing staff and Dr. Short is an artist as well as surgeon. I had a tummy tuck and breast lift and couldn’t be happier with the results. As a RN, I did extensive research regarding plastic surgeons and know I chose the best around!”

“Gave Me An Hourglass Shape!”

Another patient, Carla, was astounded at her natural-looking shape: “I had a tummy tuck and breast lift after losing 100+ lbs and you’d never know it after Dr. Short’s touch. I’m incredibly happy with the end results, but the tummy tuck in particular is almost unbelievable– I was very concerned about the ‘boxy’ look I’ve seen time and again in post-op pictures but Dr. Short somehow gave me an hourglass shape!”

Read more of our patient reviews here.

Affordability: Quality Care Within Reach

Whether you are looking for a slight improvement or a significant change, a Mommy Makeover is more affordable than you might have thought. While the cost varies depending on the procedures involved, many find it to be a worthwhile investment in themselves. We also offer financing options for those interested.

You can view our pricing sheet to see the individual cost of each procedure, but combining procedures together in your Mommy Makeover typically results in a lower cost than undergoing each surgery separately. At your consultation, we’ll provide you with specific pricing for your Mommy Makeover.

The Surgical Experience: What Sets Us Apart

When you choose the Gillian Institute for your Mommy Makeover, you’re not just getting a surgical procedure; you’re receiving an experience designed to be as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technology to ensure that your surgery is performed with utmost precision. Our staff is trained to provide compassionate care, guiding you through pre-operative preparations to post-operative recovery.

The Realities of Recovery: What to Expect

One of the most challenging things patients face when it comes to a Mommy Makeover is mentally preparing for the recovery. Our clinical coordinator and injector specialist, Melissa Mahmoud, says this is typically because patients come in with unrealistic expectations of how fast the recovery will be. Although a Mommy Makeover is an elective surgery, it is still a surgery and involves incisions and tissue manipulation, and your body will need time to heal afterward.

While the results can be life-changing, it’s crucial to understand that the recovery process can be lengthy. It’s not uncommon for patients to feel disheartened if they don’t bounce back within a couple of weeks. In reality, full recovery can take months, and we want our patients to be aware of that.

At the Gillian Institute, we guide you through every step of the process, setting realistic expectations for recovery. We’re here to support you, ensuring you’re well-prepared for the post-surgery phase.

For more information about what to expect during recovery, read our ultimate Mommy Makeover recovery guide.

Support After Surgery: You’re Not Alone

We do everything we can to help you prepare for your recovery, and we’re also here for you as you go through it; your recovery support doesn’t end when you leave our facility. We offer comprehensive post-surgery resources to help you through the healing process.

Regular follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor your progress, address any concerns and make any necessary adjustments to your recovery plan. We also provide education and tips for your at-home care, helping you make the most of your recovery. In addition, our team is available if you have any questions throughout the process.

Discretion and Natural Results: Your Secret to Keep

One of the key advantages of undergoing a Mommy Makeover at the Gillian Institute is the level of discretion we maintain. Our surgical techniques aim to minimize visible scarring, allowing you to enjoy your new contours without drawing unwanted attention. Your transformation is yours to share — or not. The choice is entirely up to you.

The Gillian Institute: Where It’s All About You

At the Gillian Institute, you’re not just another patient; you’re a unique individual deserving of personalized care and attention. We’re committed to helping you navigate this transformation, offering our expertise in breast and body contouring along with a feminine and personal touch.

Discover How a Mommy Makeover at the Gillian Institute in Indianapolis Can Help You Reclaim Your Well-Being

Let our experienced, understanding team at the Gillian Institute guide you through this transformative experience, offering our expertise every step of the way. Your path to rediscovering the beautiful, confident woman you are is just a click away.

Schedule your virtual consultation or in-person visit today!