Many women feel that becoming a mother is one of the greatest experiences in life, however, for many moms, pregnancy takes a toll on the body. New moms are often left with loose abdominal skin, sagging breasts, fat deposits, unsightly stretchmarks and a fuller waistline, wishing they could return to their pre-pregnancy bodies. Fortunately, a “Mommy Makeover” can help achieve this!
What is a “Mommy Makeover”?
A Mommy Makeover is a performed using a unique combination of plastic surgery procedures designed to correct the unwanted physical effects of pregnancy and enhance a woman’s body.
What procedures are typically included in a “Mommy Makeover”?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the procedures typically incorporated into a Mommy Makeover include a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and/or lift, and liposuction. Here at The Plastic Surgery Center, our surgeons offer a number of additional services to address each patient’s unique concerns, such as spider vein treatment and fat grafting.
The tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is considered the mainstay of the mommy makeover. This procedure is designed to tighten the abdominal wall by repairing and realigning the abdominal muscles and by removing any excess skin and fat that may have persisted after pregnancy.
Following pregnancy, many women, despite following a healthy diet and exercise regimen, are left with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits. Liposuction may be used to reduce localized fat deposits in many different parts of the body, such as the thighs, hips and buttocks, abdomen and waist, upper arms, back, inner knee, chest area, chin and neck, and calves and ankles.
Pregnancy often causes breast enlargement, and, following childbirth, the breasts may no longer appear “perky”. After nursing, the breasts often lose volume and begin to sag. A breast lift, or mastopexy surgery, raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.
Often done in conjunction with a breast lift, a breast augmentation procedure uses implants to fulfill the desire for fuller breasts or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. Breast Augmentation can increase fullness and projection of the breasts, improve the balance of the figure, and enhance self-image and self-confidence.
Spider Vein Treatment
Known as sclerotherapy, this cosmetic procedure reduces or eliminates surface vessels or spider veins, commonly seen on the face and legs.
When should one undergo a “Mommy Makeover”?
A woman should consider undergoing surgery only when her body has completely recovered from childbearing and nursing and when she is within a few pounds of her ideal body weight. A candidate for a mommy makeover procedure should ideally have completed all pregnancies, as another pregnancy will “undo” the surgeries associated with the Mommy Makeover.
These procedures, which can dramatically improve how you look and feel, are easier to fit into your schedule than you may realize. We use modern techniques to minimize discomfort and recovery time so you can achieve great results and quickly return to your everyday life.
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