Post-Pregnancy Rejuvenation with the Mommy Makeover
Pregnancy will cause many changes in the body, and not all of these changes will be positive. Women may feel self-conscious about loose skin on their belly and other parts of the body. Some women feel embarrassed about their sagging breasts, others about stretch marks on their abdomen.
A mommy makeover is one or more procedures designed to address these issues after pregnancy. It is recommended that you choose the mommy makeover when you are reasonably sure you will not be getting pregnant again. This is done to ensure that the outcome of the mommy makeover is long lasting and that a new pregnancy does not undo the results.
The first things to consider would be your suitability for a mommy makeover. If you feel self-conscious about stretch marks, sagging breasts, and excess fat on the body after pregnancy, you might want to consider this procedure.
Exercise and dieting will help reduce excess fat to a great extent after childbirth. To reduce the remaining fat, the type that resolutely stays on despite exercise, you may choose a mommy makeover.
Breast Augmentation or a Breast Lift?
Among the most popular procedures for women after pregnancy are the breast augmentation and the breast lift. A breast lift will remove excess skin to give the breasts a firmer appearance and eliminate sagging. A breast lift is often but not necessarily performed in combination with breast augmentation.
Breast augmentation relies on saline or silicone implants to give the breasts a larger appearance, restoring breast volume after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Implants need to be chosen based on size, texture, material, and other factors.
Breast lifts and breast augmentations use different types of incisions. Your doctor will plan the placement and pattern of these incisions with you.
Another popular mommy makeover is the tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty. This involves the removal of excess fat and skin to give the abdomen a flat, toned look. Doctors may tighten the muscles of the abdomen during this procedure. The procedure can also eliminate stretch marks.
A full abdominoplasty requires an incision across the hipbone area. Depending on the amount of skin removed, doctors may need to reposition the belly button.
This procedure is used where you want to remove excess stubborn fat from the body. Once the fat is removed, you may require trimming of excess skin. Liposuction may be used in combination with overall toning of the body, where the surgeon may use a cannula to remove fat from the body while excising excess skin and tightening muscles underlying the skin.
Contact Our Office Today
Are you interested in the numerous benefits of the mommy makeover procedure? If so, customize your mommy makeover with the help of experienced triple-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Lyos. Dr. Lyos will be happy to help you regain your pre-pregnancy body.
To schedule your informative and helpful consultation with Dr. Lyos, contact our office and arrange a consultation. During a consultation, you will be able to see before-and-after photos and can ask any questions you may have.