The New You Awaits
Get your pre-baby body back!
The New You Awaits
Do you wonder how to get your body back after pregnancy? To help women regain their earlier bodies and their confidence plastic surgeons offer a Mommy Makeover. Mommy Makeovers consist of a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures to restore a woman’s body to its former shape.
Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life: having children is one of the best things that can happen to anyone. But childbirth is an event that takes a toll on a woman’s physique. So, after pregnancy, many mothers wish to have their body back.
After pregnancy and childbirth, some women’s’ bodies tend to morph out of shape.
Post-pregnancy most women notice some of the following changes:
- Stretch marks
- Stubborn fat deposits
- Drooping breasts
- Loose abdominal skin
- A thicker waist.
And sometimes, even exercise and minimal cosmetic procedures can’t seem to revert the body to its former glory. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a Mommy Makeover includes some standard procedures but every patient can tailor it to suit her own needs. These are a some of the top treatments included in the Mommy Makeover package:
1. Tummy Tuck to Get Your Body Back
The most obvious physical change during pregnancy is the expansion of a woman’s stomach. All the pressure and stress during the labor period causes the stomach area to stretch, often leaving the skin saggy and loose after pregnancy.
A tummy tuck is one of the top Mommy Makeover procedures. It gets rid of loose skin, tightens the muscles in the abdomen, and restores the stomach to its previous state. During the surgery, an incision is made through which pockets of fat can be extracted and the muscles can be tightened. The excess skin is then removed and the incision is sutured.
Depending on the extent of your post-pregnancy state, there are a variety of tummy tuck procedures to opt for. For example, the traditional tummy tuck may be more apt for mothers who have borne twins. A mini tummy tuck, on the other hand, will do the trick for those whose bodies haven’t morphed too much out of shape.
2. Breast Augmentation – Breast Lift
Breast augmentation and Breast Lift are also very popular Mommy Makeover procedures to get your body back after pregnancy. During pregnancy, a female’s body releases excess hormones which cause changes in the size and shape of their breasts. In most cases, breast enlargement occurs and the areola becomes stretched.
Post-pregnancy, after the breastfeeding phase is over, the breasts tend to droop and sag as they lose volume due to a sudden drop in hormones.
In such cases, a breast lift, sometimes along with breast augmentation, may be necessary to restore the shape and size of your breasts. A breast lift is used to remove excess skin and reposition the areola. A breast augmentation is where surgeons use silicone or saline implants to restore fullness in the upper breast. This procedure allows for Plastic Surgeons to manipulate the size and shape of the breast without making changes to the nipple height.
In some cases, where a woman’s breasts have become too large, a breast reduction surgery may be performed.
A liposuction is perhaps the most important part of the Mommy Makeover and it is essential to ensure that other procedures like the tummy tuck and breast enhancement have favorable outcomes to help you get your body back to its pre-pregnancy shape.
Pregnancy can lead to a thicker waist and abdomen and leave stubborn fat deposits in areas like your hips, thighs, and waist. Liposuction removes this excess fat to ensure that your body looks a lot more natural and slimmer after the Mommy Makeover. This is why a liposuction is usually performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck. This dual procedure helps accentuates the waist allowing it to blend into the flattened abdomen in a natural way.
During liposuction, a tube is inserted into that part of the body where the fat needs to be removed. This fat is then removed using special, vacuum-powered equipment.
What’s Your Combination of Mommy Makeover Procedures?
These are the main cosmetic surgery procedures that make up the popular “Mommy Makeover”. If you’re planning to sign up for one, consult your Plastic Surgeon to find out the best combination for you. And before you approach any Plastic Surgeon take a look at yourself and figure out what you want out of the Mommy Makeover. Having an initial idea will help you discuss with your Plastic Surgeon what you want out of the Mommy Makeover.
Once you are ready, call Peninsula Plastic Surgery today at 310-326-3636 to book a free cosmetic consultation with Dr. Rossoa to give you a professional opinion as to which Mommy Makeover procedures can best improve the situation at hand.
So good luck with your treatment and Happy Mother’s Day!