Whether you recently welcomed a newborn into the world, are navigating the throes of teen angst, or have finally joined the empty-nester club, it’s probably been a while since you’ve done something solely for yourself. While there’s nothing better than being a mom, it’s a full-time job that’s not only hard work but also taxing on your body. Even with diet and exercise, many women find it difficult to recapture the figure they had before kids came along. I routinely perform surgical procedures to help moms get back to their pre-baby bodies. The “mommy makeover” is one of today’s most popular combination of plastic surgery techniques, designed specifically to address common issues faced by women following pregnancy and breastfeeding.
A mommy makeover combines an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) with a breast lift, with or without breast implants, to restore not only the pre-baby abdomen but core strength as well. Additional procedures such as liposuction, fat grafting, and vaginal rejuvenation can be included to provide a comprehensive full-body makeover. A mastopexy (breast lift) restores the shape and size of the breast as well as the location of the nipple. Although a breast lift without breast implants may be ideal for many women, patients often opt to include breast implants with their lift for added size and projection. The augmentation can be achieved with silicone or saline implants, or with autologous fat grafting. Both breast lift and augmentation surgery can be considered as early as six months following the completion of breastfeeding.
An abdominoplasty, commonly called a “tummy tuck”, is a surgical procedure that flattens the abdomen by tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. It involves removing excess skin, fat, and stretch marks. The abdomen tends to take on a rounded appearance as we age, as our weight fluctuates, and after events such as childbirth. The muscle and tissue of the abdomen are weakened, and the skin becomes so stretched that no number of sit-ups or leg raises can restore the pre-baby shape. Mommy makeovers can restore your figure beyond the breasts and abdomen. A trained plastic surgeon with the right tools is able to use liposuction techniques to contour the shape of the body through the removal and transfer of fat. The natural childbirth experience or simply genetics can weaken and alter the shape and aesthetics of the female pelvic floor. When these structures are weakened, vaginal rejuvenation surgery is an option. This can be used to improve the aesthetic appearance of the labia and can also rejuvenate to improve sexual function.
Whether you want to enhance the appearance of your breasts, tone your tummy following pregnancy, or accentuate your natural figure with autologous fat grafting or, we can help. To learn more about your mommy makeover options, schedule a personal consultation with me today.