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How a Mommy Makeover Can Transform a Postpartum Body

Published on May 15, 2023
Close up photo of a woman's postpartum body

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause significant changes to a woman’s body, and many women find it challenging to regain their pre-pregnancy body shape. Some of the common body changes include excess skin and fat in the abdominal area, stretched or sagging breasts, and stubborn pockets of fat in different parts of the body.

While diet and exercise can help to some extent, some women may require additional interventions to reverse the effects of pregnancy. This is where mommy makeover procedures can be helpful.

Mommy makeovers are customized plastic surgery procedures designed to address body changes and restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy body shape. These procedures are tailored to each woman’s specific needs and include a combination of surgical techniques.

The Tummy Tuck

The tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that can address the changes that occur in a woman’s abdomen due to pregnancy. During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles and skin may stretch, and excess fat may accumulate in the abdominal area. These changes can persist after pregnancy, even with diet and exercise.

A tummy tuck procedure removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area and tightens the underlying muscles, resulting in a flatter and more toned midsection.

Breast Surgeries

During pregnancy, the breasts may become enlarged and stretched, and after breastfeeding, they may lose volume and begin to sag. In other cases, they may retain their new enlarged volume. Breast surgeries can address the changes that occur in a woman’s breasts due to pregnancy and breastfeeding.

A breast lift procedure, also known as a mastopexy, can help to lift and reshape the breasts to a more youthful position. This involves removal of excess skin and tightening of the underlying tissues.

Breast augmentation can help to restore the breasts’ size, projection, and symmetry using saline or silicone implants. The surgeon will work with the patient to choose the appropriate type, size, shape, texture, and profile of the implants to achieve the desired results.

A breast reduction can reduce excess glandular breast tissue, fat, and skin to address oversized breasts. This can correct issues like chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain.

Liposuction for Excess Fat

During pregnancy, women may develop excess fat in various areas of their body, such as the hips, thighs, or abdomen. After giving birth, they may find it difficult to reduce fat in these areas, even with a healthy diet and exercise.

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that can address stubborn fat that persists after pregnancy. It removes excess fat and contours the body to achieve the patient’s desired shape. Remember that liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure and should not be an alternative for a healthy lifestyle and proper diet.

Contact Us to Learn More

At the Plastic Surgery Center of Scottsdale, each patient receives a personalized mommy makeover procedure—there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to bringing back your pre-pregnancy body. Contact us to schedule your consultation today.