A mommy makeover is a highly comprehensive procedure that helps women get back to their pre-pregnancy appearance after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. This package of cosmetic procedures is tailored to meet the demands of each unique case.
Most women plunge into exercise and diet in order to work on the problem areas of their body after pregnancy. However, in many cases, exercise and diet aren’t helpful, since they can only do so much. For example, these methods cannot rejoin drooping muscles, tighten loose skin, or restore breast volume.
The Effects of Childbirth and Breastfeeding
The effects of childbirth and breastfeeding are not the same for every woman. Some commonly experienced changes include the following:
- Stretched skin in the abdominal area
- Localized stubborn pockets of fat in areas like the outer and inner thighs
- Appearance of a lower “pouch” in the abdominal area
- Concentration of fat on the sides and the abdomen
- Sagging or deflated breasts
- A sunken C-section scar covered by overhanging abdominal skin
The Incredibly Comprehensive Mommy Makeover
Depending on the needs of the patient, a mommy makeover can include numerous different cosmetic procedures, such as a tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck, a breast lift, liposuction, and breast augmentation. Let’s have a look at each of these procedures in detail.
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, tones and tightens the midsection. In this procedure, the surgeon rejoins and tightens the abdominal muscles with internal sutures to correct diastasis recti. Excess skin is removed, and the remaining skin is tightened. Sometimes liposuction is also needed for removing stubborn deposits of abdominal fat.
Mini Tummy Tuck
The mini tummy tuck is a less-invasive variation of the tummy tuck procedure. This technique focuses specifically on the lower abdomen. The incision is much shorter and is located between the belly button and the public hairline.
A lot of new mothers experience a significant reduction in their breast size after breastfeeding. Typically, there is a noticeable decrease in the projection and volume of the upper breast.
To restore breast volume and projection, patients can include a breast augmentation in their mommy makeover. This involves insertion of saline or silicone breast implants.
Due to the loss of volume and projection that affects the breasts after childbirth, nipple position is also lowered. Surgeons can perform a breast lift, or mastopexy, to restore the nipples to their original position. The breasts are tightened and reshaped to reduce sagging and restore perkiness.
Combination Breast Lift with Augmentation
Pairing a breast lift with a breast augmentation provides greater fullness and improved projection while decreasing sagging. It involves removal of excess skin and placement of breast implants.
In many cases, a breast reduction procedure is necessary following childbirth and breastfeeding. This surgery reduces the weight of the breasts in order to address issues like chronic back, shoulder, and neck pain. During the procedure, excess fat, skin, and glandular breast tissue are removed, and the breasts are reshaped and enhanced.
Women often end up with stubborn deposits of fat after pregnancy, and these deposits do not typically respond to exercise and diet. Liposuction is a procedure that involves removing fatty tissue from the body with a special suction device called a cannula. Liposuction achieves leaner and more attractive contours for the buttocks, abdomen, thighs, and many other areas.
Find Out More
Take the first step towards restoring your pre-baby body—contact Plastic Surgery Center of Scottsdale for a mommy makeover consultation. Dr. Sumer Daiza will be happy to tell you more about the procedure and help you customize your comprehensive mommy makeover.