Mommy Makeovers: What they can do for your post-baby body

Wednesday January 18, 2017 | Breast Lift, Liposuction, Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

mommy makeover patientBecoming a mother can be one of the most rewarding feelings for women, but it can also take a toll on your body contour. Pregnancy causes weight gain and changes the size and shape of the breasts, abdomen, thighs, waist and more.

Many women resort to diet and exercise to help them regain their post-baby body, but sometimes excess skin and fat remain unresponsive. It can be frustrating to go without the body that makes you feel beautiful and confident, which is why some women consider plastic surgery as a treatment option.

If you are struggling with aesthetic concerns after pregnancy, then you may benefit from a mommy makeover. The combination of surgical procedures helps restore your body to it’s pre-pregnancy state.

Flatten your tummy

Pregnancy is often most apparent near your stomach, where stretch marks and sagging skin surround your abdominal region. A mommy makeover will usually include a tummy tuck (medically known as abdominoplasty) if you experience cosmetic concerns in this region.

A tummy tuck removes any excess skin that may be sagging off of the stomach after being stretched during pregnancy. The muscles may have separated as well, and are tightened during a tummy tuck, like an internal girdle. The result is a flatter abdomen that appears more toned.

Restore your breast size

The breasts are known to increase in size and sometimes sag while pregnant, which can affect your physique. Although they are an important part of motherhood, sagging breasts can be uncomfortable and cause cosmetic concerns.

Your mommy makeover will include either a breast augmentation involving implants, or a reduction or lift. The goal is to remove the skin that is causing your breasts to sag and place them in a more appealing position on the chest wall. Your breasts will look healthier and more youthful once the surgery is complete. Depending on the surgical procedure, you may still nurse after a breast enhancement.

Remove excess skin and fat

One thing that is certain about pregnancy is an increase in weight. Even though you are likely to lose much of the weight you gained after giving birth, the excess fat can stretch the skin and cause sagging. The skin and fat can accumulate in the thighs, waist and arms, detracting from your appearance.

A mommy makeover may include liposuction, which reduces the amount of fat in various regions of the body. Body contouring techniques may also be used to eliminate sagging skin and improve your physique.

Improve your overall body contour

Pregnancy affects women differently, which means that you may require specific techniques that address only the unique cosmetic concerns you are experiencing. Your mommy makeover may include enhancements to your chin, back or face, for example, depending on how pregnancy has personally affected you.

At Lickstein Plastic Surgery, we create a customized plan for your mommy makeover that will address your individual concerns so that you’re able to regain your post-baby body. To learn more about whether the mommy makeover is right for you, contact our office at (561) 571-4000 and schedule a consultation.