What Are Mommy Makeovers?
The toll that pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding can have on a woman’s
body can be devastating, both physically and emotionally. Even with proper diet
and exercise, oftentimes it is near impossible to restore one’s post-pregnancy
body back to one’s pre-pregnancy body.
Some of these effects include:
- Abdominal bulging
- Stretching and loosening of the skin in the areas of the breasts, thighs,
- Excess fat deposits in the belly, back and thighs
- Stretch marks on the breasts, belly and thighs
For those mothers out there who want to restore a firmer, tighter body, even after childbirth an excellent option is Mommy Makeover. This effective cosmetic procedure has been developed by plastic surgeons with the needs and desires of mother’s in mind. The procedure brings together the best of several popular surgical procedures to restore and rejuvenate the mother’s body back to her pre-pregnancy body, as close as possible. Feel free to contact Dr. Adams’ office if you’re interested in receiving a Mommy Makeover or other cosmetic plastic surgery in Dallas, Texas.
What the Mommy Makeover Won’t Do
This new cosmetic plastic surgery procedure has yielded amazing results for many mothers, but it is not a replacement for proper diet and exercise. Rather, when the this procedure is used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise, the results can be both amazing and long-lasting. There are some things you should consider before a Mommy Makeover, however. If you are planning on dramatic weight loss, or plan on becoming pregnant again, it would make sense to postpone the procedure, as weight loss or pregnancy can have adverse effects on the results of it. It is recommended that you should wait at least 6 months after you stop breastfeeding before undergoing the Mommy Makeover procedure, as it will allow time for your body to heal naturally from the stress of pregnancy and childbirth. Furthermore, it allows time for the skin and muscles to ’snap back’ as much as the will, naturally, which will only aid in the restoration of your body.
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Is it right for me?
As with any cosmetic plastic surgery, you should first consider your motivations
for surgery to be sure that you’re choosing surgery for yourself and not to
fulfill someone else’s’ desires or expectations of you or your body. Mothering
is perhaps the most important job there is and the sacrifices made by mothers
everywhere deserve respect and compassion. It is a very personal matter and
any decision for surgery should come after careful consideration of all the
facts and emotions involved.
The Mommy Makeover may be a good option for you if you:
- Maintain good physical health and weight
- Don’t smoke
- Have realistic expectations
- Are frustrated by the seemingly irreversible effects of childbirth and
your attempts at weight loss and firming of your body with diet and exercise
- Have stretch marks
- Have sagging breasts and/or enlarged areolas
Every woman’s body is different and the needs of each women vary. A doctor
can guide you along the right path in deciding which procedures will be right
Options for Mommy Makeover surgery
This cosmetic plastic surgery procedure is comprised of several different cosmetic procedures that, when used in conjunction, produce stunning results. However, because every woman has different restorative needs, the combination of procedures will vary from one body to another. The Mommy Makeover is not a ‘cookie cutter’ procedure, but one that can be tailored to meet your individual needs, which is one reason why the procedure is so revolutionary in its design. It can include the following cosmetic procedures.
Tummy Tuck and/or Liposuction
The skin and muscle tissues in the abdominal areas stretch during pregnancy
and will leave skin looser and “flabby.” Even after weight loss, training
and dieting, the skin may remain loose and unsightly. An abdominoplasty, also
known as a Tummy Tuck, can revitalize your stomach and abdominal area by removing
excess skin, tightening the inner walls of your stomach muscles, and removing
unwanted fatty deposits through liposuction, producing a tighter, flatter abdominal
profile. The use of liposuction during the Tummy Tuck portion of the Mommy Makeover
allows for the removal of excess fat that develops during pregnancy as well
as handle the stubborn areas that don’t respond to dieting and exercise.
Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation, and Reduction
The procedure known as mastopexy, or the ‘Breast Lift’ reconstructs the breast
in such a way that excess fat and skin is removed, thus tightening the tissues
of the breast, giving it a ‘lifted’ appearance, which restores the breast appearance
back to that of your pre-pregnancy, youthful breast contours. The mastopexy
will also address the tissue surrounding the nipple, or areola, which oftentimes
becomes stretched due to the same effects.
If you desire fuller, larger breasts, the surgeon can perform a Breast Augmentation
along with the lift. This cosmetic enhancement procedure uses either saline
or silicone breast implants to create a bust line that is, perhaps, larger and
fuller than the patients’ pre-pregnancy breast size. Once again, the option
of Breast Augmentation should be discussed with your doctor in your consultation
prior to surgery to determine the best course of treatment.
Breast Reduction surgery can be an option for those women who have very
large breast that cause back pain and general discomfort due to childbirth or
as a pre-pregnancy condition. The procedure designedto reduce the size of the breasts by removing the excess skin, fat and tissues of the breast, alleviating any pain or discomfort.