A Mommy Makeover is a name that describes a combination of cosmetic procedures to help women regain their pre-pregnancy figure. There is no one-size-fits-all Mommy Makeover. The combination of procedures you have will depend on your issues, as well as your wants and needs. Often times, the procedures focus on the breasts and abdomen.
While the term Mommy Makeover may be relatively recent, the procedures involved have been done for years and have a good and safe success rate. You may consider a Mommy Makeover if you have finished having children and are done breastfeeding and have already tried dieting and exercising to help strengthen and improve the appearance of your body. Diet and exercise alone may not give you the figure you want, but it is likely that a Mommy Makeover can.
Some of the most popular surgical procedures involved in a Mommy Makeover are abdominoplasty, breast lift, breast augmentation and liposuction. An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, restores firmness to the abdominal area and removes loose skin and some fat. It may be used in conjunction with liposuction to remove any excess fat that you could not lose through diet and exercise. The muscles are tightened as much as possible, so the results last for a long time.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding, the breasts may undergo drastic changes. After breastfeeding, they may have lost volume and started sagging. This happened because of hormonal changes. There are two main types of breast enhancement, including breast augmentation and a breast lift. For women who like the size of their breasts but would like them to sit a bit higher, a breast lift may be the right choice.
However, if volume is lost and the breasts are sagging, augmentation with implants may be the best option. After several pregnancies, both a breast lift and implants may be needed to return the breasts to their pre-pregnancy appearance.
Liposuction can remove excess fat, but it does nothing for stretched, sagging skin. This is why it is commonly combined with a tummy tuck. The liposuction procedure has been improved with new technology so it can more precisely sculpt body contours.
Stretch marks occur when the skin stretches faster than it can heal itself. These can be addressed during a customized Mommy Makeover procedure as well, leading to better-looking skin in the treated area.
In short, a Mommy Makeover can help you reclaim your pre-pregnancy figure. During a consultation with Dr. Sands at Metairie Plastic Surgeons, your body issues can be discussed and a Mommy Makeover plan may be customized for you. Our office is located in Metairie and we happily serve clients in the New Orleans and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!