What Can I Expect From a Mommy Makeover?

Posted on July 12, 2019 under Plastic Surgery

We realize that pregnancy will affect every woman in a different way when it comes to her body. That is the reason why our cosmetic surgery office will help you develop a personalized plan for every one of your specific needs. A mommy makeover isn’t just one procedure. It is a combination of procedures that will be put together specifically for your body type. These procedures are able to correct a lot of physical problems that occur after a baby is born. We can help you get your body back, along with your confidence and great self-esteem. Are you considering a mommy makeover? Read on to learn more about it. 

What Breast Procedures are Offered?

When you are pregnant, your breasts start to undergo very dramatic changes. Why? Your body is preparing your breasts for the job they were meant to do- breastfeed. Even if you choose to bottle-feed from the time your baby is born, you will still experience a loss of fullness, sagging, or asymmetry between your breasts. They may also be smaller or larger than they were prior to pregnancy. A mommy makeover can do the following for you:

Breast augmentation– This type of procedure can help restore lost volume to your breasts. It can also address breast asymmetry issues. 

Breast lift– A breast lift will help your breasts return to a higher position than they were before. This type of procedure may be performed alone or in conjuncture with breast augmentation. It can address enlarged areolas, drooping breasts, and low nipple position. 

Breast reduction– Some women find that their breasts become much larger than they would like after childbirth. This may cause pain and discomfort as the years go by. Having surgery to reduce your breast size can help. 

What Can be Done to Tighten the Abdominal Muscles and Reduce Fat?

It can be difficult to get back to the shape you were before you were pregnant. Even if you get back to the same weight, your body will still look different than you are used to. Your abdominal muscles may have stretched or torn to make the necessary space for the baby, and exercise alone will not tighten them back to what they were. Separation of the abdominal muscles is called diastasis recti. Some women even have a “pooch” that makes them look pregnant when they are not. 

Your body will also store extra fat while you are pregnant that may be very hard to lose later on. Many women experience this excess fat around their stomach while others struggle with it all over. A mommy makeover can do the following for you:

Liposuction– Remove the stubborn fat from your abdominal area with liposuction. This surgical procedure is a very effective way to remove the fat that won’t respond to a strict diet and exercise program. Consider liposuction if nothing else seems to work for you. 

Tummy Tuck– This surgical procedure will repair the separated and stretched abdominal muscles. It will also get rid of any loose, hanging skin you may have, as well as excess fat. A tummy tuck is best for women who do not plan to get pregnant again, as pregnancy will cause the muscles to stretch back out. 

Schedule a Free Consultation 

When you are ready to schedule a mommy makeover, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Patrick L. Basile, M.D. at Plastic Surgery & Wellness. We make it our priority to provide the highest level of care possible. Trust a board-certified surgeon to perform your mommy makeover in a safe, clean, and comfortable environment.