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Ins and Outs of the Mommy Makeover

If you are looking for a dramatic way to restore your body after pregnancy and childbirth have taken their toll, a mommy makeover might be the right option for you. This surgery actually combines procedures to produce the specific results each individual patient is looking for. A mommy makeover is an attractive option for many busy women because they can see the full results they are looking for with just one time under anesthesia and one recovery process. Before you schedule your consultation for a mommy makeover, there are a few basics about this procedure you should know.

What are your concerns?

To determine whether a mommy makeover is right for you, Dr. Small will first want to discuss your specific concerns. The reason it is dubbed a “mommy makeover” is because it frequently reverses changes that take place to a woman’s body due to pregnancy and nursing. This procedure may be able to address the following issues:

  • Abdominal muscles that have separated after pregnancy
  • Loose skin around the midsection from fluctuations in the stomach size
  • A bulge around the middle that does not go away with diet and exercise
  • Stretch marks around the abdominal area
  • Breasts that appear “deflated” after pregnancy changes and nursing
  • Sagging breasts and nipples that point downward instead of directly out

Once you have discussed your concerns and aesthetic goals with Dr. Small at an initial consultation, he will be able to advise you on whether the mommy makeover is your best surgical choice. He will also tailor the specifics of your procedure to your unique needs and desired results.

Common Components of a Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover can consist of any combination of procedures that will meet your situation best. The most common procedures included in this treatment include:

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck firms up abdominal muscles while removing loose skin and excess tissue from the midsection. This procedure may also remove stretch marks on the abdomen and will reposition the belly button as necessary to produce a natural, aesthetically pleasing results.

Liposuction

The abdomen is not the only area that might be plagued by isolated areas of “bulge” after pregnancy. You might also see those fat deposits settle around the hips, thighs and buttock area. Liposuction will take care of those problem spots to produce a smoother body contour overall.

Breast Augmentation

Deflated breasts can regain their youthful fullness through an augmentation procedure using implants. Dr. Small offers a variety of implant options to ensure you get the size and shape you are looking for. Even women that did not see significant changes to the breasts after pregnancy may opt for this procedure just to get the fullness they have always missed.

Breast Lift

Breasts can change more than their size after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Some women find their breasts hang much lower on the chest, giving them an aging appearance long before they are ready. In some cases, the breasts may sag to the point the nipples actually point downward. A breast lift restores the breasts to a perkier position on the chest, repositioning the nipples as necessary to produce the full desired results.

A mommy makeover can be the cosmetic pick-me-up you are looking for after putting your body through multiple pregnancies. The procedure offers the opportunity to restore your body to its condition prior to having children, increasing your self-confidence and giving you the chance to focus on yourself and your own needs for a short period of time. To learn more about the mommy makeover, contact Ocean Plastic Surgery today at 732-255-7155.