Pregnancy can take a toll on your body, affecting your mid-section, breast, legs and more. After nine months of carrying your little one and the time it takes to nurse, you’ll be more than ready to restore that pre-baby body! You may look for results by dieting, exercising, seeking non-invasive treatments, or cosmetic enhancements. All have been proven effective in achieving post-pregnancy body bliss, but consider a Mommy Makeover if you have more than one area of concern.
A Mommy Makeover is a single-session surgery that combines three procedures; an abdominoplasty, breast augmentation/lift and liposuction in order to target the three common areas of post-pregnancy issues.
Breast Procedures: During pregnancy and after nursing, women experience changes in size, shape or unevenness in symmetry. Breast Augmentation surgery is one of the most common and frequently performed cosmetic enhancements in the United States. The procedure is also used after childbirth to correct a change in size or shape of breasts. To correct this issue, plastic surgeons use breast implants, breast augmentation or a breast lift to enhance the appearance.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck): After carrying a child for nine months, the stretching of the skin around your waistline doesn’t just bounce back. After naturally losing weight and some dieting the pounds could shred back to your original weight or you may have remnants of sagging skin. A tummy tuck removes any excess skin and restores firmness resulting in a slimming appearance. Remember not one procedure is perfect for everyone, if choosing this procedure there are four different types to consider.
- Traditional-full abdominoplasty
- Extended-belt lipectomy, removing “love handles”
- Mini-partial abdominoplasty
- Circumferential-around the waistline, used with massive weight loss patients
Liposuction: This procedure removes fat by suction and vacuum powered equipment. Liposuction is used in conjunction with a Tummy Tuck because it helps accentuate the waist and add definition to the abdomen. A contoured waist will help flatten your appearance giving you a more defined and natural look.
Am I A Candidate?
The best candidates typically exhibit the following characteristics:
- Generally in good shape
- No longer breast feeding
- Not planning on more children
- Deflated or asymmetrical appearance of breast
- Loss of volume in breast contributing to sagging
- Stubborn fat not improved by diet and exercise
- Excess skin in abdomen area
Using a combination of the three procedures is great option to achieve a pre-baby body. If you’re considering a Mommy Makeover or any of the cosmetic procedure that coincide with a Mommy Makeover we encourage you to consult with Dr. Rednam at Houston Plastic Craniofacial & Sinus Surgery.