Motherhood can take a toll on your body, with demands being placed on it throughout your pregnancy and compounded by breastfeeding. Many women deal with common complaints after these two beautiful stages are complete: stretch marks, excess skin, and a loss of volume in their breasts.
The good news is that there is a way to combat these concerns with mommy makeover procedures.
What is a mommy makeover, and how can it improve your appearance? Learn more about these treatments to decide whether it is the right procedure for you!
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
Before you can decide whether this procedure is right for you, it helps to have a comprehensive idea of what you can expect from it. When exercise is no longer an option to whip your body into shape, a mommy makeover can help fill in the gap.
Mommy makeovers are designed to help mothers at all stages of the journey improve their appearance by tending to four key areas of the body:
- Hips and thighs
- Spider veins in the legs
The goal is to get your body back to a state that is closer to your pre-pregnancy form. Of course, mommy makeover procedures are not a one-size-fits-all solution. We will meet with you for a consultation to review your goals for your appearance as well as your medical history to decide on the best course of action for you.
How can a mommy makeover improve these key parts of the body?
Many women notice that their breasts undergo large changes after breastfeeding. No two women are the same, and there are many ways that the shape or size of the breasts can change throughout this stage of life. Some women may notice a difference in the shape of their breasts or a change in their volume.
With a mommy makeover, we can help enhance the appearance of your breasts based on the changes you want to see. Our team of surgeons can offer a breast enhancement, reduction, and even a lift to modify their appearance.
Another issue that many postpartum moms notice is that their breasts may be two different sizes. This is another common concern that can be treated during your makeover.
Even before pregnancy, many women are unhappy with their abdominal region, but pregnancy and motherhood can amplify these concerns. You might experience an increase in stretch marks or even a scar from a cesarean section. To combat these issues, we offer a tummy tuck as a key part of our mommy makeover procedures.
A tummy tuck (also known as abdominoplasty) can minimize the appearance of these marks on the body, but it can do even more than that.
The goal is to give you a tighter abdomen that looks toned and slim. During the tummy tuck part of a mommy makeover, we will tighten any excess skin in the area. If you have any extra fat in your abdominal region, we can also remove it while offering toning for the muscles.
For those who have struggled to maintain a slim abdomen with their diet or through exercise, a tummy tuck is often a quick way to get the tummy they desire.
Hips and Thighs
Much like the abdomen, many women have excess fat in the hips and thighs that we can remove during your mommy makeover. Liposuction will eliminate excess fat in these key parts of the body, making the contours of your body more visible.
If you are left with a lot of excess skin in this area, we can also offer an additional procedure known as thigh lift surgery to tighten up the skin.
Of course, liposuction is not reserved solely for the hips and thighs. We can apply this treatment to many other parts of the body if it is required or desired. Liposuction can be used in all of the following areas to remove stubborn fat:
We can discuss your options for liposuction as part of your mommy makeover consultation to determine whether you want this treatment in other parts of the body.
Last but not least, we often see that postpartum moms are concerned about the spider veins that have appeared in their legs. Veins become more prominent and develop into spider veins due to the hormones that flood the body during pregnancy. Our mommy makeover procedures make it simple to get these veins to fade.
We offer sclerotherapy in our office, sometimes also referred to as vein therapy. Our providers will inject a solution into the veins that leads to fading over time.
Book a Consultation
If you think that a mommy makeover might be right for you, the first step is to schedule your consultation with our team of professionals. We will take the time to carefully review your medical history and complete a thorough examination before reviewing your goals and what you expect to gain from the procedures.
From there, we will make recommendations about what treatments are the best fit for your unique situation. Each mommy makeover is customized to the patient, and we pride ourselves on giving you what you need to restore your body the way you desire, from breast lifts to tummy tucks to liposuction.
Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is located in Marietta, GA, but also serves Atlanta, Douglasville, Vinings, Woodstock, and surrounding areas. If you are ready to book a consultation, reach out to us today to learn more about what a mommy makeover can offer you.