There is a lot a Mommy Makeover can do for a woman who has lost her pre-baby figure and has finished childbearing and breastfeeding. It addresses sagging breasts, a stretched abdomen and stubborn fat pockets that remain after months of exercise and dieting. A Mommy Makeover is a combination of multiple cosmetic surgeries done during one surgical session.
What Does a Mommy Makeover Involve?
The main procedures included in a typical Mommy Makeover are a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty and breast enhancement. Also included is liposuction for fat removal. You and our specialist can create a custom-designed Mommy Makeover that addresses your individual wants and needs.
Tummy Tuck – During this procedure, our surgeon tightens your abdominal muscles and removes excess stretched skin. Sometimes, stretch marks may be removed during this procedure. In some cases, liposuction is used to remove pockets of fat that never seem to go away. There are different levels of tummy tucks starting with a full abdominoplasty. You may only need a mini or partial tummy tuck. It all depends on the unique case.
Breast Enhancement – There are two main ways we enhance the breasts. A breast lift may be recommended if you have sagging breasts but you are happy with the size. It may make them sit higher but will not enlarge their size. If you have lost volume and would like to regain volume or even make your breasts a little bigger, breast augmentation is your best option. Implants or your own fat may be used to augment the breasts.
Liposuction – This is used to remove fat and is not a weight loss technique. You may have pockets of fat around your abdomen, waist and upper thighs that don’t seem to go away no matter how much you exercise. Liposuction can help remove these fat pockets.
Things to Consider About a Mommy Makeover
For the best, most long-lasting results, you should try to improve your figure through diet and exercise after you have finished breastfeeding. This will give time for your breasts to rest in their natural position so our surgeon can determine how to improve them. It will also make you stronger after delivery to undergo the surgery.
We recommend that you do not plan to have another child after a Mommy Makeover. While this may happen, be aware that the results you enjoyed will not remain and you may need additional surgery to repair any changes to your figure after another pregnancy.
If you are disappointed with your appearance after childbearing, you should know there is help available through a Mommy Makeover at Georgia Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Contact us today to book a consultation at our office in Atlanta or Marietta.