A mommy makeover is a cosmetic surgery that addresses changes pregnancy has made to a woman’s body. Customized to the needs of the individual woman, the procedure is tailored to correct only what the patient feels needs correction. If you feel your family is complete and you are not happy with the effects pregnancy has had on your body, a mommy makeover can help you get the figure you want. Thinking carefully about what procedures you’d like to include in your mommy makeover is an important first step.
Tummy Tuck with or without Liposuction
While some women can give birth and show off a flat, toned midsection six months later, plenty of women are horrified to see that their stretch marks and loose skin are not responding to a concerted effort at the gym and a sensible diet.
A tummy tuck can tighten the skin and remove or reduce stretch marks, giving you back a flat belly. Some women also experience stubborn fat on the lower abdomen after pregnancy, commonly referred to as a “mommy pouch.” Liposuction can remove the excess fat and get rid of the pouch.
Pregnancy can do just about anything to your breasts, regardless of whether or not you breastfeed. Some women note a permanent increase in size, while others notice a marked swelling with an even more dramatic deflation after the birth or weaning. Other women may note changes in shape or firmness that are unflattering.
Regardless of what effects you’ve experienced, a breast augmentation can reverse them. If your breasts are now too large, a reduction may be best. If your breasts have deflated or are less firm, implants may be an option to explore. A breast lift procedure can also be paired with a reduction or implants to give you back a higher, perkier bust.
Butt and Thigh Options
Some women carry their weight in their thighs and backside, leaving cellulite, stretch marks and stubborn fat deposits after a pregnancy. Liposuction could be used to restore the shape of the buttocks while a thigh lift can trim away excess skin and create better contour. If you aren’t satisfied with your post-pregnancy backside or thighs, a surgical option may be your best route to correcting the issue.
A Word About Your Decision
It’s important that any woman considering a mommy makeover is aware that all decisions regarding the surgery are hers to make. For example, if you feel your breasts are fine and you only want a tummy tuck and thigh lift, there’s no need to have breast work as a matter of course. The same goes for any aspect of the potential procedure. A mommy makeover is all about erasing the negative effects of pregnancy, not erasing every sign of childbirth.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If your family is complete and you are unhappy with what pregnancy has done to your body, a mommy makeover may be just what you need to reclaim your body and your confidence. Set up a confidential consultation at the office of Dr. J. Anthony Stephens, MD in Baton Rouge to learn more about the mommy makeover procedure.
We look forward to reviewing your case and working with you to meet your goals. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.