Mommy Makeover is a term that is used to describe a combination of cosmetic surgeries that help a woman regain her pre-pregnancy appearance. The procedures often include a tummy tuck, breast enhancement and liposuction for fat removal. Many women try to regain their previous body by dieting and strenuous exercise. However, these alone are often not enough to remove certain fat deposits and sagging skin.
Since a Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures, it usually takes more time than one cosmetic procedure. However, it is important to understand that the procedure is completely personalized to meet your wants and needs.
Some of the procedures that are commonly included in a Mommy Makeover include:
- Tummy Tuck – This procedure tightens the muscles and removes loose skin and some fat from the abdominal area. It is usually done after the woman has tried diet and exercise to get back her flat abdomen.
- Breast Enhancement – Your breasts may lose shape and volume after breastfeeding. There are various ways to improve the shape and size of your breasts, including breast implants and other breast enhancements. A breast lift may be all you need to improve the appearance of your breasts, but for some, implants may be required. Implants can help to restore fullness and firmness.
- Fat Removal – Liposuction just removes fat and will not address sagging skin and stretch marks. This is the main reason it is often used in conjunction with a tummy tuck. You can have your waist tightened and excess fat removed. New technology has improved the effect of liposuction.
- Remove Stretch Marks – Stretch marks occur when the skin stretches too fast and it does not have time to adjust. This is because the collagen has weakened and broken down. It may be possible to prevent serious stretch marks by keeping the skin well moisturized, but if they develop and do not fade, you may need treatment. A tummy tuck can help to remove them permanently.
If you are not happy with your appearance after pregnancy, you may want to consider a Mommy Makeover at the office of J. Anthony Stephens, MD. You can improve the size and shape of your breasts, flatten your abdomen and get rid of stubborn fat deposits on various areas. If you have other concerns, those may be addressed as well. Remember, the procedure is customized based on your situation. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Baton Rouge.