Mommy Makeover Overview
Many women fear that becoming a mother means they inevitably have to give up their shapely pre-pregnancy figure forever. This is just not so any longer. A growing number of women are undergoing mommy makeovers-- multiple plastic surgery procedures that restore, or improve, their post-pregnancy bodies. Moms are realizing that with a mommy makeover they can have a family and look great too. At Carmel Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons, we can help you achieve your goals.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
It's no secret that pregnancy causes enormous changes in a woman's body. As your baby grows, your abdominal wall expands stretching the abdominal muscles and abdominal skin. For many women, these stretched tissues don't "bounce back" after pregnancy, leaving behind excess abdominal skin and stretch marks that do not respond to diet and exercise. A key component to your mommy makeover is a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty. This procedure removes excess abdominal skin and tightens the abdominal wall musculature. Best results are achieved once you have lost the "baby weight" and are again at your pre-pregnancy weight.
But the midsection is not the only area that can be impacted by pregnancy. Changes in the breasts caused by pregnancy and breast feeding can result in volume loss and can also result in changes leading to ptosis or drooping of the breasts. Breast augmentation with implants can restore breast volume and breast lift or mastopexy can rectify ptosis.
It is not difficult to imagine that moms also notice a change in their body fat distribution after pregnancy. Although not a substitute for diet and exercise, liposuction can be a valuable tool to achieve restoration of your body to its pre-pregnancy appearance.
Even cosmetic labiaplasty which includes modification of the labia minora can be considered.
As a mom, you may have special concerns when it comes to cosmetic surgery. We seek to address each and every one of these concerns during your private consultation with Dr Grasee or Dr Bergman. We understand you may worry about taking time away from your family for self-improvement. However, we have heard from many women after their mommy makeovers who say they wished they had undergone their procedures sooner. The surgery and recovery period are often only a short-term inconvenience for a long-term gain in confidence and satisfaction with their bodies.