What is a Mommy Makeover?
Having children is one of the most joyous parts of our lives. However, the havoc that childbearing and breastfeeding can cause to a woman’s body is undeniable. Most of these changes are noted in the abdomen and breasts. The physical stretching of the abdominal wall that comes with pregnancy leads to a loose abdomen without its youthful tone. Sometimes, excess skin persists after childbirth that can be difficult to remove with diet and exercise alone. The muscles might also separate and stretch marks may form. As for the breasts, the process of breastfeeding can lead to sagging and drooping breasts. These concerns are common amongst women after having children. Luckily, they can be addressed by a combination of procedures packaged together and called the Mommy Makeover.
Your Customized Mommy Makeover
The mommy makeover is a highly customizable procedure, allowing you to combine the procedures that will target your specific needs and meet your goals. The combination of procedures most often making up the mommy makeover are a tummy tuck and breast lift. Often, breast implants are added to restore the pre-pregnancy volume of the breasts. Other procedures, such as liposuction, can be included as well to remove pockets of stubborn fat.
Performed under general anesthesia, the Mommy Makeover generally takes between three and five hours. Some women are able to go home the same day while others prefer a restful night in the hospital. As every mommy has unique cosmetic concerns, every mommy makeover is individualized, so each procedure process will differ.
At Advance Laser and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery we offer a variety of options to get your body back. Depending on the extent of abdominal changes, a full tummy tuck with muscle tightening might be necessary. In other cases, a mini-abdominoplasty may work best where the scar is limited and the belly button does not have to be manipulated. Very frequently, Dr. Roham will combine liposuction to your abdominal procedure to further sculpt your hips and refine your waist.
Normally, the Mommy makeover will also involve a breast lift. Dr. Roham uses a number of techniques to provide the lift you need and minimize any scarring. This will all depend on how deflated the breasts have become and how much skin needs to be tightened. Many women will elect to restore the volume of their breasts with implants placed under the muscle at the same time.