If your body has gone through changes after one or several pregnancies, then you may be a good candidate for a mommy makeover. Women who are interested in rejuvenating their body even if they have never been pregnant also make good candidates. There are several cosmetic surgeries that comprise a mommy makeover that mainly focus on the breasts and abdomen.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
The name mommy makeover comes from the fact that most candidates want their pre-pregnancy body back. They have worked hard through diet and exercise to regain their figure without much result. Their breasts have lost volume and sag, their abdomen is stretched out of shape and is flabby and there are the unmovable pockets of fat. The most popular procedure we do for a mommy makeover are:
Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck – during pregnancy and weight gain, your abdomen takes a lot of stress and gets stretched, so that after delivery, it doesn’t bounce back to its former firmness. The answer is a tummy tuck. This is surgery that tightens the abdominal muscles and skin laxity removing some stretch marks and making your abdomen flat and firm. When you talk to our specialist, you can discuss your goals and decide your best option.
Breast enhancement – the breasts may start sagging after delivery and breastfeeding. This is because it’s the hormones that keep them full, but after breastfeeding, the hormones subside and the breasts start to relax. There are two main types of breast enhancement starting with a breast lift. If you still have some volume but need to address the sagging, a breast lift may be all you need. If you have sunken and hanging breasts, you may need breast implants to return to their former perkiness. We also offer breast reduction if necessary.
Liposuction – this is a treatment that is used to suck out excess fat from your waist, hips and upper thighs. It is sometimes used in conjunction with a tummy tuck because there could be small pockets of fat in and near your abdomen that do not respond to exercise.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
The most important qualification for a mommy makeover is to be finished with childbearing. No tummy tuck can withstand a pregnancy and if you do happen to have another child, you will need a new tummy tuck if you want your abdomen to be tight again. You also need to be finished with breastfeeding for about three months, so your breasts relax in their normal position.
There is no need to be unhappy with your figure after pregnancy especially if you have worked hard to get back your pre-baby body. When you visit Bose Plastic Surgery in Valparaiso, IN, you can learn more about how a mommy makeover can improve your appearance. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!