Pregnancy and childbirth can be one of life’s more rewarding and beautiful experiences. But pregnancy can also dramatically change a woman’s body. Many women experience common post pregnancy issues including loose abdominal skin, stretch marks, spider/varicose vein development, weight gain, drooping breasts, and loss of breast volume.
The Mommy Makeover procedure is a fully customized combination of cosmetic procedures that help correct common issues that develop due to pregnancy and/or breastfeeding, restoring the body as closely as possible to its pre-childbirth condition. Depending on the specific needs of the patient, Mommy Makeovers may combine several popular operations including: liposuction, breast augmentation, breast lift and tummy tuck surgery.
The Benefits of the Mommy Makeover-
By undergoing multiple procedures in the same time, Mommy Makeover patients are able to realize many benefits including a single recovery time and lower cost. Depending on the particular surgeries selected, combining surgeries can reduce the total cost by several thousand dollars compared to doing the procedures separately.
Having children doesn’t have to mean giving up your youthful body and confidence. The mommy makeover is a careful and appropriate selection of plastic surgery procedures to turn back the clock to pre-pregnancy days. The goal of a mommy makeover is for you to look as good as you feel and enjoy your life to the fullest!
Plastic Surgery procedures that make up the Mommy Makeover-
LIPOSUCTION: Liposuction consists of contouring the fat that accumulated during pregnancy. It is the easiest procedure to restore your pre-pregnancy curves. With Lipo Dr. Harrison can remove fat in many different areas of the body including the stomach, waist, buttocks, thighs, arms, and neck
BREAST LIFT: Breast Lift, or mastopexy, raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue; providing a more youthful, perky appearance. The breast lift procedure can reduce the size of enlarged areola as well.
BREAST AUGMENTATION: Breast Augmentation, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breast with implants.
TUMMY TUCK: Tummy Tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that tightens abdominal muscles and gets rid of excess fat and skin; resulting in a flatter, more toned stomach. It also improves the appearance of distorted or stretched out belly buttons by creating a new belly button at the time of surgery. Unfortunately, only the stretch marks below the navel can be removed with the abdominoplasty.
The best candidates for a Mommy Makeover are women who:
• Are sure they are finished having children
• Are able to have at least a two week recovery period
• Are fully recovered from pregnancy
• Are not breast feeding and have not breast fed for at least 2-4 months
• Have no medical problems or minimal medical problems which are under control
• Are at a stable weight for at least 4-6 months
• Have a BMI (body mass index) less than 30
Dr. Harrison asks you to be sure to read about these procedures individually to get the comprehensive details. See the individual surgical procedures on our website.
Blogs About Mommy Makeover
In my last blog #3, I referred to the diversity of peoples shapes and sizes. So when I discuss abdominoplasty or tummy tucks there is no one and only procedure that is best for all patients. Based on your physical examination and goals I design a personalized...
People come in all shapes and sizes. Ever wonder why? I have four sisters and consider myself to be very observant. The one thing I learned from them, by the time I was in 5th grade, was if they gained 10 pounds- 9 of it went to their butt and only 1 pound went to...
Mommy Make Over Part 2 continued from Sept 25th blog A “Mommy Make Over” usually involves surgery to improve breast shape and volume, abdominal laxity, and liposuction of trunk and thighs. So let’s talk about each one of these areas individually. This blog will...
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