Becoming a mother is one of the most wonderful, rewarding experiences a woman can have. Yet, for many women, it also comes along with some relatively unwanted changes, often involving their bodies. The good news is that it is possible to reverse most of these changes — or even improve upon your pre-pregnancy figure — with a Mommy Makeover at South Coast Plastic Surgery.
A Mommy Makeover is a clever term for combining breast reshaping and tummy tuck surgery to reverse some of the aesthetic side effects of childbearing, such as:
- Stretched abdominal muscles that cause protruding and bulging at the belly
- Loose or excess skin that may even overhand at the bottom of your belly
- Stretch marks
- Love handles
- Loss of breast shape and volume
You deserve to look your best and feel confident about your body. If you are interested in revitalizing your figure and finding that pre-pregnancy shape, contact South Coast Plastic Surgery to learn more about our Mommy Makeover.
WHAT PROCEDURES ARE INCLUDED IN A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
A Mommy Makeover is not a combination of any specific plastic surgery procedures. Every woman’s body is affected by pregnancy differently, our surgeons work diligently to develop a unique treatment plan for each patient. Your Mommy Makeover could include:
- Breast enhancement surgery, by augmentation, lift, or both
- Tummy tuck surgery
- Liposuction of the flanks, hips and thighs
TUMMY TUCK & LIPOSUCTION
During pregnancy, the stomach skin expands to accommodate the growing baby. After the delivery, the stomach tissues gradually retract back towards their original position. Yet factors such skin elasticity, the size of the baby and the mother’s health can interfere with this process. In many cases, mothers are left with prominent stretch marks, stretched abdominal muscles and an excess of skin. The Tummy Tuck procedure, also known as abdominoplasty, helps create a flatter, tighter stomach. This procedure also helps tighten the lax abdominal muscles and removes excess skin and stretch marks. Our surgeons will often perform liposuction in conjunction with the Tummy Tuck in order to maximize results with the smallest possible incision.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause a woman’s breasts to change dramatically in both size and appearance. Often, breasts will increase several sizes during this period of time. Then, after a woman has stopped breastfeeding, the breast tissues gradually return to their original state. Yet while some women can bounce back to their pre-baby figure, many women notice that their breasts have lost both shape and volume. For women seeking larger, fuller breasts, a breast augmentation can help restore the perky, taut pre-pregnancy look.
For those who feel like their breasts appear to be sagging, our surgeons will determine if a breast lift surgery, also known as a mastopexy, is appropriate. Breast lift surgery involves removing excess fat and skin then lifting and reshaping the breast.
A breast lift surgery can be combined with a breast augmentation or breast reduction.
A breast reduction surgery is for women who feel their breasts are too large for their bodies. This surgery involves the removal of excess breast tissue, fat and skin.