MOMMY MAKEOVERVery few women will regain their pre-pregnancy body through diet and exercise alone. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can result in unwanted changes in a woman’s body, such as sagging breasts, enlarged areolas, stretch marks and a sagging midsection. The loose muscles and stretched skin improve somewhat over time, but the body may never completely return to its initial look prior to pregnancy.
Mommy Makeover: Breast Lift
The aftermath of pregnancy can leave you with sagging, uneven and deflated breasts, drooping nipples and stretched areolas. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is performed to reverse these changes and return a youthful shape and lift to your breasts. Excess skin is trimmed off and supporting tissues are tightened to achieve an uplifted, youthful contour. After a mastopexy, the breasts are higher on the body and firmer to the touch. A breast lift after pregnancy can also reduce areola size and reposition downward-pointing nipples.
Your post-maternity breast lift will be tailored to your body, depending on your individual case and goals. Breast size will not change after a breast lift, nor does the fullness or roundness in the upper part of the breasts. Women who desire larger, smaller or rounder breasts may want to consider a breast augmentation or breast reduction together with a breast lift.
Mommy Makeover: Breast Reduction
Most women find that their breasts swell to fuller size and shape while they are pregnant. For some, the breasts remain larger than desired after childbirth. Breast reduction surgery may be a solution in these cases.
This procedure will return your breasts to a smaller size and will help relieve the common symptoms of large, pendulous breasts like pain, improper posture, breathing problems, and skeletal deformities. Breast reduction surgery can achieve these goals by removing fat and glandular tissue and tightening the skin to produce smaller, lighter breasts that are in proportion to the rest of your body.
Mommy Makeover: Tummy Tuck
Pregnancy has the ability to stretch and weaken the skin and muscles of the tummy, leaving you with stretch marks, loose skin and a waistline that no amount of exercise will correct. A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, can help.
A tummy tuck will help flatten and shape the abdomen and waist by removing excess skin and tightening the abdominal muscles. The result is a firmer tummy and a more defined waistline. Our doctors have been performing abdominoplasties with excellent cosmetic results for many years.
Mommy Makeover: Liposuction
New mothers may find that stubborn body fat in the lower abdomen may not respond to diet or exercise. Women who have had C-sections may also suffer from areas of fat hanging over their surgical scar. Each of these post-maternity body changes can be improved through liposuction. This procedure sculpts the body after pregnancy, by removing undesirable and resistant fat from the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, and thighs. It offers the opportunity to slim and contour areas of the body that did not “spring back” to the pre-baby shape. With liposuction, you can minimize areas of fat caused by pregnancy and weight gain and enhance the curve of your waistline.