A Mommy Makeover may be performed in one or more stages. Age, health, needs and desires are all considered carefully when formulating a plan for each patient. Many patients choose to do more than one procedure at a time.
The abdomen tends to experience the greatest change following pregnancy with stretch marks, loose skin and lower abdominal fat being the most common complaints. The abdominal muscles may also be stretched to the point that they remain separated in the midline, accentuating the patient’s lower abdominal bulge. To treat these problems, an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) can be performed where excess skin and fat is removed from the abdomen and the muscles tightened.
After having children, fat tends to redistribute to new areas on the body where it may be unwanted. This is frequently true even if women are successful at losing their baby weight. Most often, bulges of fat accumulate around the waist and on the thighs. On these areas, liposuction is frequently performed as part of a Mommy Makeover. My preferred technique is power-assisted liposuction (PAL), the safest and most effective way to remove fat from these areas.
The breasts also go through dramatic changes with pregnancy and breastfeeding. Patient concerns about their breasts vary greatly, but the most common breast procedures I perform as part of a Mommy Makeover include:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast augmentation and lift (Augmentation Mastopexy)
- Breast lift
- Breast reduction
To learn more about abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), request a consultation by contacting us at 13000DRTIM or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org