Though having children can be one of life’s greatest treasures, it can also take a heavy toll on our youthful figure. The rapid weight gain followed by a quick postpartum deflation can leave the body looking like a shell of its former self. As the name suggests, a mommy makeover is a combination of surgical procedures used to restore your contours back to their pre-baby form.
After pregnancy, the skin around the midsection and breasts tends to sag, and the belly often has a noticeable bulge that refuses to go away. This is due to the separation of the abdominal walls during pregnancy. Unfortunately, the only way to correct this is through surgery.
The breasts are also affected by pregnancy and breastfeeding. These can cause the formation of sagging skin and a loss of volume in the breasts.
If you’re considering a mommy makeover, you should already be at or near your ideal body weight and should be done having any more kids. If you do get pregnant after a mommy makeover, you run the high risk of offsetting all of the surgical repairs you spent so much time and money investing in.
A mommy makeover is not the name of one surgical procedure, but rather, it’s used as a general term to describe any number of surgery combinations focused on the restoration of the body’s shape and proportions. Based on your cosmetic goals and preferences, the procedure combines several surgical techniques in an effort to completely rejuvenate your figure.
Some of the most common procedures that are utilized for a mommy makeover are the breast lift, breast augmentation, the tummy tuck, liposuction, and possibly some lifting in certain areas if necessary.
In most cases, a breast augmentation is preferred over a breast lift. Sometimes the two procedures are combined to provide improvements in volume while reducing any sagging. The degree of sagging will usually determine whether lifting is necessary. The breast lift is also great for repositioning or resizing the areolae.
A breast augmentation will require additional choices to be made, such as the implant type, size, and placement.
The tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a procedure where excess tissue is removed from the midsection. Patients can opt for either a full or a mini tummy tuck. The difference between the two is based on the amount of correction being done on the abdomen. A mini procedure tends to focus exclusively on the area below the belly button, whereas the full tummy tuck can go much higher up.
During either the full or mini tuck, the abdominal walls can be reattached and tightened if needed to prevent belly bulge.
The umbilicus plays an important role in the appearance of the abdominal wall. Because of this, Dr. Moeinolmolki pays special attention here to ensure that the belly button is fully restored and positioned perfectly.
Liposuction is a technique where the doctor suctions any lingering fat deposits to help achieve the best body-contouring results. This technique can be performed nearly anywhere on the body where needed. Various forms of liposuction are offered and are tailored to meet the needs of the patient.
To learn more about the mommy makeover, contact our office to set up a consultation with Dr. Moeinolmolki.