Ask a mother what she’s most proud of in her life and you’ll hear about her children. She’ll tell you about what they’re learning and the funny things they say. What she may not tell you is that bearing those children left her with stubborn love handles, saggy breasts, and a tummy that refuses to flatten.
Today, women are more open about loving their children while struggling with the bodies they’re left with after pregnancy. Mommy makeovers are becoming increasingly popular as more women seek body reshaping after pregnancy.
The mommy makeover may involve a variety of procedures, but generally includes the following:
- Tummy tuck. During a tummy tuck, excess skin and fat are removed from the abdomen, and the abdominal muscles are tightened. The result is a firmer, flatter stomach worthy of showing off.
- Breast lift. There are several mommy makeover options when it comes to breast surgery. Many women choose to have a breast lift, during which excess skin is removed and the breasts are reshaped to have a firm, youthful appearance.
- Breast augmentation. This is an excellent option for women looking to increase breast volume as part of their complete mommy makeover. Often, a lift is combined with an augmentation for a total breast rejuvenation.
Many women opt to add an additional surgery to their makeover—liposuction. Liposuction may address areas not included in a tummy tuck or breast surgery, or it may fine-tune the results of those procedures. Fat pockets in the thighs, hips, buttocks, abdomen, back, and other problem areas can resist change, even with a healthy diet and exercise. During liposuction, unwanted fat cells are removed, resulting in targeted contouring and precise body sculpting.
Liposuction may also help complete your mommy makeover. The gold standard for liposuction continues to be Tumescent Liposuction. This liposuction technique uses a diluted solution of local anesthetic and other medications to remove fat in target areas. Although local anesthetic is used, tumescent liposuction is often performed under general anesthesia in the safety of a certified ambulatory surgery center with a board-certified anesthesiologist.
If you visit us for a consultation, we can discuss which procedures can best help you reach the goals you have for your mommy makeover. Ideal candidates for a mommy makeover are healthy women who don’t smoke and are finished having children. If you’re considering a makeover but intend to lose weight, it’s best to do so before undergoing surgery.
So if you love your children but struggle to be confident in your post-pregnancy body, contact us. We can help you can spend the rest of your life feeling proud of your children and your body.