A woman’s body undergoes more changes during pregnancy and childbirth than one can comprehend. Right from the initial stages of pregnancy, through labor, and breastfeeding, a woman’s body experiences hormonal changes, weight fluctuations, and a change in appearance.
Pregnancy and childbirth can leave a woman with excess fat and sagging skin on the body and cause the breasts to develop a sagging appearance due to the fluctuations in weight and body size that a woman goes through.
It is no wonder that many women experience a lack of confidence once they become a mother. Their body no longer looks the same as it did before pregnancy and the weight gain and flabby skin may lead to feelings of insecurity and embarrassment.
This is one of the main reasons why many women undergo a complete mommy makeover after pregnancy. A mommy makeover includes cosmetic procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, mastopexy, tummy tuck, and liposuction.
It is an invasive cosmetic procedure in which the appearance of the breasts are enhanced. The breast is lifted, the nipples are repositioned, and a breast implant is used to deliver a rounder and fuller appearance to the breasts. Breast augmentation is preferred by women who wish to enhance the shape and size of the breasts.
A breast lift involves just tightening and firming of the breasts. Unlike breast augmentation, a breast lift does not involve breast implants. A breast lift is perfect when the sagging is minimal and all the patient wants is for their breasts to look perkier. A breast lift is also known as mastopexy.
A tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure in which excess fat in the abdominal region is removed. A tummy tuck can help provide patients with a tighter and more toned abdominal region. Tummy tucks are preferred by women who find it difficult to lose weight around the abdomen after pregnancy.
It is an invasive cosmetic procedure with long-lasting results. The results, however, are also influenced by the diet and lifestyle of the person undergoing the treatment and tend to remain the same if the person follows a healthy lifestyle.
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure in which excess fat is removed from targeted areas in the body. The most common areas include the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and upper arms. During liposuction, an incision is made in the targeted area and a cannula is inserted through the incision. The fat cells will then be suctioned out. In many cases, liposuction is performed with a tummy tuck to achieve the best results.
Preparing for a Mommy Makeover
A mommy makeover is an extensive process that can be time consuming, but incredibly effective. You should have realistic expectations about the possibilities of the procedure and be in good general health. Make sure to discuss your medical history with your doctor and be ready to follow any surgical instructions to help facilitate a proper and speedy recovery.
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Contact our office to learn more about the mommy makeover with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ralph Garramone. Through safe and efficient surgical techniques, Dr. Garramon can help deliver the results you desire.