While most women understand that changes will occur to their bodies during pregnancy, many are
surprised that their body does not always return to its pre-pregnancy state following the birth of their child. Weight gain, stretched-out and loose skin, and sagging breasts are common changes that women see following pregnancy that can be difficult, and even impossible to fix with just diet and exercise.
Thankfully there is a new procedure known as a “mommy makeover”, which aims to address post-
pregnancy body issues through a number of cosmetic surgeries. These surgeries typically include a
tummy tuck, breast lift/augmentation, liposuction, skin tightening and more.
Below we will discuss a few of the most common mommy makeover procedures and their benefits.
Abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck surgery as it is commonly called) restores firmness to your stomach by removing loose skin and tightening muscles that were stretched during pregnancy. The procedure is conducted by making an incision at the pubic bone level, where the muscles are tightened up, fat pockets are removed, and excess skin is taken away. The result is a great looking pre-pregnancy stomach and a minimal scar that can be hidden by a bathing suit or underwear quite easily. There are a number of tummy tuck surgery options available (each with their own pros and cons) so it is advised to consult with your surgeon to find an option that best suits your needs.
Breast enhancements are a great option for women who want to reduce sagginess and regain shape
post-childbirth. There are generally two options; breast lifts and breast implants. Breast lifts are a long-lasting solution to sagging and loss of volume, and are sometimes coupled with implants to get the desired shape and level. As with tummy tucks, there are a variety of options here, and it is important to discuss your needs with your surgeon to come to a solution that is right for you.
Skin Tightening & Fat Removal
Due to the stretching of belly skin during pregnancy, many women are left with loose abdominal skin and stretch marks. Liposuction and abdominoplasty will help to remove unwanted fat and flatten and contour the stomach area.
If you are unhappy with your post-pregnancy body and want to learn more about all options available to you, contact us today.