A Mommy Makeover is one of the most requested surgery techniques designed to speak to women’s body-changing issues through pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Mommy Makeover is an all-inclusive, catch-all phrase that refers to a combination of surgical procedures designed to improve the physical changes lingering after pregnancy.
A Mommy Makeover is designed to bring your body back to pre-pregnancy shape and is customized to fit the patient’s individual needs. The mommy makeover is the preferred procedure amongst the Hollywood elite for body restructuring after pregnancy. Celebrity approval may be part of the Mommy Makeover’s popularity, but this surgical approach does help with self-esteem issues. The Mommy Makeover usually starts with the abdomen and breast and uses surgical techniques to contour the extra fat and skin leftover from childbirth and weight loss.
What’s Included in the Mommy Makeover?
Throughout pregnancy, the abdomen’s skin, muscles, and tissues stretch to accommodate the growing baby. However, these tissues do not bounce back to their pre-baby, taut, and shapely size after childbirth.
Most mommies feel that the abdomen and breasts need to be the first areas of change. While a woman is breastfeeding and during pregnancy, the breasts may enlarge by over a cup size. After childbirth and no more breastfeeding, the breast returns to a different size and can result in a significant loss in breast volume and an increase in sagging.
What Can a Mommy Makeover Include?
Liposuction, or simply lipo, is a fat-removal cosmetic procedure that rids your body of fat remaining after exercise and diet. A plastic or dermatologic surgeon usually performs the procedure on your hips, belly, buttock, back, arms, and under your chin to improve shape.
Abdominoplasty or a tummy tuck is an elective surgery used to help the abdomen become thinner and firmer. The procedure eliminates excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen to help tighten the facias and muscles of the abdominal wall.
Anesthesia and incisions are required. The length and shape of your incision are determined by the amount of excess skin you are carrying. Once the abdominal skin is lifted, the abdominal muscles are repaired. You may also need another incision around your navel to remove excess skin in the upper abdomen.
Abdomen skin is pulled down like a window shade, excess skin is trimmed, and the remaining skin is sutured together. Usually, a new opening for the belly button is created, and the belly button is popped through to the surface and sutured. The result is a more contoured body.
Breast augmentation involves using fat transfer or implants to increase the size of your breasts. In addition, breast augmentation is used to restore volume after weight loss or pregnancy. Implants can include saline implants filled with sterile saltwater, silicone breast implants filled with silicone gel, round breast implants, smooth breast implants, and textured breast implants.
Breast augmentation does require anesthesia administered for your comfort during surgery. Your surgeon will place incisions in inconspicuous places to minimize scarring. An implant is inserted above or under the pectoral muscles or directly behind the breast tissue. The method for inserting your breast implant depends on the types of breast implant, enlargement desired, and body type.
A breast lift is a mastopexy that raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to support the breast contour. Breast lifts rejuvenate your figure with a more youthful breast profile.
After the incision is made, the underlying breast tissues are lifted and reshaped. In addition, the excess breast skin is removed, and the nipple and areola are repositioned. For patients that require a lift with additional volume, a breast lift and breast augmentation can be completed simultaneously.
Large breasts can cause emotional distress, and if your breasts are over large, you can experience physical discomfort. A Mommy Makeover can include breast reduction or mammaplasty to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin. The purpose is to achieve a breast size proportionate to your body and help rid your body of discomfort associated with huge breasts (macromastia).
Surgery typically includes incisions made in a T-shape, plus the areola is reduced by excising skin at the perimeter. Next, the skin is folded back; underlying breast tissue is lessened, shaped, and lifted. The incision then brings skin together, and your smaller breasts are reshaped. Sutures are layered deep in the bat tissues to create support for newly shaped breasts.
After pregnancy or even excessive weight loss and significant body changes, you can be left feeling self-conscious. New moms are often frustrated when their body refuses to respond to diet and exercise. You look in the mirror and see areas of unwanted fat, saggy tummies, and excess skin. Do your body issues lessen your happiness of being a mom? A Mommy Makeover can bring your life back into proportion and give you back your sense of self. Contact Grossman Capraro Plastic Surgery at (303)872-7435 or https://grossmancapraroplasticsurgery.com to make an appointment for a Mommy Makeover consult.