A mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures that can improve your post-pregnancy physique. Using this combination procedure, our surgeon can often combine breast surgery with a tummy tuck, although each surgery is tailor-made depending on your cosmetic issues and goals. While pregnancy is a wonderful thing, one cannot deny that it can really affect the body, resulting in the appearance of apron-like skin that hangs from the abdomen, the accumulation of exercise- and diet-resistant fat that makes the waistline less defined, and the appearance of pendulous breasts. A mommy makeover is generally ideal if you have completed growing your family and you stick to a healthy lifestyle to maintain your weight.
As with any elective procedure, a mommy makeover is only suitable for physically fit patients who have realistic goals and expectations. And because it entails a recovery, you must avoid any nicotine products and blood-thinning drugs and supplements in the weeks before and after the procedure. Make sure that you only consult a qualified plastic surgeon who can conduct a physical exam and screening to determine if you’re a good candidate for a mommy makeover.
Tummy Tuck After Pregnancy
Most tummy tuck patients will need the removal of excess skin and fat. To further narrow your waistline, our doctor can tighten the pair of abdominal muscle typically with the use of permanent internal sutures. These muscles are originally positioned in a side-by-side configuration until pregnancy causes them to become separated, resulting in a barrel-shaped tummy. Occasionally, a tummy tuck is combined with liposuction (fat removal) to further achieve a more feminine physique.
Breast Enhancement Surgery
Each breast surgery is tailor-made to achieve the most desirable results. Some patients only need breast implants, others a breast lift alone, whereas some women need both. A breast lift reshapes the internal tissue with the use of sutures. The idea is to elevate some of the tissue of the lower pole into the upper pole, which in turn corrects the appearance of breast sagging and upper cleavage deflation. Breast implants are occasionally combined with a breast lift to give additional volume, especially in the upper breast pole.
To learn more about a mommy makeover, speak with the experts at The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa in Naperville. Contact us today to book your appointment in the Chicago area!