Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can all take a toll on a woman’s body, including the breasts and abdominal area. As a result, many women experience sagging breasts and loose skin after having children. A mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures designed to address these specific concerns and restore a more youthful, pre-pregnancy appearance.
Let’s take a look at the 2 main trouble spots that a mommy makeover can address.
Sagging, Deflated Breasts
A mommy makeover typically includes breast enhancement, usually a breast augmentation and/or breast lift. Breast lift surgery repositions and reshapes the breasts to a more youthful position on the chest. This procedure can also remove excess skin and tissue, resulting in firmer, more lifted breasts. By adding in breast augmentation or even breast reduction, a woman can tailor what she hopes to achieve in her breast appearance after surgery.
The key to a satisfying breast appearance after a mommy makeover is planning ahead of time. Talk with your surgeon about how you want your breasts to look. Some women want their breasts to be much like they were before pregnancy. Others enjoy the fuller breast size they had during pregnancy and breastfeeding and would like to maintain that look with breast implants. In short, a mommy makeover doesn’t have to “redo” the way your breasts were before pregnancy – it can make them just the way you want.
Loose Abdominal Skin and Tissue
In addition to breast procedures, a mommy makeover most often includes a tummy tuck to address loose skin and stretch marks on the abdominal area. This procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fat and the tightening of the abdominal muscles, resulting in a smoother, firmer abdomen.
Some women think that liposuction will help with the excess skin and flab near their abdomen after pregnancy. However, liposuction itself cannot remove excess skin, and it cannot tighten stretched out abdominal muscles. That said, your surgeon may use liposuction in addition to your tummy tuck surgery to further refine the shape and contour of your abdomen.
Overall, a mommy makeover can be an effective treatment for drooping breasts and loose skin after pregnancy and childbirth. It can help restore a more youthful, pre-pregnancy appearance and boost self-confidence. It’s important to carefully consider your goals and expectations and have a thorough consultation with a skilled cosmetic surgeon before deciding if a mommy makeover is right for you.
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