Mommy Makeovers: What You Need to Know
- Posted on: Mar 12 2017
Mommy Makeovers are Growing in Popularity: This is Why…
Motherhood is probably one of the most important and meaningful endeavors a woman can undertake.
But… pregnancy also has a tremendous impact on a woman’s body.
We have all seen it happen.
The Abdominal Skin & Muscles Stretch
The belly grows. Then grows some more.
The Breasts Grow
Then grow some more; changing in shape and volume over the course of pregnancy. A bundle of joy is born, and a woman’s hormones signal to start breast-feeding, and the breasts grow even further still.
Looseness Settles In
At a certain point, after breast feeding stops and the “baby weight” starts to come off, we are left with a certain… looseness… in both the breasts and the belly:
- Looseness of skin.
- Looseness of muscle.
- Looseness of tissue.
Post-Pregnancy Diet & Exercise Have Their Limits
The frustrating thing is that this looseness often cannot be corrected by diet and exercise, no matter how hard a women works at it. Correcting this looseness is what a mommy makeover is all about.
This is What Can Be Done
For the belly, this looseness can typically be addressed with a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck will:
- Remove the loose damaged skin
- Tighten the abdominal muscles
- Eliminate stubborn rolls of fat
For the breasts, a mommy makeover involves a breast reduction, if the breasts are too large, a breast lift if the breasts are the desired size but have fallen… breast implants if the breasts have decreased in size……or commonly, the combination of implants with a lift if they have fallen and decreased in size.
A Mommy Makeover involves corrective surgery to the breasts and the belly, often done at the same time. It may also include liposuction and labiaplasty or any other procedures that address the changes due to pregnancy. Mommy Makeovers are one of the most dramatic, transformative changes to a woman’s body that plastic surgery can offer.