What is a Mommy Makeover?

October 28, 2014


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7EV8-EfpXZ6Hyvb9_Dm9is49HFe93fIgDJ-TJyS5KSQPregnancy and childbirth can take its toll on a woman’s body, resulting in muscle laxity, drooping breasts and isolated pockets of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. A Mommy Makeover is actually a combination of plastic surgical procedures that can reverse these effects of pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, giving women their pre-pregnancy shape once again. A Mommy Makeover is highly customizable, helping you to address specific areas of concern so you get the results you want from a single surgery.

Components of a Mommy Makeover

While every Mommy Makeover is different, based on the needs of the individual patient, the following procedures are commonly included in this treatment:

Tummy Tuck

Pregnancy can lead to laxity of abdominal muscles and an extended midsection, which often does not improve through diet and exercise. A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin, tissue and fat from the abdominal region to help produce a smoother, slimmer midsection. Abdominal muscles are also tightened during the procedure to give the abdomen a more sculpted look. A tummy tuck may also eliminate stretch marks that appear between the naval and the pubic bone.

Breast Augmentation/Lift

The breasts can change significantly from pregnancy and breastfeeding, leading to sagging, deflated breasts that may look older than the rest of your body. Many women choose breast enhancement procedures as part of their Mommy Makeover to restore breasts to their more youthful shape and position. In some cases, this might involve a breast lift to raise up sagging breasts and correct nipple position for a more natural look. Other women may opt for breast implants to add size and shape to their often-deflated breasts.

Liposuction

Liposuction can also be used during a Mommy Makeover to remove fat deposits from various areas of the body. It is commonly recommended for the back, hips, thighs and upper arms. It may also be used around the midsection in place of a tummy tuck, if loose skin and excess tissue is minimal.

A Mommy Makeover may include all three of these procedures, or any combination. In addition, some women opt to have Botox or skin rejuvenation treatments to give their complexion a refreshed look to match their restored body. Because the procedure is so customizable, it is important to choose a surgeon experienced in the Mommy Makeover to ensure you get the procedures that will give you the best possible results.

Dr. Kahlil Andrews is an experienced Mommy Makeover plastic surgeon and he works individually with patients designing a treatment plan to best meet their unique aesthetic goals. To learn more about the Mommy Makeover, contact Dr. Andrews and his staff at PCI Plastic Surgery at 319-382-8230.

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