As if motherhood wasn’t difficult enough, add to it the toll that pregnancy, childbirth and all the hormonal changes in between takes on your body. Loose skin, sagging breasts, and excess fat and skin are some of the lasting effects. Even with a strict diet and exercise, there are just some parts of the body that won’t rebound to pre-pregnancy condition. Rapidly advancing technology is now allowing women to achieve the look they desire with two or three procedures done in one sitting, often called a Mommy Makeover.
Here are some commonly asked questions when considering a Mommy Makeover:
What operations can be done for a Mommy Makeover?
There are different combinations of procedures that can be performed based on your individual needs. The most common are a tummy tuck and breast reduction; tummy tuck and breast lift or augmentation; or breast augmentation and liposuction.
What are the benefits of performing multiple procedures in one sitting?
Advances in technology and anesthesia make it possible to perform up to three operations at one time for a Mommy Makeover. This means you only undergo anesthesia one time and you have a single recovery period.
What is a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck is a common plastic surgery procedure that removes excess fat and skin and fixes separated abdominal muscles typically through an incision that extends from hip to hip along the bikini line. A mini tummy tuck is an option to help those who have loose skin below the belly button, resulting in a shorter scar, but it doesn’t help with excess skin or protrusion above the belly button.
How do I know if I need a breast lift or an augmentation?
Often women find their breast tissue gets stretched and becomes saggy after pregnancy. To correct this, excess tissue and fat is removed and the breast lifted and reshaped. Some women may decide that volume is an issue and find that implants can increase the size and enhance the shape of their breasts.
Where can liposuction be performed?
Problem areas post-pregnancy include thighs, buttocks, hips, abdomen—even at the bra line. Liposuction removes excess fat deposits allowing the surgeon to sculpt those areas to a more desired look.
If you’re considering a Mommy Makeover, Dr. Dawes and his team can help you restore the shape and appearance of your body after childbirth. Book a consultation online or call 403.571.3141 to learn more.