With the advances made in technology and anesthesia, it is now possible to perform two or even three operations in the same sitting on one patient, and discharge them home after adequate recovery from anesthesia, which is usually quite rapid. Combining these procedures means the patient only has to undergo anesthesia once, and go through the recovery period once.
Pregnancy can be extremely hard on a woman’s body. It can leave her with a loose, stretched abdomen, sagging breasts, and excess fat and skin that she just can’t get rid of. There are some parts of the body that diet and exercise simply can’t restore to pre-pregnancy condition. That’s why Dr. Dawes offers the Mommy Makeover. Comprised of various body contouring techniques, the Mommy Makeover is customized for each patient.
Amongst the procedures that are most commonly done simultaneously are the following:
- Tummy tuck and breast reduction
- Tummy tuck and breast lift or augmentation
- Breast augmentation and liposuction
Women find that their breast tissue becomes stretched from the enlargement associated with pregnancy. While their breasts may be a pleasing size, the excess tissue causes them to have a saggy, unattractive appearance. To correct sagging, the excess tissue and fat is removed and the breast is lifted and reshaped providing a youthful appearance.
For some women, the breasts lose volume and their attractive shape as a result of pregnancy and nursing. Other women decide that after having a child they are ready to have the breast volume they’ve always desired. The insertion of implants can increase the size and enhance the shape of the breasts.
To accommodate a growing baby, the abdominal muscles and skin rapidly stretch. This can ruin their elasticity, leaving them weak, and exercise does little to restore firmness. By tightening the abdominal muscles and removing excess fat and skin, a more slender and toned midsection is created.
The body adds fat during pregnancy to prepare for the baby. Afterward, stubborn fat deposits can remain that diet and exercise can’t seem to remove. Problem areas may include the buttocks, thighs, hips, abdomen, and bra line. By removing excess fat deposits, problem areas are sculpted to have more pleasant contours.