The experience of pregnancy and becoming a new mother can take a dramatic toll on your body, resulting in a less than desirable appearance. Many women experience volume loss in the breasts, a flabby tummy, and unwanted fat deposits after their pregnancy. For many of these women, no amount of diet and exercise will restore their firm, youthful bodies. The mommy makeover targets the major problem areas women struggle with following pregnancy. The goal of a mommy makeover is basically to tighten and restore an attractive breast and torso.
Breast lift is ideal for women whose breasts have begun to sag following their pregnancy
Drooping breasts are a common result of pregnancy and nursing
Sagging breasts may appear deflated or shapeless
Breast lift removes excess sagging tissue and repositions the remaining skin and tissue
Breast lift restores a firm breast and improves the projection of the breast
During a breast lift, the areola and nipple can be repositioned for a more youthful and aesthetic breast appearance
Breast augmentation is ideal for women who have experienced volume loss in their breasts following pregnancy
Volume loss occurs because of a loss of both fat and breast tissue, especially after nursing
Breasts that have lost their volume may appear small or undefined
Breast augmentation uses implants to increase the size and redefine the shape of the breasts
Patients with pronounced breast sagging may require a breast lift in combination with their augmentation
A tummy tuck is ideal for women who have excess abdominal skin and loose abdominal muscles as a result of their pregnancy
The rapid expansion of abdominal tissue during pregnancy makes it difficult to restore tight, firm contours through diet and exercise
A tummy tuck trims away excess skin and fat and tightens the abdominal muscles by stitching them together
The remaining skin is draped to highlight the new abdominal contours
Liposuction is ideal for women who have troublesome fat deposits that may be resistant to diet and exercise
It is common for women to put on fat during their pregnancy and struggle to rid themselves of it afterward
Liposuction eliminates excess fat using a cannula that is inserted through tiny incisions
Common treatment areas include the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, and back
General anesthesia is used during the mommy makeover to ensure patient comfort and safety.
The amount of scarring will depend on the techniques used for your breast and abdominal procedures. No matter the extent of correction, Dr. Boyd takes great care to place all incisions in discreet locations to minimize the visibility of scars. Most scars are likely to fade over time.
You will likely experience some bruising, swelling, and redness. Pressure on the chest and tightness in the abdomen may cause some mild discomfort. An abdominal compression garment is applied to reduce swelling. You will rest for several days in a reclining position with your hips flexed.
Initially, you might experience some mild to moderate discomfort, but most patients say this only lasts two to three days. To control any associated pain, ample oral medication will be prescribed.
One benefit of the mommy makeover is that it can be customized based on the needs of each patient. Only procedures that will enhance your appearance need to be included as part of your mommy makeover.
In males who have experienced a massive weight loss or who have aged badly, there is often excessive breast development or skin looseness in addition to an unwanted abdominal fold. These patients are excellent candidates for gynaecomastia correction (excision of male breast tissue) combined with a tummy tuck. And, yes, we could term it a ‘daddy do-over’ although there is no requirement that the individual father any children.