“I would just like to get my body back that I had before my baby.” I’ve heard this statement hundreds of times! Most women feel blessed to give birth, but it is no secret that pregnancy may take a drastic toll on their body. The physical changes that a woman experiences after childbirth can affect her emotional state, possibly lowering her self-esteem and self-confidence. Fortunately, a “Mommy Makeover” can help return a woman’s body to her pre-pregnancy shape even to a figure more flattering than before! Through plastic surgery procedures, which may include a combination of breast lift surgery and/or breast augmentation, with tummy tuck surgery and liposuction, a woman can be pleased with her appearance.
The breasts and abdomen are the most common areas of the body that are negatively affected by pregnancy and nursing.
During the progression of a woman’s pregnancy, the breasts enlarge, which causes the skin to stretch. Designed to rejuvenate, breast lift surgery can raise the breasts and reposition them to a youthful pre-nursing appearance. Women who have also lost volume in their breasts (which is common after breastfeeding) may be interested in undergoing a combined breast lift with augmentation procedure; implants provide greater firmness and fullness to the breasts. The implants can either be pre-filled with silicone gel or filled at the time of surgery with saline.
The abdomen tends to be the most problematic area for a woman who has given birth. A “full abdominoplasty” can tighten the underlying muscles and remove excess skin and fat. A “mini abdominoplasty,” on the other hand, is intended for patients who have a minimal amount of fat and laxity in their lower abdomen. Depending on the patient’s condition and her cosmetic goals, liposuction may also be performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck. This can help reduce an excessive amount of fat and provide optimal results. Liposuction can also help to recontour your thighs, hips, and/or buttocks as well – areas of the body that may also have been affected by pregnancy.
Every woman is different; therefore, every Mommy Makeover is tailored to the patient’s individual needs and desires. An advantage to undergoing more than one procedure during a single treatment session is the price savings and recovery period; the patient is able to heal simultaneously versus at separate times for each individual procedure.
If you are interested in receiving a Mommy Makeover, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Hiatt by calling (480) 844-1410. Together, you can decide which procedures will help you fulfill your aesthetic goals.