Having children is one of the most rewarding experiences a woman can go through in her life. However, while motherhood will bring joy and excitement, there are some downsides to this milestone as well. In particular, many women undergo massive changes to their bodies after they give birth and start breastfeeding.
Not everyone will view these changes in a negative light. In fact, it’s perfectly natural for your body to transform after childbirth. Still, some women might not be content with their body post-pregnancy. This is where the mommy makeover procedure can come in.
What Is A Mommy Makeover?
Mommy makeovers are growing in popularity. With advances in plastic surgery, doctors are able to safely and effectively target specific regions of the body that are affected by pregnancy. Primarily, mommy makeovers help women to turn the clock back on their bodies.
This type of cosmetic surgery can help reshape and restructure the body after you have given birth. Struggles like sagging breasts, excess fat, loose skin in the stomach, and stretch marks can be addressed with a mommy makeover.
Mommy makeovers are not limited to women who give birth, though. Many women who gain and lose a lot of weight face similar body issues as women who give birth. So, the mommy makeover can also be used for this purpose as well.
The procedure is completely customized to meet the patient’s needs, so the surgery can vary quite a bit. Here are some of the most popular and common procedures included in a mommy makeover.
Most Common Procedures For A Mommy Makeover
A mommy makeover is a single surgery that combines several different procedures. Generally, breast enhancement and tummy rejuvenation are included, as these are areas typically affected by pregnancy.
In addition, each mommy makeover is custom fit to the requirements and desires of the patient. This way you get the results you want. You will get to talk to your doctor about your specific goals, but there are a few common procedures that most women get with the mommy makeover.
1. Tummy Tuck
The tummy tuck is one of the most common procedures included in a mommy makeover. This is because of the effects of pregnancy.
As the baby grows and stretches the skin, stretch marks may form, excess fat builds, and loose skin can develop post-birth. A few lucky women may be able to bounce back from this transformation of their abdominal area quickly. However, most mothers will have to deal with saggy skin and extra fat.
The tummy tuck, also known as the abdominoplasty, gets rid of these issues and helps reshape the abdomen. Excess skin and fat are removed and the abdominal muscles are tightened to give the stomach a more pleasing appearance.
2. Breast Lift or Augmentation
Breast lift surgery and breast augmentation are also popular for mommy makeovers, as many women get saggy breasts after giving birth. Some women choose to have breast implants to make their breasts bigger, along with a breast lift.
Other women have a simple lift done without any augmentation. A lift will include getting rid of excess skin and tightening up the tissues which surround the breast. This creates volume and a more youthful look.
Fat can develop all over the body during pregnancy. In order to slim down fully and get rid of this fat, liposuction is often used in mommy makeovers. This procedure is especially effective for sculpting the body.
For some women, the thighs, waist, stomach, and hips just won’t shed fat, even with diet and exercise. So, liposuction can be a great option for your post-birth body, especially in addition to some of the other procedures already covered.
4. Breast Reduction
For some women, breast augmentation might not be necessary. In fact, pregnancy can enlarge the breast to uncomfortable proportions. This leads to back pain, sagging skin, skin irritation, and other issues. In this case, a breast reduction might be necessary.
With this procedure, the surgeon removes some of the breast tissue and fat to reduce the size of the breast. Then, a breast lift is done to make the chest look more perky and upright.
5. Buttock Augmentation
Not all women will be interested in this procedure, but butt augmentation is a popular choice for many mommy makeovers. The butt area can experience sagging and fat accumulation during pregnancy.
Some women may choose to improve this area of their body with plastic surgery along with getting a tummy tuck and a breast lift. This way their overall appearance is enhanced to the fullest! Fat from other parts of the body can also be repurposed to reshape and enhance the buttocks.
6. Vaginal Rejuvenation
Finally, vaginal rejuvenation might also be an option for some women. This is a newer addition to the world of plastic surgery. But, it’s another popular procedure for mommy makeovers. There are several different types of vaginal rejuvenation procedures that can be performed.
Typically, though, plastic surgeons tighten up the vaginal canal and reshape the labial tissue to create a more aesthetically pleasing look. Vaginal tightening is especially popular as many women complain about vaginal laxity after childbirth.
The muscles and tissues of the vagina loosen after birth which can create issues with sex, and discomfort with the appearance of your vagina. So, you might opt to have this procedure done during a mommy makeover.
Contact Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery Today
If you have recently given birth and want to get your body back to the shape it was before your pregnancy, please contact Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery today. Renowned, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Vitenas and his highly trained staff are prepared to give you the body you want.
Our Houston office can be reached at 281-484-0088. Or you can visit our website and schedule a mommy makeover consultation through our patient form which is linked here. We are happy to answer all your questions and discuss any concerns you may have.