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What Goes Into a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover refers to a series of procedures, often performed in the same surgical session, that aims to improve the appearance of areas most affected by pregnancy and childbearing.
During pregnancy, your skin, tissue, and abdominal muscles stretch to accommodate the growing baby. While diet and exercise help shed the extra weight after pregnancy, your skin and tissue may not bounce back. In addition, breastfeeding changes the breasts in ways that exercise cannot undo. These reasons (and many more) are why mommy makeover surgery is becoming increasingly popular.
The procedures in a mommy makeover at Livingston Plastic Surgery are completely personalized to each patient according to their individual goals. Here are the surgical procedures that can be included in a mommy makeover.
Breast Augmentation and/or Breast Lift
Breasts tend to droop due to aging and gravity, but when you add pregnancy and breastfeeding into the equation, this takes the process to a whole new level. The breasts not only sag but can also lose much of their volume and firmness. Two of the most highly requested surgical procedures in a mommy makeover are breast augmentation, a breast lift, or a breast lift with implants.
Dr. Livingston often recommends pairing these two procedures together for a total transformation of the breasts. The breast augmentation will restore lost volume and firmness with breast implants, while the breast lift positions the breast back into a more youthful position.
For mothers who want to reclaim their pre-baby bodies, a tummy tuck is another popular choice. As the abdomen grows to accommodate a pregnancy, the skin and underlying muscles become stretched out. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a contouring procedure that improves the appearance of excess stomach skin and fat and, in many cases, separated abdominal muscles.
Dr. Livingston may recommend a mini tummy tuck surgery for patients with minimal loose skin and muscle separation. You can discuss this during your consultations with Dr. Livingston, in which he’ll be able to give you the proper recommendations for meeting your goals.
Unfortunately, some women cannot address stubborn areas of fat that form during pregnancy (especially multiple pregnancies) with diet and exercise alone. Fortunately, liposuction is a minimally invasive body contouring procedure that can eliminate fat deposits from areas such as the abdomen, hips, love handles, back, arms and thighs.
A liposuction procedure can target various areas of the body, including:
- Inner/Outer Thighs
Contact Livingston Plastic Surgery for Your Mommy Makeover
Creating a family is joyous and rewarding, but it can, unfortunately, have aesthetic and physical side effects on the body. Reclaim your body by scheduling a consultation at Livingston Plastic Surgery for a personalized mommy makeover. Dr. Christopher K. Livingston and his skilled team have been helping patients from all walks of life for nearly 20 years. If you’re ready to take the next steps toward regaining your pre-baby body, call us at (281) 501-1812 or contact us through our website today!