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Having kids is such a special time in a person’s life. From the moment you find out you’re pregnant, the woes and joys of each trimester, to every birthday and milestone thereafter. But having kids can also leave its mark on your body. It’s not uncommon to have loose skin, sagging breasts, and weakened stomach skin after giving birth. Getting a mommy makeover can help you claim your body and your self-confidence back.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover at Livingston Plastic Surgery is a highly customizable treatment. This means that the procedure is created by you and Dr. Livingston and structured to attain your individual body goals. A mommy makeover usually includes a breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, or other similar procedures to target all areas of the body that have been affected by pregnancy and childbirth.
A breast lift is one of the most common treatments used in a mommy makeover. Surgeons employ breast lift surgery to correct aesthetic changes to the breast caused by breastfeeding, weight changes, and drooping tissue. Though swelling is to be expected for the first few weeks, the results are immediately noticeable. The surgery lifts the breasts and areola to a higher and more youthful-looking position and can also reduce the size of the areola.
The midsection is the area of the body that takes experiences the most significant effects of pregnancy. The abdomen can become stretched as the soft tissues and muscles stretch to accommodate the growing child. Then, after the baby is born, the skin is left loose and sagging. Rarely can diet and exercise do anything to correct the issue. Also known as an abdominoplasty, the tummy tuck procedure tightens the stomach by suturing stomach muscles and removing excess fat around the area.
Another procedure that is often added to a mommy makeover is liposuction. If you have localized fat deposits that diet and exercise cannot seem to reach, surgical intervention with liposuction can help you reach your desired goals. Dr. Livingston offers traditional suction and ultrasonic liposuction to permanently remove these deposits for smoother, post-pregnancy body.
When Is the Ideal Time for Your Mommy Makeover?
Any time of the year is great for a mommy makeover; however, some patients have mentioned that fall or winter are the ideal times. Holiday and vacation time is easier to ask for, and because kids are out of school, you don’t have to worry about drop-off times. If possible, ask family or friends if they can help you out in the first couple of days after your procedures. Having an extra set of hands to help with kids, meals, and house chores will make for an easier recovery.
Before your mommy makeover, you should consider a few things:
- You should be completely done having children. Having another child can alter your surgical results.
- Finish breastfeeding if you choose to have a breast lift. Breastfeeding can change your cup size and alter the results.
- You should also be at a stable weight before surgery. Liposuction and tummy tucks are the most effective when done after excess weight has been lost.
Are You Ready to Schedule Your Mommy Makeover?
The first step in planning your mommy makeover is to consult with an experienced, qualified, and board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Christopher Livingston, a renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon who helps his patients achieve their aesthetic goals, has been one of Houston’s leading plastic surgeons for almost two decades. He is passionate about his patients achieve their ideal look through top-quality surgical methods and outstanding dedication to patient care. For more information, call us at (281) 501-1812 or contact us through our website to schedule your consultation today! Dr. Livingston and our team look forward to hearing from you.