WHAT PROCEDURES MAKE UP A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
Breast Reduction – This is one of the more common choices for Mommy Makeover patients. If your breasts grew significantly during your pregnancy and you would like them to be smaller again, a breast reduction is a good option. This procedure involves making an incision along the underside of the breast and around the areola, then removing the excess breast tissue and reshaping the breast to the right size and proportions.
Breast Lift – Breasts can also hang looser on your frame even if they are a size you’re happy with. The extra skin and stretching that happens when your breasts grow causes them to sag following your pregnancy. The breasts can also lose their firmness or become less perky when they sit lower on your chest. A breast lift doesn’t drastically change the size of your breasts, but will make some adjustments so your breast sits higher and has a more youthful feel.
Breast Augmentation – For some women, their breasts can become a little deflated after pregnancy, especially if they have been breastfeeding. The extra hormones and milk production are no longer needed, so your breasts don’t need the extra space. As they shrink, they can begin to appear deflated or just be a smaller size than you would prefer. A breast augmentation will increase the size of your breast and give them a rounder, fuller appearance. This is accomplished by placing an implant inside the breast during the procedure.
Breast Augmentation – Breast Augmentations are one of the most common procedures in the U.S. for several reasons, including restoring volume of your breasts. Often times after childbirth there is a loss of volume in breast tissue and a breast implant can restore and enhance your body’s natural appearance. A breast augmentation can correct a lack of cleavage, asymmetry, volume loss, lack of volume and in some cases it can correct droopy breasts. Since a breast augmentation is not a one-size-fits-all procedure it’s important to discuss your desired outcome with Drs. Hall and Wrye to ensure that this procedure is right for you.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) – This procedure is designed to repair your tummy on the inside and outside. Your baby stretches your skin while it grows, leaving your with stretch marks and extra soft tissue around your middle. It also causes your abdominal muscles to separate and stretch. With a tummy tuck, all this change can be fixed. Although diet and exercise can help the appearance of a post-baby body, only a surgical procedure can tighten your abdominal muscles after they’ve separated and tighten loose skin. During a tummy tuck, the skin can be lifted up so the muscles can be repaired and pockets of extra fat can be removed. The extra tissue is trimmed away before the skin is pulled back down to the incision site and secured in place with stitches. This procedure will give your middle better contouring, plus removing the excess tissue will reduce or eliminate the amount of stretch marks.
OTHER BODY PROCEDURES
Removing excess skin tissue and fat deposits can be done around the rest of your body with other lift procedures, including:
Body lift – This targets the torso and upper legs to give these areas better definition and improve your figure. It isn’t used as often in Mommy Makeovers as other procedures, but it can still be a viable option for you.
Arm lift – The upper arms are a prime location for extra fat deposits to settle, making it hard to wear certain tops or dresses without feeling self-conscious. An arm lift is somewhat similar to a tummy tuck. An incision is made on the back of the arm towards the armpit, then extra fat and soft tissue are removed before the skin is lifted and tightened at the incision site.
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