Mommy Makeover encompasses cosmetic procedures that restore your prepartum appearance by restoring contour and shapes of breasts, abdomen, buttocks, flanks and thighs.
An unending joy of pregnancy concludes with a baby to look after and body changes to care for! Excess fat, sagging tummy, stretch marks, fat pockets on thighs, waists, arms and abdomen, all make you worry more about your looks in a swim suit and you miss your youthful looks. Some women want to delay or avoid pregnancy to presumably enjoy more youthful days. Sometimes it might make a woman wonder. Why am I not a man, who looks the same after childbirth? With a mommy makeover, you too can look almost the same princess!
An ideal candidate for Mommy Makeover
You might consider a mommy makeover if you feel that your pregnancy has affected the size and shape of your breasts, caused sagging of breasts or tummy, stretch marks are causing you distress, or if excess fat pockets gained in the abdomen, arms, thighs and buttocks are affecting your confidence.
An age old wisdom of healthy diet and regular exercise applies to the secret of losing excess fat gained during pregnancy. But some fat pockets are stubborn and need to be sucked out of your body, literary!
During pregnancy glandular tissues increase to secrete milk for the newborn. After lactation stops, the breast volume reverts back to normal and can reduce to smaller than its original size. With the inability for the skin to shrink, the breasts may look saggy with upper pole emptiness. An implant or breast augmentation with or without breast lift surgery can restore a pleasing breast shape. Breast augmentation or mammoplasty with silicone, saline, or fat implant improves size, shape and upper pole fullness. In women who retain larger breasts after lactation, breast reduction removes fat and glandular tissue and tightens skin to bestow smaller and lighter breasts. Youthful lift up breasts return with a breast lift or mastopexy, which treats sagging and uneven breasts, decreased breast volume, drooping nipples, and stretched areolas.
Tummy tuck and Liposuction
To accommodate the growing fetus, the abdominal wall along with its skin, fascia and muscles stretch, leading to bulges. Abdominal muscles regain strength with abdominal exercises, but fascia being noncontractile does not respond. This leads to enlarged abdominal girth with sagging of abdominal wall. Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery which removes loose, excess skin and fat, and tightens slack fascia and removes stretch marks. A tummy tuck may narrow your waist, but not your hips. Abdominoplasty in conjunction with liposuction can improve the contour of the flanks or hips. The excellent contour from abdominoplasty leaves a scar.
Back and flanks
Women who want a three-dimensional contour may opt to sculpt their mid back (bra line folds) and flanks while addressing the postpartum abdomen. Liposuction with ultrasonic energy (VASER), oscillating power hand-piece (PAL), or hydraulic power can result in removal of excess fat pockets and improve contour by skin retraction and redistribution. A pregnancy can very well conclude with the dual bliss of having a child and a confident appearance.
Fatty pockets can accumulate in lateral or medial thighs, irrespective of pregnancy. Thighs can be sculpted with liposuction, provided the skin quality and the potential for the tissue to re-drape or tighten are good.
Weight gain or weight loss for pregnancy may cause sagging of the buttocks. Mothers inspired by Jennifer Lopez may opt for fat grafting to lift up buttocks, or tissue equilibration and liposculpture to remove unwanted fatty tissue, restore volume, shape and lift the buttock with little or no scarring.
The keys to a successful outcome of mommy makeover procedures are the skill and experience of the cosmetic surgeon and advanced technologies such as those offered by Currae’s Cosmetic Centre.
Motherhood is a reason for eternal joy. Natural body changes should not dampen your confidence. Mommy makeover rejuvenates the woman’s feeling about her physical appearance after childbirth and makes her journey of motherhood more enjoyable.