Mommy Makeover: Restore What Nature (and Baby) Have Altered
Many women love being pregnant and experiencing the physical changes their bodies go through to form a new life. Unfortunately, not every mother’s body snaps back to its pre-pregnancy shape and tone after childbirth, even with diligent exercise and healthy eating habits.
Dr. David Allison helps moms erase the physical after-effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding through Mommy Makeovers.
Mommy Makeover is a common term used today to describe a group of cosmetic procedures that can help women reshape, lift and tighten problem areas in the abdomen, breasts, hips and thighs. The most common procedures used are:
- Tummy Tuck
- Breast Enhancement
Not surprisingly, the tummy is often a major problem area after childbirth; after all, when a woman’s abdominal area is stretched to accommodate a growing baby, her abdominal muscles are bound to become weaker. Diligently performing hundreds of crunches often cannot restore the tummy to its pre-pregnancy tone.
Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery is performed to remove excess fat and skin from the abdominal area while tightening the underlying abdominal muscles. A full or mini tummy tuck may be recommended to achieve your physical goals.
It takes time after pregnancy to lose the baby weight and get back down to your normal size. For some women, even though they achieve their pre-pregnancy weight (or close to it), they still have stubborn fat deposits that will not go away. When no amount of exercise and healthy dieting will do the trick, liposuction can be the answer.
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery technique to spot-reduce body fat in a variety of areas:
- Hips and thighs
- Knees and ankles
- Chin and neck
Throughout pregnancy a woman’s breasts undergo a multitude of changes, from voluptuous to life-sustaining to exhausted. Because breasts are a symbol of sexuality and femininity, many moms turn to cosmetic surgery to revitalize their post-pregnancy breasts. Breast enhancement in a Mommy Makeover can include:
- Breast lift to correct sagging breasts
- Breast augmentation to increase the size of the breasts
- Fat transfer to remove fat from other areas of the body (via liposuction) and transferring it to the breasts
- Combination of breast lift and breast augmentation
Good Candidates for Mommy Makeovers
Good candidates for Mommy Makeovers are women who:
- Eat healthy foods regularly
- Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight
- Do not smoke or drink excessive amounts of alcohol
- Are finished having children
- Have a dependable support system to help aid in the post-surgery recovery
If you are unhappy with any aspect of your body, contact us today to schedule a free Cosmetic Consultation and find out if a Mommy Makeover in Gainesville, VA, is right for you.