Mothers are presented with a lifetime of joys and challenges. Usually, the good experiences outweigh those that test patience. That doesn’t mean that a mother has to live with little details of life that cause unnecessary frustration. Many women who have given birth and breastfed lose a sense of confidence in their body. On the one hand, they can feel proud of what their body has accomplished and, on the other, miss the contours and smooth skin they once had. Instead of enduring unappealing physical attributes, why not address them with a mommy makeover?
What a Mommy Makeover Does
The term “mommy makeover” has so commonly been used to describe breast and tummy procedures that it’s easy to make assumptions about what this series of procedures does. Ultimately, every mommy makeover is a personalized protocol developed to meet a woman’s desire for a new and improved shape. This may include addressing:
- Lingering fat. After pregnancy, the body may seem to be extra fond of the fat it has stored. Fat cells don’t necessarily localize around the midsection, either. During a mommy makeover, liposuction may be performed on the abdomen, the flanks, back, hips, thighs, or even under the chin to recreate a sense of curves.
- Muscle laxity. The intense stretching of the abdominal muscles and skin during pregnancy may cause lasting effects that degrade self-confidence. Mommy makeovers often include abdominoplasty, or the tummy tuck procedure. This technique reinstates the integrity of muscle tissue that had separated during pregnancy and can even minimize the appearance of stretch marks or a C-section scar.
- Breast deflation. It isn’t only the abdomen that undergoes a dramatic transformation during pregnancy; the breasts also grow to facilitate breastfeeding. Even if a woman does not breastfeed, the expansion of her breasts may ultimately lead to deflation after her body has returned to normal hormonal stasis. The shape, size, and situation of the breasts can be refined with augmentation, lifting, or even reduction surgery.
Mommy makeover surgery is tailored to your personal preferences and desired outcome. Learn more about this protocol and the long-term gains it has to offer. Contact our Cincinnati office at 513-985-0850.