Motherhood changes a woman’s life in extraordinary ways. It also changes her body. As you transitioned into motherhood, you knew that your body would grow to accommodate your growing baby or babies. You knew that multiple pregnancies may have a compounded effect. The payoff is enormously gratifying. However, the joys of raising a family don’t negate the fact that you may want your body to look and feel like it used to, or even better. Many women share this longing, which is why Mommy Makeover treatment is one of the most sought-after in our plastic surgery office.
What’s a Mommy Makeover?
The name may say it all, really. A Mommy Makeover is a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs and aesthetic goals. The typical procedures that may be incorporated into your personal plan include liposuction, abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, an arm lift, and labiaplasty. The purpose of each is to address the unique changes that occur during pregnancy and mothering, or simply as a result of the natural aging process.
Breast Changes During and After Pregnancy
Most mommy makeover procedures involve some type of breast surgery. During pregnancy and when breastfeeding, breast volume increases, sometimes by several cup sizes. As the body returns to homeostasis throughout the year or two following delivery, the breasts may deflate and droop. Sometimes, a breast lift can provide just the right amount of contour and shape to correct this change. Some women decide to have breast augmentation as a part of their Mommy Makeover because they realize that they enjoyed the larger size that they had when pregnant and breastfeeding. Double board-certified surgeon Dr. Farris can help you identify the perfect breast procedure to achieve breast shape that is perfect for your body and lifestyle.
Abdominal Changes During and After Pregnancy
There is no way to get through a single pregnancy without some changes to the abdominal wall. At the very least, women may enter into a persistent battle with the bulge after having children. At most, a woman may have experience muscle separation during pregnancy that has resulted in extreme abdominal laxity. The tummy tuck aspect of a mommy makeover can correct the full spectrum of concerns that patients may have.