Having a baby is one of the most memorable experiences of your life, partly because your body won’t let you forget it happened. Going through pregnancy tends to take a toll on the breasts and midsection leaving your body looking saggier than ever before. Thankfully, there’s a way for you to get your pre-pregnancy body back. Let’s go over the mommy makeover and what it entails.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a fully customized combination of procedures aimed to rejuvenate a woman’s body post-pregnancy. Because this treatment is fully personalized to each patient, each mommy makeover is going to be completely different from one individual to the next. Having multiple procedures done at the same time not only saves you money, but it also cuts down on your downtime and recovery period compared to getting each treatment done separately in succession.
What Procedures are Involved in a Mommy Makeover?
While each mommy makeover is different depending on the patient’s desired results, a mommy makeover is typically comprised of the following procedures.
A breast lift is a surgical cosmetic procedure in which extra skin around the breast is removed, and the breasts are repositioned to a higher place on the chest. This procedure does not add or take away from the overall size of the breast, rather just places it in a different position on the chest to better suit your natural frame.
Breast augmentation is a surgical cosmetic procedure in which saline or silicone breast implants are introduced into the chest to add to the breasts’ overall size and shape. Breast augmentation can provide a subtle boost to add volume back into the breast that has depleted following pregnancy, or can provide dramatic results for patients with naturally small breasts who are looking for a boost in volume.
A tummy tuck is a surgical cosmetic procedure in which an incision is made from hip to hip through which Dr. Vu can tighten and strengthen the abdominal muscles from the ribs down to the pubic area. The skin around the midsection is then pulled tightly over the newly strengthened muscles, and excess skin and tissue are trimmed away. This is the perfect solution for women who were left with loose, sagging skin around their midsection after having children.
Liposuction is a surgical cosmetic procedure that often goes hand-in-hand with a tummy tuck. Liposuction utilizes a thin, hollow tube called a cannula, connected to a vacuum-powered system, to gently suction stubborn pockets of unwanted fat from your treated area. While popularly performed on the midsection, liposuction can also be performed on the upper arms, thighs, flanks and under the chin for the ultimate contoured look.
Are you starting to wonder what a mommy makeover can do for you? Call our office today to set up your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Vu.