Being pregnant and delivering a child is immensely painful, difficult work. So, it seems unfair what the whole process does to your figure. The localized gain and loss of weight, breastfeeding, and hormonal changes all combine to create areas of sagging, stretched skin that won’t tighten back down, no matter what you do.
But you can have your own sweet revenge on those processes with a mommy makeover from Dr. Cheung or Dr. Low at CRS.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A “mommy makeover” is really just a term. It’s not a procedure unto itself; it describes a combination of three procedures that target the changes pregnancy and breastfeeding have made in your figure. Mommy makeovers have the goal of reversing those changes and giving mom back her figure…and maybe then some.
What Procedures Make Up a Mommy Makeover?
At CRS, our mommy makeovers usually combine these procedures into a single surgical session:
- Tummy tuck — A tummy tuck removes sagging, excess skin from the lower abdomen and usually they also bring separated stomach muscles back to their former location at the center of the lower tummy area. The localized weight gain of pregnancy often separates these muscles, and they cannot return to the center without surgery.
- Breast lift — A breast lift brings sagging, flattened breast back to a higher position on the chest. Excess skin is removed, tissue is repositioned, and the nipple areola complex is usually relocated to match the removed sagging skin. It’s easy to add some volume during a lift by having Dr. Cheung or Dr. Low add breast implants. Why is this easy? Because the implants can be placed through the incisions already made for the breast lift.
- Liposuction — Even if you’ve lost all your baby weight, it’s likely you’re dealing with stubborn pockets of unwanted fat that are almost impossible to remove with changes in diet and exercise. Liposuction can remove these pockets. With a mommy makeover, liposuction can be used in the tummy area and on the flanks and possibly the upper thighs.
Interested in getting your pre-baby body back? Call us at CRS, (954) 533-8029, and set up a consultation for a mommy makeover.