Women show such remarkable strength in their ability to carry, grow, and birth beautiful bundles of joy. Although the journey of pregnancy is so beautiful and extraordinary, it does take a major toll on our bodies. From childbearing to breastfeeding and everything in between, our bodies experience a major transformation. To address pregnancy-related changes, many board-certified plastic surgeons came up with a series of procedures to help women with post-pregnancy body issues–Mommy Makeovers. Although our mommies are so beautiful to begin with, we love to give them the opportunity to restore their bodies and get back into shape; we want them to look and feel like the Wonder Women that they truly are. To learn more about a Mommy Makeover in Brentwood or Nashville, TN, contact our plastic surgery practice today. From breast reconstruction to tightening up the abdominal area, a mommy makeover can rejuvenate and restore your appearance and confidence from the inside out.
Let’s take a look at a few components that Mommy Makeovers are comprised of:
Tummy Tuck – Abdominoplasty
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a common procedure performed in a Mommy Makeover. After pregnancy, many women experience a change in their stomach shape and size, and in the event diet and exercise aren’t providing them with the results they are looking for, many women turn to tummy tucks. A tummy tuck can restore the stomach’s firmness while removing loose skin. Common tummy tuck procedures include the traditional tummy tuck, extended tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck and the reverse tummy tuck.
Most tummy tuck incisions are made at the pubic bone, allowing for the healed scar to be easily concealed by bathing suits/undergarments.
Breast Enhancement – Breast Augmentation
After pregnancy and breastfeeding, women can experience excess sagging as tissue loss in their breasts. To restore shape and size, many women lean towards breast enhancement procedures–another procedure often performed in Mommy Makeovers. Common breast enhancement procedures include breast lift and breast implants.
Typically, breast lifts are a solution women look for to correct sagging breasts or loss in breast volume–mainly for women who are comfortable with their current breast size and simply want more ‘perkiness’. Whereas, breast implants are for mommies who want to restore the fullness and size of their breasts.
Liposuction – Fat Removal
Fat removal, aka liposuction, is a common Mommy Makeover procedure that’s typically done in conjunction with tummy tucks. Fat removal procedures done with tummy tucks help surgeons to contour the waist properly and add excellent definition to the abdomen. Of course, fat removal is not limited to the stomach; mommies can receive fat removal treatments on their arms, legs, backs, chins, etc.
Stretch Mark Removal
Due to the significant weight gain and loss that occurs during pregnancies, many women are left with stretch marks on the stomach, breasts, thighs, butt, and hips. For the beautiful mommies whose stretch marks don’t seem to be fading, there are certain treatments available to help reduce their appearance. Stretch mark removal treatments are highly popular in a Mommy Makeover and can be done in a few different ways. Many Mommy Makeovers offer laser skin-resurfacing treatments that will help reduce stretch marks, or for more severe stretch marks, tummy tucks can remove or reposition them.
As one of the most popular combination plastic surgery techniques, a Mommy Makeover addresses the common issues women face after pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you are a mommy who is closing the childbearing chapter in your life and need a little assistance getting back to normal, you may want to consider a Mommy Makeover. Before participating in elective surgery, be sure to talk to your doctor to see if you are a good candidate.