While pregnancy is a beautiful experience, many women struggle with its lasting effects on their bodies. Weight fluctuations, breastfeeding, and other factors can all have a significant impact on a woman’s figure.
After childbirth, women may notice excess loose skin, enlarged or sagging breasts, a change in their areolas, and extra pounds around their midsections. Fortunately, there is a cosmetic procedure that can address these changes.
What Is A Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a cosmetic treatment that combines several procedures to resolve pregnancy-related changes to the body.
Each mommy makeover procedure is customized to meet the needs of the patient. Some mommy makeovers include tummy tucks and breast lifts, while others include liposuction and breast reduction.
With locations in Nassau County and NYC, Cohen Plastic Surgery provides mommy makeover procedures for women who are struggling to get their pre-baby bodies back. Getting in touch with our team will ensure you promising results.
Learn what treatments can be included in a mommy makeover and what they can resolve below.
Many women experience a significant change in their breast tissue during and after pregnancy. Breastfeeding can lead to an increase in breast volume that usually subsides after weaning.
This fluctuation in volume eventually can cause the breasts to drop downwards and sag. Women may also experience a change in the size or shape of their areolas, which can leave them feeling self-conscious.
As part of a mommy makeover, a breast lift can restore the breasts to a higher position. During a breast lift, the skin and tissue will be lifted upwards to a perkier, more youthful position. If the areolas have changed in shape or size, they can also be altered at this time to restore a more natural appearance.
For some women, the increase in breast volume they experience during and after pregnancy does not decrease. This sudden breast enlargement can put a severe strain on their backs, especially for women with smaller body frames. It may also cause breathing difficulties and poor posture.
If needed, a breast reduction can be included in mommy makeovers to reduce this breast volume. During a breast reduction procedure, excess breast tissue is removed through discreet incisions around the areolas. This restores the breasts to a more flattering size that doesn’t cause the patient physical discomfort.
A common concern for many women post-pregnancy is excess skin that is left around the midsection.
The weight fluctuations during and after pregnancy can leave you with loose skin on your abdomen. Dieting and exercise may help you lose weight, but they will not get rid of loose skin.
As part of a mommy makeover, a tummy tuck can be performed to remove this excess loose skin. Tummy tucks involve resecting and removing skin around the abdomen and flanks to create a smoother, tighter appearance.
In some tummy tucks, the underlying muscle in the abdominal region may be repaired if it was stretched and damaged during pregnancy.
For many women, the biggest struggle after childbirth is losing the weight they have gained during pregnancy. Following a healthy diet and regular exercise routine can help you lose weight to an extent, but you may be left with a few extra pounds around your stomach, thighs, buttocks, and hips.
Liposuction is often used during a mommy makeover procedure to help remove the excess weight that remains after childbirth.
During a liposuction treatment, a cannula will be carefully inserted through a tiny incision in the treatment area. This thin tube will then use suction power to remove fat from the body, leading to a sculpted, slimmer appearance.