If you are finished childbearing and breastfeeding and have exercised and dieted to regain your pre-pregnancy figure without much luck, you may want to consider a mommy makeover. There are several components to this series of procedures that work together to lift your breasts, tighten your waist and flatten your stomach. It is major surgery and requires some recovery time, but for some women, it is well worth it.
What to Expect with a Mommy Makeover
Before considering a mommy makeover, most women need to wait about six months after delivery. This gives their body time to heal and allows them to try to firm up their muscles with exercise and dieting before surgery. In order for our surgeon to see the true position and size of the breasts, the woman must have stopped breastfeeding. There is no point in having surgery if the woman plans to have more children because no mommy makeover will withstand another pregnancy.
What Procedures are Involved in a Mommy Makeover?
“Mommy makeover” is a popular term that describes a combination of surgical procedures. The main areas it involves are the abdomen, breasts and fat removal but there are other procedures that may be included such as cellulite and stretch mark removal. When you have a consultation with our specialist, you can learn how you can customize your mommy makeover to get the procedures that you most require.
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty permanently restores the firmness to the stomach and removes any loose skin. A full abdominoplasty includes tightening the inner girdle of connective tissue and abdominal muscles. Liposuction is often used around the hips and thighs along with a tummy tuck to remove any pockets of fat that do not go away with exercise.
Breast enhancement may include a breast lift, breast augmentation or a combination of the two. Augmentation means implants to restore breast size and firmness. If your breasts have not lost much volume but sag a bit, a breast lift may be all you need to regain the right size and shape. The nipple will also be repositioned. However, for women who have lost a lot of volume and whose breasts sag and look deflated, breast augmentation is the best option. You can choose the size and position of your breasts so they may even be larger than they were before pregnancy.
Breast enhancement and tummy tuck are also suitable procedures for people who have lost a large amount of weight and have loose sagging skin. However, if you plan to have the procedures after childbirth, you should talk to our specialist about what is required for recovery, especially if you have a young child that needs care at home.
Learn More During a Consultation
If you want to look better in your clothing or at the beach and do not plan to have any more children, then a mommy makeover is a good option. You can regain or even improve your pre-pregnancy figure. If you are interested in learning more about this popular procedure, we can help you find out if it is right for you at Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro and Hendersonville. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!