From BOTOX to comprehensive body contouring procedures that can address many concerns throughout the body, you can get help achieving your desired appearance at Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN. Today, we’re looking at everything you need to know about a mommy makeover, including what it includes and how long you can expect the results to last.
What’s Included in a Mommy Makeover?
Breast augmentation, sometimes referred to as augmentation mammoplasty, is a procedure designed to enhance the shape and size of the breasts by placing implants in the breast. Depending on your unique goals, you may benefit from a saline or silicone implant.
To be considered a good candidate for this procedure, you should have realistic expectations about the results. You should understand that results vary based on the type of implant selected and the implant shape and placement chosen. You also should understand that the volume increase you can expect depends on a multitude of factors.
A tummy tuck, often called abdominoplasty in the medical community, is a procedure that is usually used to address such cosmetic concerns as removing excess abdominal skin and tightening loose abdominal skin. You can also get a small amount of subcutaneous abdominal fat removed.
However, there are a wide range of medical concerns that can be corrected with this procedure. For example, if you opt for a full tuck, you can treat a ventral hernia and strengthen the abdominal muscles to reduce the likelihood of future ventral hernias. As another example, you can treat stress urinary incontinence with a full tuck by strengthening the pelvic floor. Moreover, you can treat certain types of lower back pain.
A breast lift, otherwise known as mastopexy, is often considered an anti-aging procedure. It is used to lift and reshape sagging breasts, making them look perkier and more attractive. The size and locations of the incisions depend on your goals, concerns, and other factors, but they are placed discreetly. During your consultation, Dr. Tarola will advise you on whether the same incisions can be made to perform your augmentation and lift.
Once the incisions have been made, your breast tissue will be lifted and reshaped as necessary to enhance the shape and position of your breasts. During this procedure, your areola and nipple may also be repositioned, and the size of your areola can be reduced. Dr. Tarola will let you know what benefits you can realistically expect from this procedure during your mommy makeover consultation.
Finally, if you are considering a mommy makeover, you can generally expect that liposuction will be performed along with other body contouring procedures. This procedure involves making one or more small incisions while you are under anesthesia and suctioning out excess fat through a thin cannula. After that, the incisions will be closed.
When performed during a mommy makeover, liposuction is usually used to remove excess abdominal and upper arm fat. However, if there is a moderate amount of excess subcutaneous fat that does not respond to a caloric deficit, you should qualify to have liposuction remove fat from other areas, like the:
- Submental region
How Long Will the Results of My Procedure Last?
You can expect to enjoy your fat removal results for the rest of your life. Your body has a set number of fat cells once it is fully developed, so you don’t need to worry about your body growing replacement adipose cells. However, you should note that no procedure or treatment can eliminate every subcutaneous fat cell from an area of concern. You must maintain a fairly stable weight to maintain your slim contours.
You can expect to enjoy your skin removal results for a lifetime if you don’t gain and subsequently lose too much weight too quickly. If you gain no more than 10 or 15 pounds after surgery, you shouldn’t need to worry about excess skin in the future. There is no need for concern about loose skin if you lose no more than 1% of your body weight after surgery. However, loose skin may also occur due to:
- Severe sun damage
- The natural aging process
- Muscle weakness
What Can I Do To Keep My Skin Tight for Longer?
Moisturizing at least once daily and staying hydrated are two of the most effective things you can do to keep your skin tight for as long as possible. However, there are several other steps you can take to keep your skin young and healthy. For example, to prevent the premature breakdown of the collagen that keeps your skin looking young and healthy, you should avoid consuming tobacco products.
Similarly, you should only drink alcohol in moderation if you drink it at all. You can also maintain your skin elasticity by protecting against UV damage, eating nutritiously, and minimizing stress levels.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
Usually, a mommy makeover involves liposuction, augmentation mammoplasty, mastopexy, and abdominoplasty. To find out which procedures you qualify for, contact us today at Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Tarola.