Who is a Mommy Make-Over Candidate?
Many women seek to correct the effects on their body after pregnancy. After pregnancy and breast feeding, the body undergoes many changes specifically to the breasts and abdomen. The breasts may lose volume and develop sagging. Patients commonly undergo an abdominoplasty with a breast augmentation and/or breast lift in the same surgical procedure to address these issues. At the time of your consultation, Dr. McFate can help you decide if combining procedures would help you reach your goals and improve your total body appearance.
- Breast augmentation/Breast lift—Depending on your desired outcome, you may be a candidate for either a breast augmentation, in which an implant is surgically inserted to enhance your natural breast size, or you may need a breast lift, in which your breasts are surgically lifted to more closely resemble the perky, youthful shape you once enjoyed. Many times a woman may require both. During your consultation, Dr. McFate will help you determine the surgical steps necessary to meet your individual goals. You and Dr. McFate will collaborate on the optimal size and shape in balancing the results you desire with the overall frame of your body.
- Tummy Tuck—Pregnancy and motherhood do no favors to the tummy, so this is another popular component of the mommy makeover. Unfortunately, no matter the amount of exercise or diet, the excess skin below the belly button that remains after pregnancy will not go away. During pregnancy, the tummy increases in size very rapidly stretching out the skin. Once the baby arrives, the size of the abdomen decreases but the skin does not “spring” back because of the abrupt change in the size. This is similar in the case of a rapid large weight loss, such as after gastric bypass.
In addition, Dr. McFate emphasizes the tightening of the abdominal structures during the tummy tucks he performs. “With a tummy tuck, not only is excess skin removed, but the abdominal muscles are returned back to their previous position. You need both of these key components to create a smooth and flatter tummy.”
- Liposuction—Sometimes eating right and being active aren’t enough to get rid of persistent pouches of fat. Body contouring is a catchall term that can include—but isn’t necessarily limited to—liposuction. Modern day liposuction focuses on revealing the ideal contours of your body. More than simply removing fat, liposuction articulates your desired definition and shape.
Here at Precision Plastic Surgery we are dedicated to giving patients accurate, professional care, so they can have the quality of life they’ve been looking for. Contact us today for more information on our Mommy Make-Over.