What Is a Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy is a great thing and a wonderful experience for most women and of course there are a number of changes that happen to a woman’s body during pregnancy. Unfortunately, a few of these changes persist even well after the pregnancy is over and the babies aren’t babies anymore. Some things sag, some stretch while others just widen a bit more than those skinny jeans can handle.

So in a mommy makeover, we can do any number of single procedures or combination of procedures to undo some of the less desirable changes associated with pregnancy. These procedures may often include a breast lift to perk up the appearance of the breasts and get rid of the sag that often occurs. This may sometimes be combined with implants to fill out some of the deflation that can occur from pregnancy.

Tummy tucks are also a very popular part of the mommy makeover. Pregnancy not only stretches the skin of the stomach but often can cause permanent stretching of the muscle layer as well. A tummy tuck normally removes the excess, loose skin and tightens up the muscle layer so that a nice flat pre-pregnancy stomach contour is achieved. No more need to wear once piece swimsuits.

The nature of pregnancy is such that many women are left with a little more accumulation of fat on the thighs, buttocks and hips. Unfortunately, some of these fat deposits are resistant to diet and exercise. Specific areas of fat accumulation such as these are very treatable with liposuction. In this procedure, we remove the excessive fat from these areas until a prettier, sexier more feminine contour or shape is obtained.

All of these procedures are normally performed as an outpatient although when a significant combination of procedures is performed it may be advisable to spend one night in the hospital.

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