As we continue our series discussing how there is more than one way to solve your body issues, this month we are talking about Mommy Makeovers. Many women come in thinking this is a set procedure. But nothing is further from the truth.
In fact, a mommy makeover is a customizable combination of procedures to help you get back your pre-pregnancy body. Several procedures may be performed at the same time; others either require additional surgeries or nonsurgical procedures we offer in our office.
Fix Your Breasts
Breasts change during and following pregnancy. That’s not news to you. What is often disconcerting to my patients is that they can’t get back to where they were before. Some women need augmentation to fill out their breasts; others need reduction. In either case, many also need a breast lift to reposition their breasts to a more natural position.
Lose the Excess Fat and Skin
Following pregnancy, many women gain weight they can’t lose and almost all women have excess skin. You know that belly pouch you didn’t have before but stretched out to accommodate your bundle of joy. Now, the baby is crawling around the living room, and you still have that fat and skin that won’t disappear or shrink back no matter how much you diet and how hard you exercise. Your mommy makeover can include a tummy tuck with liposuction or just liposuction. For some patients, I also use BodyTite to “melt” fat and tighten moderately lax skin using radiofrequency energy on select areas for targeted body sculpting.
Repair Your Intimate Part
Your belly may not be the only part that stretched and became larger or asymmetrical from childbirth. If your labia have become visible in some of your tight-fitting yoga garb, gets irritated from exercise-related friction, or you’re finding intercourse painful, vaginal rejuvenation can be an important part of your mommy makeover. This procedure helps women restore their body for their most intimate moments!
Feel Better About Yourself
Looking tired? We offer many nonsurgical procedures to help you look refreshed. Smooth out those wrinkles with Botox or one of the other neuromodulators our talented injector team uses.
Or how about treating yourself to an awesome facial treatment — such as microneedling, microdermabrasion or chemical peel — to help you shed those dried, dull skin cells.
What Happens When
I perform some procedures at the same time, for example breast and tummy tuck procedures can be accomplished as one surgical session. Another example is liposuction with a Brazilian Butt Lift since I can harvest the fat to inject for your BBL. Keep in mind that other procedures require separate surgeries.
Explore Your Customized Mommy Makeover
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