Regain Pre-Baby Contours at Chicago’s Iteld Plastic Surgery
Kids change your life in more ways than one. Any woman who’s experienced pregnancy and childbirth can attest to the stretched-out skin and sagging that are evidence of nine months of growing a human being inside, and then getting that human outside. Not all changes have to be permanent, though, especially with help from a Mommy Makeover from Chicago-area plastic surgeon Lawrence Iteld, MD.
A Mommy Makeover is not a single surgical procedure, but is a “package” of procedures carefully selected to meet each patient’s unique needs. Got sagging breasts and a bulging belly? Dr. Iteld can lift and contour. Dealing with stubborn fat pockets and an intimate area that feels a bit, well, stretched out? There are options for slimming and tightening. All of the above? It’s your body—and you should feel comfortable in it.
What Are the Elements of a Mommy Makeover?
If it’s changes due to childbirth, chances are good that it can be changed back. Here are Mommy Makeover components commonly performed by Dr. Iteld:
Breast volume can change once a baby is involved, with breasts growing and shrinking—and sometimes ending up different sizes—as hormones fluctuate. Dr. Iteld can restore volume and symmetry with implants or fat transfer.
If milk production and the wear and tear (and pull) caused by a nursing baby lead to sagging, a breast lift can result in a perkier look.
Even if baby weight leaves with the baby, a little bit may linger as a reminder of the extra pounds caused by pregnancy. Liposuction can remove isolated pockets of fat cells, including love handles, a double chin, and more.
Not only does a tummy tuck address the stretched-out skin and stubborn fat that tend to plague experienced moms, but it can also repair abdominal muscle tissue that stretched out to make room for a growing fetus.
Let’s be honest: After you push a baby through your most intimate area, it may not recover the way you’d like. Your labia may change in size or shape, becoming more visible (and taking yoga pants away as a fashion choice) and creating discomfort where there wasn’t discomfort before (bicycling and sex: neither should be unpleasant due to chafing). Women’s health can be improved with a labiaplasty or other vaginal rejuvenation technique.
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What Can I Expect After a Mommy Makeover?
We can’t guarantee a body that’s exactly the way it was before your uterus began accepting occupants, but we can bring more definition to your contours and lines. A Mommy Makeover is a way to rejuvenate your silhouette and signal that, while you are mom, that’s not the only thing that defines you.
Depending on the specific elements of your Mommy Makeover, recovery time and side effects will vary. In general, expect some swelling and bruising from the surgical procedures—and to enjoy your results in the following weeks and months as your body heals. After all, you recovered from having a baby. After that, this should be cake.
Is a Narcotics-Free Mommy Makeover Possible?
Dr. Iteld uses carefully researched methods to make a narcotics-free recovery possible for every surgery he performs. Since a Mommy Makeover is made up of a combination of those same surgeries, his method definitely still applies, which means you can avoid opioids.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover in Chicago?
If you have a body that’s been altered by childbirth, if you want to alter it back, and if you are in general good health, you may be a great candidate for these procedures.
What Complements a Mommy Makeover?
Women looking to regain a pre-baby look may also want to consider nonsurgical options for their skin and face. BOTOX® and dermal fillers deal more with age-related wrinkles, but we’ve yet to meet a mom who doesn’t appreciate a little help in looking less tired or stressed. On that note, Sublative® and Sublime™ are great options for restoring you skin’s radiance. Then, when someone comments that you’re glowing and asks if you’re pregnant, you can just smile and laugh.
* Results will vary from patient to patient. No guarantees about an individual’s result can or should be made based on information provided here.