Mommy Makeovers

Some of the Most Common Procedures Moms Desire

Since Mother's Day is approaching, I thought it would be appropriate to focus on the greatest women in our lives. Whether we're talking about our own mothers or the mothers of our children, it's pretty safe to say that most of these ladies focus more energy on their families than they do on themselves. In fact, they often focus so much on everyone else around them that they can lose their own identities and feelings of self-importance. Without a doubt, since they all make us feel so wonderful, they deserve to feel as great about themselves post-pregnancy as they did pre-pregnancy. 

Pregnancy and motherhood can be the most gratifying experiences for women, however they can also take a major toll on a woman's body. It isn’t uncommon for new mothers to want to reclaim the youthful figure they once had pre-pregnancy, while still enjoying the challenges and rewards of parenthood. 

Let's explore some of the most common procedures that moms seek out after having children. If you are a mom (or even if you're not), perhaps you've contemplated having one or several of these procedures yourself. If you are considering them, it's important to note that a future pregnancy could alter the effects of any of these procedures, so it's best to have them performed when you are confident that you are finished having children. 

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Breast Lift

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The rapid weight gain and loss after pregnancy coupled with months of breastfeeding can leave a woman’s breasts sagging and without the firmness and shape they once had. A breast lift, or mastopexy, can restore the contour of your breasts back to pre-maternity by restoring lift and correcting asymmetries. During the procedure, breasts are raised, excess skin is removed, and surrounding tissue is tightened to reshape and support the new breast contour. The results are a more youthful and uplifted breast profile. 

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Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation, Before & After. Dr. Michael Fiorillo

A woman's breasts go through A LOT during a pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Breasts tend to lose their shape and fullness, and these issues can be addressed with a breast augmentation. In most cases, breast implants will not interfere with breast feeding, as milk ducts are typically not disturbed during the procedure. This procedure is sometimes performed in conjunction with a breast lift.

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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Abdominoplasty Results. Dr. Michael Fiorillo

Skin tends to lose its elasticity after pregnancy, leaving a lot of mommies with loose, sagging tummies. When diet and exercise fail, many women turn to their plastic surgeons to look into an abdominoplasty, or "tummy tuck," to take care of the excess skin and fat deposits left over from pregnancy. Considered a major surgery, abdominoplasties require anesthesia, a hip to hip scar, and quite a bit of recovery time. For those women with less to repair in this area, a partial abdominoplasty, or "mini tummy tuck" is an option, which requires less recovery time and leaves a much shorter scar. 

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Liposuction

Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, can help eliminate stubborn fat pockets in the abdominal area and thighs resulting from pregnancy. If you’re spending hours at the gym and not seeing the results you know you should, you may want to consider liposuction. During the cosmetic surgical procedure, fat is suctioned out from the body from specific areas of localized fat deposits. Liposuction can sometimes be performed along with other procedures, including abdominoplasty. 

If you're not happy with the way your body looks post-pregnancy, and you've tried diet and exercise to no avail, perhaps you're a good candidate for one or several of the procedures mentioned above. To discuss whether or not you're a good candidate, as well as the pros and cons of these procedures, make a consultation appointment with a reputable and experienced plastic surgeon.​

Still Considering a Mommy Makeover?

If you're not happy with the way your body looks post-pregnancy, and you've tried diet and exercise to no avail, perhaps you're a good candidate for one or several of the procedures mentioned above. To discuss whether or not you're a good candidate, as well as the pros and cons of these procedures, make a consultation appointment with a reputable and experienced plastic surgeon.

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