What Is Included in a Mommy Makeover Surgery?

Pregnancy and childbirth are life-changing experiences in a wide variety of ways. Not only do you have your gorgeous new baby, but your body has gone through the process of creating a whole new life and bringing it into this world. While that is a powerful, amazing journey, it can leave you in a body  you don’t recognize anymore.

If you’re stressing about your post-pregnancy body, a mommy makeover may be a great way to get your groove back. Read on to learn more about this series of procedures and discover whether it’s right for you.

Breast Lift

During pregnancy, one of the body parts that undergo change are the breasts. As you get further along in your pregnancy, your breasts get larger in preparation for breastfeeding. If you breastfeed, you may find that your breasts aren’t as perky as before your pregnancy.

The mommy makeover procedure may include a breast lift. In some cases, women may find that their breasts may change somewhat after they stop breastfeeding. This may leave them with unwanted wrinkles or extra skin that droops or sags. In some cases, women may also choose to have a breast augmentation at the same time as they have their breast lift performed.

Breast Augmentation

A breast augmentation uses saline or silicone inserts to increase your breasts’ size and/or volume. If you plan to have more than one baby and you want to breastfeed in the future, don’t worry. Most women who have a breast augmentation are still able to breastfeed, though you should talk to your doctor about this before the procedure.

Tummy Tuck

Of course, aside from your breasts, the area that experiences the most change during pregnancy is your belly. Your skin grows and expands to accommodate your growing baby. After you have the baby, you may find that your belly doesn’t shrink back to where it was before your pregnancy began.

One component of a mommy makeover surgery is a tummy tuck. During a tummy tuck, excess skin is removed and the abdominal muscles are tightened.

Liposuction

Many mothers find that they still have some extra baby fat that they can’t get rid of after their pregnancy. This stubborn belly fat can make you feel like you have to hide under too-big clothes and avoid bikini season at all costs.

Gaining this fat is a normal part of a healthy pregnancy and birth, but it doesn’t mean you want that tummy fat hanging around forever.

Many women may also elect to receive liposuction as part of their mommy makeover procedure. This procedure removes extra fat deposits and slims you down in these stubborn areas. As with any cosmetic procedure, a healthy diet and exercise regimen are important for  maintaining your results.

Body Contouring

In addition to your belly, you may find that after your pregnancy, you have a few other areas of your body that don’t look like they used to. Many mothers worry about the look of their buttocks, hips, and thighs after they have their babies. A mommy makeover can include body contouring to address these areas of concern.

Schedule Your Mommy Makeover

Having a baby is an amazing feat, and you should be proud of your body for producing and sustaining new life. But it is understandable if this new body doesn’t have you feeling like your best self. From breast lifts and augmentations to tummy tucks and body contouring, you can get your pre-baby body back and feel great in your skin again.

If you’d like to schedule your mommy makeover, check out the rest of our site at St. Charles Plastic Surgery. We provide breast, body, and face procedures performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon with two decades of experience. Schedule a consultation today and get the personalized care you need to feel good in your skin.