Let’s face it. Pregnancy changes your body. Skin stretches, breasts deflate, excess weight feels impossible to loose and abdominal muscles are never quite the same. Even celebrities with their personal trainers, customized diet plans and in-house chefs have a hard time regaining their pre-baby body.
That’s why many of the super-fit celebrity moms you may see have had some form of post-baby cosmetic surgery, often referred to as a mommy makeover.
Gwyneth Paltrow admitted to having breast augmentation when her breasts changed after nursing her new baby. And its rumored that Victoria Beckham may have had a breast lift and augmentation after pregnancy as well. Even super skinny actress Tori Spelling is rumored to have a mommy makeover to help eliminate fat deposits.
So what exactly is a mommy makeover? A “Mommy Makeover” is a combination of procedures designed by your plastic surgeon, according to your specific needs, to counteract the physical effects of childbearing and to restore and enhance your body contour and appearance.
Most common Mommy Makeover surgeries include:
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
This major surgical procedure is typically performed with general or local anesthesia and a sedative. During a “tummy tuck,” excess skin and fat are removed from the middle and lower abdomen and the muscles of the abdominal wall are tightened. This procedure has been preferred by women who want to improve stretched skin and muscles from pregnancy, and also to reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen. View tummy tuck before and after photos here.
A breast lift procedure can undo the effects gravity, pregnancy and nursing, can have on women’s breasts. As we age, our skin loses elasticity, which usually results in sagging and reduced firmness. A breast lift, or mastopexy, can raise and reshape breasts for a given time and also reduce the size of the areola. Often after pregnancy, breast augmentation and mastopexy are performed in conjunction to increase firmness and size. View breast lift photos here
Breast augmentation is a popular procedure that is changing the lives of women of all ages. Traditionally, a tiny incision is made half-way around the nipple, which is where the implant is inserted and placed behind the chest muscle. The procedure typically takes approximately one hour, whether the patient prefers SALINE or SILICONE implants for augmentation. View breast augmentation photos here
Liposculpture (Lipoplasty/Suction Lipectomy)
Liposculpture is one of the most commonly requested surgical procedures. It can sculpt and develop the shape of the body by removing unwanted fat from the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. Since it has become popular within the past decade, liposculpture has benefitted from additional studies and refinements of the previous technique.
Today, many different techniques and approaches of liposculpture exist to provide the optimum results for many different patients. Those who have struggled with diet and exercise can now attain desired results from liposculpture and finally remove their stubborn areas of fat.
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Labiaplasty/ Vaginal Rejuvenation
As women age and particularly after having children, the labia often become stretched and enlarged. This excess skin can be uncomfortable and cause women to feel self-conscious in intimate situations. Vaginal rejuvenation plastic surgery reduces excess skin around the genital area and restores a smooth, youthful appearance to the labia.
Are you a candidate for a mommy makeover? Request a virtual consultation with our board certified surgeon to find out which procedures are best for you.