Motherhood is an incredible gift. It’s tough but rewarding and changes your body completely. The breasts go through many changes, the skin stretches, and abdominal muscles separate. Doctors recommend women gain anywhere from 15-40 pounds during pregnancy, depending on your pre-baby weight. While you may be able to lose most of the fat, there’s very little you can do to improve the loose skin and drooping or deflated breasts. The Mommy Makeover is designed to help mothers restore their body through a combination of plastic surgeries and cosmetic treatments.
Some women may think plastic surgery is not for them but growing a child and giving birth changes things. It’s common for mothers to feel self-conscious of their breasts and body shape, which is one of many reasons the mommy makeover has become so popular in the U.S. and at North Texas Plastic Surgery.
What’s in a Mommy Makeover?
Each mommy makeover is tailored to fit your individual needs and cosmetic goals. Typically, this combination procedure involves breast surgery, abdominoplasty, and liposuction, but can be expanded or customized to include non-surgical treatments as well such as vaginal rejuvenation. Dr. Sacha Obaid is a Harvard-trained plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He will discuss your goals and options in depth during your consultation to give you stunning mommy makeover results.
Breast Changes During and After Pregnancy
Breast surgery is a part of most mommy makeovers as breast size increases during pregnancy and while you breastfeed but decreases as your breasts return to their normal state. This causes breasts to droop and sag or deflate. A breast lift can restore perkiness and reposition the nipples, which also change drastically throughout the childbearing process. Women who’ve lost volume can increase fullness with breast implants or fat transfer breast augmentation. Other women may struggle with large breasts and wish for a breast reduction while others benefit from a combination of a lift and implants. The right breast surgery for your mommy makeover depends on your cosmetic concerns.
Abdominal Changes During and After Pregnancy
Your abdominal muscles and skin also go through many stages during childbearing. Mothers may have trouble getting rid of stubborn fat in the stomach and love handle areas in addition to loose, sagging skin and stretch marks. An abdominoplasty (or Tummy Tuck) is a popular mommy makeover option that involves removing that excess skin tissue and repositioning or tightening the abdominal muscles.
Dr. Obaid offers the mini tummy tuck and the “Around the World” tummy tuck. The mini-abdominoplasty focuses on the lower abdomen and addresses issues located beneath the navel while the “Around the World” option is an extended abdominoplasty or belt lipectomy. The extended procedure is for moms who have lost a large amount of weight and wish for a 360-degree improvement to address the lower back and sides along with the abdomen.
Schedule Your Mommy Makeover Consultation Today
Pregnancy is a beautiful process of creating and bringing life into the world, but it takes a significant toll on your body and wellbeing. If you’re interested in a mommy makeover, please contact our board-certified plastic surgeon in Dallas today at (817) 416-8080. North Texas Plastic Surgery serves patients in Dallas, Plano, and surrounding areas of Fort Worth, Texas.