What a Mommy Makeover Can Do For You
Motherhood is a rewarding experience but can cause havoc on the body! During pregnancy, weight gain is important to support the health of the baby. This weight is stored as fatty tissue in the breasts, abdomen, flanks (love-handles), hips, lower back, buttocks and thighs. The breasts also grow due to weight gain and to prepare for nursing. Along with this weight gain, there can be a separation of the abdominal muscles (also known as diastasis recti) and stretching of the abdominal skin during pregnancy, resulting in stretch marks.
Many new moms do lose the excess weight, but it can be disproportionate, which means that more weight may be lost from the breasts or buttocks than the abdomen and waist. This can lead to smaller breasts despite fullness of the waist and abdomen. After breastfeeding is complete, the breasts deflate even further and begin to sag. The weak abdominal muscles and the excess abdominal fat appear as fullness and bulging of the belly. Despite our best efforts, sometimes the stomach muscles cannot regain their original strength. Even if you have successfully lost weight after pregnancy, often you cannot reverse stubborn pockets of fat and sagging skin. This is where a Mommy Makeover can really help.
A mommy makeover is a combination of surgeries used to contour the body. These procedures may include a breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck, and liposuction. These procedures can help to combat sagging skin, excess, stubborn, fat, and a protruding belly for a slimmer, more youthful silhouette.
The mommy makeover is a highly customizable procedure, so no two patients’ procedures are the same. Whether you would like to focus on your breasts, your abdomen, or other areas of the body, a mommy makeover can rejuvenate your body shape.
Women desiring an improved silhouette with relief from stubborn areas of fat, loose, excess skin, and weakened abdominal muscles after having kids can benefit from a mommy makeover. Women should be finished having children before undergoing this procedure. It is not only for recent moms, with some moms choosing to wait to treat themselves to this procedure. As always, the best way to determine if a mommy makeover is right for you is through a consultation with Dr. Fichadia.
If you are ready to restore your pre-baby body with a mommy makeover, contact our office today! Dr. Fichadia is a double board-certified plastic surgeon in Portland. You will be stunned by the boost of confidence you experience!