You’ve recently welcomed a new bundle of joy into the world – congratulations! Whether it’s your first child or your fifth, being a mother is an exhilarating experience. But what might not be so exhilarating is realizing that your body might not be ready to go back to its pre-baby state.
It’s no wonder: Pregnancy and childbirth can both damage abdominal muscles, which contributes to a “pooch” that won’t respond to diet and exercise. Additionally, weight changes, hormone fluctuations, and even breastfeeding can deplete breast volume, leaving mothers with sagging breasts.
In these cases, you’ll need more than diet and exercise to get your pre-baby body back – you’ll need a Mommy Makeover. This procedure is actually a name given to a host of procedures, all designed to target and improve areas that are affected by pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Here are a few procedures that are commonly included in a Mommy Makeover:
- Breast Lift: A breast lift is a surgical procedure that’s used to lift sagging breasts so that they look fuller and younger. The breast lift procedure usually involves the removal of excess skin and repositioning the nipple. A breast lift is an excellent choice for women who may have lost volume as a result of breastfeeding.
- Breast augmentation: A breast augmentation is also another popular choice for mothers who want to add more size and volume via implants. In most cases, a breast lift and a breast augmentation can be combined for greater results.
- Tummy Tuck: This procedure – also referred to as an abdominoplasty – is designed to repair damage done to the abdominal walls creating a smooth and contoured stomach. A tummy tuck usually involves removing excess stomach skin; this procedure can also be combined with liposuction.
Want to learn more about the Mommy Makeover surgery, and what procedures might be right for you?
Contact Surgical Arts of Virginia to schedule your Mommy Makeover consultation by calling (540) 371-7372 or visit our contact us page. Board certified cosmetic surgeon R. Shane Palmer, M.D. can help you determine if this is a good procedure for you.