Many women have a desire to regain their “pre-pregnancy” body. Good nutrition and rigorous exercise can make a positive impact, but in many cases the only way to reverse the signs of aging and childbirth is through surgical means.
The mommy makeover is a series of cosmetic procedures in body contouring, breast enhancement, and skin tightening that aim to reduce problems such as the following:
- Loose skin
- Sagging breasts
- Loss of breast fullness
- Protruding abdomen
- Persistent fat deposits
Childbirth and nursing can have deleterious effects on the breasts such as a loss of fullness and sagging. Breast enhancement procedures like mastopexy and breast augmentation are designed to restore fullness, improve breast position, and tighten skin. They can be performed alone or in combination.
Weight fluctuations can leave women with fat deposits in certain areas that won’t respond to diet or exercise. The back, knees, thighs, flanks, or stomach may exhibit a small pouch of fat, causing your natural silhouette to appear unbalanced. Liposuction targets areas of persistent fat and removes them. Using a tiny suction powered tube called a cannula, the fat is selectively removed and the body contour is thereby improved.
Even if you exercise regularly, a protruding abdomen can be present because of the excess skin that has accumulated in your midsection. Through abdominoplasty surgery, the tummy can become flatter and firmer. Some women do not require a full abdominoplasty but may benefit from a partial abdominoplasty or mini tummy tuck.
The mommy makeover is always tailored to meet the needs of each patient, so if you’re interested in improving your body there are many options available. Contact one of the New York plastic surgery offices of Tracy Pfeifer MD to find out more.