Most women have heard the term "mommy makeover." It is an increasingly popular phrase used to describe plastic surgery that includes more than one procedure during the same operation. The focus of this procedure (or mommy makeover combination of procedures) is to improve the contour of a woman's body after pregnancy. A mommy makeover typically focuses on a woman's breasts and abdomen, the areas most drastically changed during pregnancy.
A Mommy Makeover Can Include Any Or All Of The Following Procedures:
Many women choose to have a tummy tuck as part of their mommy makeover. A tummy tuck can improve C-section scars, remove extra skin that stretched from pregnancy, and even repair separated or weakened abdominal muscles, also known as diastasis recti. It is important to remember that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure. Raleigh plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Zenn recommends his patients be at or near their ideal goal weight before having a tummy tuck so their results are long-lasting.
Another popular procedure many women incorporate into their mommy makeovers is liposuction. Though liposuction is not considered a weight loss procedure, Dr. Zenn can provide patients with a smoother contour to the targeted areas.Another popular procedure many women incorporate into their mommy makeovers is liposuction. Though liposuction is not considered a weight loss procedure, Dr. Zenn can provide patients with a smoother contour to the targeted areas.
Many moms are disappointed with their breasts after pregnancy. Often, breasts are deflated and seem smaller than they once were. Dr. Zenn can perform breast augmentation during a mommy makeover for women experiencing this frustrating problem. During your visit with Dr. Zenn, express your specific desires for what you want your breasts to look like. Do you want them the same size as before pregnancy or enhanced even further? It is helpful for patients to bring pictures of women with the look they want so Dr. Zenn can help them choose their size.
In addition to breast augmentation during a mommy makeover, many women also choose to have a breast lift. This is because their breasts have lost significant volume from breastfeeding. As pregnancy hormones wear off, breasts become smaller and sag or droop. Suppose you are longing to regain the shape of the breasts you once had. In that case, a breast lift is necessary to reduce the extra skin generated by pregnancy.
While some women experience smaller breasts after pregnancy, others end up with overly large sagging breasts. In this case, there is too much skin and volume, so a breast reduction will both reduce the breasts and give them their shape back with a lift.
Dr. Zenn doesn't draw the line at breast and abdominal surgery when it comes to Mommy Makeovers. Many "moms" are unhappy with certain features of their faces, usually eye bags or heavy brows. It is generally not a problem to do facial surgery with either a breast or tummy procedure.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST
A mommy makeover isn't just for moms. The term refers to when multiple procedures, usually breasts and tummy, are corrected in the same operative session.