What's a Mommy Makeover?
Many women consider childbirth as one of the most amazing things that have ever happened to their lives. While this is certainly one of life’s amazing miracles, it can change a woman’s body in so many ways.
Our team at Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery in Knoxville understands that many women struggle to get their body back to the way they were before and can help you regain the figure you once had.
What’s a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover refers to a set of personalized cosmetic procedures, designed to help a woman address some of the common changes in their bodies brought by childbirth, aging, or a combination of both. These procedures, which usually target the breasts, and body, aim at restoring (even improving) your pre-pregnancy shape and appearance.
Procedures in a Mommy Makeover
A Mommy Makeover usually consists of a combination of the following procedures, performed as a single-stage operation.
- Breast augmentation and lift
Breasts naturally sag and lose volume and firmness as a result of aging and gravity. When you add pregnancy and nursing to the mix, changes to your breast can be quite significant.
For those who would like to enhance breast size and shape, we recommend breast augmentation with breast implants or fat transfer.
- Tummy tuck
Having loose skin in the abdominal area is one of the most common trouble spots of many moms. During pregnancy, the body has to adapt to the growing baby; in order for that to occur, the skin and the underlying muscles undergo dramatic stretching.
With tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty, the excess skin in the abdomen as well as the separated muscles are addressed. This results in a flatter belly that’s more proportionate to one’s body type and frame.
Some women can easily shed those excess pounds while there are some who struggle losing those stubborn fats.
Fortunately, there is liposuction, sometimes referred to as “lipo”, that can get rid of stubborn fat deposits in areas such as the abdomen, hips and buttocks, love handles, arms, back, and thighs.
When is the right time to have a Mommy Makeover?
This is a personal decision and depends largely on the conversation you have with your surgeon. However, there are certain factors that can help determine the ‘right’ time to do it:
- Recovery from childbirth
- The decision to breastfeed (if you are considering breast surgery, you must allow a few months after being done with breastfeeding to provide time for your breasts to stabilize)
- Decision to have more kids (it’s best to wait until you’re finished having children before undergoing any surgical restoration’)
- Available support (for the first few weeks after surgery, you will not be allowed to lift anything over 5 to 10 lbs)
Dr. David Lo and the team at Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery can help you achieve the aesthetic results you desire. To request a consultation, call us at 865-306-5680 or visit https://www.premiersurgicalplasticsurgery.com/request-a-consultation/.