Becoming a mom is one of the most rewarding and satisfying events of a woman’s life. There are numerous physical changes to the body that come along with pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. These changes are very difficult to reverse with diet and exercise alone. Mommy makeover procedures at AesthetiCare are designed specifically for moms that would like to enhance and restore their figures to more a youthful pre-pregnancy body. Our experienced surgeons at AesthetiCare can help new moms flatten their tummy, eliminate fat from many different parts of the body, and renew their breasts. Every mommy makeover procedure is customized specifically to your individual needs.
On average, most women gain 25 to 35 pounds during pregnancy. This weight is stored as fatty tissue in the breasts, abdomen, flanks (love-handles), hips, lower back, buttocks and thighs. The breasts also expand to prepare for nursing. But don’t despair; a mommy makeover can help you look your best again.
As the baby grows, so does the abdomen. This may result in weakening and separation of the abdominal muscles and stretching of the abdominal skin. The weak abdominal muscles and the excess abdominal fat appear as fullness and bulging of the belly. Many new moms may still look pregnant even as their child is taking their first steps. Once a woman finishes breastfeeding, the breasts deflate and begin to sag.
Many new moms do lose the excess weight – eventually. Unfortunately, the weight loss is not proportional to the amount of fatty tissue in a given area. That means for some women more weight may be lost from the breasts or buttocks than the abdomen and waist. A mommy makeover can help reverse these effects.
Breast augmentation is the one the most popular cosmetic procedure performed in the United States today. This procedure involves the placement of silicone or saline implants under the breast to increase the size of the breast by one or more cup sizes. Many women choose to undergo breast augmentation after losing breast volume from pregnancy, if they are born with naturally uneven breasts, or if they are unhappy with the small size of their breasts. Patients can customize their procedure by choosing the size, shape, texture and placement of their implants. Breast augmentation can improve self-confidence and help you achieve the shapely appearance you once had or have always desired.
A breast lift improves a droopy appearance in the breast by removing excess skin and tightening the skin of the breast area, thereby “lifting” the breasts to a firmer position. A breast lift can also reposition and improve the appearance of the areola (nipple). Although a breast lift can provide a more youthful-looking bust line, it does not add volume or fullness to the breast. This can be achieved in combination with a breast lift and breast augmentation.
Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, will tighten the abdominal wall and remove excess skin. This will result in a tightened, smoother and flattened abdomen. This procedure will give a more toned appearance after childbirth, reduce stretch marks and eliminate fat. It is best to wait until you have finished having children or after significant weight loss before undergoing a tummy tuck.
If you are disappointed by the results dieting and exercise have produced, you may want to consider liposuction at AesthetiCare. Our surgeons provide the most advanced options for liposuction in the Southern California area. Liposuction is the perfect way to attain the more contoured look you desire by removing excess fat deposits in the abdomen and waist, hips, thighs and knees, back, and chest area.