After giving birth to a bundle of joy, new mommies often encounter a different body shape than they had before their pregnancy. The stress that the body undergoes when expanding to accommodate a second person, followed by giving birth and months of breastfeeding, can lead to some sagging and fat pockets that won’t go away.
Even after following a regular exercise program and eating a healthy diet, many new mothers need surgical help to recoup the body they had. A mommy makeover from Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, will help you do just that.
Mommy makeovers include several surgical procedures designed especially for moms who have given birth. These usually focus on the stomach, breasts, and buttocks.
What Is Included in Mommy Makeover Surgery?
A mommy makeover surgery may include a variety of different procedures. Every mommy makeover we perform is specialized for the patient. Each person carries their pregnancy differently, and some women may have specific areas they wish to target that others may not.
Common procedures included in a mommy makeover are:
- Tummy tuck
- Breast lift
- Breast augmentation
- Breast reduction
Each of these surgeries can help return the body to its previous shape. When you consider a mommy makeover, Dr. Kadz will perform a thorough examination of the areas to be targeted. He will consider the results you are seeking and answer any questions that you have.
Before undergoing a mommy makeover, a careful understanding of your current and prior medical history will be considered. We will also need to understand your motivations and the results you expect after undergoing a mommy makeover, as well as any other important factors.
What Can I Expect from a Mommy Makeover Procedure?
A mommy makeover will consist of a set of procedures designed specifically to fit your body. After giving birth, new moms love caring for their newborns, but they often struggle to recover the body they desire. Mommy makeover surgery can help you through this process.
During a tummy tuck, Dr. Kadz will assess your abdominal area for excess fat and loose skin. The tummy tuck involves pulling the skin taut and reconstructing the abdominal muscles so that they become tighter. This can help to rebuild the tummy area, resulting in a smoother and firmer abdominal area.
Keep in mind that a tummy tuck does not eliminate stretch marks unless they are part of the skin that is removed. If you have stretch marks due to your pregnancy, we can recommend additional aesthetic procedures to address them.
Before undergoing a tummy tuck, it’s best to have engaged in a regular diet and exercise program for several months. You’ll obtain the best results if you are close to your goal weight but just have some fat pockets you haven’t been able to get rid of.
It’s common for the breasts to change their shape after giving birth. They’ll typically grow larger and may sag from breastfeeding. This is especially true for women who had larger breasts before pregnancy. Undergoing certain breast procedures can help restore their size and lift.
A breast lift, officially known as a mastopexy, involves removing excess skin to raise the breasts. If you are currently breastfeeding, you’ll still be able to do so after the procedure, as it does not affect the nipples or areolas.
Breast lifts can treat sagging breasts, but they do not significantly change the size of the breasts themselves. If you’re seeking to also increase their size, you’ll want to consider an additional augmentation procedure.
Breast augmentation uses implants or a fat transfer from another location of your body to increase the size of your breasts. Undergoing a breast augmentation does not lift the breasts. Thus, if you’d like to see some lift to them as well, you will need to include a breast lift.
It’s not uncommon for the breasts to increase in size following a pregnancy. While some women find that they return to their normal size, others may not. If you are uncomfortable with the size of your breasts after pregnancy, a breast reduction can help.
This procedure involves reducing the level of fatty tissue inside the breasts to better match the proportions of your body.
Finally, liposuction may be used to clear areas where fat has accumulated. Liposuction works best on individuals who follow a regular diet and exercise program. It is not meant for people who want to use it as a method of weight loss.
When performing liposuction, Dr. Kadz carefully inserts through a small incision in the skin. A vacuum is attached to pull out excess fat that has accumulated in the area.
Should I Undergo a Mommy Makeover?
If you find that your body shape has changed after your pregnancy and you aren’t able to attain the results you want through a healthy diet and exercise program, a mommy makeover procedure can help you meet your goals.
The mommy makeover works best for individuals who:
- Have experienced changes to their breasts due to pregnancy
- May have some fatty tissue that doesn’t respond to exercise
- Want to restore the tautness of their abdominal area
To decide what procedures are best for you, you’ll undergo a comprehensive examination and discussion of your goals with Dr. Kadz.
Take the Next Steps
If you’re ready to find out whether a mommy makeover procedure is right for you, contact us at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA.
We will schedule you for a consultation to determine what procedures will best meet your goals. Dr. Kadz is a board-certified plastic surgeon with the American Board of Plastic Surgery with extensive experience in performing mommy makeovers.