After having a child, there can be a lot of pressure to bounce back to your pre-pregnancy weight and shape. However, your body goes through countless changes when you become pregnant and give birth. Your hormones fluctuate, you can experience metabolic changes, and your breasts mature. Your bone structure can even change during pregnancy to accommodate a growing baby and childbirth. For many people, restoring their body shape after having children is a process that takes much more than simply incorporating a healthy diet and exercise routine.
While you may be proud of your body for its part in growing your child, giving birth, and nourishing your baby through breastfeeding, it can be frustrating to deal with all of the new changes such as stubborn fat, loose skin, stretch marks, and sagging breasts. Even if you are taking great care of you body, sometimes this isn’t enough to get your body to your ideal shape. At Kadz Plastic Surgery, we can help with our mommy makeover procedures in Beverly Hills, CA.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a collection of surgeries to help you restore your body after childbirth. Different surgeries and procedures can be included and customized based on your body and your goals. Whether it has been one year since you had your last baby or 20, a mommy makeover could be right for you if you have loose skin and excess fat on your abdomen, weak abdominal muscles, small or sagging breasts, or any other concerns that you want to have addressed through surgery.
What Procedures Will Your Mommy Makeover Include?
Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, can address many of the main concerns that women have after childbirth. During pregnancy, the skin in the abdominal area stretches and the muscles separate. While these muscles can come back together in some individuals, others struggle with ab separation and muscle weakness that doesn’t respond to even the most targeted exercises.
During an abdominoplasty, the muscles are sutured together to tighten and strengthen them. Not only can this make your waistline thinner and more defined, but it can help with many of the problems that come with having a weak core and separated muscles. Excess skin is also removed during abdominoplasty surgery. For many mothers, this can include removing pesky stretch marks from the lower abdomen and making the abdominal area flatter.
Liposuction is a mommy makeover procedure that is often combined with abdominoplasty. If you have excess fat in the abdominal area, this can be removed through liposuction. This fat can also be used as part of a fat transfer either to your breasts or to your buttocks.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding, many people’s breasts grow several cup sizes only to shrink back down again. This can leave breasts looking deflated or small. A breast augmentation can be used to restore volume to the breast and give them a better shape. At our clinic, saline breast implants are included as part of the baseline price of our mommy makeover procedures, or you could upgrade to silicone or Gummy Bear implants.
If your breasts are sagging or the nipples are pointing downward, this can be remedied through a breast lift procedure. Breast augmentations are often combined with a breast lift to give the breast extra volume and to put it into a better position. Breast lifts can include incisions around the areola, vertically along the breast, and on the lower crease. When you have your consultation, you can talk to your doctor about how much lift your breasts need so they can be in an optimal position and which incisions will be needed to achieve the mommy makeover results you are looking for.
If you have extra skin and fat in your pubic area, you and your doctor may consider including a monsplasty. A monsplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the mons pubis area. This is the area that rests on top of your pubic bone and it can sometimes become enlarged after pregnancy and childbirth. Including monsplasty as one of your procedures could help you achieve better mommy makeover results. Ask your doctor if this procedure is recommended in your situation.
Mommy Makeover with BBL
Adding shape and volume to your buttocks can be a good way to boost your confidence after having children. At our clinic, we can perform fat transfer Brazilian Butt Lift procedures as part of your mommy makeover. During a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), we will take fat from another area of the body, commonly the abdomen or flanks. Then we wash it to make it sterile and inject it into the buttocks area. With this method, we can create a beautiful shape that looks natural and proportional to the rest of your body. Let us know if you are interested in a mommy makeover with BBL.
Scheduling Your Mommy Makeover Surgery
When considering a mommy makeover surgery, it’s important to always seek out a reputable board-certified surgeon. Dr. Kadz is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has spent many years helping women restore their bodies after childbirth. At Kadz Plastic Surgery, we are dedicated to helping you feel your best and we offer a wide range of personalized treatments and surgeries to help you get the body that you want.
If you are ready to set up a consultation with us, we are always here by phone or through our website to chat. Contact us today to set up your first appointment!