Pregnancy as well as childbirth and nursing are a precious experience for a woman, but these will leave a physical toll on her body. A lot of moms tend to lose their youthful figure, put on excess weight, gain unsightly fat pockets, and have loose skin in some parts of the body. Mommy makeover is a comprehensive procedure performed by a cosmetic surgeon to restore a mother’s pre-pregnancy figure.
The procedure is highly customizable because it combines two or more cosmetic surgeries, and may also include non-invasive procedures. Depending on the patient’s condition and her personal aesthetic needs, the surgeon will devise a mommy makeover plan. Dr. Paul McCluskey is a dedicated plastic surgeon providing mommy makeover surgery to patients in Atlanta, GA and surrounding locations.
A typical candidate for a mommy makeover procedure will be a woman in her 20’s or 30’s who is unhappy with the loss of figure following pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing. The cosmetic surgeon will firstly ensure that the woman has a good level of health and fitness to sustain a major procedure such as mommy makeover. The candidate’s medical history, previous surgeries if any, habit of smoking, and her personal cosmetic goals will be assessed before determining her suitability for this procedure.
Some of the key surgeries that are usually included as a part of a mommy makeover would be as follows:
Depending on the patient’s needs, breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery may be performed. Some women experience breast volume loss following pregnancy and breastfeeding, while some others may gain excess breast tissue and fat. In some cases, the surgeon may recommend a combination of breast implants and breast lift surgery to restore a firm and youthful appearance of breasts.
In many cases, the abdomen will bear the maximum brunt of a pregnancy. Due to excess stretching of the abdominal tissue for a prolonged period, the skin in the area may lose some of its elasticity. In some cases, the underlying abdominal muscles may also sag significantly. The plastic surgeon may recommend a tummy tuck surgery as a part of mommy makeover in such cases.
Liposuction is a highly popular plastic surgery procedure that may be performed in conjunction with the other procedures, which are included in a mommy makeover. Liposuction is relatively less invasive, and can help to reduce stubborn fat deposits in targeted areas of the body. More even body contours can be restored with this procedure following pregnancy.
Laser, ultrasound, radio frequency and thermal based non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures may sometimes be combined as a part of a mommy makeover. These procedures will make the overall procedure less invasive, and help the patient achieve more desirable figure. Dr. McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, GA and nearby areas for mommy makeover surgery.
Recovery in a mommy makeover will depend on the number of procedures and the extent of surgery performed. The downtime may usually range from two to three weeks.