What is a mommy makeover? Having a child can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, but it can also wreak havoc on your body. Mothers who often wish they could have their pre-baby bodies back now have a chance to do just that with our Mommy Makeover procedure.
Contact Nuance Cosmetic Surgery today to set up a consultation at our Folsom office. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Sumida will discuss with you your cosmetic goals and create a customized surgical plan to help you achieve a rejuvenated look that is also natural.
What Constitutes a Mommy Makeover?
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can have unattractive effects on a woman’s body, such as loose stomach skin and sagging, smaller breasts. Mommy makeovers are increasingly popular in the United States, helping moms of all ages get back their bodies and confidence.
A Mommy Makeover targets the stomach and breast areas and consists of multiple procedures, depending on your individual body and cosmetic needs:
Often, pregnancy results in loose, excess skin in the stomach and abdominal area. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is performed to not only remove surplus fat and skin from the area but to also tighten up muscles in the abdominal wall. This creates a firm, toned look that moms can benefit from.
Breastfeeding can result in a decrease in breast size, sometimes causing mothers to drop full cup sizes. A breast augmentation, or enhancement, remedies this by adding volume and fullness back to your breasts. What type of implants and procedures is appropriate depends on you as an individual.
In addition to size, breastfeeding also may have a profound effect on the elasticity of a mother’s breasts, leading to sagging breasts and nipples that appear to face downward instead of straight ahead. A mastopexy, or breast lift, can be used in conjunction with a breast enhancement to create breasts that are not only fuller in volume but also lifted and more youthful.
Some women undergo all procedures together, while others prefer to space them out or even wait for a period of time in between. During your initial consultation, Dr. Sumida will discuss your cosmetic goals and decide with you which procedures will best benefit you and your body.
Each procedure carries its own set of risks and possible side effects. You will also be informed of these prior to surgery as well as how to prepare yourself for the procedures and maintain optimum results.
If you’re ready to be reunited with the body you had before your baby, contact Nuance Cosmetic Surgery today for an appointment.