Pregnancy can take a toll on women’s bodies, affecting the breasts, tummies, legs and more. Mommy Makeover, addresses a women’s post-pregnancy body issues in a single-session surgery that typically combines the following:
i) Tummy Tuck
ii) Breast Enhancement- Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation
iii) Fat Removal with Liposuction
So in short, from a cosmetic standpoint, Mommy Makeovers address pregnancy-related changes in both the breasts and the abdomen.
Plastic Surgery Post-Pregnancy
The Breasts often droop or “deflate” after having children (especially after breast feeding), and the abdominal wall (the abdominal muscles as well as the overlying skin and fat) can become permanently stretched out, causing a bulging belly and stretch marks, Finally, excess fat can accumulate on the love-handle area as well as the hips and thighs.
It is important to understand that a “Mommy Makeover” is not one specific procedure; it is a combination of plastic surgery procedures done at the same time to correct the problems mentioned above. Which exact procedures are performed is based on the specific needs of each individual patient, and is something that Dr. Golla will discuss with you.
With regard to breast enhancement, some patients simply need breast augmentation to fill out breasts that appear”deflated” while other may need implants in combination with a breast lift (mastopexy) of some kind. Other women actually need a breast reduction with a lift.
In the abdominal area, most patients need body contouring procedures such as a full abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) with tightening of the muscle layers as well as removal of any excess skin and fat. If a women’s problem area is limited to the region below the umbilicus (belly button), a modified tummy tuck procedure, called a mini-abdominoplasty, may be called for.
When to consider a Mommy Makeover
i) If the pregnancy has negatively affected the size and shape of your breasts.
ii) If you’re distressed about your sagging tummy and stretch marks.
iii) If pockets of fat on your waist, abdomen, arms or thighs do not improve with diet and exercise.
What Are The Advantages of Mommy Makeover?
i) Restores a more youthful bust and flat tummy.
ii) Your clothes and swimwear will fit better.
iii) Helps you return to a more youthful body appearance.
Who is Mommy Makeover Meant For?
Mommy makeovers are designed to reverse the physical changes associated with childbearing and aging. If childbirth has left you with any of the following characteristics, consider undergoing a mommy makeover:
i) You have sagging breasts, uneven breasts, decreased breast volume, drooping nipples and stretched areolas (the dark skin surrounding the nipple).
ii) Your breasts have become so much larger after childbirth that they are out of proportion with the rest of your body and they cause back pain.
iii) Your tummy has loose skin and stretch marks, and your waistline has become thick and undefined.
iv) You had a C-section and now you have areas of fat hanging over your surgical scar.
v) You have excess fat in the love-handle area as well as in the hips and thighs.
If you are in good general health and have a positive attitude as well as realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure. For more information about Mommy Makeover Surgery in Pittsburgh please call us at 412-963-6677.