Motherhood transforms a woman’s physique. You won’t believe the changes that can happen to a woman’s body during pregnancy. The breasts get bigger, the abdomen expands, and weight is gained. Many women are not bothered by the sacrifice needed to bring another life into the world. The miracle of life is worth all the havoc pregnancy does to the body. However, it does not mean mothers have to live with the aftermath forever. They can try diet and exercise to restore their pre-baby curves, but most find a healthy lifestyle does not completely reverse the effects of pregnancy. It may be time for a Mommy Makeover. By combining breast and body procedures, a woman can restore some of her pre-pregnancy physique.
Although exercise, nutrition, and good health can contribute to a slimmer, more toned body shape, some flaws of the body cannot be corrected without surgery. Mommy Makeover surgery will help a woman improve specific areas of the body.
More Youthful Breasts
The breasts tend to get bigger during pregnancy to make room for milk production, but they later lose that increased volume after breastfeeding. Some women are not happy with the shape or size of their breasts or are left with unwanted, sagging breast tissue. One surgery or a combination of breast procedures can be performed to create younger-looking breasts.
- Breast augmentation surgery: Saline or silicone breast implants are inserted beneath the breasts to change the size and shape.
- Breast lift surgery: Excess breast tissue and skin are removed, and the breasts are tightened and lifted into a more youthful and attractive shape.
Smaller, More Defined Waistline
The abdomen is one of the most frustrating areas to target. During pregnancy, the abdomen expands to make room for a developing baby. The abdominal skin and sometimes the
muscles are stretched, and excess fat may be retained. To restore the waistline, tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is performed. A tummy tuck involves making an incision across the lower abdomen just above the pubic hair. Excess fat, tissue, and skin are removed. If the rectus muscles are stretched apart, they can be surgically joined together. The abdomen will be flatter and less flabby, and stretch marks may be partly or completely removed.
Eliminate Body Fat
During pregnancy, unwanted fat may be retained throughout the body. Often, this fat is stubborn to diet and exercise. Liposuction is performed in “trouble zone” areas, such as the arms, back, abdomen, hips, and thighs. Dr. Jervis performs Laser LifeSculpt liposuction that releases the fat from the fat storage cells into the injected tumescent fluid, which is aspirated from the destroyed fat. The result is a reduction in body fat with the added benefit of skin tightening (apart from standard suction lipectomy, which relies on the client’s own skin elasticity for skin tightening). Liposuction (standard or laser assisted) may be done in conjunction with abdominoplasty if indicated.
Other Mommy Makeover Procedures
Although breast lift, breast augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tuck surgery are the most common surgeries performed during Mommy Makeover surgery, Dr. Jervis can also perform the following procedures to provide optimal results:
- Buttocks lift
- Arm lift surgery (using liposuction or brachioplasty)
- BOTOX® Cosmetic
- Facial fillers
- Lip augmentation
- Facelift surgery
To learn more about how Mommy Makeover surgery can benefit you, schedule your consultation with Dr. Jervis today! Contact us by calling (925) 937-7100 or by filling out our online contact form.