Summer may have officially begun on June 21st, but for most people with children, it began the day school let out. That final day of school is the marker for the beginning of warmer weather, fewer responsibilities, and some much-needed rest and relaxation. Without feeling guilty, you can forget about helping with homework, packing lunches, and signing permission slips. Now is the perfect time to make time for you.
The Mommy Makeover is the ideal combination of procedures designed to give moms a restored sense of confidence. After childbirth and breastfeeding, the skin on the abdomen is stretched, extra fat remains in the midsection, and the breasts are often deflated or sagging. Most commonly, the Mommy Makeover consists of any combination of the following: breast lift, breast augmentation, liposuction, or tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to give you a completely rejuvenated appearance. At the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Clinic of Walnut Creek women also have the option of combining buttock lift, labiaplasty, facelift, upper arm lift, or any wrinkle treatment (such as BOTOX® Cosmetic) with the four main procedures of a Mommy Makeover.
What are the most common Mommy Makeover procedures?
Breast augmentation is the most popular surgical cosmetic procedure worldwide. It is designed to increase the size of the breasts and improve their shape with the insertion of saline or silicone implants. Dr. Jervis will customize the result for every patient based on their desires, physical anatomy, and lifestyle by applying particular surgical techniques and different implant types.
Breast augmentation will restore volume to the breasts, but only a breast lift can lift the breasts to a more youthful position. Many times a breast lift is combined with an augmentation to get the most natural, youthful-looking result. A breast lift can also reduce the size of the areola if the patient desires. Most scars will be well-hidden beneath the breast and usually fade with time.
Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) will correct diastasis recti, which is the separation of the abdominal muscles that can occur from pregnancy. It also addresses excess skin in the abdominal area, as well as any stretch marks if they coincide with the skin that is to be removed. The result is a flatter, firmer abdomen. A scar will remain across the pelvis at the pubic hair line, but it is easily hidden beneath most styles of swimwear and underwear, and it will fade significantly as time passes.
Liposuction can target all the areas of the body that contain “stubborn” fat deposits. The arms, back, abdomen, flanks, hips, buttocks, and even the smaller contours of the face and neck can benefit from this procedure. It is the perfect option for moms who have tried to get rid of these fatty deposits through diet and exercise but have been unsuccessful. The result is a more beautifully contoured and toned appearance.
If you are interested in any of the procedures included in the Mommy Makeover, please schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William Jervis. During your appointment at his Bay Area practice, Dr. Jervis will assess your desires and needs to give you a customized treatment plan. Please call (925) 937-7100 or fill out our online contact form to begin your transformation.