Pregnancy can affect a woman’s body in many ways. During pregnancy, women experience substantial weight gain and changes in their breasts. Even with a healthy diet and regular exercise routine, some areas may still retain stubborn fat and excess skin after having children. To help patients re-gain their pre-pregnancy body, cosmetic procedures such as breast surgery, abdominoplasty, and/or liposuction can address the changes in each patient’s body. Some mothers may also opt for facial cosmetic procedures to achieve a rejuvenated appearance. At Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C., our highly skilled plastic surgeons perform a variety of cosmetic treatments that can be customized and combined into a procedure commonly known as a mommy makeover.
One of the first areas of concern for mommy makeover patients is the abdomen. Body contouring procedures can help treat unwanted fat from the abdominal area and trim excess skin that resulted from the stretching of the abdominal skin. Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck surgery, removes fat and lax skin while also re-tightening muscles that separated during pregnancy. To address other areas of the body such as the back and legs or smaller areas of the abdomen or hips, liposuction enhances the body’s overall shape for a more sculpted appearance.
In addition to body contouring procedures, many mothers can also benefit from a breast procedure. Both pregnancy and breast feeding can cause sagging breasts. Depending on each patient’s needs, breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, or a combination of breast procedures can re-shape breasts to a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Breast augmentation and breast reduction changes the shape and size of the breasts for a more proportional appearance, while breast lift restores breasts to a more youthful position by trimming excess skin and tissue.
While mommy makeover traditionally features a combination of breast and body procedures, our surgeons also perform facial rejuvenation procedures to reduce the signs of aging. Non-surgical rejuvenation treatments such as chemical peels, cosmetic injectables, and laser skin resurfacing are great options available for busy mothers as there is little downtime with each treatment.
Our surgeons strongly recommend for mommy makeover patients to wait until they are finished having children before pursuing plastic surgery because future pregnancies can compromise results. It is also beneficial to have multiple procedures performed in one surgery to reduce downtime and save on facility and anesthesia fees. If you are interested in restoring your pre-pregnancy body with a cosmetic procedure, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Also, be sure to connect with Atlanta Plastic Surgery on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news.