Mommy makeover procedures are common and becoming more popular. There are many changes that occur throughout a woman’s body during pregnancy and sometimes a woman will be left with excess skin and loose muscles that won’t snap back to their original pre-pregnant state.
One area of the body that changes significantly during pregnancy is the abdomen. The skin in the area will have stretched to accommodate the growing uterus. The muscles and fascia also undergo the same process. With excess weight gain and multiple pregnancies, it’s almost impossible for some women to return to the bodies they once had after giving birth.
Fortunately, there’s a comprehensive procedure designed to address these issues and more. The mommy makeover is the ideal surgery for new moms who want to reclaim their bodies and look their best.
A mommy makeover is a comprehensive surgical procedure designed to improve various aspects of a woman’s body in one surgical procedure. It’s designed to accommodate the needs of new moms who have experienced significant changes to their bodies as a result of pregnancy.
I commonly see excess skin in the upper in the lower abdomen of new moms. These patients frequently have prominent stretch marks in the abdominal area as well. Many also have stubborn fat present if they don’t lose all of their pregnancy weight.
In some cases, the muscles sometimes don’t align back together in the midline leaving what is called diastasis recti. This is seen as a bulge in the midline upper abdomen that can be seen when one sits up after being flat. Some people have good elasticity and muscle tone and this can snap back after pregnancy. In others, it needs to be corrected with an abdominoplasty procedure.
A change in the breast that occurs with pregnancy and or breastfeeding also includes stretching and engorgement. Afterwards, the breast can appear saggy and stretched out with a loss of volume. The patients with poor skin elasticity will look worse.
You may be a good candidate for a mommy makeover if you’re experiencing any of these aesthetic problems. Ideal patients should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations about the procedure.
I commonly perform an Avelar lipoabdominplasty procedure along with a breast augmentation. The Avelar abdominoplasty procedure combines liposuction with muscle and fascia tightening along with the removal of excess skin. The combination of both of these usually restores the body appearance that most patients had prior to pregnancy. Sometimes it surpasses their expectations and they look better than before. Other breast procedures commonly performed include breast augmentation with breast lift or breast lift alone.
If you’re interested in learning more about the mommy makeover surgery in Milwaukie OR, contact our office to schedule your consultation at the Aesthetic Laser Center. Dr. Quita Lopez is a highly-skilled plastic surgeon who is dedicated to helping you reach your aesthetic goals with safe and effective plastic surgery procedures.