If you are bothered by the changes in the appearance of your body following pregnancy, a mommy makeover can help to restore the natural beauty of your figure. A mommy makeover is a personalized package of procedures specifically chosen to address the aesthetic issues you are experiencing as a result of pregnancy and childbirth. At HealthPartners Plastic Surgery. we can provide you with outstanding results from your mommy makeover in the Twin Cities.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a unique and comprehensive plastic surgery treatment specifically tailored to address each patient’s aesthetic concerns. It allows our surgeons to aesthetically enhance multiple areas of the body through the combination of several body contouring and breast enhancement procedures.
The Goal of a Mommy Makeover
The goal of a mommy makeover is to restore the shape and appearance of a woman’s body after childbearing. Many women notice changes in their bodies post-pregnancy. There are many areas of the body that can be addressed, most commonly the breasts, abdomen, waist, genitalia and buttocks. A mommy makeover is typically performed as a single stage procedure. There are many techniques used to perform a mommy makeover, and many factors should be taken into consideration when choosing which techniques are best:
- Desired amount of restoration
- Placement of the incisions
- Type of implant used
Good Candidates for a Mommy Makeover
Ideal candidates for a mommy makeover are women who wish to correct two or more of the following pregnancy-related changes to the body and breasts:
- Breasts that are deflated, shapeless or asymmetrical due to weight fluctuations brought on by pregnancy and nursing
- Breasts that sag or nipples that hang below the natural breast crease
- Oversized areolas or downward-pointing nipples
- Loose, excess skin on the abdomen
- Weakened or separated abdominal muscles
- Stretch marks on the lower abdomen
- Localized pockets of fat on the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, hips or back
Mommy Makeover Options
Possible procedures in a mommy makeover:
Breast augmentation to treat deflated, shapeless breasts, restores fullness, volume and shape to flat or deflated breasts. Patients have the option of saline and silicone implants to produce a more voluptuous chest.
Breast lift to raise sagging breasts and remove excess breast skin and raises the remaining skin and tissue to a more youthful position on the chest wall. The procedure can also resize and reposition stretched out nipples and areolas. Breast lift can be combined with breast augmentation to simultaneously improve the shape, position and size of the breasts.
Tummy tuck to remove excess skin and fat, and repair separated abdominal muscles, firms the abdomen by removing loose, excess skin and fat. Abdominal muscles that have weakened or separated after childbirth can be repaired to create a flatter contour. In some cases, the procedure can also improve the appearance of stretch marks below the navel.
Liposuction to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat on the abdomen, back, thighs, hips and buttocks. Liposuction eliminates stubborn fatty deposits on various body areas. The procedure is commonly combined with lift procedures like tummy tuck and lower body lift to create a more sculpted physique.
Lower body lift to excise loose skin on the abdomen, back, thighs, hips and buttocks. Lower body lifts removes sagging skin around the lower torso that contributes to a shapeless figure. The procedure sculpts the lower body to restore a slimmer and more attractive pre-baby body.
Vaginal Rejuvenation includes labiaplasty which is a procedure that corrects enlarged, misshapen or visually unappealing labia.
Mommy Makeover Recovery
The length of the recovery period following your mommy makeover will depend on the type of procedures performed and other factors. Our team will provide you with a list of post-operative instructions to help you through the process.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact HealthPartners Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your mommy makeover in the Twin Cities. Our team of expertly trained plastic surgeons can help to restore the natural beauty of your body by providing you with personalized mommy makeover results.