If you’ve been considering a mommy makeover, you should know that you’ll have some things to consider. While the goal of a mommy makeover is to restore the body to its pre-pregnancy state, the procedure is highly customizable for your unique anatomy and concerns. For this reason, you’ll need to consider what you’d like to change about your body and how, so that Dr. Erella can create the best treatment plan for you. Here are some of the most common areas that are corrected through a mommy makeover.
For some women, the breasts are greatly affected by pregnancy and nursing. It can affect every woman differently, so your breast procedure might have a different goal than others. The breasts can be reduced, augmented, or lifted during a mommy makeover. Sometimes the procedure contains a combination of these. This can also include correcting and repositioning the nipples and areolae during your breast procedure.
The abdominal area can go through the most radical change during pregnancy and childbirth, and many women are unable to restore the area through diet and exercise. Fortunately, a tummy tuck can remove excess fat and skin, while also restoring the abdominal muscles that can become stretched and ineffective. It can also remove stretch marks that are within the area of excised skin— usually below the belly button.
Many women struggle to lose their pregnancy weight after childbirth because of the way the female body stores fat throughout the process. Many women carry it in their thighs, hips, stomach, and back, and procedures like a breast reduction or tummy tuck can already use liposuction techniques, so many women opt for it to be used on other fatty areas. It requires a small incision and has a big impact on restoring your body’s contours.
Although there are common areas that are restored during a mommy makeover, some women take extra steps to feel like themselves again. This can include facial rejuvenation, skin treatments, and other non-invasive restorations. This can put the finishing touches on your makeover and leave you feeling even more confident than before.
If you’re interested in discussing a mommy makeover with Aspira’s double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Venkata Erella, contact our office in the greater Austin area.