After childbirth, it can be extremely difficult to get back into shape. Pregnancy often causes loose skin, and pregnancy hormones can lead to extra body fat that does not respond to diet and exercise. Even if a woman is able to return to her pre-pregnancy weight, she may still have love handles, but a mommy makeover is an effective way to combat this issue.
What Procedures Are Involved During a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is customized to meet your needs. There are a number of procedures that can make up a mommy makeover, and some women only choose to have a few to reach their desired results. The procedures that can encompass the procedure include:
Breast Lift and/or Augmentation
Many women will need to have a breast lift after pregnancy because the breasts expand significantly to produce milk. If you choose to breastfeed, it is normal for the size of your breasts to increase by several sizes then go back to normal (or smaller) after you finish breastfeeding. However, after breastfeeding the stretched skin can leave a woman with flat and sagging breasts that require a breast lift. Some women want to enhance the size of their breasts after pregnancy, so they choose to have breast augmentation as part of a mommy makeover.
Liposuction is the removal of fat. Liposuction is often used to target the abdomen. There are times when liposuction is performed before a tummy tuck for optimal results. However, liposuction can also be administered on the thighs and hips during the mommy makeover. Liposuction is performed with a minimally-invasive tube or cannula.
During a tummy tuck, Dr. J. Timothy Katzen will pull down and tighten the skin and muscles of the abdomen. There are times when a second incision needs to be made around the belly button if tightening is needed in the upper abdomen. In addition, Dr. Katzen can place tissue around the bladder to treat urinary incontinence during a tummy tuck. At the office of Dr. J. Timothy Katzen, he also offers breast revision and thigh lifts as part of the mommy makeover package.
Things to Consider
Before you have a mommy makeover, it is important to be at a healthy weight. You should also be finished having children. If you want to have more children, it is best to wait until your childbearing days are over because pregnancy can cause the skin of your breasts and abdomen to stretch again and undo the results of the procedure. If you are interested in this procedure with Dr. Katzen in Beverly Hills, CA or Las Vegas, NV, contact his office today to schedule your consultation!