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While becoming a mother is one of life’s greatest joys, returning to your pre-pregnancy body can be extremely challenging. Some new moms bounce right back, but for others achieving their desired results may require some extra help.
Both pregnancy and breast feeding can drastically alter the appearance of your breasts, abdomen, and flanks. If this sounds familiar, you may want to consider the Lake Mary Plastic Surgery - Mommy Makeover.
Dr James Shoukas will design the correct combination of procedures specifically for you to help achieve your unique goals. During your consultation in our Lake Mary office, Dr. Shoukas will discuss your goals and expectations along with likely outcomes and any potential risks or complications.
A Mommy Makeover can involve a variety of procedures. A Breast Reduction, Breast Lift and/or Breast Implants (Augmentation) will correct sagging and deflated breast. An Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck reduces the excess abdominal skin and fat, and tightens the abdominal muscles to improve overall contour. Lastly, liposuction will contour excess fat from specific problem areas.
A full tummy tuck procedure requires a low horizontal incision in the area between the pubic hairline and belly button. The shape and length of the incision varies with the degree of correction necessary. Through this incision, separated abdominal muscles are repaired and sutured together while excess fat, tissue and skin is removed. A second incision around the navel is necessary to remove excess skin in the upper abdomen.
Your abdominoplasty procedure will result in a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate with your body type and weight. The final results may not be apparent until swelling is diminished.
Almost every mom puts on weight around the hips, thighs and upper body during pregnancy. After giving birth, those fat pockets can be extremely stubborn to reduce. Many women will choose liposuction to rid their post-childbirth bodies of “love handles” or “saddlebags” that didn’t exist prior to childbirth. Liposuction is often performed in addition to a tummy tuck.
Breast surgery is also a very common part of a Mommy Makeover. Childbearing, together with normal aging and passage of time, does have an effect on the perky full looking breasts many mothers remember having at one time. Lots of mothers choose to undergo breast lift surgery with or without implants to replace lost volume and reposition the breasts in a more uplifted position. Sometimes breast reduction and lift is the surgical treatment of option depending on the patients body type and their desired results.
These 3 treatments, abdominoplasty, liposuction and breast surgery, are considered the traditional Mommy Makeover. When a patient is in excellent health and each operation is routine and not awfully comprehensive, lots of plastic surgeons will consider performing them at the same time. The key is to limit the amount of basic anesthesia time as much as possible.
Ideal Candidates for a Mommy Makeover are women who:
Schedule your consultation with our office. Or call our Lake Mary Plastic Surgery team today 407-333-2518.