Pregnancy and childbirth take a toll on a woman’s body in countless ways. Many women view this as a small price to pay for the gift of life, but that doesn’t change the fact that many moms have difficulty losing weight and struggle with their body confidence after having kids. A mommy makeover gives women the opportunity to restore a youthful figure using a combination of plastic surgery procedures.
Our board-certified female plastic surgeon customizes this popular option to each woman’s unique body and cosmetic goals. Mommy makeovers with Dr. Brenda Schiesel typically involve three surgical procedures: breast surgery, tummy tuck, and liposuction.
Mommy Makeover with Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift
The breasts go through phases during pregnancy and breastfeeding, which often leaves women with sagging, deflated breasts along with nipple changes. Breast augmentation with saline or silicone breast implants can address volume loss and uneven breasts. Dr. Schiesel also offers the fat transfer breast augmentation method which uses fat deposits from another area of the body to increase the size and contour the breasts. A breast lift addresses loose skin and sagging breasts by elevating breast tissue and repositioning the areolas for higher placement.
Mommy Makeover with a Tummy Tuck
Your skin and abdominal muscles stretch throughout pregnancy to house your growing baby. After childbirth, it takes time for your abdominal wall to retract, but the underlying muscles often remain stretched out and separate down the mid-line. A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) tightens and repositions your abdominal muscles while also getting rid of excess skin and fat in the stomach area. This plastic surgery minimizes the appearance of stretch marks, and the primary incision is carefully hidden below the bikini line or within c-section scarring.
Mommy Makeover with Liposuction
Liposuction is often the third procedure involved in the mommy makeover and is used to remove stubborn fat that develops during pregnancy weight gain. Lipo can be used to contour your body shape in multiple areas including the hips, “love handles,” lower back, abdomen, and thighs. Your body and metabolism change as you get older and bear children, making losing weight in already difficult areas even more complicated. Liposuction in a mommy makeover eliminates the residual fat pockets facing most mothers.
This combination of procedures is best for women who are done having children because future pregnancies can alter or reverse your results. It’s also crucial that you’re done breastfeeding, in good health, and have realistic expectations for what we can accomplish with plastic surgery. You’ll need help around the house for several weeks during recovery, especially if you have small children that need to be picked up often.
Schedule Your Mommy Makeover Consultation at South Tulsa Plastic Surgery
If you’re interested in a mommy makeover, please contact Dr. Schiesel in Tulsa, Oklahoma today at (918) 518-5144 to see if this combination procedure is right for you. South Tulsa Plastic Surgery serves patients in surrounding areas including Owasso, Broken Arrow, and Jenks.