Having children is one of life's profound joys. However, pregnancy's impact on women's bodies can be equally profound. Only not in a positive way.
During pregnancy, excess fat accumulates in the midsection, the skin stretches, and abdominal muscles separate to create space for the growing baby. After pregnancy, these necessary physical adjustments can result in stubborn and lumpy fat deposits, loose skin and stretch marks, and diastasis recti, the medical name for separated abdominal muscles. All of these issues are addressed with mommy makeover surgery.
The Mommy Makeover
Mommy makeover surgery focuses on the physical changes brought about by pregnancy. Commonly, mommy makeover includes:
- Breast Surgery, including breast lift to address ptosis and breast augmentation to restore lost volume
- Body Surgery, such as liposuction to eliminate fat deposits and tummy tuck to remove excess skin and reattach abdominal muscles
Each mommy makeover is customized to meet the desires of the individual. Additional procedures that may be used for these purposes include buttock enhancement with a Brazilian butt lift, breast contouring through reduction surgery, and non-surgical skin rejuvenation with fillers, microneedling, and laser skin resurfacing. During your initial consultation, Dr. Brenda Schiesel can help you determine which procedures will be ideal for your specific needs.
The "Best" Time for a Mommy Makeover
Mommy makeover surgery is best for women who do not plan on having more children. This procedure is used to improve physical appearance and comfort following pregnancy. Unfortunately, future pregnancies will undo whatever surgery has accomplished.
In addition, good candidates for mommy makeover must be:
- Able to take time off
- Willing to follow directions
- Realistic in expectations
The best time for a mommy makeover is whenever you decide it's time. If you are satisfied with the size of your family and are interested in surgical procedures that can help you achieve your goals, now is a great time to get in touch with our board-certified plastic surgeon to learn about your options.
Please call South Tulsa Plastic Surgery at 918-518-5144 to schedule your mommy makeover consultation today. We serve women living throughout Oklahoma.