As rewarding as childbirth can be, its effects on the look and shape of the body have the potential to cause self-consciousness and image issues. For mothers who want to start feeling good about their looks again, we offer mommy makeovers.
What exactly is a mommy makeover? A mommy makeover is actually a package of cosmetic procedures. This package is intended to make the patient look the way they did before childbirth – or even better, depending on their beauty goals.
Your mommy makeover package may involve a combination of some of the following procedures: tummy tuck, breast lift, breast augmentation, and labiaplasty. Discuss your aesthetic goals with Dr. Berhane, and he will lay out your options and recommend the best package for you.
Mommy makeover procedures can help mothers get back to that pre-pregnancy body in a variety of ways, addressing loose skin and many other issues.
A tummy tuck can add strength back to your abdominal wall. During pregnancy, your ab muscles are pushed on and stretch apart; this creates loose, sagging muscle tissue and the appearance of a flabby tummy. The tummy tuck features sutures that bring the abdominal muscles back together, tightening that abdominal wall and helping you look trim.
The tummy tuck is also used to reduce excess hanging skin. After dramatic weight loss, the skin of the stomach sometimes has trouble shrinking back down to its pre-pregnancy size. Instead, this skin stays the same size and droops. Exercise cannot remove it – only a tummy tuck can.
A breast lift and a breast augmentation are two ways to restore the appearance of the breasts. During pregnancy, the breasts typically enlarge to hold milk. Afterwards, however, you can end up cup sizes lower than you used to be. Additionally, the breasts may sag, and the nipples may point farther downwards than they did previously.
To remove the excess skin that comes along with volume loss and to restore shape, size, and perkiness, a breast lift with implants will do wonders. You’ll be able to speak with Dr. Berhane regarding the type, size, and shape of the implants during your consultation.
Another option for the package is labiaplasty. Looseness, protrusion, and/or asymmetry of the inner labia (labia minora) or outer labia (labia majora) can occur as a result of one or more childbirths. This issue can result in discomfort and pain during numerous activities; can make it more difficult to reach orgasm through intercourse; along with self-consciousness and embarrassment. For those interested in a reduction or reshaping of the skin, labiaplasty is available as part of a mommy makeover package.
The package of procedures can take several hours to complete, depending on the number of surgeries you choose to include in your mommy makeover. Afterwards, the recovery period will begin. Resuming your usual schedule of activities can take a couple weeks – you’ll need time to rest up so your tissues can heal and return to normal.
If you’re ready to reclaim that body and restore your self-confidence, learn more about your tailored look mommy makeover from Dr. Berhane today. Contact us today for a consultation.