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A mommy makeover is a set of cosmetic procedures used to help women address the effects of pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding on their breasts and body. The exact combination of procedures used in a mommy makeover in The Woodlands is customized to achieve each patient’s specific aesthetic needs and goals.
Ideal Candidates for a Mommy Makeover
The best candidates for a mommy makeover procedure are patients who have finished breastfeeding and are looking to restore their pre-pregnancy body. Ideal candidates are non-smokers and are in good overall health.
Women often wonder about the right time to undergo a mommy makeover. Both newer mothers and women who have been mothers for many years can benefit from it. However, full recovery from childbirth is necessary before you can undergo a mommy makeover, so very new mothers will need to wait until they are cleared for the procedure.
Women go through hormonal changes during pregnancy that can impact the size and shape of their breasts. After breastfeeding, some women discover that they have lost breast tissue or have sagging breasts. Others may find that their breast volume has grown to the point where they’re experiencing physical issues. Thus, breast procedures are quite popular for mommy makeovers.
- A breast augmentation restores the size of the breasts through the use of silicone or saline implants.
- A breast lift involves removal of excess skin and tightening of underlying tissues in order to lift and reshape drooping breasts.
- A breast augmentation with lift, also called an augmentation mastopexy, is a combination of a breast lift and breast augmentation with implants. This increases breast size and projection while eliminating sagging.
- A breast reduction is necessary for patients with oversized breasts that are causing physical, emotional, and/or social issues. This procedure involves removal of excess glandular breast tissue, fatty tissue, and skin to reduce breast size.
Pregnancy causes tremendous stress on the abdomen. This includes the necessary weight gain during pregnancy, along with the subsequent volume loss after childbirth, resulting in loose skin and pockets of excess fat. Additionally, the muscles of the abdominal wall experience pressure that results in drooping and separation (diastasis recti).
All of these issues can be corrected with a surgical procedure called abdominoplasty. Also known as a tummy tuck, this procedure involves removal of excess skin and fat and tightening of the abdominal muscles. Stretch marks and a C-section scar may also be removed using this procedure.
After childbirth, mothers often find it difficult to lose those leftover stubborn pockets of excess fat. When dieting and exercise fail, incorporating liposuction into a mommy makeover is the most effective solution. This procedure involves insertion of a cannula – a thin tube with a sharp end – into the trouble area. Medical suction is used to remove excess fat through the cannula.
The Cost of a Mommy Makeover
The cost of every patient’s mommy makeover is different, since the procedure is customized to fit each patient’s unique goals. Its price is impacted by the amount of tissue removed and the total surgical time, along with many other factors.
It is generally much less expensive to combine several procedures into a mommy makeover than it would be to get those procedures in separate surgical sessions. This is partially because only one recovery period is needed with a mommy makeover.
Set Up Your Consultation
Find out more about the procedures you can include in your mommy makeover in The Woodlands – contact Lahiri Plastic Surgery for your consultation. Dr. Sabrina Lahiri will be available to answer your questions and create a customized surgical plan for your mommy makeover.