What is a Mommy Makeover?
A woman’s body undergoes many changes during pregnancy. After childbirth, many women feel that their body never returned to “normal”. The changes that occur may include excess skin and fatty tissue of the abdomen, stretch marks, fatty deposits of the hips, flanks and thighs. Many women also notice permanent changes to their breasts. This may include loss of volume or excess hanging breast skin. A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures performed to return a woman’s body back to the way it was before pregnancy. In fact, in many cases a mommy makeover may make a woman’s body even better than it was before pregnancy.
What procedures are performed during a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover will usually include an abdominal contouring procedure, removal of excess fatty tissue, and breast enhancement.
A Tummy Tuck is the abdominal contouring procedure of choice for patients with excess abdominal skin, stretch marks, and loose abdominal muscles. During a tummy tuck, Dr. Bray, Jr., will remove excess abdominal skin, fatty tissue, and stretch marks. The muscle will also be tightened. A tummy tuck provides the most dramatic improvements to the abdomen.
Liposuction or Liposculpture is also used in most mommy makeover procedures. Liposuction allows for removal of excess fatty tissue through tiny incisions. Dr. Bray, Jr. is an expert liposuction surgeon. He will not only remove unwanted fat, but he will also contour the body to provide the best cosmetic result. During a mommy makeover, the most common areas of liposuction are the abdomen, flanks/hips, thighs, and arms.
Breast Augmentation will help a woman regain the breast volume lost after pregnancy. For many women, the breasts lose volume after breast feeding and may have a deflated appearance. Breast augmentation involves placement of a breast implant to enhance the shape and size of the breasts. Dr. Bray, Jr. will assist each patient in determining which implant is right for their body.
A Breast Lift is performed to elevate breast tissue and skin that has fallen after pregnancy and breast feeding. Dr. Bray, Jr. is able to elevate the nipple/areola and remove or tighten excess hanging breast tissue. A breast lift may be performed with or without a breast implant. Dr. Bray, Jr. will provide a detailed evaluation to determine the best approach for your concerns.
When can I get a Mommy Makeover?
It is best to wait until the body changes after pregnancy have stabilized. For breast enhancement, a woman should wait until after she has stopped breast feeding and the size and shape of her breasts have stabilized. When you are ready for your mommy makeover Dr. Bray Jr. will perform a thorough evaluation, discuss all of the options, and formulate a plan to optimize your results.