The cycle of pregnancy and giving birth puts enormous strains on the body. Although the result (your beautiful new baby) is oh-so-worth-it, less sought after effects might include stretch marks, loose skin, sagging breasts and, no matter how hard you might exercise and diet, excess pockets of fat that simply won’t go away. But, thankfully, there is an answer: that of the “Mommy Makeover.”
What Is A Mommy Makeover, Exactly?
Quite simply, it’s a personalized procedure utilizing various aspects of cosmetic surgery to restore the shape and appearance of the body. Many different techniques are available, depending on the areas that might’ve been affected by one or multiple pregnancies. These include:
Each of these would be discussed and considered with your surgeon before a personalized plan is put together. In some cases one or more procedures might be carried out at the same time, meaning only a single surgical intervention to get back that pre-baby body. Non-surgical treatments, such as ThermiVa, require multiple sessions over a few months.
A skilled cosmetic surgeon uses implants filled with either silicone or saline to bring back the natural proportions and appearance of the breasts. It’s a safe, quick procedure that typically takes around an hour to perform and has a recovery period of only three to five days.
Sometimes referred to as an Augmentation Mastopexy, this procedure is ideal for those who suffer from sagging breast post-pregnancy or after breastfeeding. Because, in many cases, the breasts also lose their former shape, a breast lift is often carried out at the same time as breast augmentation to ensure the ultimate in fullness and appearance.
This form of cosmetic surgery removes areas of fat and is often used to treat stubborn areas that don’t respond to diet and exercise. The effects are immediate and can be carried out on any region where fat accumulates, such as the abdomen, hips, waist, and buttocks.
No one can deny the stress the vaginal canal is placed under during childbirth. Aspects such as dryness and mild to moderate incontinence during exercise are common for many women, both post-birth and as they get older. ThermiVa is a procedure that applies radiofrequency energy to the vaginal tissue, improving the vagina and external labia with immediate results. It also increases sensitivity and lubrication, along with the associated improvement in sexual satisfaction.
The key aspect of a Mommy Makeover is the choice of surgeon. They should carry out a full assessment, ensuring that any treatments carried out are at the optimum time (usually after having had and breastfed your last child) and that your health makes you a good candidate for the procedure/s.
It’s vital that you feel secure with your choice of cosmetic surgeon. Fort Lauderdale and Florida residents seeking advice on mommy makeovers are privileged in that they have the expertise of the highly respected plastic surgeon, Dr. Palmer, on their doorstep. He and the experienced team at Palmer Cosmetic Surgery offer the latest procedures and the ultimate in rejuvenation techniques. In addition to such surgeries, the clinic also offers many non-surgical options too, well worth considering in your Mommy Makeov