Mommy makeover surgery

18th Oct 2018

While becoming a mother is a delightful experience, pregnancy has the tendency to introduce unwelcoming aesthetic changes to the body. During pregnancy, women experience hormonal changes, which ultimately result in physical changes in the body.
The common aesthetic flaws triggered by pregnancy are a saggy abdomen, stubborn fat pockets in different areas of the body, and poorly contoured breasts. The Mommy Makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures used to treat the aesthetic flaws introduced to the body by pregnancy. The popular and commonly used Mommy Makeover procedures are tummy tuck, breast enhancement, and liposuction.

Tummy tuck
During pregnancy, the abdomen stretches out as the baby grows. This stretching effect can damage the skin elasticity, separate the abdominal wall muscle, and lead to fat deposits in the abdomen. After childbirth, the skin fails to recoil to its pre-pregnancy position and the abdominal wall muscle become loose. As a result, the abdomen becomes saggy, loose, and poorly contoured.
Since the abdomen is a crucial area of the body in terms of aesthetics, the aesthetic flaws will reflect in your overall body outline and profile. As a result of these negative aesthetic changes, many patients experience lower self-esteem. The tummy tuck makes the abdomen firmer, toned, and youthful by surgically removing the excess skin, tightening the abdominal wall muscle, and removing the excess fat deposits.

Breast enhancement
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can take a toll on the shape and size of the breast as well. Depending on your genes, hormonal changes, and existing breast anatomy, pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause your breasts to become smaller, poorly shaped or saggy.
If your breasts have become smaller, breast augmentation will be used to make them bigger and shapelier. Your own body fat or foreign objects may be used to augment your breasts. On the other hand, if your breasts have become saggy, the breast lift surgery will be used to make them firmer. The surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the breasts, apart from lifting the nipples and areola.

Liposuction
Liposuction is used to remove the fat pockets from localized areas of your body. During pregnancy, fat deposits will develop in your abdomen, sides, love handles, thighs, and back. Liposuction surgically removes the fat pockets and contours the specific areas. This results in improved body outline and contour.


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