A woman’s body inevitably changes during and following pregnancy. Her abdominal wall loses some firmness and her breasts do not sit as high as they once did. Those who miss their pre-pregnancy bodies often turn to mommy makeover, a plastic surgery plan that addresses the areas most affected by pregnancy. Here, internationally known plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Orringer, explains a few of the potential advantages that may come with mommy makeover.
Restoring a Woman’s Pre-Pregnancy Body
Pregnancy can seriously change a woman’s body — even for those women who normally have had little trouble maintaining a fit, toned physique. After having a baby, a woman’s abdomen and hips may appear heavier because stubborn deposits of fat often remain, regardless of how hard a woman tries to lose her pregnancy weight. In addition, the abdominal muscles often stretch and separate in the midline during pregnancy. Stretched skin, as a result of pregnancy, may not retract. Unfortunately, diet and exercise cannot address loose skin, and the muscle laxity and separation often remain, as well. Liposuction is an effective way to eliminate persistent pockets of fat. Tummy tuck can remove excess skin and fat and tighten the separated and lax muscles.
Breasts that previously grew for breastfeeding often look shrunken and deflated by the time a woman is done nursing. Breast lift can again elevate nipple position and remove excess skin, creating a higher, more youthful-appearing breast. Breast augmentation can enhance the size and improve the shape of the breasts, often in combination with a breast lift.
Combining Multiple Procedures During a Single Session
While it is ultimately the patient’s choice whether she wants to have mommy makeover performed all at once or in separate sessions, most women are excited to learn that they can have mommy makeover procedures performed simultaneously. By combining the procedures, women can have the recovery periods run concurrently, which means fewer days off from work and less need for the arranging of childcare.
Dr. Orringer Individualizes Mommy Makeover for Each Patient
Mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures. The four procedures that are commonly incorporated into mommy makeover are tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift, and breast augmentation, but that list is by no means exhaustive. When a woman presents for a consultation, Dr. Orringer listens to her individual concerns and then helps to design a surgical plan that specifically addresses those unique concerns.
Learn More About Mommy Makeover From Dr. Jay Orringer
To schedule a consultation with double board-certified, internationally known Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Orringer, please call (310) 273-1663. Dr. Orringer welcomes patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Newport Beach, Northern California, nationally and internationally.