Mommy Makeover Procedures: Body Contouring After Childbirth
By Oren Zvi Lerman, M.D. on December 05, 2014
Dr. Oren Lerman is trusted name when it comes to plastic surgery and cosmetic skin care in Manhattan. He offers advanced surgical procedures, including anti-aging facial rejuvenation treatments and body contouring surgery to tighten saggin skin and elminate stretch marks. These issues with sagging and stretch marks are common after pregnancy simply given the nature of skin laxity. Thankfully there is a way to make women look refreshed and rejuvenated following childbirth: a mommy makeover.
What is a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover refers to a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures that are designed to address the body contouring and body sculpting needs of women who have given birth and/or have been breastfeeding. This includes surgeries for the abdominal region, the breasts, the extremities, and the face.
Ideal Candidates for a Mommy Makeover
The best candidates for a mommy makeover are women who have given birth and suffer from loose skin, sagging skin, and stretch marks. They should be in good overall health and not suffer from any kinds of systemic conditions that would make surgery a health hazard of any kind.
Good candidates for mommy makeovers should also have realistic expectations about the surgical process, the recovery process, and the side effects of any surgery that they undergo. Realistic expectations tend to result in better patient satisfaction and results in the long run.
Treatments for the Abdominal Area
Since the abdominal area is stretched out a great deal during pregnancy, the most common part of any mommy makeover is the tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), which helps tighten and tone the stomach area and the sides.
Treatments for the Lower Body
A woman's thighs and buttocks can undergo many contour changes as a result of pregnancy. In order to address both of these parts of the body, it is not uncommon for patients to undergo a thigh lift or a butt lift, respectively.
Treatments for the Breasts and Torso
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can lead to a number of contour issues with a woman's breasts. In order to restore perkiness and combat sagging, a breast lift or a breast reduction may be performed. Combining a lift with breast implants may be recommended for patients who would like to enlarge their breast size while also improving their breast shape.
Treatments for the Arms
The shoulders and triceps can become flabby due to the weight gain and weight loss of pregnancy and childbirth. Undergoing an arm lift can help trim that flabby and drooping skin and make a woman's arms look better toned and defined in the process.
Facial Rejuvenation After Pregnancy
After pregnancy, some women may notice issues with their neckline or some wrinkles on their face that they did not have before. Combating these signs of advanced age means facial plastic surgery procedures, such as a neck lift, a facelift, or cosmetic eyelid surgery.
Customizing Your Mommy Makeover
No two women are alike, and neither are any two mommy makeovers.
Dr. Lerman works closely with each patient when designing a mommy makeover, ensuring that each woman's cosmetic goals and aesthetic needs are carefully met. During the consultation process, Dr. Lerman will provide information on all treatment options that can help bring out the best in your appearance following childbirth.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Oren Z. Lerman
For more information about mommy makeovers and your many other options for enhancing your overall appearance and body contour, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Dr. Lerman and the entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve all of your aesthetic goals.