If pregnancy has left your body sagging in all the wrong places, you may be a good candidate for a mommy makeover. Mommy makeover is the term used for a number of procedures that lift and reshape your breasts and flatten your abdomen among other things. If you have stopped childbearing and breastfeeding and have tried for a while through diet and exercise to improve your post-pregnancy figure, but are not satisfied, a mommy makeover may be the answer.
The surgery is usually done in one session and focuses on flattening the abdomen with an abdominoplasty or through other means and breast enhancement through a lift and/or augmentation. Liposuction may also be used during surgery to remove stubborn pockets of fat. Since several procedures are typically done during one session, the procedure may take a while longer than other procedures.
An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck tightens the muscles in the abdomen and the remaining loose skin and tissue are removed. Liposuction is used to remove any excess fat. Our surgeon may tighten the muscles as much as possible, so the results will last for years, but if you get pregnant again, no tummy tuck will withstand a pregnancy.
There are two general kinds of breast enhancements, including breast augmentation with implants and a breast lift. Many women prefer a combination of both. Breast implant surgery can recapture the size and shape of the breasts. They can even be made a bit bigger or smaller than their original size if wanted. The implants vary and our specialist will help you choose the best type for your figure and lifestyle.
A breast lift may be all that is necessary if you like the size of your breasts, but would like them to sit a bit higher. They may be stretched and sagging and a lift that removes excess skin and tissue may be all you need.
If you have finished childbearing and breastfeeding, you may be a good candidate for a mommy makeover with Dr. Rios. During your consultation with our specialist at Rios Center for Plastic Surgery in Edinburg, you can discuss your desire to return to your pre-pregnancy figure and learn about realistic expectations. We are proud to serve clients all over the Rio Grande Valley. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!