While you are pregnant, your body rapidly changes to accommodate and provide for the life that you are growing.
However, after childbirth, and especially after you stop breastfeeding, you may notice things aren’t the way they used to be. Your breasts may feel smaller or deflated, your stomach may have a little bit of extra skin, and you probably have more stretch marks than you thought possible.
Although all of this is completely normal, many people wish to get rid of these pregnancy-related changes and have their old bodies back. At Rios Center for Plastic Surgery in Edinburg, TX, we can help make that happen with a mommy makeover.
Keep reading to learn more about this unique procedure and the benefits that come with it.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover refers to a group of procedures done at the same time with the goal of correcting some of the changes brought on by pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood in general. Mommy makeovers most commonly include the following:
- Breast enhancement surgery
- Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
You can learn more about each of these procedures below.
Liposuction is designed to remove deposits of fat that have not responded to diet and exercise. Many new moms use liposuction to get rid of those last few pounds of stubborn baby weight and create a more appealing figure.
Liposuction can be targeted to the following areas:
- Hips and thighs
- Upper arms
At Rios Center for Plastic Surgery, we use VASER technology during liposuction procedures to aid in fat removal and create a smoother final contour.
It’s very common for breasts to swell and get larger during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Unfortunately, this doesn’t stick around forever.
After breastfeeding, most women’s breasts return to their former size. However, this decrease in volume can leave your breasts drooping and feeling somewhat empty. That’s why breast surgery is a routine part of most mommy makeovers.
At Rios Center for Plastic Surgery in Edinburg, TX, we offer breast augmentations or breast lifts with mommy makeovers.
Breast augmentations are ideal for women who want to improve the shape and increase the size of their breasts. During breast augmentation surgery, implants are inserted under the skin to give you your desired chest shape.
At Rios Center for Plastic Surgery, you can choose between various implant types, including silicone, saline, and gummy bear implants. When you come in for a consultation, Dr. Rios will discuss the advantages of each kind of implant and help you determine which is best for you.
We also use 3D imaging technology during consultations to show you how various implant sizes will look on your frame so you can feel confident about what size you choose.
A breast lift differs slightly from breast augmentation in that it does not increase breast size using implants. A breast lift simply lifts the breast tissue you already have to correct drooping and restore your breasts’ natural contour.
The lifting effect can make your breasts appear fuller and perkier without actually increasing your cup size. As a result, this procedure is ideal for people who are already happy with the size of their breasts but seek to improve their shape.
During pregnancy, your abdomen undergoes the most dramatic change of any area on your body. Tummy tucks are meant to address changes such as excess or loose skin and weakened abdominal muscles.
It’s very common for your abs to separate during pregnancy, but this isn’t something most people want to live with. During a tummy tuck procedure, we can repair damaged or separated abdominal muscles to create a smooth and toned abdominal contour. Extra skin is also removed during a tummy tuck, and the remaining skin is pulled taut to create a youthful appearance.
This procedure has the potential to eliminate stretch marks as well. A high concentration of stretch marks can be found where the skin stretches the most. This area is often removed during abdominoplasty.
What Are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?
Read on to learn about the many benefits that come with a mommy makeover at Rios Center for Plastic Surgery in Edinburg, TX.
Customized Treatment Plan
Mommy makeovers are always customized to fit your needs and address your specific concerns. In addition to the three standard procedures, we can discuss adding other body sculpting procedures to address all of your aesthetic concerns at once and create a more dramatic before and after picture.
Additionally, combining procedures saves you a lot of time and money.
Suitable for Moms of All Ages
There is no ideal age to have a mommy makeover. This procedure is suitable for moms of all ages so long as they are done having children. If you plan to become pregnant again, we highly recommend waiting to have a mommy makeover. After all, you don’t want to end up paying for two mommy makeovers.
Which Procedures Are Right for My Mommy Makeover?
You probably already know what areas of your body you’d like to improve, but you may not know which procedures are right for addressing your concerns. That’s why a consultation with Dr. Rios is so crucial.
During your consultation, Dr. Rios will listen to your cosmetic concerns and recommend the appropriate procedures to get your desired results. From there, we will work together to formulate a unique treatment plan that checks all of your boxes.
Give us a call today to start your mommy makeover journey by scheduling a consultation.