For most women, pregnancy produces significant change in the breasts, abdomen and in the distribution of fat in the flanks, abdomen and thighs. The place to start is always with a healthy diet and sensible exercise plan.
There are changes that involve the loss of volume of the breasts, loss of elasticity of the skin, downward drifting of the tissues and redistribution of fat that may be familial in origin that diet and exercise will not change. Enter the process of the Mommy Makeover.
This process involves the combination of procedures designed to restore a more youthful appearance to the breasts, tighten the abdomen and scuplt the flanks, abdomen and thighs.
After an appropriate evaluation, a personalized plan is produced to safely combine realistic results with the expectation of the patient.
The changes that women undergo in their breasts after having children include the loss of volume, downward drifting or ptosis of the breasts and loss of elasticity. Correction may involve enhancement with an implant alone or in combination with a lift. Determining which is best is determined at the initial consultation.
The abdomen similarly has loss of elasticity of the skin but has the added changes of redistribution of fat and the seperation of the abdominal muscles to produce looseness not correctable by exercise alone. This procedure usually involves the tightening of the muscles back to the pre-pregnancy position, sculpting of the fat and tightening of the overlaying skin to produce a fit appearance.
Finally, the redistribution of the fat of the flanks, abdomen and thighs are addressed through modern and advanced liposculpting techniques to produce the final improved appearance.
While body type, genetics and lifestyle choises play roles in a woman's appearance after having children, Drs. Moore and Gumucio can employ up-to-date techniques to recapture a more toned and fit appreance after pregnancy. With careful preoperative assessment and planning, these procedures are used in combination to allow the women to regain or even improve their pregnancy appearance after a single operative sitting.
Time in Surgery: 3-5 Hours
Time off of work: 2 Weeks