Pregnancy and childbirth are two very beautiful parts of life, but as all women who have had children know, it takes a serious toll on your body. That’s why plastic surgeons developed a now very popular procedure known as the mommy makeover. Dr. Haydon specializes in this new procedure that corrects the damage of being pregnant, normally with a combination of breast augmentation, tummy tuck and liposuction.
About Mommy Makeover Procedures
After pregnancy, a woman’s abdominal area is usually covered with stretch marks and extra skin, and the muscles in the middle of the abdomen have been stretched apart. To restore her tummy to a much flatter and more attractive appearance, a tummy tuck can be performed as a component of the mommy makeover. By reattaching the abdominal muscles, eliminating excess skin and using a bit of liposuction to remove remaining fat, a woman’s post-pregnancy belly will look as good as it did pre-pregnancy if not better. Depending on the location, number and size of the stretch marks, many can be removed in the procedure, and those marks that remain can be addressed with laser treatments to make them less visible.
The breast enhancement portion of a Mommy Makeover can be a breast lift, breast reduction or breast augmentation, depending on your individual needs. Some women’s breasts become smaller and droop after having children, while other women will notice that their breasts have become much bigger. Many women will need a breast lift along with their reduction or implants because the breast tissue had stretched during pregnancy and breastfeeding. If the breasts are no longer located in their formerly high position on the chest wall, restoring them with a breast lift will create a perkier profile and help them look better in clothing. Please visit our photo gallery for before and after mommy makeover photos.
Recovery and Results
If you have carried children, no matter how long it has been since you were pregnant, it’s never too late for a Mommy Makeover in Austin. If you’re finished building your family, you can benefit greatly from this procedure. Recovery takes about 7-10 days until you feel back to your normal self, and for about a month to six weeks you will need to refrain from any heavy lifting or exercising. Once the areas have healed, the sky is the limit for you to enjoy your new body to the fullest by taking a trip, enjoying the beach in a new bikini, going shopping, and loving your body all over again.