Monday, March 23, 2015

Planning the Right Mommy Makeover for Your Body

Planning a Mommy MakeoverDo you wish you could look and feel more like the way you did before pregnancy? If you could change your body to appear more youthful, toned, and firm, would you? The Mommy Makeover procedure might sound too good to be true for many prospective patients in their post-childbearing years, but these dreams can become reality. By assembling a surgical plan and combining the right procedures into one surgery, the Mommy Makeover can reshape your body and give you a second chance at looking the way you have always wanted. A number of procedures can be included in a Mommy Makeover, so it’s important to understand what changes are possible for your body.

Breast Surgery and the Mommy Makeover

One of the biggest complaints women have after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding is the condition of their post-baby breasts. A breast lift, breast augmentation, or combination of these two surgeries is often included with a typical Mommy Makeover. The breasts will undergo many unpredictable changes during the process of bringing a new baby into the world and women are often left with the aftermath: smaller, sagging breasts without shape and definition. If this sounds familiar, you should be planning to discuss breast surgery with Dr. Ross at a Mommy Makeover consultation.

Breast lift surgery can combat the stretched, sagging appearance of your breasts. During this procedure, Dr. Ross will remove excess skin and lift the breast tissue reshaping the breasts to a more natural, more youthful position. If you are satisfied with the size of your breasts after pregnancy, there is no need to add volume and your procedure would stop here. If you have lost breast volume or if you have always wanted to increase your breast size, your surgeon can add breast implants to your surgery. This combination breast lift and augmentation procedure can lift and enlarge the breasts to look the way you really want.

Trimming the Tuck During a Mommy Makeover

Your abdomen takes a beating during pregnancy and for obvious reason: a growing baby will stretch and push, leaving your ligaments and muscles and skin loose and sagging. The weight gain of pregnancy is also typically concentrated around the midsection and can leave behind small pockets of fatty cells, even if you’ve lost every pound of baby weight. If you’re like most women, the idea of a bikini on the beach makes you cringe. Everyone would see the excess skin creping around the belly button or folding near your hips.

Tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, is the answer to your midsection blues. It can be used to remove the excess skin and fatty deposits from the abdomen, creating a flatter and sleeker appearance. Dr. Ross will also be able to tighten up some of the finer muscles and looser ligaments in this area, providing extra internal support to maintain the firmness of the abdomen. Talk to Dr. Ross about the specifics of your delivery, any concerns you have about the appearance of your tummy, and what results you’d like to see by adding a tummy tuck to your Mommy Makeover.

Refining Your Contour With Mommy Makeover Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most popular choices among all body contouring patients, not just Mommy Makeover patients. It can be used to refine any area, trimming the unwanted fat cells that cause bulges and pooches in various spots around the body. Weight gain and weight loss because of pregnancy will typically leave behind bumps and lumps around the hips, abdomen, thighs and knees, arms, and even the neck. Liposuction can be used to trim away fat cells from nearly any area of the body.

Mommy Makeover procedures often use liposuction to permanently remove fatty deposits in conjunction with other surgeries like the tummy tuck. It can help to add that finishing touch that refines your body contour and gives you the look you’ve been hoping to achieve.

Choose the Right Procedures for Your Mommy Makeover

No one knows your body better than you, so listen to yourself when it comes to designing a procedure that will address all your post-baby body needs. Bring your concerns to Dr. Ross during your mommy makeover consultation and be open to hearing his opinions. Dr. Ross can help you to put together the right surgical plan that addresses your concerns in the best and most effective way.

Plan Your Mommy Makeover Consultation Today

To learn more about the Mommy Makeover procedure, contact the Aesthetic Surgery Center to book an appointment with Dr. William Ross, one of our plastic surgeons. Dr. Ross believes that educating and communicating with his patients are the keys to helping them achieve successful, natural-looking results. Book your appointment at the Aesthetic Surgery Center, located at 1175 Creekside Parkway, Suite 100 in Naples, FL, by calling (239) 594-9100.