We all know what happens during pregnancy – the body goes through some rough changes. At the end of a long, hard 9 months, you have a beautiful baby to show for it. Along with discovering your motherhood comes rediscovering your womanhood – and that can be difficult for many women. That’s why the mommy makeover procedure is growing in popularity – it’s helping millions of women rekindle their love for their bodies.
What’s Included In The Mommy Makeover?
The mommy makeover procedure is actually a combination of a couple of different cosmetic procedures. The combination may vary, depending on what your goals and expectations are. The standard combination consists of a tummy tuck, breast enhancement, and liposuction.
While pregnancy often rounds out the female figure, giving women wider hips and a curvier hourglass, it also often leads to undesirable weight gain in the tummy area. In addition, the skin of the belly can sag and appear wrinkly. Some women also experience diastasis recti, the separation of abdominal muscles. As the abdominals stretch to accommodate the growing fetus, the uterus stretches the tummy muscles which can cause them to separate.
The tummy tuck procedure focuses on removing excess abdominal skin and fat from the belly area. It can also reduce the appearance of stretch marks, especially those below the belly button (pelvic area). In the case of separated abdominal muscles, the tummy tuck can effectively repair these separated muscles that have been weakened.
Oftentimes, new mothers discover that their breasts begin to sag or stretch, losing their youthful and perky shape (especially after breastfeeding). Depending on the mother, breasts may get larger or decrease in size. The breast enhancement includes a lift to make the breasts perkier. In addition, some mothers request either an augmentation (breast enlargement) or reduction.
Liposuction is a minimally invasive form of fat removal. It focuses on removing excess, unwanted fat from the body in ‘problem areas’. These areas usually include muffin tops, thighs, back, and arms.
What Other Procedures May Be Included In a Mommy Makeover?
Some women are also interested in a thigh lift. This procedure reshapes the thighs by removing excess skin and fat that is present after a period of major weight loss. Most patients combine a thigh lift with liposuction for maximum body contouring.
Other women are unhappy with the way their genital area has changed due to childbirth and are interested in labiaplasty. This procedure is the most common vaginal rejuvenation procedure. It reduces the size of the labia minora by surgically removing excess tissue from the vaginal lips.
For comprehensive vaginal rejuvenation, it can be combined with vaginoplasty. Not only do these procedures help restore your appearance, but they also provide relief from physical discomfort and restore your sexual confidence and self-esteem.
Varicose Vein Removal
Pregnant women tend to develop varicose veins and spider veins, which are usually harmless but alter the appearance of the legs. They appear as clusters of red, purple, or blue veins that bulge on the surface of the skin. While they tend to improve after surgery, they can sometimes take a while to go away. Varicose vein removal requires virtually no downtime, as it is minimally invasive and low-risk.
Interested In a Mommy Makeover?
If you are interested in a mommy makeover and would like to learn more, call Dr. Michael Omidi today at (310) 620-1916 to schedule a consultation. Each mother’s body goals and expectations are different, and each pregnancy affects the female body differently. That’s why Dr. Omidi takes time to listen to your needs and expectations to come up with the perfect plan for you.