Pregnancy and nursing can change a woman’s body – and not in a good way. Abdominal skin that has been stretched beyond its limits to accommodate the growing child cannot shrink back to its original shape, which can leave a new mom with stretch marks and loose, hanging skin around the midsection. Breasts that go through size fluctuations during pregnancy and breastfeeding can lose volume, perkiness, and shape, and now sag and droop, or look deflated.
At University Plastic Surgeons, we perform mommy makeover procedures in Memphis to help you reclaim your body after childbirth and breastfeeding. Our renowned plastic surgeons use state-of-the-art surgical techniques to help restore a pre-baby appearance to the breasts, abdomen, and body.
Breast Augmentation in Memphis
Women who have lost breast volume with pregnancy and breastfeeding may benefit from breast augmentation with implants to increase their breast size and fullness. Other women maintain their volume yet experience unwanted changes in the shape and perkiness of their breasts. These women may benefit from mastopexy, the medical term for a breast lift.
Breast lift surgery reshapes the breasts by tightening the tissues and removing excess breast skin. For women who want to improve both shape and volume, implants can be placed at in the surgical procedure in which a breast lift is performed.
Tummy Tuck in Memphis
A tummy tuck is a key component of the mommy makeover in Memphis. During pregnancy, the muscles of the abdominal wall and the skin of the abdomen become stretched to accommodate the growing baby, and many women develop unsightly stretch marks. In a tummy tuck procedure, our skilled surgeon tightens stretched or separated abdominal muscles and removes loose, excess skin, often removing stretch marks located on the lower abdomen in the process.
Liposuction in Memphis
It is natural to store body fat during pregnancy. Changes in metabolism help expectant moms store fat for breastfeeding in the future. However, when pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding are over, many mothers are left with pockets of unwanted excess fat in the hips, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and other body areas. At University Plastic Surgeons in Memphis, we used advanced liposuction techniques in a mommy makeover to restore sleeker, slimmer, smoother lines to the body.
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What Is Involved in Mommy Makeover in Memphis?
In our practice, each mommy makeover is custom-tailored to the individual patient. A mommy makeover procedure combines different procedures to restore a woman’s body after the physical damage caused by pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. In most cases, these procedures can be conveniently performed in one treatment session.
What Surgeries Are Typically Included in a Mommy Makeover Procedure?
A mommy makeover is focused upon the areas of the body most severely impacted by pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. This custom procedure may involve a breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction, although not all these surgeries are performed on every patient. Some women may choose to have additional treatments to achieve their cosmetic goals, such as facial rejuvenation or nonsurgical procedures.
How Soon after Childbirth Should I Have a Mommy Makeover?
To help maintain your results, we recommend that you schedule a mommy makeover after your last child is born and you have completed breastfeeding. It is best to allow your body to return to normal as much as possible on its own before undergoing the procedure. For optimal results, you should follow a healthy diet and exercise program for a minimum of three months prior to your mommy makeover surgery.