As the popularity of cosmetic surgery and treatments keeps growing, more and more women come in for procedures that make them look younger and more beautiful. Most mothers realize that physically, they don’t look like the same person they were before their pregnancy, and because of this, many are interested in a plastic surgery package called the mommy makeover.
The mommy makeover is the latest trend for mothers. These packages are aimed at treating women after they have given birth and can include a variety of plastic surgeon procedures to rejuvenate and enhance aspects of the body.
Effects of Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding has immense effects on a woman’s body. It alters the hormonal balance in the body and drastically changes the sex life. Due to the flow of milk in the body, some women experience redness or pain in their breasts. It usually happens upon touch and is nothing but an inflammatory response. Sometimes, the increase in breast size is not good for the baby, because it makes the nipples flat and the baby may find it hard to latch correctly.
The breasts also experience numerous aesthetic changes. The changes that occur are almost immediately visible and become even more evident after childbirth.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding often leave the breasts looking deflated and saggy. Usually, in the first year after childbirth, the breasts will first become enlarged due to the increase in mammary glands. After a year, the breasts reduce drastically and become smaller than what they were before the pregnancy. In between these times, the size of breasts keeps increasing and decreasing as different hormonal change takes place in the body.
Breast volume loss and sagging are bothersome issues, especially when they make it hard to select the proper bra. Breast asymmetry can also become even more prominent after pregnancy and childbirth. These issues often lead to body-image issues and an overall feeling of self-consciousness.
How a Mommy Makeover Can Help
The changes that affect the appearance of the breasts can be addressed during a mommy makeover. Deflated breasts can regain their volume thanks to the breast augmentation procedure. During this procedure, prosthetic implants filled with either silicone gel or a saline solution are inserted into the breasts. The specifications of the implants are chosen by the patient specifically to achieve their desired results.
Drooping breasts can be made perky and youthful once more with the help of the breast lift procedure. During this procedure, excess skin tissue is removed in order to make the breasts tighter. The areolae can also be resized and reshaped as needed to better fit the new dimensions of the breasts.
Breast asymmetries can also be corrected with these methods. One or both of these procedures can be included in your mommy makeover package.
Plan Your Mommy Makeover
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Philip Straka regularly meets with patients during consultation to discuss and plan out customized mommy makeover procedures. If you would like to arrange a consultation with Dr. Straka, contact our office today to make your appointment.