Pregnancy causes several changes in the body, many of which women find undesirable. For this reason, moms come to me seeking plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation in the Tallahassee area. For moms seeking to undo what pregnancy has done, I usually recommend one or more of the following procedures:
- Breast Lift and/or Breast Augmentation: Improves breast shape and fullness.
While most pregnant women enjoy large, full breasts, their post-baby breasts often wind up being flatter than they were before pregnancy. It’s very common for breasts to lose volume and take on a “pancake-like” appearance after breastfeeding. Some women find that they no longer fill out their old bras.
Breast augmentation can restore the fullness you had before your baby – or even increase it. A breast lift can elevate sagging breasts to a perkier position, and it can be combined with breast augmentation if you desire a more rounded look.
- Tummy Tuck and/or Liposuction: Flattens the stomach and removes extra fat.
Pregnancy forces skin and abdominal muscles to stretch. If the skin has poor elasticity or the muscles are stretched so severely that they separate, this can result in folds of excess skin around the abdomen.
A tummy tuck can repair damaged abdominal muscles. It also can remove excess skin to achieve a flatter, firmer midsection. In addition, liposuction can be used to get rid of excess fat around the tummy or other areas, such as the buttocks and thighs.
- Mommy Makeover
A Mommy Makeover is a procedure designed especially for moms. It most often combines 2 or more procedures – such as the ones discussed above – during 1 surgery. An added benefit is that less recuperation time is needed than if you have 2 separate surgeries.