Mommy Makeovers are exceedingly popular surgeries that combine several treatments into a single operation — usually including a tummy tuck, breast enhancement, and liposuction. My Palo Alto-area patients can choose from a wide array of options for liposuction, in particular, when selecting the specifics of their Mommy Makeovers. Liposuction can be used on many parts of the body that are affected by pregnancy, including the:
- Midsection: The abdomen is the primary area of concern for most women who undergo Mommy Makeovers. After pregnancy and childbirth, the appearance of this area can be altered by weakened muscles and loose, hanging skin. Excess abdominal fat related to age and pregnancy can also be especially difficult to reduce naturally, and many women choose abdominal liposuction to enhance their tummy tucks and create smooth, slim contours.
- Limbs: Concern about excess fat in the thighs and upper arms can cause many people to cover up even during the warmer months. When women gain weight during pregnancy, these areas are often affected, and they can be particularly difficult places to tone with diet and exercise alone. Liposuction in these areas as part of a Mommy Makeover raises my patients’ self-esteem and allows them to fully enjoy the activities they love.
- Face and neck: This is another area that can be affected by pregnancy weight, and many women don’t realize that liposuction can be a great solution for excess fat in the face and neck. An experienced surgeon can perform very precise rounds of liposuction in small areas to, for example, reduce the look of a double chin.