Everything You Need to Know about the Mommy Makeover
By Leslie Howard Stevens – Follow me on Google+
The mommy makeover has become a popular way for women to regain their youthful figures and complexion after having children. These customized treatments typically combine two or more procedures to address specific issues and achieve the desired results of each individual patient. If you are considering a mommy makeover to enhance your post-pregnancy look, there are a few things you need to know about the procedures and the results you can expect.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover usually combines surgical and non-surgical procedures to address specific points of concern after pregnancy. Some of those concerns might include:
• Sagging breasts from childbirth and nursing
• Pockets of abdominal fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise
• Pregnancy weight gain that just won’t come off completely
• Stretched abdominal muscles that make it impossible to restore that flat stomach
• The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face
Some of the procedures commonly included in a mommy makeover are:
• Breast Augmentation
• Breast Lift
• Tummy Tuck (or Mini Tummy Tuck)
Because there are a number of procedures to choose from, the mommy makeover can be customized to the unique needs of each patient.
How is it performed?
Mommy makeovers may be performed all at once or in a series of treatments, depending on the specific procedures to be done. Tummy tucks, breast lifts and breast augmentation are surgical procedures that require general anesthesia and recovery time afterward. Incisions are usually placed in skin folds or other areas where they will not be easily visible. Recovery times vary, based on the specific procedures performed.
Downtime after liposuction may be minimal, depending on the size of the area to be addressed. This procedure is usually performed under a local anesthetic or intravenous sedation, using a narrow cannula inserted into the areas between skin and muscle. The cannula loosens fat, which is then gently suctioned out of the body through a vacuum device attached to the cannula.
Botox is a non-invasive, injectable treatment that requires no anesthetic or downtime afterward. The solution is injected into facial muscles that lead to the formation of wrinkles. As the facial muscles relax, the surface of the skin becomes visibly smoother.
A mommy makeover can be an effective way to regain your pre-pregnancy body even while you are in the thick of your child-raising duties. These procedures can have a positive impact on your physical appearance, which can directly affect your mental and emotional well-being also. For more information on the mommy makeover, contact Dr. Leslie Stevens and his staff at the Lasky Clinic Beverly Hills today.