What are some of the common areas that patients wish to address with a mommy makeover?
A very common body area addressed with a mommy makeover in our practice is the breast. During and after pregnancy, the breasts undergo many physical changes as they prepare for lactation.
Whether a woman decides to breastfeed or not, she will likely see a temporary increase in breast size. When the breasts are no longer filled with milk, the fat and glandular tissue may shrink, so they have a tendency to sag afterwards. Many women find that their post-pregnancy breasts are smaller in size and appear deflated.
A breast augmentation or breast lift is two common surgical procedures that we offer to address these changes in the breasts. Some women experience larger breasts after childbirth in which case a breast reduction procedure may help offset the negative effects of having heavy breasts.
A mommy makeover in Toronto often includes cosmetic treatment of the abdomen. After pregnancy, many find that their lower abdomen features lax skin and a protruding belly. At Avenue Plastic Surgery, we address this problematic area with a tummy tuck procedure to permanently remove excessive skin, stretch marks and lower abdominal protrusion. Abdominal muscle separation, termed; diastasis rectus, can be corrected through a standard abdominoplasty approach, which draws the muscles back together and firms the tummy.
Finally, some women see stubborn fat on their outer thighs, inner thighs, back and waist, which can be treated during a mommy makeover. Increased fat deposition in these problem areas are a common concern and hormonal changes after pregnancy can prevent effective weight loss and toning through diet and exercise. Stubborn, adipose fat is treated through liposuction to complete a body-recontouring mommy makeover package.
Popular procedures to include in a mommy makeover
One addition to the mommy makeover, which may not readily come to mind, is the face. Some women find that after pregnancy and childbearing, their faces have developed new lines and wrinkles such as crow’s feet, smile lines and wrinkles around the lips. We can correct these with Botox, dermal fillers and other non-surgical treatments.
A mommy makeover in Toronto and Whitby consists of multiple cosmetic procedures that address more than one area of the body. Here are some of the most popular components:
- Breast Augmentation: enhances the size, volume and shape of breasts
- Breast Lift: elevates the breasts to eliminate sagging and creates a more youthful appearance
- Breast Reduction: reclaims the natural size of pre-pregnancy breasts and prevents health issues associated with over-sized breasts
- Liposuction: permanently removes stubborn fat deposits which are resistant to traditional weight loss methods
- Tummy Tuck: banishes loose skin, bulging fat and contours the waistline for a slimmer, more toned body shape
I contacted Dr. Golgers office to inquire about a mommy makeover, from the very first phone call I knew I picked the right surgeon and staff. Josie was more then willing to answer any questions or concerns I had. There was a wait period for my consultation but what specialist doesnt have that so this was to be expected. My consultation came faster then I thought and from the time I walked into his Oshawa office I was greeted by a friendly staff.
Individual results may vary