Three Reasons to Consider a Mommy Makeover
Are you a Houston mother who is certain you’re done having children? Do you long for your pre-pregnancy body or at least something that resembles it? If so, you may want to consider getting a Mommy Makeover. This combination of plastic surgery procedures is performed in one surgical session, and typically includes a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lift and sometimes liposuction. Continue reading to learn three reasons why you should consider getting a Mommy Makeover.
- You’re Unhappy with Your Postpartum Abdomen
It’s common knowledge that a pregnant woman’s belly swells as her baby grows. But after the baby comes, your abdomen doesn’t necessarily go back to normal, especially if you’ve had multiple children. This could be due to several reasons. You may have loose abdominal skin that hangs or that you find yourself “tucking into” your jeans. Alternatively, you may have a postpartum pooch, which is often caused by separated abdominal muscles, a common side effect of pregnancy.
A tummy tuck, which is often included in Houston women’s Mommy Makeover procedures, can address both these issues. With a tummy tuck, you’ll have an incision made hip to hip, below your bikini line if possible. If desired, Dr. Craig may even be able to cut along your C-Section scar, so you don’t end up with two scars on your lower abdomen. Whatever your choice is, after the incision is made, Dr. Craig gets to work. If your abdominal muscles are separated, she will stitch them up tightly to eliminate that postpartum pooch. And if you have loose abdominal skin, she will excise it, so you don’t have excess skin hanging from your abdomen.
- You Don’t Recognize Your Breasts Anymore
Just as Houston mothers’ abdomens grow during pregnancy, so do their breasts to prepare expectant mothers for breastfeeding, should she choose to do so. But the tolls of pregnancy and breastfeeding can make you feel like your breasts are unrecognizable. First, it’s very common for postpartum women to lose breast volume once breastfeeding has ceased, making them smaller than they were before. Second, pregnancy and breastfeeding are known causes of making breasts sag.
A breast augmentation and breast lift can fix both of these issues. To restore volume to your breasts, silicone or saline implants can be placed in your breasts, either to match your former size or go a little bigger if you’ve always desired larger breasts. Second, a breast lift can excise excess, sagging skin and help move your breasts to a perkier, pre-pregnancy position.
- You Have Stubborn Fatty Deposits that Just Won’t Go Away No Matter How Much You Diet and Exercise
We all know that expectant mothers gain weight- they’re growing a new human, after all! Some women are lucky and seem to effortlessly slim down to their pre-pregnancy size with very little effort. Others diet and exercise their hearts out, and still have stubborn fatty deposits that won’t go away.
Liposuction can help remove these stubborn fatty deposits. This procedure, which is designed for Houston patients who are at or near their goal weight (remember, this isn’t a weight loss surgery), can remove excess fat in each session. So if you have a little bit of excess fat in your abdomen, flanks, hips or other areas of your body after having children, liposuction can help.
Call Dr. Craig to Learn More About a Mommy Makeover
The above three reasons you may be considering a Mommy Makeover are just the tip of the iceberg for Houston women. If you have additional questions about a Mommy Makeover or want to discuss the other benefits of having one, Dr. Craig would love to have a personal, one-on-one conversation with you.
To schedule an initial consultation with us, call our office in the Houston area (713) 346-9909.