Mommy Dearest: Take Time Out for a Mommy Makeover
Bringing a child into the world is a wonderful and beautiful endeavor, but unfortunately, pregnancy can leave behind some undesirable side effects on a woman’s body. The Mommy Makeover is a series of three post-pregnancy procedures combined into an all-in-one restorative operation designed to address a rumpled waistline, abdominal fat, and sagging breasts.
The Mommy Makeover combines a breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction for the perfect triple payback for the sacrifices your body made during pregnancy. In some cases, the Mommy Makeover may even transform your body into something more beautiful than before pregnancy.
The breast lift component of the surgery is a very common procedure used to draw the breast up the chest wall to a more youthful position, restore aesthetic cleavage, and feminine self-confidence. During the procedure, both extra skin and breast tissue are removed, which reduces the size of the areolae and breasts in general. The skin is also tightened to better support the breast tissue.
During the tummy tuck part of the procedure, Dr. Shapiro will realign the abdominal muscles after they have been spread apart during pregnancy. The procedure also allows Dr. Shapiro to remove extra fat, skin, and stretch marks from the abdomen.
After the breast lift and tummy tuck are complete, Dr. Shapiro will go back through and use VASER liposculpture techniques to remove extra, unwanted fat. The most common areas addressed during this part of the procedure are the abdomen, flanks (or “love handles”), or thighs.
The combined procedures of the breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction are highly effective for restoring a post-pregnancy body. The breasts will be higher on the chest wall with a youthful firmness and shape, the abdominal muscles will be pulled into a tight alignment creating a lovely, contoured waistline, and the VASER liposuction will activate skin tightening and pull the abdomen into a flat tummy while creating a slender and feminine outline.
One of the greatest advantages to undergoing a Mommy Makeover is that there is only one period of recovery, instead of three separate periods following each procedure. Some swelling and discomfort is normal following the Mommy Makeover so Dr. Shapiro uses a pain pump that delivers medication instantly into the bloodstream for fast relief during recovery. Patients typically return to their normal routines within two to three weeks from the time of their Mommy Makeover.