Am I Too Old to Get a Mommy Makeover?
Pregnancy and breastfeeding take a toll on the body that is difficult to reverse. Diet and exercise help a lot, but they may not reverse certain conditions such as loose skin and a stretched abdomen. Mommy Makeover is a term used to describe a series of cosmetic procedures designed to return the body to its pre-pregnancy appearance. Cosmetic surgery has addressed signs of aging for decades such as wrinkles, sagging skin, excess fat and stretch marks. The procedures done in a Mommy Makeover are the same cosmetic procedures that have been performed for years on people in every type of situation. As long as you are finished having children, it does not matter how old you are. You can benefit from a Mommy Makeover.
The abdomen and breasts are usually the first places that need help after childbirth. For breasts, augmentation and lifts are the most popular options. Breast augmentation involves surgically placing implants that are usually made from saline or silicone under the breast tissue or chest muscles. They increase volume and improve symmetry of your breasts. A breast lift modifies the appearance of the breast through removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue. It can also reposition the nipple if it has started to sag after breastfeeding.
A tummy tuck is the popular name for abdominoplasty. It is an essential part of a Mommy Makeover because the abdomen is one place that rarely returns to its pre-pregnancy appearance. After months of exercise and dieting, many women are still unsatisfied with the appearance of their abdomen. A tummy tuck is the solution. The procedure involves removing excess fat and skin from the lower and middle abdomen and strengthening the muscle and the connecting tissue that supports the internal organs. A tummy tuck is a major surgery, so you need to be in good overall health regardless of your age.
Liposuction is another important component of the Mommy Makeover. There are several types of liposuction, but they are all designed to dislodge and suck out fat from particularly stubborn areas on the body. Tumescent liposuction uses a local anaesthetic to make the process as comfortable as possible. Dr. Shapiro also provides VASER liposuction, a far less invasive form of liposuction that utilizes sound energy to effectively break up the unwanted fat before removing it.
Stretch marks can happen to anyone when the skin stretches faster than the skin can heal it. They are very common after pregnancy, but they can also appear after major weight loss and after using certain corticosteroid creams or pills. When the skin stretches too fast, it breaks the fiber connection and production of collagen, the protein that heals skin injuries, is disrupted. Stretch marks can develop on the stomach, thighs, hips, breasts and buttocks. If you are unhappy with your stretch marks after giving birth, Dr. Shapiro can help you decide which procedure would provide you with the best results.
The aim of cosmetic surgery is to help men and women look and feel younger and healthier. There is no age limit to looking and feeling your best. Whether you delivered your last child six months ago or 25 years ago, it is the right time for a Mommy Makeover. Put your care into the trusted hands of Dr. Shapiro at the Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Skin Klinic, and you can join the many satisfied patients in Scottsdale who have enjoyed amazing results with our plastic surgeon’s expert services. To learn more about the Mommy Makeover, schedule your consultation with us today.