Post-Pregnancy Makeover for New mommy
The best part of a woman’s life is when she becomes a mother! The joy of motherhood is something most women look forward. However, pregnancy, childbearing, and breastfeeding change the body in different ways. The most rewarding experience is to hold the newborn baby for the first time, but unfortunately, the body doesn’t snap back to normal after delivering the baby. Weight gain, stretching, and breastfeeding change the body structure after giving childbirth. Visible changes like wrinkles deepened folds, and loss of facial volume, skin laxity and breakage of skin collagen are seen. Though diet and exercise help in eliminating extra weight and fat deposits, it doesn’t help much with getting back to pre-pregnancy look.
Mommy Makeover – What is it?
Mommy Makeover helps you to restore your pre-pregnancy look with a combination of cosmetic procedures focusing mainly on the lower abdomen, breasts, legs, arms, buttock, and skin. The makeover will include procedures like tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, liposuction and more.
When do you need Mommy makeover?
If you are worried about the sagging tummy and the stretch marks after your pregnancy, you can consider Mommy makeover. If the pregnancy has affected your body weight or the size of your breast, you can think of mommy makeover. You can consider the cosmetic procedure when the unhealthy fat pockets near waist, arms, thighs and abdomen do not reduce even after diet and exercise.
Cosmetic surgery and its procedures are safer, and they are designed to address the complications faced by every woman. The extremely qualified New Jersey Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Evdokimow suggests Mommy makeover surgery for all women who loves to reverse their physical changes associated with pregnancy.
- Uneven, sagging and decreased breast
- Drooping nipples
- Stretched areolas
- Larger breast and unmanageable breast
- Loose skin near tummy
- Stretch marks
- Thick waist line
- Surgical scar
- Excess fat in hips and thighs
- Signs of aging near face and eyes
Dr. Evdokimow suggests Mommy makeover for women who have a positive attitude and realistic expectation. The treatment and procedures are tailored according to everyone’s need. The unique concerns of people will be addressed with the procedures that are meant to refresh and renew the body after childbirth.
Note: A waiting period of 6 months post pregnancy is necessary for the hormones to stabilize and the body to neutralize.
Caution: Mommy makeover is not recommended for patients who plan to have more children and who are currently breastfeeding.
The Mommy Makeover procedure
Dr. Evdokimow performs several procedures. Mommy makeover is not descriptive. There are several procedures involved which can be decided after consulting with the plastic surgeon. Normally, one or more cosmetic treatments are advised for the patients according to their body condition.
A breast lift is also known as Mastopexy. This procedure is followed to treat uneven breasts, decreased breast volume, drooping nipples, stretched areolas and sagging breasts due to childbirth. This procedure helps in bringing back the youthful shape of your breast by lifting them. Women always love desire to have rounded breast that is in good size and shape.
Other Recommended Procedures: Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction
Breast Lift Procedure
General anesthesia is given to the patient followed by an incision that varies from one person to other depending on the position of the nipples and the preference of the patient. The surgeon reshapes and repositions the tissues and removes the excess skin surgically. The nipple and the areolas are repositioned. The perimeter of the areolas is reduced. Finally, the tissues are tightened and the incisions are closed.
This procedure is also known as mammoplasty that increases or decreases the size of the breast. Saline implants or silicone gel implants are used during this procedure to increase the size of the breast.
Breast Augmentation procedure
The surgeon makes the incision and creates a pocket in the breast area by lifting the tissues and places a saline or silicone gel implant. The implant is placed under the pectoral muscle that is located near the breast tissue and the chest wall. Finally, they are wrapped using the surgical procedure.
During pregnancy, the breast swells to a larger shape, and it should come back to normal after few months, but in some women, it does not reverse. Breast reduction procedure is carried out when the patients feel pain and other deformities. Poor posture, rashes, breathing difficulties can also be treated with breast reduction.
Breast Reduction Procedure
The surgeon will make incisions, and the excess fat, skin, and tissues are removed from the breast. After the removal of tissues and skin, the nipples will be repositioned, and the size of the areola is also reduced. Finally, the breast will reduce, lift and shape itself.
This is also known as abdominoplasty. Due to excess fat, excess skin, the poor elasticity of skin and stretching of tissues, the abdomen look very flabby. Due to pregnancy and weight gain, the stomach protrudes making you look awkward. This surgical procedure helps in removing excess fat, skin, and tissues and it also tightens the skin by reducing the stretch marks in the lower abdomen.
Tummy Tuck Procedure
The surgeon makes an incision and removes the fat and skin below the belly button. The muscle near the abdomen is tightened with sutures, and the skin is repositioned again, and the belly button is brought out. The incision is closed, and it will leave a scar on your bikini line which will eventually fall off.
Other Recommended procedure: Liposuction
While tummy tuck helps in narrowing the waistline, liposuction procedure is used to improve the contour of the hips. Most of the surgeons advise you to go with liposuction after a tummy tuck, especially for your hips and thighs. This procedure is very effective on chest, arms, knees and neck.
Sterile liquid is injected along with the anesthesia to reduce pain. Epinephrine is injected to reduce bleeding during the surgery. Small incisions are made in the area where fat needs to be removed. A thin rod is inserted through the small incision which creates tunnels through the fat, and the fat is sucked with a high-vacuum suction hose. Sutures are done to cover the incisions once the fat is sucked.
This is also known as Brachioplasty that reduces excess skin that droops on the arms. It defines the shape of the upper arm by tightening the supportive tissues. It also reduces the pockets of fats present in the upper arm. Gaining weight after pregnancy leaves drooping and sagging arms.
Arm lift Procedure
Anesthesia is administered for comfort, and the incision length and pattern is decided by the plastic surgeon depending on the amount of excess fat and skin to be removed. The incision is mainly done inside the arm or the back of the arm. The excess fat is removed via liposuction under specific conditions. Finally, the skin and muscle are tightened and reshaped with sutures.
Also known as thighplasty helps in the removal of excess fat and skin from inner and outer thighs. This procedure is recommended post-pregnancy when the woman fails to regain back to the original shape even after dieting and exercise. Loose skin on the thighs can be corrected with this treatment.
Thigh Lift Procedure
The lateral thigh lift (outer) – This is a complex procedure which involves removing more tissues and skin. Mostly involves recontouring of buttocks. The scars can be more, and the skin becomes less elastic post-surgery. So, the patients are advised to maintain their weight.
Also known as lipectomy helps in removing excess fat and skin from the buttock. The sagging buttock can be reduced. People develop sagging buttock due to weight loss, weight gain, and aging which can be tightened with this procedure.
Buttock Lift Procedure
Buttock lift procedure is not an overall approach; every patient has a different pattern of the procedure. The incision is made near the waist or below the waist, and the excess tissue, skin, and fat are removed. The skin is then tightened and closed.
Ultherapy – A non-surgical treatment
This is a non-surgical procedure that uses ultrasound to lift and lighten the skin. Currently, this is the only procedure that uses ultrasound imaging to see the layers of tissues that are being treated. Patients can feel the effect immediately after this treatment, and they feel rejuvenated. Patients can follow a normal skin care regimen after this treatment. The results are visible in 3-6 months and vary by individuals.
Collagen is the protein found on skin that retains the youthfulness. It keeps the skin firm. Due to gravitational pull, collagen loses their strength, and the skin is pulled downwards. Ultherapy generates a thermal effect that repairs the collagen and retains the firmness of the skin. The procedure can take 2-3 hours depending on the area being treated.
Also known as Vaginoplasty helps in restoring the tightness of the vagina and brings back the original shape. The stretched vaginal tissues are removed and the vaginal opening is tightened. Labiaplasty is advised for few mothers to reduce the size of the labia for hygienic factors.
Facial and skin rejuvenation
Post-pregnancy, your skin will lose its freshness and will look aged. Dr. Evdokimow can suggest different procedures that will help your skin to bounce back to it youthfulness. With various post-pregnancy treatments, the facial volume can be restored, skin can be tightened and scars can be removed.
Dr. Evdokimow is experienced with mommy makeover procedure so he can comfort you throughout the procedure. After consultation, Dr. Evdokimow suggests you with different procedures and treatments that will work well for your body.
Detailed instructions will be provided for every patient according to their treatment and the different procedures.
Mommy makeover addresses many areas of the body but the recovery time is very short. The procedure varies from person to person, but at the end, all women can get back to wearing their skinny jeans and bikinis.
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Do you want to know more about mommy makeover procedures? Schedule an appointment with the leading plastic surgeon in New Jersey. Call our practice at 908.221.1136. You can arrange a one-on-one session with Dr. Evdokimow by filling out our online Request an Appointment form. We have happy mothers who come to us from Madison, Summit, Milburn, Chestertown and Far Hills.