Many mothers experience a change in the shape and size of breasts following pregnancy and nursing the baby. A number of moms also suffer from stretch marks and loose and sagging skin around the tummy. Excess fat deposits in thighs and arms may also develop. Mommy makeover plastic surgery is an effective answer for such mothers who wish to restore their physical appearance to the pre-pregnancy figure.
Dr. Bradley Hubbard is a plastic surgeon for mommy makeovers in Dallas, Plano, and Frisco, TX. He has received specialized training in aesthetic surgery, apart from his core training in plastic surgery. His passion for detail and precision helps him meet his patients’ goals satisfactorily.
Procedures in a Mommy Makeover
Mommy makeover is combination of multiple plastic surgery procedures, and not a single procedure on its own. Since the needs of every individual are unique, a mommy makeover can be customized to suit those needs. Procedures can be added or avoided as per the patient’s needs and the surgeon’s recommendations in a particular case.
A tummy tuck is one of the key procedures in a mommy makeover because many moms are likely to have excess fat and skin the abdominal area following a pregnancy. Tummy tuck not only helps remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen, but it also restores separated or weakened muscles in most cases. The result is that the patient can achieve a firmer, flatter and smoother abdominal profile.
Tummy tuck is appropriate for moms who are unable to reduce abdominal fat and skin through diet and exercise. It is, however, important to note that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure. Some stretch marks lying across the areas of excess skin may get excised in the process of tummy tuck, but the procedure is not specifically designed to correct stretch marks.
Breast augmentation may be necessary in a mommy makeover if the breasts have lost volume or have become saggy following a pregnancy and breast feeding. The procedure involves placement of saline or silicone based breast implants to enhance the fullness and projection of the breasts. Sometimes it may also be used to improve breast symmetry.
In a few cases, the requirement may be reverse if the patient suffers from excessively heavy or large breasts following a pregnancy. If the large breasts are causing discomfort or dissatisfaction, a breast reduction surgery can be performed as a part of the mommy makeover procedure.
Some moms may experience sagging breasts with loose skin and nipples pointing downwards. In such cases, mastopexy or breast lift is an effective surgery that can raise the position of breasts and provide them firmness. The procedure involves removal of excess skin and tightening of the surrounding tissue.
The surgeon may perform this procedure in combination with breast implants for more effective results. Moms who experience loss of skin elasticity in the breasts and loss of firmness may have a breast lift included as a part of their mommy makeover procedure.
Liposuction may be included as a important component of a mommy makeover to reduce unwanted fat deposits from specific areas. The procedure involves removal of excess fats and re-shaping of the body contours and proportion.
It is an effective way to reduce fat from stubborn pockets from various areas of the body, such as waist, thighs, buttocks, back, neck, arms, chin and cheeks, inner knees and calves. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure or a treatment for cellulite. It plays a limited role of fat reduction from specific areas.
This procedure may sometimes be included as a part of a mommy makeover. It helps improve the tone and shape of the underlying tissue that supports skin and fat. It involves removal of excess skin and fat to treat sagging appearance caused by poor tissue elasticity. A body lift can also improve cellulite, which is a dimpled, irregular surface of the skin.
Body lift may be performed in the abdominal area, groin, buttocks, and inner, outer and posterior thigh. The procedure is not designed specially to remove excess fat. That role is specifically performed by liposuction. Body lift may be used in combination with liposuction, as a part of a mommy makeover.
Meet Dr. Bradley Hubbard
Dr. Bradley Hubbard is a plastic surgeon who provides mommy makeover procedure at his state of the art facility in Dallas. Dr. Hubbard has received plastic surgery training at the University of Missouri and training in aesthetic surgery at the University of Texas. He is affiliated with Presbyterian Hospitals in Plano and Dallas, Baylor Hospitals in Plano and Dallas, Forest Park Hospitals in Frisco and Dallas, Medical City Hospital in Plano, and Pine Creek Surgery Center.
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