What is a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy makeover has emerged as one of the popular plastic surgery procedures today. It is essentially a combination of two or more surgeries that are designed specifically for moms who are keen to achieve their pre-pregnancy figure after childbirth. Pregnancy and breast-feeding can typically cause a change in the appearance, size and shape of breasts, as well as result in excess fat deposits, stretch marks around the waist, and sagging skin in some areas of the body.
These conditions may not be reversed easily with dieting and exercise. In such cases, the plastic surgeon may recommend a mommy makeover procedure. Dr. Hubbard recommends this procedure to his patients in Dallas, Plano, Frisco and nearby communities after evaluating their health condition, anatomy, and aesthetic goals. As the procedure involves major surgeries, the surgeon will advise it only for candidates who are fit to undergo the procedure.
Constituents of a Mommy Makeover
A good thing about mommy makeover cosmetic surgery is that the procedure can be customized to match with the needs of a patient. Each patient’s anatomy, health condition, medical history, and aesthetic goals are unique. Therefore, the cosmetic surgeon will develop the most appropriate mommy makeover treatment plan in close consultation with the patient.
All aspects of the various constituents of the procedure will be discussed with the patient to help her make an informed decision. The following are some of the key constituents of a mommy makeover for patients in the age group of 20 to 40.
Breast Augmentation or Reduction
Pregnancy and breastfeeding may lead to an increase in the size and volume of breasts in some mothers, while in some other cases, it may cause a loss of breast volume and the breast size may shrink. If the patient is unhappy with the condition of breasts and needs to restore them to their pre-pregnancy appearance, the surgeon may include breast augmentation or breast reduction as a part of the mommy makeover, as the case may be.
Breast augmentation will include surgical placement of saline or silicone implants to enhance breast size, while breast reduction will involve surgical removal of excess breast tissue and fat to reshape and resize the breasts.
Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation with Lift
If the breasts have retained their size and volume, but breast muscles have become weaker and excess loose skin has developed, it may result in severely drooping breasts following a pregnancy. In such a case, Dr. Hubbard may recommend a breast lift plastic surgery to his patients in and around Dallas, Plano, and Frisco.
This procedure involves excising loose breast skin, tightening of underlying breast muscles, and repositioning of breasts, nipples, and areolas to a more youthful position. Sometimes the procedure may be combined with breast implants to achieve more comprehensive outcomes, depending on the patient’s aesthetic needs.
The abdominal area usually bears the maximum brunt of a pregnancy. Excess fat deposits and tissue may occur around the waist, and the stress caused to stomach muscles during the pregnancy may lead to loose skin and stretch marks. This condition may not improve with diet or exercise, and the patient may have to undergo an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck cosmetic surgery as a part of the mommy makeover procedure.
Liposuction is usually included in a mommy makeover because it can help reduce excess fat deposits that may have developed in various areas of the body such as hips, thighs, back, neck, arms, or cheeks. With liposuction, it is possible to make the body contour more even and well-proportioned in order to achieve the best effects of a mommy makeover.
Popularity of Mommy Makeovers
Mommy makeover procedure has become a sought after procedure, particularly among young mothers who are keen to return to their pre-pregnancy figure. A survey conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in the U.S. revealed that three in five women in the country would consider a procedure with a cosmetic surgeon, including a mommy makeover, to restore their pre-pregnancy appearance. About 20 percent of the women in the survey specifically mentioned mommy makeover as the procedure they would consider.
Mommy Makeovers in the Dallas Area
A dedicated plastic surgeon, Dr. Bradley Hubbard received his training in plastic surgery at the University of Missouri, where he won the Most Outstanding Resident of the Year Award and the Excellence in Resident Teaching Award.
He followed it up with another year of training in cosmetic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Patients in Dallas, Plano, Frisco, and surrounding areas who are looking for an experienced cosmetic surgeon may seek a consultation with Dr. Hubbard to know their best treatment options.
For more information on plastic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Plastic Surgeon, Bradley A. Hubbard MD in Dallas, Plano, Frisco and surrounding areas schedule a consultation by clicking here or calling 214-370-4813