Ways to Customize Your Mommy Makeover
After pregnancy and breastfeeding, the body can change dramatically in a number of ways. In response to these changes, many women choose to have a mommy makeover. A mommy makeover is highly customizable because it consists of several procedures conveniently combined into a single surgery, and each patient can choose as many or as few as they feel would be helpful. After discussing your specific concerns, Dr. Plant will help you decide on the procedures you would like to include in your custom mommy makeover surgery. Here are a few of the most common options.
A tummy tuck is one of the most common choices for a mommy makeover. This procedure tightens and tones the abdomen. During pregnancy, the skin often loses its elasticity, resulting in excess loose skin throughout the abdomen as well as stretch marks. In addition, the abdominal muscles can become damaged and separated. A tummy tuck addresses these concerns by tightening the abdominal muscles, removing excess skin, and removing pockets of excess fat through liposuction.
As a result of breastfeeding, it’s common for the breasts to lose volume and droop or sag. To regain a youthful appearance, patients often choose a breast lift, augmentation, or both. A breast lift reshapes the breast tissue and changes the position of the breasts without adding to their size. This is a good option for patients who have some sagging or deflation, but don’t wish to increase the size of their breasts. Breast augmentation uses implants to increase the size of the breasts, which can be beneficial for mothers who have lost volume after pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Although less common in a mommy makeover, a Brazilian butt lift (or BBL) can restore a youthful contour in the body by removing stubborn fat from the back, abdomen, or inner thighs and transferring it to the buttocks, resulting in a youthful and lifted appearance. This is beneficial for patients who lost a sculpted and toned appearance they once had as a result of the rapid weight gain and loss during and after pregnancy.
During childbirth, the vagina and labia can be stretched or injured. This can result in lengthening of the inner labia (labia minora) and loosening of the vaginal opening. This may cause a loss of sexual satisfaction, discomfort or simply self-consciousness about the appearance. Labiaplasty and Vaginal tightening are relatively simple procedures which can correct these problems and can be done individually or in conjunction with each other.
Choosing which procedures to include in your mommy makeover is dependent on your personal preferences as well as the expertise and opinion of a trusted plastic surgeon. Dr. Plant can help advise you on which procedures will be most beneficial and safe for your mommy makeover. To learn more, schedule a consultation. Call our Toronto office at (416) 907-4704 or request an appointment online.