Children are precious little miracles, which is probably why pregnancy does darn near supernatural things to your body. Loose puckered tummy skin, stubborn leftover fat, hollow breasts, droopy nipples…As much as you love your little munchkins, this wasn’t part of the plan.
Some mommies are blessed with bodies that bounce right back, but don’t worry if that’s not you. There’s still hope for the rest of those mommies for whom diet and exercise just aren’t cutting it. At Shumway Cosmetic Surgery, we can help you get your body back with a Mommy Makeover. We’ll combine a customized set of procedures to address your problem areas. Take a look at some of the services we offer, and then let’s talk about which ones are right for you.
If you think about it, it’s amazing that muscle and skin can adjust to accommodate a growing baby. Unfortunately, that flexibility doesn’t work backward. Tummy tucks restore firmness to weakened or separated abdominal muscles while removing loose skin, resulting in a smoother profile. Plus, here’s a bonus for women who had a C-section: the incision for that can be reused or replaced during a tummy tuck, so you’ll only have one scar!
Whether or not you breastfeed, pregnancy wreaks havoc on breasts, first plumping them up to an almost painful degree and deflating them afterward, sometimes to a smaller cup size than before. Breast enhancement procedures can improve the size and shape of your poor sagging girls, restoring them to their original look or even increasing your cup size because…why not? You created a human being—you deserve it.
If you’re satisfied with the size of your breasts and are concerned mainly with sagging from stretched-out skin and supporting tissue, a breast lift that removes excess skin and remodels the breast tissue might be right for you. But if restoring size and volume is your primary goal, implants are a better bet. Then again, if your post-pregnancy breasts could use some support and volume, you can combine both procedures for optimal results.
It’s a lot easier to gain fat through pregnancy than it is to shed it after the baby has been born. If you’re having trouble getting rid of excess fat through diet and exercise, liposuction is a great addition to any Mommy Makeover. We can use liposuction to remove stubborn fat in conjunction with a tummy tuck or on other problem areas like your thighs, back, and arms. In addition to traditional “vacuuming” liposuction, Shumway Cosmetic Surgery also offers laser fat removal procedures such as SmartLipo® Triplex™ and CelluLaze™, which has the added benefit of reducing cellulite.
A few things to keep in mind
At Shumway Cosmetic Surgery, we’re happy to answer all your Mommy Makeover questions, but there are a few things to keep in mind before scheduling a consultation:
- It’s important to keep in mind that some bodies take longer than others to shed baby weight. We recommend waiting for surgery until your body has had about three to six months post-delivery to heal.
- You must be done breastfeeding if you plan on any breast enhancements.
- Cosmetic surgery should be supplemental to a healthy diet and exercise plan, not a replacement for it.
You deserve a Mommy Makeover!
If you’re a mom, then you’re probably giving your children almost everything you’ve got – and then some. Motherhood can make you forget yourself and your needs, but it’s important to remember that the better you feel, the more you have to give. If you’re ready to feel like yourself again, give us a call to schedule your Mommy Makeover today!