Having a baby is a life changing event for women. There is no way to be prepared for the many changes that women face as new mothers. Physically throughout the pregnancy a woman has watched her body change significantly. This is part of pregnancy; however, the changes can be dramatic. After giving birth for most women ”getting their pre-pregnancy body back” is at the top of the list. Getting into the gym, beginning and maintaining the proper diet all while taking care of the new baby is considered normal for many new mothers. After period of time while there has been improvement some women are still dissatisfied with the aesthetic appearance of their body. For some there could be significant sagging in the breast and loose and lax skin on the abdomen. These are the women who are likely to consider what is come to be known as the “mommy makeover”. The mommy makeover is a combination of some or all of the following procedures; breast augmentation, breast lift, abdominoplasty, and liposuction. Dr. Seify explains that it is important to choose the right procedures for the patient based on the patient’s expectations and desires. The mommy makeover allows patients to have one recovery and a dramatically different result in the overall shape and contour of their body.
What is included in a Mommy Makeover?
Patients who are concerned with loose and lax skin on their breast due to the stretching of the skin and loss of volume are likely to need a breast lift. This can be combined with breast augmentation and Dr. Seify will assess if the patient is a good candidate for both procedures to be performed together. Dr. Seify will recommend the proper breast lift for the patient based on the degree of laxity on the breast. The abdominoplasty or tummy tuck that is performed in conjunction with the breast surgery could be either a mini tummy tuck or a full of abdominoplasty. This too is based on the patient. It is important for patients to allow for ample time for recovery. This includes making sure that the new baby, household chores, and work schedules will allow a proper recovery. For most patients allowing two weeks is sufficient. The mommy makeover will allow most women to yield a more aesthetically pleasing body shape then they had prior to pregnancy. Patients who are considering the mommy makeover are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify and schedule a consultation.