(Updated for 2019)
Pregnancy is notorious for impacting your breasts and tummy, due to hormonal changes and your body’s accommodation of your new little family member.
If you find yourself feeling self-conscious about your figure after your baby has arrived, there’s something you can do to regain your old confidence. A combination of procedures known as the mommy makeover can be the perfect solution.
The Effects of Pregnancy
Any mother can tell you that pregnancy impacts the body far more than just the tummy. The breasts swell during pregnancy and nursing, only to subside in size again after weaning, sometimes leaving your breasts looking deflated or droopy.
That’s not to say that pregnancy doesn’t take a toll on the stomach as well. Moms can end up with one or more of the following issues in the abdomen:
- Excess fatty tissue
- Loose and sagging abdominal skin
- Stretched abdominal muscles
- Diastasis recti: Wear the abdominal muscles separate from each other
Plastic Surgery after Pregnancy
A mommy makeover targets these two areas specifically, sometimes along with a few other procedures tossed into the mix as well.
While each mommy makeover differs from woman to woman, breast enhancement of some type is nearly always included. Small or sagging breasts can benefit from a combined breast augmentation and lift, while women with larger breasts may be more interested in a breast reduction.
Pregnancy often leaves women with a waistline that they’re less than happy with, making a tummy tuck another procedure that’s almost always included in a mommy makeover. During a tummy tuck, Dr. Koehler can remove saggy skin as well as repair separated abdominal muscles.
The combination of breast enhancement plus tummy contouring results in a terrific figure that’s much closer to sexy and sensual than it is to soccer mom.