Has Pregnancy Changed Your Body Shape? Consider Mommy Makeover Surgery
Has your body shape changed since having a baby? Fat deposits and loose skin around the breasts and abdomen can make you feel uncomfortable. Traditional diet and exercise may not be enough to restore your appearance. Mommy makeover surgery at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates addresses specific concerns that commonly develop after pregnancy and childbirth.
Triple board-certified cosmetic surgeons Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin are proud to offer a wide range of surgical and nonsurgical mommy makeover options to patients living in Oklahoma City, OK. Allow us to help you regain your confidence through body contouring.
What issues occur after pregnancy?
During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles and skin are stretched to accommodate the growing baby. This may result in the separation of the abdominal muscles (diastasis recti), which causes a bulge in the stomach. Stretch marks also develop in this area.
The breasts also change size and shape due to weight gain, breastfeeding, and hormone fluctuations. Small but noticeable fat deposits may accumulate around the breasts, thighs, and flanks.
Though these changes are a natural part of childbearing, they are difficult to cope with emotionally. A personalized mommy makeover can manage all these issues at once and help you feel better about your post-pregnancy body.
How does mommy makeover surgery work?
A mommy makeover is a combination of treatments that improve the breasts, abdomen, and other areas as requested. Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates can provide the following:
Breast lift/augmentation: A breast lift raises and reshapes sagging breasts, while implants restore loss of volume.
Tummy tuck: This body contouring procedure removes excess skin around the abdomen and tightens the underlying muscles.
Liposuction: Dr. Nuveen or Dr. Caplin may remove small pockets of fat in areas like the abdomen, thighs, and flanks to alter your body shape.
Nonsurgical procedures can be combined with surgery for natural and long-lasting results. For example, Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates provides cosmetic injectables and laser treatments to smooth facial wrinkles and stretch marks that may have developed during pregnancy.
Is a mommy makeover right for me?
Most women can benefit from a mommy makeover, but you should be at or near your goal weight before undergoing surgery. A mommy makeover is not an alternative to weight loss; rather, it is meant to improve problem areas that have not responded to diet and exercise.
You will need to take some time off from work and other responsibilities to heal properly from surgery. We recommend having a proper support system in place, including relying on family and close friends for childcare or other household tasks as needed.
What are the results of a mommy makeover?
Even small problem areas make a big difference in your appearance. Patients at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates state that after body contouring, they feel more confident in everyday situations. They also report improved self-esteem and a better quality of life.
Results from a mommy makeover are usually long-lasting, especially if you maintain a stable weight and exercise regularly. However, future pregnancies can cause some issues to return. This is why we suggest waiting until you are done having children before getting a mommy makeover.
Contour your body with a mommy makeover
Mommy makeover surgery can restore your confidence after pregnancy and childbirth. Learn more about our surgical and nonsurgical procedures by contacting Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Oklahoma City, OK. Triple board-certified cosmetic surgeons Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin know how to provide natural results that improve your body shape and quality of life.