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What's a mommy makeover?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

By: Dr. Elizabeth O'Connor

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Many of us can relate to “before-kids” body wishes. Pregnancy can do a number on the female figure. Do you look in the mirror and not recognize yourself? Is your body looking stretched, saggy and aged?


If you’ve just created a tiny miracle (or a few!), you deserve to feel as confident and beautiful as ever. The term “mommy makeover” has become popular in the last few years. This rejuvenating set of surgeries can be done at the same time to reduce cost and downtime.


What does a mommy makeover entail?


Breast augmentation –


Restore the fullness on top of the breast. After pregnancy and breast feeding, your breasts may look deflated and lack the shape they used to. We can work together to find a procedure that fits you. A simple lift can be performed to raise and reshape the breast, an implant of varying sizes can be put in, or we can even perform a breast reduction.


Liposuction –


Each body is different – and we tailor a treatment to your unique physique. Tighten and tone up with help from liposuction in whatever region you need it. We can use it to shape the abdomen after a tummy tuck, reduce saddlebags on the thighs and generally restore your feminine curves.


Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) –


Exercise can’t fix everything after pregnancy. A saggy, stretched stomach and excess fat can be remedied with a tummy tuck. During some pregnancies, the abdominal muscle can be partially or completely separated. The medical term for this is diastasis recti. The growing uterus can push against the abdominal wall. With more growth and pressure on the abdominal wall, the risk of the muscle separating will increase. It’s very common to fix this problem during a tummy tuck.



Timing of surgery

Mommy makeovers should only be done when you and your family are done having children. Women must also be done breastfeeding for at least six months. My partner, Dr. Steven C. Schmidt, and I all can help you get your body back after baby. Call us to set up an initial consultation; we can discuss your goals and desires. Call 920-288-8240 or 866-726-8200. You can also request an appointment online here.

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