If an ad were placed for the job of motherhood, most would be shocked at the job description. It’s highly stressful and often messy. In the 168 hour workweek, there are no breaks. It allows no sick time, no vacation, and no holiday pay. In fact, there is no pay at all. It is physically and mentally demanding, and all who accept the job run the risk of completely transforming their physique. Even with all of the outlandish requirements, motherhood is often a thankless job.
A Mommy Makeover is one of the most fulfilling ways a mother can give herself the thanks she deserves.
RESTORE YOUR CONFIDENCE
The Mommy Makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures that can completely or almost completely restore your pre-pregnancy body. The procedure restores deflated breasts with either a breast augmentation, a breast lift, or both procedures combined. A tummy tuck is often involved—with or without liposuction—to remove unwanted skin and fat that has collected in the abdomen. The changes to these areas of the body after childbirth can be extensive, and most women become discouraged when diet and exercise fail to improve any of them.
Women often find that stubborn fat becomes apparent in the thighs, hips, abdomen, and other areas of the body that were never troublesome in the past. Liposuction targets this unwanted fat so that the contours of the body are firmer and more flattering. Since liposuction alone will not remedy loose skin that often results in the abdomen after pregnancy, it is often combined with a tummy tuck.
The tummy tuck will tighten loose abdominal muscles, repair diastasis recti, remove excess skin, and tighten the underlying muscles for a more slender appearance. The procedure can be customized to improve the lower abdomen only, or it may extend around the body to improve the back as well.
BREAST AUGMENTATION AND BREAST LIFT
Women who have some extent of breast volume loss can benefit from a breast augmentation or a breast lift. A breast augmentation will increase the size of the breasts and improve their shape, while a breast lift will improve any sagging skin and tissue. Women who have significant sagging or nipples that fall below the breast crease are usually ideal candidates for a breast lift. Many women choose to combine the two procedures for an overall larger, more youthful breast appearance.
To find out which Mommy Makeover procedures will best meet your needs, schedule a consultation with Charles Galanis, M.D. Please call our Beverly Hills office at (310) 858-8930 or our Chicago office at (844) GALANIS. You may also fill out our online contact form for more information.