Pregnancy and childbirth can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life, but the process can take a toll on a woman’s body. The breasts may significantly enlarge or shrink, and often times they begin to sag. The stomach expands to accommodate the growing fetus, and often doesn’t return to its original shape. The abdominal muscles loosen, the skin sags and stretch marks may develop. Some women also have difficulty losing their baby weight, which can hang around in the tummy, hips or thighs. Even the best attempts at diet and exercise may not prove effective. Luckily, there are numerous cosmetic surgeries that can be performed to help fix these problem areas. These procedures can be combined in what is commonly referred to as a “Mommy Makeover”.
Stomach Feeling a Little Soft?
It’s not uncommon after pregnancy for those rock hard abs to go soft and squishy. As the baby grows, the abdominal skin begins to stretch and stretch. At the same time, the abdominal muscles loosen and separate. Once the baby’s born, the stomach can look much like a deflated balloon. A tummy tuck is a good procedure if the abdomen is your trouble spot. Some women become very self-conscience with the stomach area after childbirth, especially if they work hard at the gym and no results happen. The stomach muscles may become too weak in order to gain that strength and tighten the stomach back to the way it was before the pregnancy. The tummy tuck will help get rid of the excess tissue and skin and repair those abdominal muscles to give you the toned stomach you are looking for.
Breasts Not Quite Where They Used to Be?
During pregnancy and breastfeeding, women often find that their breasts enlarge. After they have finished nursing, the breasts may remain large and begin to sag, or they may lose volume and shrink. Luckily, there are several different procedure options that can address these problems to improve the appearance of the breasts. If the breasts remain too large or heavy, breast reduction may be a good option. This procedure reduces the size of large or pendulous breasts, making them more proportional to the rest of the body. If the size of the breasts are not a concern but they’re sagging, then a breast lift can be performed to create a more youthful, perky lift to the breasts. If needed, a breast reduction and lift can be performed at the same time.
It is quite common for a woman’s breasts to shrink after pregnancy and some women may not feel comfortable with the new, smaller breast size. If this is the case, a breast augmentation is the right procedure for you because it will allow you to gain fullness in your breast that you may have lost through pregnancy and breast feeding.
Excess Fat Too Stubborn?
During pregnancy, a woman may gain a couple extra pounds, or more, in places she did not want to. Liposuction is an effective and safe procedure for removing excess weight in different problem areas. Some woman main gain more of their weight in the stomach area, thighs, hips, and arms. Liposuction can target these areas to create a slimmer, more toned appearance. If liposuction isn’t enough, a few other options to consider are butt lifts, thigh lifts, and arm lifts. Having the lifts done on the problem areas will help provide a tightened and more toned look a woman desires after her child is born.
Dr. Haitham Masri has an extensive background in the “Mommy Makeover” area. During a consultation appointment, Dr. Masri will sit down with you and discuss some of your problem areas and what you would like to see done to those areas. Based on your medical history and what you would like done, he will recommend one or more techniques to help give you the desired look you have been hoping for.
If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Masri and the Mommy Makeover, you can contact the office at 866-487-3223. You can also stop by the office during normal business hours.