Becoming a mom – with pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and all of the stress involved – can affect your body shape in ways you never expected. Many mothers in The Woodlands and Katy, Texas area realize that, after childbirth, no exercise routine can achieve the body shape they once had.
With a mommy makeover, Dr. Kim can help bring your body back to its pre-pregnancy shape and appearance.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Dr. Kim performs mommy makeover surgery for women who want an improved figure after having children. The procedures involved may vary with each patient, but the mommy makeover typically includes:
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After your pregnancy, you may notice that your breasts have their youthful position and shape. It’s very common for your tummy to become stretched and lose its tone. Moreover, areas of persistent fat might show up in some places.
The mommy makeover is intended to correct these conditions and help restore your pre-pregnancy figure. For enduring results, it is recommended that you postpone the procedures until no future pregnancies are planned.
What Happens in Mommy Makeover Surgery?
Your mommy makeover may involve a tummy tuck, a breast augmentation and/or breast lift, and liposuction. You can choose to undergo all of these procedures, or only one or two on the areas you most want improved.
Tummy tuck: Abdominoplasty removes excess skin and tissue in the lower abdomen and tightens or repairs the muscles of the abdominal wall.
Breast Implants: Saline or silicone breast implants can be used to restore breast volume, while techniques in breast lift surgery can help restore the youthful position of your breasts.
Liposuction: Changes in body weight can leave you with persistent fat deposits that are very difficult to eradicate through diet and exercise. Liposuction is a selective fat removal procedure that can slim down problem areas of stubborn fat.
Because your mommy makeover will involve multiple surgeries, it is important to understand the expected outcome and risks of all three. It might be best undergo your surgeries in stages, or you might schedule them all at once so that you only have one recovery period. Dr. Kim will explain your options and help you decide the most ideal surgical plan for you.
What to Expect After Surgery
After your mommy makeover, you will need to relax for a few weeks as instructed by Dr. Kim. Plan to have extra help around the house with your children and household chores.
For some of these procedures, you will need to care for your incisions and the small drains that are placed at the surgical site while you heal. Dr. Kim will provide special compression garments to wear after liposuction, and a special bra to wear after your breast augmentation.
Call the office of Dr. Sugene Kim in The Woodlands or Houston to learn more about mommy makeover procedures with a board-certified plastic surgeon. You can call us at 281-363-4546 or send us an email using the online contact form.