Pregnancy and breastfeeding often leave new mothers will some unexpected body issues. From rapid weight gain and loss to expanding and contracting breasts, you may end up standing in front of a mirror wondering what happened.
Loose Abdominal Skin and Stretched Stomach Muscles
Pregnancy stretches your stomach skin and muscles to their maximum. After giving birth, it may take weeks or months for your body to return to close to your pre-pregnancy form, but frustratingly for many women, their abs are never as tight as they used to be. This can manifest in the form of loose, sagging skin, stretch marks, and the belly pooch.
Luckily, a mommy makeover can help repair and restore your figure. A mommy makeover is actually a combination of procedures tailored to your specific needs. If you are embarrassed by loose abdominal skin and muscles, a tummy tuck can tighten and repair muscles and reduce the appearance of loose skin and stretch marks. In combination with liposuction, you can also eliminate unwanted abdominal fat that does not respond well to diet and exercise.
Sagging Breasts and Drooping Nipples
Aside from the stomach, the area most affected by and often with the most noticeable changes after pregnancy is your breasts. After pregnancy and/or breastfeeding, the breasts lose their inflated volume and begin to sag.
To restore your breasts to a more full and youthful position, you can elect a breast lift and/or breast augmentation during your mommy makeover. A breast lift will raise the breast position, but to achieve a fuller look, you may want to choose breast augmentation in a size to complement your figure. The position of the nipple can often be improved from a downward pointing position to a more upright, youthful position.
Gaining weight is unavoidable with pregnancy, but many women are surprised to learn that losing some of the stubborn fat deposits that accompanied their new bundle of joy is almost impossible. Fat in the abdominal area can be particularly difficult for mothers to lose with diet and exercise alone.
Liposuction can help remove those stubborn fat deposits and sculpt your figure into a more appealing form. Liposuction, however, is not a weight loss tool. It is intended for body sculpting purposes. You should be at or near your ideal weight before undergoing liposuction.
The mommy makeover procedure can combine tummy tuck, breast surgery, and liposuction to help you fully rejuvenate your look and feel more confident and feminine as a mother. In consultation with Dr. Feins, you can discuss your goals and select the right combination of procedures to help you achieve those goals.
Are you unsatisfied with your post-pregnancy body? Learn more about your mommy makeover options. Call the Office of Robert S. Feins, M.D., F.A.C.S. at 603-647-4430 today to schedule a personal consultation. We welcome patients from throughout southern New Hampshire, including Manchester, Nashua, and nearby areas.