Undergoing plastic surgery is an effective way for a new mom to tighten and contour specific areas of the body affected by childbirth, breastfeeding, and aging. The most common concerns women have after these events include loss of breast volume and fullness, recalcitrant fat deposits, a bulging or sagging tummy, and stretch marks. The group of procedures typically performed to address these concerns is often referred to as a “Mommy Makeover.”
If you’re a mom planning for “Mommy Makeover” style plastic surgery, you should consider:
- Your target areas – Mommy Makeovers typically focus on the breasts, abdomen, hips, and thighs. Breast augmentation addresses loss of breast volume. A breast lift removes excess skin, reshapes breast tissue, and repositions breasts higher on the chest wall. A tummy tuck removes excess skin and tightens the abdominal muscles. Liposuction is used to remove fat deposits and contour many areas of the body, including the hips, thighs, and abdomen.
- Undergoing multiple procedures at once – Having several procedures in one surgical session can help minimize recovery time, as it will eliminate waiting several weeks between individual procedures. Additionally, you will only be required to undergo anesthesia once if having multiple procedures, instead of several times over the course of individual surgeries.
- Your goal weight – A mom considering plastic surgery should be within at least 10 percent of her goal weight. For example, a patient with a goal weight of 150 pounds can undergo surgery weighing up to 165 pounds. Post-operative weight loss within this range shouldn’t compromise the surgical results.
If you’re a mom considering plastic surgery to regain your youthful appearance, turn to Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Daniel Greenwald of Bayshore Plastic Surgery. Dr. Greenwald was educated and trained at Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and theUniversityofChicago, and has decades of experience performing a variety of cosmetic procedures.
Contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 888-840-3199 to learn more. We happily serve patients in Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater, and elsewhere throughout Florida.