Mommy Makeover Austin
While motherhood is an extremely rewarding experience, pregnancy and breastfeeding can impact the body in many different ways. A Mommy Makeover combines multiple procedures into one operation to reverse the impact that pregnancy has on the breasts, abdomen and other areas of the body.
Each Mommy Makeover is specifically tailored to meet the individual needs of mothers who want to look and feel their best. Options include:
Childbearing and breastfeeding often causes the breasts to lose perkiness and volume, leaving a deflated appearance. Breast augmentation adds fullness and volume to the breasts for a more contoured, aesthetic appearance. Breast implants are available in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and types and can improve the appearance of breasts that have lost volume or fullness.
Breast Lift (mastopexy)
One of the most common effects of pregnancy or breastfeeding is looseness or excess skin due to stretching and loss of breast tissue density, giving the breasts a sagging appearance. Breast lift surgery (mastopexy), eliminates extra skin and tightens the remaining skin for firmer, perkier, more youthful-looking breasts. Breast lift surgery can also be performed in combination with breast augmentation to rejuvenate the breasts by adding breast volume. Often, the best answer is a combination of the two.
Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty)
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure can be used to remove excess skin and fat, tighten the muscles of the abdomen and narrow the waist line. A tummy tuck pulls the abdominal muscles back together, eliminates excess skin and fat, and tightens the remaining skin for a smoother, flatter appearance.
For areas such as the hips, thighs, abdomen, and arms where unwanted fat often gathers, body contouring using liposuction is an effective option to remove fat deposits. A small cannula is inserted in the area to be treated and fat cells are gently removed.
During the first few weeks after surgery, discomfort, swelling and bruising are common. It is important for patients get up and move around several times a day to help speed the recovery process and reduce the risk of blood clots forming in the legs. Each patient will recover in various ways and in varying lengths of time, though most patients find that they can go back to work within 2 to 4 weeks after surgery. Recovery time will also depend on which procedures are performed. Strenuous activity and heavy lifting will need to be avoided for about 6 weeks. It can take a few months for all swelling to clear up and scars will fade over time.
Call 512-533-9900 to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Snyder or Dr. Whitfield at the Breast and Body Center of Austin to determine if you are a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover and to tailor a surgery that is right for your aesthetic goals.