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The 6 Main Components of a Mommy Makeover

No one needs to tell a new mother about how her life changes after the birth of her baby, as it’s something she’s most likely prepared for. But, what she might not be prepared for is how her body can potentially turn into something unrecognizable.

Parts of your body may not be snapping back into shape like they did before childbirth, regardless of exercise or weight loss. But, the body you are left with doesn’t have to be the body you must live with forever. In fact, you can decide what works for you among these 6 main components of a mommy makeover.

The Mommy Makeover Generation

It’s not vanity (well, maybe just a little), but rather it’s more about wanting to feel vibrant, healthy, and more confident about raising your little one, and it doesn’t hurt to look good while doing it.

Pregnancy, breast feeding, and childbirth take a lot out of any woman. Many physical changes take place during and after childbirth, and sometimes no matter what a woman does, she just can’t get back to the way she looked before pregnancy.

The Mommy Makeover is a cosmetic treatment plan that includes an individualized combination of body contouring procedures that patients can choose for themselves. Who doesn’t want a little rejuvenation? Today you can choose from non-invasive treatments, cosmetic surgery, or some of both!

What Happened to My Youthful Breasts?  

During pregnancy, a woman’s cup size can grow substantially, but after phasing out of breastfeeding, the supple texture of the breast turns to more of a sag in the skin. Patients may elect for any of the following procedures to enlarge, reshape, restore fullness, or contour their breasts.

Breast augmentation is less invasive than other procedures and also less expensive. Augmentation uses implants to increase size, restore lost volume after pregnancy, and achieve a more rounded shape and a more symmetrical size.

A breast lift after childbirth raises the breast by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue. This type of breast surgery can also reduce the size of an enlarged areola. 

A breast reduction procedure removes fat and skin to enhance the breasts and improve their proportion to the rest of the body. It will also reduce the discomfort and painful side effects that often come with having large breasts.

Finding That Flat Stomach Again

A tummy tuck is the answer for women who want a firmer abdominal area after childbirth. This procedure will remove excess fat and skin, and provide much needed support to weakened or separated muscles. When weight loss, diet, and exercise aren’t enough to restore your stomach to its pre-pregnancy state, a tummy tuck will remove the sagging skin and give you the flat abdomen you crave.

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Circumferential abdominoplasty is a more extensive type of tummy tuck. During this surgery, Dr. Wendy Gottlieb makes an incision all the way around the waist and removes the excess fat and skin from every angle. 

Liposuction removes fatty deposits in many different parts of the body. The abdomen, hips, and thighs are common problem areas after childbirth that can be easily resolved using this well-known cosmetic treatment. Liposuction can also be done in conjunction with other mommy makeover procedures.

When Is the Right Time for a Mommy Makeover?

It is important to wait until you are fully recovered after childbirth and several months after breastfeeding to have any Mommy Makeover surgeries or procedures. You can pick and choose what components of the mommy makeover you need, and Dr. Wendy Gottlieb will of course be available to offer their professional opinion on which types of treatment they believe will work best for you.

If you plan to have more children, you may want to wait a bit for the more extensive surgical procedures opt instead for the non-surgical body contouring and skin tightening.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Wendy Gottlieb or call (703) 668-9499 if you are considering any of the 6 components of a mommy makeover!