Mommy Makeover in Reston, Virginia
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
While having children can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life, it can wreak havoc on your body. Although some women suffer absolutely no changes after having children, most of us can easily identify changes in our breasts and abdomen as a result of this miracle. Changes can be very individual. As a mother of three (including twin boys), Dr. Gottlieb understands these changes. She would be delighted to discuss your concerns and offer a personalized treatment plan including operative and non operative methods.
Some women notice a pleasing change in the breasts during pregnancy or lactation. After stopping breastfeeding, women may notice loss of breast volume, breast drooping, or a deflation in the breasts. In other cases, women may not have any involution of breasts which remain too large, heavy, and pendulous. Possible solutions include breast augmentation, breast lift or combination, or a breast reduction (which includes a lift).
After a pregnancy, the abdomen may be more full, skin may have lost tone and be stretched out. A frequent complaint is the small overhang of skin above a c section scar. Also rectus muscles (the paired muscles which extend from the body of the breast bone to the pubis) may have separated leaving a pregnant appearance and unsightly bulge. Other women just have small pockets of fat. Treatment options range from in office procedures like CoolSculpting) or liposuction, to a full abdominoplasty.
Generally, a Mommy Makeover encompasses both the breasts and abdomen.