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.
What is included in a Mommy Makeover?
Generally, a Mommy Makeover encompasses both the breasts and abdomen.
Some women notice a pleasing change in the breasts during pregnancy or lactation. After stopping breastfeeding, women may notice a loss of breast volume, breast drooping, or deflation in the breasts. In other cases, women may not have any involution of breasts that remain too large, heavy, and pendulous. Possible solutions include:
After a pregnancy, the abdomen may be more full, the 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 include:
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. 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.