Pregnancy and breastfeeding may cause several changes in your body including, but not limited to, stretch marks, excessive abdominal fat, drooping breasts, sagging tummy, and enlarged areolas. Over time, you may see some improvement naturally, but often your body shape will not go back to its pre-pregnancy state. However, several plastic surgery options are available for mothers who desire to regain their pre-pregnancy looks. Together, these options are called mommy makeovers.
Mommy Makeover Procedures
- Breast reduction: Most women experience an increase in the size of their breasts during their pregnancy period. For some women, however, even after child birth, their breasts do not return to their original size. If you want your breasts to go back to their natural size, then a breast reduction surgery is what you need. Of course, you can also opt for this to get smaller sized breasts in order to alleviate the problems associated with larger breasts. This involves removal of glandular tissue and fat and tightening of the skin.
- Breast lift: This can be used to correct sagging or uneven breast, drooping nipples, reduced breast size, and stretched areolas. A breast lift is also called mastopexy. In this procedure, excess skin will be trimmed and your tissues will be made more firm. Your breasts will rest higher up on your chest. If, in addition, you feel the need for larger breasts, you can also opt for breast augmentation along with mastopexy. The exact procedure followed will depend on your requirements.
- Tummy tuck: Your abdomen is generally the worst hit. Stretch marks, straighter waistline or loose skin, none of which respond to exercise, can all be consequences of your pregnancy. But, tummy tucks can help. The procedure involves removing any excess skin and tightening abdominal muscles. Excess fat, if any, can be removed through liposuction.
To Learn More About Mommy Makeovers, Contact Dr. Frank J. Ferraro Today.
For more information about mommy makeovers or other plastic surgery procedures we offer, contact Dr. Frank J. Ferraro today. Our offices are located in Paramus, New Jersey, and we can be reached at (201) 664-8000. We look forward to hearing from you.