A Mommy Makeover is a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures we offer at our San Antonio plastic surgery center designed for mothers who wish to improve and restore their bodies after the physical toll that pregnancy often takes. While having children can be the ultimate gift, it can also result in physical changes to the body that no amount of diet or exercise can help. In addition to causing extra deposits of fat to form in the abdominal area, pregnancy stretches the skin and the underlying stomach muscles, leaving the area with stretch marks and loose, overhanging skin. The breasts can also be affected due to hormonal changes and breastfeeding, ultimately leading to breast sag.
The Mommy Makeover can address all of these problems at once, eliminating excess fat, tightening the abdominal muscles for a flatter stomach, and lifting the breasts to their pre-pregnancy position. To find out more about Mommy Makeovers, contact Dr. Constance Barone.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Our San Antonio and Austin-area patients will find that an abdominoplasty can treat many of the effects that pregnancy has on the midsection. When the fetus grows inside the uterus, the uterus ultimately presses on the abdominal muscle wall, pulling apart the “six-pack” muscles and often causing permanent separation. When this happens, only surgery can bring these muscles back together and restore the abdominal muscles. The sections above go into more detail as to how effective an abdominoplasty procedure can be in re-establishing a tight, fit-looking stomach.
A number of breast enhancement procedures can be combined with other options to address breast droop after pregnancy. A traditional breast lift can be performed to eliminate excess skin and tighten the breast area, creating a firmer, “perkier” bustline. Or you may opt for breast enlargement with implants, which can add volume and new contour to the breasts. Breast enlargement not only revitalizes your bust after the effects of pregnancy, but it can also take your makeover one step further by creating a whole new body image.
One of the most commonly performed cosmetic enhancement procedures in the world, liposuction is used to remove excess fat deposits from virtually any area of the body. It is particularly useful for post-pregnancy patients wishing to eliminate excess fat in the flanks (love handles), thighs, and hips. Combined with other procedures, it can be an essential component in total body rejuvenation after pregnancy.
The Mommy Makeover procedure, depending on the number and extent of cosmetic surgery options you decide upon, is typically performed as a single all-inclusive operation. Dr. Constance Barone will discuss with you, in detail, what you can expect in terms of recovery, risks and benefits, alternative procedures, meeting your goals, and all other aspects of the Mommy Makeover at your initial consultation.
Dr. Barone has an amazing success rate among patients who have undergone the procedure. Plus, the results are long-lasting for most patients, as long as they exercise regularly, follow a balanced diet, and carefully adhere to Dr. Barone’s post-surgical instructions. Please contact our San Antonio plastic surgery center to set up a tummy tuck consultation or to request further information on our Mommy Makeover cosmetic rejuvenation procedures.