Having children can be one of the most amazing, fulfilling times in a woman’s life. But what happens to the body during this time isn’t so desirable. Pregnancy and childbirth can lead to loose skin, sagging breasts and excess fat and skin. A “mommy makeover” is a popular cluster of cosmetic procedures that help restore your shape after childbearing. Here are some commonly asked questions when considering a mommy makeover.
What surgical procedures are included in a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover consists of several procedures in one surgery and one recovery period. While each mommy makeover is customized to each patient’s needs, the most common procedures include breast augmentation, breast lift, a tummy tuck and body contouring such as a thigh lift or arm lift. Some patients choose additional treatments such as Botox®, skin treatments and lip augmentation to complete the look they desire.
What are the benefits of performing multiple procedures in one sitting?
Technological advances in plastic surgery with the considerable planning and skill from our dual board-plastic surgeons means you can have a single operation and hospital visit, which results in less risk and faster results with one recovery period.
What is a tummy tuck?
Many women struggle with loose, sagging skin after pregnancy and abdominal fat that just doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. There are many approaches to a tummy tuck, but it’s mostly a straightforward procedure where the surgeon removes excess fat and skin and fix separated abdominal muscles.
Will I need a breast lift or an augmentation?
Breast lift surgery has grown in popularity as women want to have their breasts raised and reshaped. If your breast tissue has stretched and is sagging, the surgeon will remove extra tissue and fat and lift and reshape the breast. Other women are more concerned with lost volume and find that implants will give them the size and shape they have long wanted.
If you’re considering a mommy makeover, book a consultation with Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center of El Paso by calling (915) 542-5600 to be seen at our West Office or (915) 855-7800 to be seen in our East Office.