There’s nothing quite like the joy of motherhood. But all this can take a toll on your body. Weight gain, stretch marks, loose skin, loss of muscle tone, protruding tummies, sagging empty breasts, fat deposits, as well as other changes occur. During pregnancy, the stomach skin stretches to accommodate the growing baby. The breast tissue also expand to allow the mother to feed the new-born. After the delivery, the body goes through a lengthy process of adjustment. Most often, the body does not just “snap back” into the pre-pregnancy physique despite exercise, diet, and a healthy lifestyle.
Mommy makeover is a set of procedures designed to help mothers enhance the appearance of their abdomen and breasts – two body areas that are greatly affected by childbearing.
Ideal Candidates :
1. Mothers with permanent stretch marks, overly relaxed muscles and excess skin on their abdomens
2. Mothers completed their family life and not planning any further pregnancies
3. Women who are unsatisfied with their breast appearance due to sagging and/or loss of breast volume following breastfeeding
4. Mothers who are complaining of protuberant abdomen and is looking like 5 months pregnant abdomen
5. Women with stub born fat deposits in the abdomen hips and thigh region- Lipodystrophy.
At First Consultation :
In your initial consultation, you and Dr. M.Shridharan will discuss your concerns and short- and long-term goals. He will describe what a Mommy Makeover encompasses. He will then perform a physical examination, from which he will advise you as to which procedures are the best for your situation and where the incisions would be located. You will have the opportunity to review before and after photographs of his patients. Once this is completed, a quote will be given and explained in detail.
Each Mommy Makeover is unique and is tailored to your individual needs. If you’re planning to have more children, it might be best to postpone your makeover as subsequent pregnancies can negate the gains of some of the procedures. The patient should know that a Mommy Makeover does not mean that only recent moms can undergo this procedure. Sometimes, a mom may like to wait a few years until her children are slightly older. The procedure can be performed at any stage, as long as thepatient is healthy and fit to undergo the surgery.
In order to determine if you are a suitable candidate for these combined procedures we conduct a detailed review of your medical history, lab values and, if indicated, EKG results. If a patient has certain risk factors we will split the procedures and stage them appropriately.
A Mommy Makeover may include:
· Tummy Tuck
· Breast Augmentation
· Breast Lift
· Breast Lift plus Breast Augmentation
Depending on your personal health, desires, and schedule, you may have all of your procedures in one session or you may have them separately.
Tummy Tuck :
As your uterus expands during pregnancy, the abdominal wall is stretched. A few very lucky women seem to spring back to their natural shape, but for most women, no amount of exercise will tighten the belly to its original, flat shape. A tummy tuck will tighten your belly and remove any excess skin.
It is healthy and necessary to gain weight during pregnancy, but sometimes fat will settle into stubborn pockets that do not respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction can remove these pockets of fat, restoring your natural contours.
Breast Surgery :
During and after pregnancy, the breasts are often the most dramatically affected area of a woman’s body. The results can be very unpredictable. Some women lose volume. Some begin to sag due to stretching. Many women experience a combination of both. Age and the elasticity of your skin are just two of the factors which determine how your breasts will react to pregnancy.
Dr. M. Shridharan can enlarge your breasts to replace lost volume, perform breast lift to correct sagging, or you can choose a combination lift and augmentation to fully restore and enhance your breasts.
As with all surgical procedures, there is the risk of complications and adverse events. The Mommy Makeover procedure is an extensive procedure that can take from four and eight hours to complete. The risks of this procedure are infection, bleeding, incision scarring and contour abnormalities. With the breasts, the risks are capsular contraction and asymmetry, as well as the risk of blood clots or thromboembolism.