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Taking Shape Again After Pregnancy

You’ve devoted yourself to starting a family, but that lack of sleep, difficultly exercising and the stresses of breast feeding have taken their toll. How to get your body back? A Mommy Makeover is a comprehensive set of cosmetic plastic surgical procedures which are performed with a specific goal of restoring a woman’s body to a pre-pregnancy state. Whether you desire to tighten loose skin around the tummy, restore or enhance sagging breasts, or remove stretch marks, a Mommy Makeover can help. It is especially effective for mothers who have completed breast feeding, and do not have plans for more babies in the foreseeable future.

Mommy Makeover Procedures

The following procedures are commonly included as a part of mommy makeover:

Breast Augmentation and/or Breast Lift: Pregnancy and nursing can exert a significant stress on the breast tissue, often causing it to loose natural fat, stretch the natural tone of the skins and sag to an undesirable position. Breast implants can help regain fuller breast volume. Based on how full the breasts are to start, a breast lift may also be needed to reposition the nipples to a more natural position.

Tummy Tuck: Even patients in the best of shape can unfortunately have damage to their abdominal muscles after pregnancy. The stretching of the muscles creates a midline separation in the abdomen called a rectus diastasis. During a tummy tuck, these muscles are tightened to restore them to a natural position and prevent the “baby bulge”. Excess skin or fat is also removed to restore the abdomen to a youthful contour.

Liposuction: If the patient suffers from significant unwanted fat deposits in specific areas of the body, the mommy makeover procedure may also include liposuction surgery. This procedure can be typically used to reduce excess fat from the thighs, buttocks, sides, and back.

Candidates for Mommy Makeover

A mother who has finished breast feeding and does not plan to have another baby is a great candidate for a mommy makeover. Mothers who are unhappy with their post-childbirth physical appearance and who have already tried dieting and exercise may consider undergoing these procedures. During your consultation with Dr. Prince, the most effective and appropriate combination of procedures will be discussed. Breast surgery, tummy tuck and liposuction can be safely combined to achieve the desired result.

Contact Dr. Prince

Dr. Prince believes in a surgical philosophy of individualized assessment of form and function to ensure optimal results. During your initial consultation, Dr. Prince will discuss all of your mommy makeover options, and will work in partnership with you to formulate a customized treatment plan tailored to fulfill your unique aesthetic goals. If you would like more information about mommy makeovers, please contact Dr. Prince today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to setting up your initial consultation with Dr. Prince.