The Ins and Outs of a Mommy Makeover
By Michael L. Thornton DO FACOS
Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center
Being a mother is an incredibly important and selfless job, but it can take a toll on the body. Following pregnancy and breastfeeding, many mothers are faced with unfavorable side effects, including:
- Loose abdominal skin
- Separated abdominal muscles or diastasis
- Stretch marks and/or C-section scars
- Umbilical hernia
- Stubborn pockets of fat around the waist
- Sagging or deflated breasts
At Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Michael L. Thornton, a double-board certified cosmetic surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, provides mothers with a specialized cosmetic plastic surgery procedure known as a Mommy Makeover.
A mommy makeover is a comprehensive surgical procedure that targets common areas of concern following pregnancy and breastfeeding. Typically, a mommy makeover involves cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed on both the abdominal region and the breasts during a simultaneous operation. Common surgical treatments completed during a mommy makeover include liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), breast augmentation with or without a mastopexy (breast lift), or buttock fat grafting (Brazilian Butt Lift).
Before and After Mommy Makeover following silicone breast augmentation with umbilical float mini abdominoplasty and repair of muscle separation.
Sculpting a Thinner, Smoother Waist
Pregnancy places a lot of internal pressure on the abdomen and can lead to excessive loose skin along with abdominal muscle separation, especially after having multiple children or twins. If you no longer feel comfortable in a swimsuit due to the presence of loose stomach skin, stretch marks, or loss of abdominal muscle tone then an abdominoplasty can restore your sense of self-confidence.
By surgically repairing the abdominal muscles and removing excess skin, Dr. Thornton can surgically sculpt a tighter midsection and help you achieve an abdomen that can near-approximate the way it used to look before pregnancy, including completely removing most of your lower stretch marks and C-section scar. In addition, due of Dr. Thornton’s multiple board certifications, he is capable of repairing ventral or umbilical hernias that may have developed due to pregnancy.
Pregnancy can also lead to stubborn pockets of fat that resist weight loss. Therefore, if you have tried multiple diets and have experimented with various exercise routines without success, then liposuction may be the answer. Using liposuction, Dr. Thornton can remove pockets of fat around your abdomen and flanks thus potentially sculpting an hourglass figure.
If you have both loose skin and stubborn fat, then you may be a perfect candidate for lipoabdominoplasty, a comprehensive treatment that combines both liposuction and abdominoplasty. Dr. Thornton will discuss all details with you in advance, helping you choose the right options that will leave you with a slim waist and a higher self-esteem.
Enhancing Your Breasts with a Mommy Makeover
The breasts are another common area of concern following pregnancy and are often one of the key focuses of a mommy makeover procedure. Pregnancy leads to an increase in breast size that can leave some mothers with sagging breasts following breastfeeding. If this is the case, then you may benefit from a breast lift with or with our breast augmentation.
A breast lift places the breasts higher up on the chest by removing excess skin. Any asymmetry or enlarged areolas that may have developed as a result of pregnancy are also addressed to create breasts that are youthful and perky. Several different options exist for breast lift surgery and depend on each patient’s needs and desired results, such as the incision location.
A breast lift can also be paired with breast augmentation to restore size that was lost following pregnancy, or simply to increase volume and help you achieve your dream body. During breast augmentation, saline or silicone implants are placed to increase size and build the ideal shape based upon your preference.
If you are unhappy with the shape and size of your breasts following pregnancy, then a breast augmentation with or without a breast lift can restore your breasts to their youthful perkiness, along with additional lift or volume. Dr. Thornton will go over all aspects of both procedures with you, helping you choose between implant types, incision locations and implant placement.
Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center
A mommy makeover is a one-step approach to complete body rejuvenation following pregnancy. With all of the attention you devote to your children, make sure you spend some time on yourself. Therefore, if you are interested in a mommy makeover procedure to restore a flat tummy, rejuvenate your breasts or even focus on other areas of the body like the buttocks or the face, then schedule an appointment with Dr. Thornton today. Call us at 817-477-9000 to book your appointment and learn more about the mommy makeover procedure that serves clients living near Mansfield, Arlington, Dallas, and Fort Worth, Texas.