Typical after-effects of pregnancy and breast feeding for the mother include a change in the size and shape of breasts, loose or sagging skin, stretch marks on the tummy, and excess fat deposits, particularly around the waist and breasts. Many women wish that they could somehow revert back to their pre-pregnancy figure and restore their youthful appearance. This is where mommy makeover can help a woman where dieting and exercise prove to be inadequate.
Dr. Lane Smith is an expert plastic surgeon who provides mommy makeover procedure at his fully accredited, state of the art facility in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Smith is a board certified plastic surgeon by the American Board of plastic surgery, and the 1994 recipient of Jack Anderson Award for Scholastic Excellence given by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has treated a large number of highly satisfied patients from Las Vegas and surrounding communities.
Components of A Mommy Makeover
A mommy makeover is not an isolated procedure by itself. It involves a number of plastic surgery procedures to provide a comprehensive improvement in physical appearance. The needs of each patient are unique, which makes it imperative to choose appropriate cosmetic procedures as a part of a mommy makeover for a particular patient. Since the procedure is usually performed on mothers in the age group of 20 to 35, the most common components of a mommy makeover include tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lift, and liposuction.
Following a pregnancy, a mother may end up with excess tissue and skin in the abdominal area. Furthermore, the stress received on the stomach muscles during pregnancy may cause the skin and muscles to stretch. This may result in drooping skin and stretch marks around the midsection region.
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is an ideal plastic surgery procedure in this condition to remove excess skin and tissue and re-shape the muscles in the tummy area. The problem with loose skin and stretch marks is that they will not go away with exercise or dieting. Therefore, an abdominoplasty is usually a key component of a mommy makeover.
Breast Enlargement or Reduction
Different mothers may face different effects on their body following a pregnancy and breast feeding. Depending on the overall body condition, a breast augmentation or breast reduction procedure may be recommended to restore a youthful pre-pregnancy figure.
Breast reduction involves the removal of excess skin and tissue from the breast area, to make the breasts evenly shaped and sized in proportion to the rest of the body. In case of breast enlargement, the surgeon will place implants in the breasts to enhance their size and make them appear fuller and firmer.
A breast lift may be included as a part of a mommy makeover if the breasts have become too saggy or droopy following pregnancy and breast feeding. This condition may not be improved with breast augmentation or reduction alone.
A breast lift involves raising the position of the breasts, nipples, and areola to their original youthful position. The procedure improves the shape of the breasts, lifts the breast tissue and moves the nipples and areola to make the breasts appear younger and firmer.
Liposuction is one of the popular cosmetic surgery procedures, which is usually included as a part of a mommy makeover. It involves removal of excess tissue and skin from specific fat deposits that have become stubborn and will not go away with exercise or diet. Liposuction may be performed on the hips and buttocks, thighs, abdomen, back and upper arms, among other areas.
To include liposuction as a part of mommy makeover, it is advisable that the patient should not be excessively overweight or obese. Patients with fantastic muscle toning and firm, elastic skin will usually experience better results with this procedure. This is a typically less invasive surgery compared to tummy tuck and breast augmentation.
How Suitable is A Mommy Makeover?
The effective results produced by a mommy makeover have made it a highly popular procedure, especially among young mothers. According to an American Society of Plastic Surgeons survey conducted nationally, more than 60 percent of women said they would consider plastic surgery procedures, including mommy makeover, to improve or restore their post-pregnancy figure. One in five women surveyed were very specific about their possibility of choosing a mommy makeover procedure, which would include multiple plastic surgeries.
A mommy makeover is more appropriate for younger moms who have maintained generally impressive health, who do not smoke, and who have realistic expectations from the procedure. Ideal candidates for this procedure understand that it is not a substitute for a balanced diet and regular physical exercise, and continue to lead a healthy and active lifestyle to maintain the benefits of a mommy makeover for several years to come.
According to researchers, the average age of the patients seeking a mommy makeover is becoming younger. Advancements in plastic surgery techniques and technologies have led to an increased level of safety and improved results for most patients. As a result, the attitudes of women are changing in favor of comprehensive cosmetic procedures such as a mommy makeover. Mothers have become more aspirational about regaining their pre-pregnancy body, and they are more aware today that a healthy diet and exercise alone may not suffice in achieving this goal.
Mommy Makeover From Dr. Smith
Dr. Lane Smith is one of the leading plastic surgeons for a mommy makeover in Las Vegas. He was elected President-Elect of the Rocky Mountain Plastic Surgery Society (Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and New Mexico) for the year 2008-2009.
Dr. Smith’s passion for detail and precision for every single surgery he performs helps him achieve exceptional results each time. He sees his patients at his state of the art surgical center in Las Vegas. The mission of the Plastic Surgery Institute is to provide the best possible quality care and achieve maximum surgical results in a safe, caring environment.