Motherhood is one of the most rewarding experiences life has to offer. It’s extremely hard work, but that effort becomes tremendously worthwhile as you watch your young, helpless baby grow into an independent person with passions, interests and a dynamic personality. That being said, this hard work often comes at a price. While putting their children first, most mothers end up sacrificing sleep, exercise, and nutrition, and this can take a toll on your body.
Fortunately, there’s a way to take care of your own well-being while still devoting the attention to your children that they deserve. If you’re ready to regain the youthful appearance you enjoyed prior to having children, a mommy makeover may be the right option to help you achieve your goals.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
Pregnancy and childbirth result in certain changes to your body. Abdominal muscles can become stretched, making it difficult to restore a toned, flat stomach after your child is born. Breastfeeding can result in changes to your breasts, including lost volume and in some instances premature sagging issues. Many mothers also find that it can be difficult to lose all of their extra baby weight after childbirth.
A mommy makeover consists of a series of plastic surgery procedures performed to help reverse these various unwanted impacts on your body caused by pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and the rigors of motherhood. The primary benefit of undergoing a mommy makeover is that since multiple procedures are performed at once, it will significantly reduce your recovery time. That way you’ll be back to normal much quicker, which is very important when you need to give your young children the time, energy and attention they deserve.
Dr. Dean Kleto will customize your mommy makeover to address your unique aesthetic goals. Your treatment plan will consist of several breast surgery and body contouring procedures that will help you recapture the figure you had prior to having children.
Depending on your unique needs, your mommy makeover may include one or more of the following:
Correcting Changes to Your Breast Appearance
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can result in several changes to your breasts. You may lose a significant amount of breast volume, changing the size, shape and overall appearance of your breasts. In addition, you may also begin to experience sagging issues as a result of this process.
Dr. Kleto can address both of these concerns through breast surgery. Breast augmentation can be performed to restore lost breast volume, increase the size of your breasts, correct breast asymmetry and improve your overall breast shape. If your primary concern is the correction of moderate to severe sagging, then a breast lift will be the ideal procedure to achieve your goals.
Both of these can be performed as stand-alone procedures or in conjunction. For example, if you would like to restore lost breast volume and correct sagging, Dr. Kleto may recommend breast augmentation with a lift in order to achieve your desired result.
Dr. Kleto will customize your breast procedures in order to help you achieve your desired outcome. You’ll have the ability to achieve your desired breast size and shape while simultaneously restoring a perkier, more youthful appearance.
Correcting Stretched Abdominal Muscles
Pregnancy often causes the muscles in the abdominal region to become stretched. In some instances, these muscles may even become completely separated from your abdominal wall. Often, this will make it extremely difficult to restore a toned, flat stomach after giving birth. Many mothers find that in spite of exercise efforts that include rigorous ab workouts, they’re simply unable to achieve their desired appearance. This is because there’s a limit to what can be accomplished when your abdominal muscles become sufficiently stretched.
Dr. Kleto can perform a tummy tuck in order to tighten these abdominal muscles. In addition, the procedure will remove any excess skin and fat in this region. The end result is a more toned, flat stomach. In addition, your tummy tuck will be able to help you improve the appearance of stretch marks in the abdominal region that occurred as a result of pregnancy.
Eliminating Stubborn Pockets of Fat
Weight gain is common during pregnancy. For some women, it’s easy to lose this extra baby weight. Within months after childbirth, they’re back to their normal weight and have regained their pre-pregnancy figure. But this isn’t the norm. Many women find it very challenging to lose this weight after having children.
If you’ve put in the time through diet and exercise to lose the baby weight but still have stubborn pockets of fat that simply won’t respond to your efforts, liposuction can help you regain that toned, slim figure you enjoyed prior to pregnancy. Dr. Kleto can perform liposuction on just about any area that has a moderate amount of fat which has been resistant to your fitness efforts.
Keep in mind that liposuction is not a tool for weight loss. In order for liposuction to be included as part of your mommy makeover, you must be at or near your target weight, and you must have tried to eliminate this fat through diligent fitness efforts.
Contact our Knoxville Plastic Surgeon
If you’d like to find out whether a mommy makeover is right for you, please contact Dr. Dean Kleto using the form on this page or call 865-366-4755 today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in the Knoxville, Tennessee area.