Mommy Makeover is one of the most popular methods that combine multiple procedures of plastic surgery, designed specifically for the complete restoration of the female body after pregnancy.
Pregnancy is, perhaps, the most beautiful period for a woman. At the same time, however, it puts the mother’s organism through a difficult test, as the body adapts to bring a new life into the world. Loosening of the skin in the abdominal area and stretch marks, sagging and drooping of the breast, puffiness, as well as the creation of local fat in areas such as the buttocks, thighs and abdomen, are just some of the changes that the female body undergoes during pregnancy. pregnancy, after childbirth and during breastfeeding.
Fortunately, most of these changes are easily reversible with Mommy Makeover, the most modern approach to cosmetic plastic surgery for total renewal after pregnancy.
WHAT IS MOMMY MAKEOVER;
It is a fact that pregnancy and breastfeeding leave their own marks on the female body, which changes drastically after the arrival of one or more children. These signs can also have a great effect on the psychology of the mother, making her, at times, not feel like a “woman”.
Today, however, thanks to modern plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine, there are ways to immediately return a woman’s body to its pre-pregnancy state or even better. One of the most innovative methods is the Mommy Makeover, which is a combination of surgical and non-surgical techniques, with the aim of reversing the scars that pregnancy and breastfeeding left behind.
Specifically, with the Mommy Makeover approach, aesthetic interventions can be performed in just one procedure, such as:
- Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck
- Breast lift or augmentation (or both)
- Liposuction to treat local fat in the abdomen, thighs and buttocks
- Blepharoplasty and Liposuction of the lower jaw area (the so-called double chin)
The fact that the operations are performed in combination and in the same surgical time gives a strong advantage to this specific approach to aesthetic plastic surgery, as it reduces the overall cost and condenses the recovery time into one interval.
Typically, Mommy Makeover involves a combination of tummy tuck, breast procedures (augmentation, lift, or both) and liposuction. In these cases, the procedure can last from 3 to 5 hours.
However, as the needs of each woman after pregnancy are different, the combinations of the Mommy Makeover operations can be configured differently in each case, each time aiming for the best possible aesthetic result.
The plastic surgeon, taking into account different factors (age, weight, heredity and genes, skin quality, breast size, hormonal changes, etc.), the special needs of each woman as well as the aesthetic effect that each intervention will have, plans each time a personalized Mommy Makeover. Thus, the result desired and needed by every woman is achieved in order to feel good about her image and to strengthen her self-confidence.
WHICH PROCEDURES CAN THE MOMMY MAKEOVER INCLUDE?
Based on the above, it is understood that Mommy Makeover is a completely personalized method of renewal after pregnancy. It is not about an aesthetic operation, but about the appropriate set of methods that will give the ideal result in each individual case.
Possible procedures that may be included in combination in the surgical planning of the Mommy Makeover are the following:
After one or more pregnancies, the skin in the abdominal area loses its elastic restoring forces and is”sagging”. The abdomen shows relaxation, folds, but also stretch marks on the surface of the skin. This fact leads many women to the solution of abdominoplasty, which is also one of the most basic operations of the Mommy Makeover. During the procedure, excess skin and fat in the abdomen is removed, the rectus abdominis dimension is enhanced, and any hernias are repaired.
At the same time, any stretch marks found in the problem area are also restored. Abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck) is often combined with liposuction in the area of the lateral abdomen, for an even better result. The aim of this specific procedure is to create a slimmer waist and smaller abdominal contour, the firmness of the abdomen and abdominal muscles.
The problem with localized fat is that it continues to persist, no matter how hard we diet and exercise. This accumulated fat is found in various areas of the body, such as the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, arms, knees and face, mainly in the neck area. Fortunately, liposuction, as a key part of the Mommy Makeover, also targets these very areas.
As the only method for definitive removal of localized fat, liposuction results in a noticeable improvement in the contour of the treated area. In addition, the fat that is removed can be used in other areas of the body or face that we want to increase volume (such as the breast) or to “fill” scars and deformities (Liposculpture).
We cannot talk about total restoration of the female body after pregnancy without referring to breast lift. A key part of the Mommy Makeover plastic surgery approach, breast lift is the ideal choice of aesthetic surgery for a firm, youthful and firm breast.
Through incisions made around the nipple, vertically from the nipple down and, in some cases, in the inframammary, forming a small upside-down “T”, the breast is lifted and contoured. At the same time, the excess skin is removed, the nipple and areola are placed in a higher position and reduced, following the general lifting of the breast. At the same time, and if the patient so wishes, the lift can be combined with breast augmentation, for greater volume.
Breast augmentation is an extremely popular operation for all categories of women, not only for those who want a complete recovery after pregnancy (Mommy Makeover). Using the augmentation technique, the plastic surgeon can deal with problems such as disturbances in the size, shape, and position of the breasts.
In order to choose the most suitable implants and techniques, in addition to the anatomy of the area, the doctor must also take into account the preferences of each patient. With the help of innovative technologies, such as the 3D IMAGING TECHNOLOGY used in Dr. Skolarikou’s office, the interested party can immediately see what her breasts may look like after the augmentation surgery, depending on the size and type of implants that will be used.
BLEPHAROPLASTY – NECK LIFT
Being a mother is an extremely difficult “job” and unfortunately the signs of this fatigue are reflected on a woman’s face. For this reason, two of the most important procedures that can be included in the Mommy Makeover are blepharoplasty and liposuction of the subgenital area, which helps to lift the neck. Both of these procedures offer immediately visible results, lasting over time.
Other treatments that can be applied in combination with the Mommy Makeover for total recovery after pregnancy are:
Mesotherapy and Radio Frequencies (RF), for the treatment of cellulite with moderate sagging of the body.
Fractional Laser CO2, for the effective treatment of both new and old stretch marks.
FULL RENEWAL AFTER PREGNANCY!
The necessary conditions for the Mommy Makeover to have the best possible results and to achieve total post-pregnancy renewal in face and body are two: a healthy patient and an experienced plastic surgeon.
Contact today the clinic of Dr. Skolarikou for a complete Mommy Makeover tailored to your needs and immediately improve your image and self-confidence!