What Is a Mommy Makeover?
Following childbirth, some women seem to return to their pre-baby bodies with ease, but for most women this can become an impossible task. Body changes that result from pregnancy and/or aging include weight gain, stretch marks, loss of muscle tone, sagging breasts, and many others. A Mommy Makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures designed to reverse these effects and may include any of the following treatments:
- Liposuction Body Sculpting to remove and sculpt areas of stubborn fat
- Tummy Tuck to flatten the abdomen, tighten the abdominal muscles, and shape the waist
- Breast Lift to raise sagging breasts and give a youthful pertness
- Breast Augmentation to restore volume to breasts that have become deflated
- A combination of Breast Lift and Breast Implant Augmentation
- Thigh Lift to contour and reduce the width of the inner thighs
- Arm Lift to tighten the skin on the upper arms
- Butt Lift to raise and contour a sagging butt
- Brazilian Butt Lift to add volume to the butt and sculpt the waist
- Vaginal Rejuvenation to restore vaginal tightness and shape
Dr. Jugenburg is a highly experienced Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who understands the changes a woman's body experiences due to pregnancy, delivery and breastfeeding, and is proud to offer Mommy Makeover procedures to his female patients. A Mommy Makeover could enhance your natural curves and restore shape and size of your breasts. It could also minimize fatty deposits in your thighs, waist and hips, and remove sagging skin from your waistline. At the Toronto Cosmetic Surgery Institute, we use the most advanced surgical techniques to achieve optimal results that will leave you looking and feeling rejuvenated after your Mommy Makeover.
Changes to the Abdomen
The changes that occur to the female body during pregnancy are often most evident on the abdomen. All women experience normal hormonal changes during pregnancy that mainly serve to allow the abdominal wall muscles to relax (rectus diastasis) and accommodate the size of the baby as it grows within the uterus. Although some women’s abdominal tissues will return to a pre-pregnancy state, most women are left with loose, sagging skin (ptosis); disfiguring stretch marks (striae);bulging lower abdominal muscles; or possibly a combination of all of these effects. Many women also undergo a C-section (Caesarean section) delivery, or have had previous abdominal surgery, both of which can leave thick, unattractive and painful scars.
Changes to the Breasts
Many mothers are concerned that nursing their baby will destroy the youthful appearance of their breasts. However, changes in the breasts will occur during pregnancy whether or not a mother chooses or is able to breastfeed her baby. As the female body prepares for milk production (known as lactation), the milk glands in the breasts swell and replace the other fatty breast tissue. After childbirth, these glands often shrink, which can leave a loose skin envelope that lacks sufficient breast tissue to fill it. After pregnancy, a woman’s breasts therefore frequently have less fullness, tend to sag lower, and commonly develop stretch marks.
Changes to the Body Contours
Although most women are able to lose the weight that they have gained during pregnancy, many notice that they have a few persistent areas of fat on the hips, back and thighs that will not go away, despite aggressive and sustained exercise regimens and a strict diet. Many of the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy result in permanent body defects such as these localized fatty deposits.