As a mother, investing in yourself can sometimes make you feel selfish because the needs of others and your family, especially your children, always seem to come first. However, we want to let you know that an investment in yourself is an investment in your family. When you feel good about yourself, you will have more to give others. That’s why at LA Plastic Surgery in Bradenton, FL, we are proud to offer the mommy makeover.
This is a unique procedure because it allows you to pick and choose among different procedures and can be fully customized to meet your needs. Motherhood is all-consuming, and it’s easy to lose yourself amid diapers, naps, tantrums, and carpools. However, you aren’t just a mother; you’re a woman, and how you feel about your appearance matters. This procedure has helped so many women restore their confidence and feel like themselves again.
What Treatments Are Included in a Mommy Makeover?
Addressing the Breasts
After experiencing pregnancy and spending the good part of a year or longer of nursing, to say that your breasts can look a little bit different than they once did would be an understatement. Whether you want to address your breasts to correct how pregnancy and nursing have affected them, or you’ve always wanted to increase your breast volume and get the most aesthetic-looking breasts possible, we can help.
One of the most common procedures that are added to a mommy makeover improves the appearance of the breasts. There are two different ways to address the breasts, and they can be combined or performed as stand-alone procedures.
Breast augmentation is a procedure that increases the size of the breasts by adding volume with an implant. An implant improves the size, shape, and appearance of your breasts. The most common implant options are saline or silicone, and they come in different shapes and sizes. During your initial consultation with Dr. Lacerna, she will discuss your concerns and help you choose the right implants for your needs.
A breast lift does not increase your breast size; instead, it addresses sagging skin and drooping breasts. Sagging and drooping often result from pregnancy and nursing as well as the aging process. This procedure removes excess skin and lifts the breasts higher on the chest wall for a lifted more proportional-looking appearance.
This procedure can be performed during your makeover as a stand-alone procedure or in conjunction with a breast augmentation to both lifts the breasts and increase their size. During your consultation, Dr. Lacerna will help determine if you would benefit from a breast lift, augmentation, or both.
Addressing the Abdomen and Midsection
There are different procedures designed to correct loose abdominal skin and remove excess fat to restore your pre-pregnancy stomach and, in some cases, give you a stomach that’s better than the one you had before having kids.
An abdominoplasty is a technical term for a tummy tuck. There are two different options to consider when choosing this procedure: the mini tummy tuck and the full tummy tuck. Dr. Lacerna will help you choose the one that is right for you. Different factors determine whether you should undergo a mini or a full tummy tuck, including your stomach’s overall condition, the amount of excess skin you have, and your ultimate goals.
Mini Tummy Tuck
The mini tummy tuck is exactly how it sounds. It’s a mini version of a tummy tuck and focuses on the skin above and around the pubic bone. The main goal is to remove fat through liposuction and tighten the area. Those who make good candidates for this procedure have minimal to moderate skin laxity and minor muscle problems. Candidates for this procedure don’t need a full tummy tuck, just a minor version.
Full Tummy Tuck
Addressing the Buttocks
The Brazilian Butt Lift
Addressing Excess Fat
Everyone has stubborn fat, but it’s not uncommon to have more than what is considered normal, especially after one or more pregnancies. Your body accumulates more fat during the pregnancy stage, and it also needs fat to create milk during the nursing stage. However, once you’re done having children and nursing, that fat doesn’t serve any purpose; it just gets in the way of you, your confidence, and your ultimate goals.
Liposuction is one of the fully customizable procedures that you can include in your mommy makeover to help permanently remove stubborn fat from wherever it has chosen to land on your body.
Liposuction is a versatile procedure because we can perform it almost anywhere on the body. Some of the most common areas of treatment include the hips, thighs, abdomen, arms, and even the breasts. During the procedure, your surgeon will make a small incision in your treatment area and then insert a thin tube called a cannula into that area. The fat will then be liquefied and suctioned out through the cannula. Once removed, it will be gone permanently.
Mommy Makeover FAQs
How Long Will My Results Last?
Maintaining Your Results
You don’t need to begin a strenuous workout plan to maintain your results, but you do need to live a balanced lifestyle. Getting some type of exercise each day and eating a diet rich in nutrient-dense foods will go a long way. There are many ways to incorporate exercise into your day that won’t feel all-consuming. Walking, at-home workouts and nearby outdoor boot camps only take 30 minutes of your day and will help you look and feel better.
What Is the Recovery Like?
The Importance of Self Investment
For many women, the thought of scheduling a mommy makeover can make them feel both excited yet full of guilt. Once you have children, your time is more valuable than ever. As a mother, it can feel difficult to find time to take a shower, let alone schedule work out. However, self-investment is important, yet many women experience mom guilt at the thought of investing in themselves.
However, just the opposite is true. Investing in your appearance increases your confidence and makes you a more well-rounded individual. If your appearance is making you feel less than you are, making the necessary changes will not only affect your confidence but positively impact the way you interact with your spouse, your children, your co-workers, and your friends.