Without question, having children is one of the most rewarding experiences a mother will have. However, the physical effects of pregnancy and the birth of a child can have some rather unflattering and unwanted physical effects on the mother.
Mothers that choose to nurse can be left with sagging breasts, as breasts tend to lose volume after the mother has stopped nursing. As a result of pregnancy, a woman may be left with breasts that have little or no fullness.
Mommy makeovers can fix sagging breasts that have lost volume and shape, tummy lines that have retained excess fat deposits, visible stretch marks and unwanted fat deposits around the hips and thighs. The goal of the board certified Austin-Weston Center cosmetic surgeon is to restore the breast, tummy area, and the area around the hips and thighs to the way they looked before pregnancy.
MOMMY MAKEOVER AND BODY CONTOURING
Many women are left with unsightly stretch marks and excess skin in the abdomen area as the abdomen struggles to regain its pre-pregnancy shape. With all the demands placed on a new mother, normal exercise and lifestyle routines may be altered resulting in additional weight concerns.
Mommy Makeover and Tummy Tuck: Following a long pregnancy and delivery, the abdomen experiences some very drastic changes such as skin being stretched and expanded. As a result of stretching and expanding, skin can sometimes lose its ability to retract and this may also result in showing the visible signs of stretching such as stretch marks and sagging skin.
While exercise may be helpful in toning muscles after pregnancy, no amount of exercise will restore the muscles of the abdomen that have separated during pregnancy and delivery.
Sagging skin and fat can be safely removed and abdominal muscles are tightened to help restore the natural feminine contour. Incision lines from a tummy tuck can be hidden at the bikini line to maximize the aesthetic result. Stretch marks can be significantly reduced and skin appears smoother.
Mommy Makeover and Liposuction: Pregnancy weight gain can result in unwanted fat deposits accumulating around the abdomen, back, hips, flanks and thighs. With the latest advances in liposuction such as VASER® Lipo Selection, patients can safely choose liposuction to precisely and efficiently remove unwanted body fat while promoting smooth results and rapid healing.
MOMMY MAKEOVER AND BREAST ENHANCEMENT
Breasts lose volume and fullness due to the effects of childbearing and breastfeeding and are especially vulnerable to lose skin and stretch marks as the breasts lose their resiliency and start to droop. Saline and gel implants are FDA approved and will give you volume you desire.
Breast Augmentation: Women with breasts that have been reduced in volume may choose to have a procedure called Breast Augmentation. This procedure will help enhance the size, shape and curvature of the breasts.
Breast Lift: This procedure is an option for women who have some degree of sagging due to genetics, pregnancy and gravity. If added volume is desired, this procedure can be done at the same time with breast augmentation surgery. A breast lift removes excess skin and repositions breasts for a natural look.
Breast Reduction: Women who have overly large breasts can consider Breast Reduction Surgery. This surgery will remove excess fat and tissue for a breast size that is more suitable for the mommy makeover patient.
HOW MUCH DOES A MOMMY MAKEOVER COST?
The cost of mommy makeover surgery in Reston, VA, at Austin-Weston is around $9,900 – $20,500. The price includes the cost of surgeon fees, anesthesia fees, OR fees, postop garments and all post-op appointments.