When To Consider A Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover typically includes a number of plastic surgery procedures that restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy body shape, the procedures focus on the breasts and the abdomen. A mommy makeover in Chicago often includes a tummy tuck, breast lift or breast reduction and perhaps liposuction on areas of the legs.

Many women, after giving birth, consider undergoing a mommy makeover, the reasons often given are:

   *   Negative impact on the shape and/or size of the breasts

   *   Stretch marks and loose skin in the abdomen area

   *   Pockets of unwanted fat on the thighs, arms and waist.

Tummy tuck:

During pregnancy the muscles in the abdomen often become separated, a tummy tuck is designed to tighten them to their pre-pregnancy state. The affects of a tummy tuck can diminish during weight gain; it is a procedure that is best done if there is no forecast of future pregnancies. A tummy tuck deals with loose skin and stretch marks.

Breast augmentation:

Breast augmentation is one of the most common mommy makeover procedures. During pregnancy ad through breast feeding the breasts enlarge, once the volume decreases again, the breasts tend to sag. Breast augmentation includes breast size reduction as well as breast lifts which return them to a more youthful appearance.

Liposuction:

A tummy tuck results in a narrower waist but it does not have any effect on your hips. Liposuction is used to contour the hips and thighs. Most plastic surgeons suggest that liposuction be performed at the same time as the tummy tuck.

The time to fully recover depends to a great extent on the procedures you elected to have. During the first couple of weeks after the procedure you will need to rest, you should be fully recovered and be able to return to your normal activities within a month. Contact The Michael Horn Center for Cosmetic Surgery at www.lakeshoreplasticsurgery.com for more information.

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