A variety of procedures make up a Mommy Makeover, which is designed to help women regain their pre-pregnancy body. Two common procedures include a tummy tuck and breast enhancement. However, women are not limited to these choices. Some women find that they can benefit from other procedures such as:
Known by physicians as lipoplasty and “lipo” by patients, this procedure removes excess fat deposits by inserting a tube into a small incision and sucking out fat deposits. The procedure is designed to improve the body’s contour and proportion. Areas commonly affected by pregnancy where liposuction may be performed include the abdomen, thighs, hips and buttocks.
Labiaplasty and Vaginoplasty
Both surgical procedures help restore the vaginal area that can be altered after vaginal births. Vaginoplasty, for lack of a better phrase, “tightens up” the vaginal area that can become loose due to vaginal births. Labiaplasty corrects long, enlarged or redundant labia minor tissue, the inner folds of the vulva (the vaginal external opening).
Botox and other skin treatments
Some moms choose skin treatments to compliment their Mommy Makeover treatments, including botox and other skin rejuvenation procedures. Medical-grade skin care products contain the highest concentration of active ingredients and are only available through a physician’s office. These products can be used to rejuvenate the skin, correct sun damage and prepare the body for other non-surgical procedures being considered.
The key components to a successful and rewarding Mommy Makeover are setting realistic goals and expectations and discussing both with your physician. Together you can create a plan that will help you embrace your post-pregnancy physique.