Aging and the constant rollercoaster of hormones can change the way our bodies look and feel. Women’s bodies surrender to the biggest changes of all in their bodies as they carry children; certain areas of the body stretch and expand to accommodate a new baby. Our mommy makeover procedure is for women that have previously been pregnant and want to restore their youthful pre-baby shape.
The areas of the female body that change the most are the abdominal area, arms, thighs, and breasts. The abdominal area stretches as the uterus expands and the baby grows within the new mother; that means stretching of the skin, abdominal muscles and all, in the tummy. When a woman becomes pregnant, there is a production of cascading hormones to help trigger body changes for pregnancy. These hormones alert the uterus to begin prepping the area for gestation of the baby; the breasts begin to enlarge, and the mammary glands produce milk. Women retain more fluids and increase blood volume during this time as well.
As the months tick by, weight gain and swelling happens throughout the body and stretch marks form. After birth, the changes continue because children require a production of milk from the breasts to feed. As the breasts undergo months of breastfeeding, the skin expands and can sag over time. The mommy makeover procedure is ideal for women that are done having children and would like to repair their body. Childbirth is one of the most beautiful human attributes but can cause many undesired changes for women. To help our female clients remedy the things that diet and exercise cannot make new, we offer this top surgical procedure at Southern California Center for Surgical Arts.
Mommy Makeover Procedures Include:
Tummy tuck is known as an abdominoplasty where we tighten the loose and slackened muscles in the abdomen that have changed, to allow stretch in the uterus during pregnancy. Diet and exercise alone will not completely tighten the muscle or pull in excess skin. During this procedure, Dr. Elias will skillfully remove excess skin to help sculpt your new pre-pregnancy tummy. Should you have any scarring from C-section procedures, Dr. Elias can work to minimize or remove it completely. Liposuction and body sculpting can help you achieve the best aesthetic results. Many of our patients say that this procedure makes their abdomen look better than it ever has. We want to help you achieve your goals.
The breasts change the most in the female body as they provide nourishment for children. At Southern California Center for Surgical Arts, we offer breast augmentation with or without a lift for our mommy makeover clients. This procedure requires the client to consult with Dr. Elias to work through proportion options beforehand and to decide on implant type, shape, and size.
Breast augmentation can help to change the shape and volume of breasts, as well as positioning them, should you decide to add a lift procedure to your augmentation. We recommend a lift if you have significant sagging of the breast tissue since the augmentation alone will not provide that lift, but simply add lost volume and reshape your breasts.
Liposuction and body sculpting can help reshape the body in areas that have stored stubborn fat as we age. The older we are, the more difficult it is to lose these fatty layers with workouts and a healthy diet. As part of the mommy makeover, liposuction extracts any excess fat accumulated and can contour those areas of the body you want to enhance. All of our liposuction procedures and body sculpting treatments offer the most natural results. Dr. Elias will mark the areas for liposuction and skin removal as you’re in a standing position prior to surgery. Adding liposuction and sculpting to the tummy tuck can help to reconstruct the desired abdominal proportions. Your waist will look amazing with Dr. Elias!
The combination of these procedures can help to enhance and compliment the other. As you reshape your breasts, tighten the tummy and remove the excess fat, it’s almost like a complete reversal of the pregnancy effects on the body. Our clients love this combination procedure that is done by Dr. Elias in our surgical center. As you come in for your first consultation, Dr. Elias will talk through all the modifications with you and the surgical process. If you’re interested in removing stretch marks as well, ask Dr. Elias about this plan.
Recovery from the mommy makeover in total, is about six weeks or so. If you elect to have a breast augmentation with implants, the breasts will settle and the healing will be complete anywhere from three to six months. During this time, we highly recommend staying away from high amounts of intense physical activity. Light activity is allowed, but for healing optimally we suggest keeping things light. No heavy lifting. Depending on your lifestyle we will suggest a recovery plan for you.