Some common effects after pregnancy are:
- Stretched stomach muscles
- Stretched and loose skin in the areas of the breasts, thighs and abdomen
- Excess fat deposits in the belly, back and thighs
- Stretch marks on the breasts, belly and thighs
Tummy Tuck or abdominoplasty with Liposuction
The skin and muscle tissues in the abdominal areas stretch during pregnancy and will leave skin looser and “flabby.” Even after weight loss, training and dieting, the skin may remain loose and unsightly. An abdominoplasty, also known as a Tummy Tuck, can revitalize your stomach and abdominal area by removing excess skin, tightening the inner walls of your stomach muscles, and removing unwanted fatty deposits through liposuction, producing a tighter, flatter abdominal profile. The use of liposuction during the Tummy Tuck portion of the Mommy Makeover allows for the removal of excess fat that develops during pregnancy as well as handle the stubborn areas that don’t respond to dieting and exercise.
Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation, and Reduction
The procedure known as mastopexy, or the ‘Breast Lift’ reconstructs the breast in such a way that excess fat and skin is removed, thus tightening the tissues of the breast, giving it a ‘lifted’ appearance, which restores the breast appearance back to that of your pre-pregnancy, youthful breast contours. The mastopexy will also address the tissue surrounding the nipple, or areola, which oftentimes becomes stretched due to the same effects.
If you desire fuller, larger breasts, Dr. Setty can perform a Breast Augmentation along with the lift. This cosmetic enhancement procedure uses either saline or silicone breast implants to create a bust line that is, perhaps, larger and fuller than the patients’ pre-pregnancy breast size. Once again, the option of Breast Augmentation should be discussed with Dr. Setty in your consultation prior to surgery to determine the best course of treatment.
Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Setty if you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of Mommy Makeover. Our helpful staff is happy to answer your questions and arrange a convenient time for you to meet with Dr. Setty. Dr. Setty will listen to all of your concerns and may suggest a Mommy Makoever or another body contouring procedure based on your unique anatomy and goals.
Dr. Setty is a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive training in body contouring surgery and regularly treats patients seeking Mommy Makeover procedures in McKinney and other local Texas communities such as Frisco, Plano, Allen, Dallas, and Sherman.