Most moms would agree that being a mother is one of life’s greatest rewards. However, many of the same women would also agree that pregnancy and breastfeeding have taken a toll on their bodies. Fortunately, undergoing mommy makeover cosmetic surgery with Dr. Himansu Shah of Signature Institute of Aesthetic Sculpting can help moms restore their pre-baby bodies.
Mommy makeover surgery is not actually a single procedure. Rather, it is a set of surgical procedures that is designed to improve the common aesthetic concerns that many moms share. Here, Dr. Shah discusses some of the most popular mommy makeover surgical combinations that his female patients request.
Tummy Tuck + Breast Lift
Pregnancy — especially multiple pregnancies — can leave women with loose abdominal skin that cannot shrink back to a smaller size and shape once the excess pregnancy weight has been lost. Pregnancy can also greatly damage the abdominal muscles, often causing them to separate. Once this occurs, no amount of diet or exercise can restore muscle tone throughout the area.
Thankfully, undergoing tummy tuck surgery with Dr. Shah can fix this. With tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Shah removes excess abdominal skin and repairs the underlying musculature, for a firmer, flatter abdominal profile.
In addition, breastfeeding can leave mothers with sagging breasts and nipples that have migrated down the front of the breast and now point toward the ground instead of straight ahead. To correct these aesthetic concerns, Dr. Shah often includes breast lift surgery in mommy makeovers.
With breast lift surgery, the Las Vegas mommy makeover surgeon, Dr. Shah, removes excess skin from the breasts and reshapes the breast tissue mound, as he moves it to a higher, more aesthetically pleasing position on the chest wall. He can also move the nipple to a more central location on the breast, taking care to keep the nipple attached to the underlying tissue to preserve nipple sensation. Finally, Dr. Shah can remove excess skin from the outer perimeter of the areola (the darkly colored skin surrounding the nipple), to reduce its overall size, as needed.
Breast Lift With Implants + Tummy Tuck
Some mothers remark that their breasts are flat like pancakes since breastfeeding, while others notice that their breasts are smaller in size than they were before having children. To restore or enhance breast volume, Dr. Shah can include breast augmentation in mommy makeover surgery. By placing saline or silicone breast implants during mommy makeovers, Dr. Shah provides shapelier breasts. In addition, many women request combination breast augmentation and lift, for more voluminous, perkier breasts.
When combining breast augmentation and lift with tummy tuck surgery, moms achieve the comprehensive makeover they deserve after all their hard work.
Liposuction + Buttock Lift
Some women find that their breasts have not suffered any long-term cosmetic effects from pregnancy and breastfeeding, but that their lower body could use some help. For these patients, Dr. Shah may recommend liposuction of the abdomen, hips or thighs as well as buttock lift. In fact, Dr. Shah can sculpt certain “problem areas” by removing unwanted fat from the areas of the body that typically have an ample amount of excess fat and, after purification, re-inject the fat cells into specific quadrants of the buttocks, for a shapelier posterior, with buttock lift surgery.
Customize Your Mommy Makeover!
Although many women request the aforementioned surgical combinations in their mommy makeovers, Dr. Shah can customize mommy makeover treatment to your unique needs. If you have specific aesthetic concerns since having children, schedule a consultation with Dr. Shah to learn more about designing a mommy makeover procedure to your needs.