At Buckhead Plastic Surgery, Atlanta
Wow! You have made it through pregnancy, the miracle of childbirth and the satisfaction of breast-feeding. These are three of the most wonderful experiences that a woman can have. But somehow in the wonder of becoming a "mommy" you have lost the appearance you once were so proud of.
Your breasts may have become a little deflated and a little droopier than they once were, that once tight and flat abdomen now may have stretch marks, flabby skin and a small roll or two, and your buttocks and thighs may have put on a couple extra pounds or become a little flabby. These changes are disappointing to any woman who cares about her appearance.
Deciding if a Mommy Makeover is Right For You
Many of today's moms don't want to sacrifice the way they looked before pregnancy just because they had children. If this is you, the mommy makeover may be what you need to restore your pre-pregnancy look. A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures specifically tailored to the individual patient to help restore that look she desires.
The typical mommy makeover patient has come to realize that the effects of becoming a mom cannot be fixed through diet or exercise alone. No matter how hard moms try to undo the effects that occurred during the childbearing years, that pre-pregnancy shape often seems like an impossible goal.
More women are discovering that a mommy makeover can restore the look they had before with the new confidence of being a mother. At Buckhead plastic surgery in Atlanta, we have performed mommy makeovers for moms as young as 20 years of age and as old as 55. The typical patient is in her late 20s to early 40s.
Surgical Procedures in the Mommy Makeover
The most popular mommy makeover plastic surgery procedures include:
- Breast augmentation - to restore the size and shape.
- Breast lift or mastopexy - to give the breast that youthful, perky appearance.
- Tummy tuck/abdominoplasty - to restore that flat youthful abdomen.
- Liposuction/liposculpture - to shape those unwanted bulges over the hips and thighs.
Other procedures such as a mini facelift, lip augmentation, rhinoplasty or chin implant have been added to mommy makeover procedures. Although these are not part of the classic mommy makeover, mommies often want to correct other aspects of their bodies as well.
Many of our patients have devoted their resources, time, energy and money taking care of their children. And although every sacrifice is more than worthwhile to keep their family healthy and happy, sometimes mommy gets lost along the way. We hear these reasons and more why mommies put off cosmetic improvement. Many women don't want to focus on themselves rather than their families. Our patients find that it's essential to do both.
Asking a mommy if she thinks she would be able to accomplish more with a fresh perspective and a younger feel our patients say "absolutely!" and tell us they wish they had had their surgeries sooner. They find it is simply not self-centered or vain to take care of themselves and to want to feel youthful, sexy and self-confident again. Having this new positive self image after a mommy makeover certainly has benefited our patients.
Learn More About the Mommy Makeover in Atlanta
If you're ready to learn more about the mommy makeover in Atlanta, please contact the office of double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alan N. Larsen. Our plastic surgery office is located in the Buckhead area of North Atlanta. Call (404) 367‐9005 to inquire about a personal consultation.