Pregnancy and breast-feeding can take their toll on the female body, sometimes drastically changing the body’s shape and size. Even mothers who can find the time to exercise have trouble regaining their pre-pregnancy bodies. Most mothers have great difficulty with finding the time to get to the gym or exercise at home. For busy moms who wish to have their pre-pregnancy bodies back, there is the mommy makeover.
St. Louis cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Richard Kofkoff will set aside time for you to discuss what results you would like from a mommy makeover and help determine if a mommy makeover is the right cosmetic surgery procedure for you. Your confidential consultation is the perfect time to ask all of your questions about a mommy makeover and get to know Dr. Kofkoff.
Mommy Makeover Candidates
Mommy makeover candidates are generally women who would like to enhance their post-pregnancy appearance. The best candidates are women who have realistic goals for the procedure and are in good health. During your consultation, Dr. Kofkoff will also discuss your goals for the procedure and review your medical history. Dr. Kofkoff will describe the results you can expect from the mommy makeover and show you before and after mommy makeover photos to help you visualize your potential results.
Mommy makeover candidates are also women who have had trouble losing the weight they gained during pregnancy and are unhappy with their appearance. After you have lost as much weight on your own as possible, the mommy makeover can be performed to finish recontouring your figure. Having a mommy makeover after weight loss will help Dr. Kofkoff determine how much excess skin needs to be removed and how to attractively sculpt the body.
Reasons Women Have Mommy Makeovers
A balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and protein will help you slim down after having children. Combining a balanced diet with exercise will target some fatty tissue on your body. Unfortunately, a great diet and routine exercise are not often able to target certain areas of the body that have unwanted fatty tissue and excess, stretched skin.
Pregnancy stretches the skin around the waistline to accommodate for a growing baby. The abdominal muscles are also stretched and can separate down the midline of the abdominal wall. Breast-feeding may cause the breasts to sag and lose breast tissue. Women elect to have a mommy makeover in order to reverse these effects.
A tummy tuck removes excess skin from around the waistline and tightens the abdominal muscles. Liposuction further sculpts the waistline by removing stubborn fatty deposits. Liposuction is also used to sculpt the thighs and hips. Breast augmentation restores fullness to the breasts and helps eliminate sagging. A breast lift can be combined with breast augmentation in women who have excess sagging in their breasts. Breast implants may be used to restore fullness and minimize a sagging appearance for women.
To discover if you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover, please contact Dr. Kofkoff at his St. Louis cosmetic surgery office today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Kofkoff is available to meet with you about your unique goals for a mommy makeover and will design a personal mommy makeover procedure to meet your needs.