Having children is a beautiful, rewarding experience, but it comes with many changes. Most moms can attest to the lasting impact pregnancy and childbirth have on the body. Deflated breasts, saggy skin, and a “belly pooch” are common after effects. Many women want to find a way to regain their pre-baby bodies but are unsure which procedure can help the most.
Women of all ages and lifestyles can benefit from plastic surgery, but there are a few treatments that work especially well for moms. From breast implants to a total mommy makeover, our plastic surgery practice helps Denver patients in a variety of ways.
Months of breastfeeding inflate and deflate the breasts in response to hormones and milk production. These changes stretch the skin and tissues around the breasts and can create a saggy, droopy appearance. Breast lift surgery directly fixes this problem by removing the loose skin that allows the breasts to drop to a less attractive position. The breast tissues are moved upward and placed higher along the chest wall, restoring a more youthful, perky appearance.
The midsection may experience the most dramatic changes during the course of pregnancy. To accommodate a growing baby, the skin begins to stretch and abdominal muscles may slowly move apart. Muscles and tissues overextended during pregnancy don’t always snap back into place after childbirth. If you struggle with a “belly pooch,” tummy tuck surgery creates a slimmer, tighter abdomen by removing loose skin and stitching damaged core muscles back together.
Childbirth impacts nearly every part of the body—including more intimate areas. Some women notice changes in the size and shape of their labia after having kids. A surgical labiaplasty is performed on the labia minora (the thinner, inner vaginal lips) to make the folds more balanced and proportionately sized. Correcting this issue often helps women feel more comfortable during intimacy and reduces any general physical discomfort.
Months of breastfeeding can not only stretch out the skin, but it can also cause the breasts to lose volume and appear “deflated.” For moms who want better body proportions or more symmetrical breasts, breast augmentation is the go-to treatment option. Implants help create feminine, filled-out breasts that look proportional to the rest of the body. Many women combine breast augmentation with a breast lift to add volume while restoring overall perkiness.
As you can see from the above treatments, there are many areas of the body women wish to correct after pregnancy. If you want to fix multiple areas at once, a mommy makeover may be right for you. This suite of treatments is a customizable procedure that combines different breast and body contouring surgeries into one. You can lift your breasts, tone your tummy, or contour your waist all at once to create truly transformative results.
When it comes to restoring a pre-baby body, moms have more treatment options than ever before. If you’re interested in a mommy makeover, breast implants, or another plastic surgery procedure, request a consultation or call (303) 951-2100 (Denver) or (303) 278-2600 (Golden) to learn more.