Beverly Hills mommy makeovers help to rejuvenate a woman's body after having children. During preganancy the body changes to accomodate for a growing baby. The abdominal wall muscles weaken as they expand as the belly grows and breasts enlarge to accomodate for milk production.
After pregnancy, the body make return to it's pre-baby state, but for many Beverly Hills mommy makeover patients, the help of a plastic surgeon may be needed to help restore and rejuvenate the body. Commonly the breasts will deflate and require either a breast augmentation or breast lift and the abdomen may be left with loose muscles and excess skin which may be corrected with a tummy tuck.
Mommy Makeover Procedures:
TUMMY TUCK / ABDOMINOPLASTY
Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck, helps women acheive a flatter and tighter abdomen after pregnancy.
When performing a tummy tuck during a mommy makeover, a thin incision is made along the bikini line from hip to hip. The skin and tissue is then lifted up and the abdominal wall tightened with permanent sutures. Our surgeons perform an advanced suturing technique to create an internal corset for a tight and toned result. The skin is then pulled down with the excess removed and a new belly button created. Although there is currently no treatment available for stretch marks, a tummy tuck will remove all stretchmarks below the belly button.
Most Beverly Hills mommy makeover patients require about 1 week for immediate recovery, and usually take 2 weeks off work. Patients are able to return to normal activites after 4-6 weeks, including heavy lifting and exercise.
MOMMY MAKEOVER BREAST SURGERY
Beverly Hills mommy makeover patients often desire some type of breast surgery along with their tummy tuck to complete their post-baby rejuvenation. After preganancy breasts often lose volume and may begin to sag. This can be corrected with a breast augmentation and/or a breast lift.
Breast augmentation is performed by making thin incision in one of four locations: the areola, the armpit, under the fold of the breast or through the belly button. A pocket is created under the muscle and either a saline or silicone implant is carefully placed into position for a natural appearance. Only saline implants can be used for armpit or belly button incision sites. Both implants are FDA approved, however, silicone implants tend to look and feel a bit more natural because they more closely mimic the texture of natural breast tissue.
Beverly Hills mommy makeover patients may also require a breast lift. This can be performed alongside a breast augmentation to enhance both the volume of the breasts and perkiness of the breasts, or alone just to address concerns with sagging. Depending on the degree of sagging, incisions may be made around the areola to lift the position of the nipple (called a benelli or donut lift); around the areola and down the center of the breast (called a vertical or lollipop lift); or around the arola vertically down the breast and along the fold of the breast (called a wise mastopexy or an achor lift).