Basic Procedures that Involve a Mommy Makeover
If you are considering a mommy makeover, your plastic surgeon may select from several procedures to perform your mommy makeover. It is important to understand these options so you can work with plastic surgery doctors to develop a plastic surgery treatment plan that meets your individual needs and goals. If you would like, we encourage you to check out these mommy makeover before and after pictures to see how you might look after surgery.
Dr. Gregory Pippin has identified the basic procedures that may involve a mommy makeover.
As women age, the breasts lose shape and firmness. The skin gradually loses its elasticity and no longer holds the breasts in a youthful, upright position. Pregnancy, breast-feeding, weight gain, and loss also add to the tissue burden of loss of skin elasticity. Women who have sagging breasts (ptosis) may benefit from breast lift surgery. If there are also problems of excess volume or size of the breasts, a reduction may also be done at the same time. Volume loss may be corrected by breast augmentation at the same time. Asymmetries may also be improved.
Liposuction, commonly known as liposculpture, involves removing unwanted subcutaneous fat while simultaneously recontouring to create a more aesthetically appealing body. While not a treatment for obesity, liposuction- liposculpture selectively removes persistent and unwanted subcutaneous fat.
Bothersome fatty deposits are found in areas that are resistant to diet and exercise, such as the face, neck, breast, abdomen, upper arm, hips, thighs, knees, and ankles. Liposuction-liposculpture can be performed on multiple areas at one time.
While goals include size improvement, this procedure is not for weight loss. Final results may not be evident for 6 months following your procedure. During this time your body balances fluids and the skin and remodels underlying tissues. Final results also depend on proper nutrition, exercise and decreasing your caloric intake.
Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty)
Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) is an operation that is designed to reshape the abdomen. Often, through weight gain and loss, pregnancies and aging, the skin stretches beyond its elastic limit or ability to return to normal shape. An abdominoplasty removes excess skin and fat while the underlying muscles are tightened.
The actual placement of incisions and design of the abdominal incisions vary depending on the looseness of the underlying tissues, the amount of fat to be removed, the condition of the overlying skin and prior scars.
For those women where the sagging skin is mainly in the lower abdomen the mini-abdominoplasty is an additional option. This procedure is not as extensive due to a smaller incision that is easily hidden under a two piece bathing suit. This procedure offers a more rapid recovery and may be done on an outpatient basis.
If you are living in the New Orleans, Metairie, Baton Rouge, Kenner, Mandeville, Houma, Gulfport, Hammond, Thibodaux, Hattiesburg area, contact Dr. Gregory Pippin specializing in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery. As a Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon and Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Pippin has dedicated his life and his practice to improving appearance and function for his patients.