Chicago Plastic Surgeon Helps Moms Boost Self-Esteem with Mommy Makeover

Mommy makeovers continue to be popular plastic and cosmetic surgery procedure packages at doctor’s offices around the country, a series of procedures designed to help new moms get back into pre-pregnancy shape. The typical mommy makeover consists of liposuction procedures, breast augmentation and body contouring treatments such as VelaShape and Thermage that help to tighten and tone the skin.

According to statistics released by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in March, demand for cosmetic procedures has increased by as much as 147 percent since 1997. One plastic surgeon in Chicago explains that new mothers are just one segment of the population seeking more and more cosmetic enhancement options in recent years, and many are looking to reverse the physiological changes brought on by pregnancy and child-rearing. As a result, Dr. Brian Braithwaite, certified by the American Board Plastic Surgery and founder and medical director of The Aesthetic Institute of Chicago, is offering Mommy Makeover packages that not only help transform the new mom’s appearance, but also help her improve her self-esteem.

Dr. Braithwaite states that weight fluctuations and the body’s response to carrying a child can be difficult to improve on their own. Many changes during pregnancy affect the appearance of the breasts, face, thighs and the abdominal region, and the Mommy Makeover can address many of these aesthetic issues. Dr. Braithwaite uses both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments to remove excess body fat, tighten the skin and restore the previous contours of the body so that the new mom can enjoy a more youthful look.

The Mommy Makeover package available at The Aesthetic Institute of Chicago includes the breast lift procedure, breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, liposuction, thigh lift, and injectable procedures such as Botox. These procedures can be combined with a tummy tuck to improve the appearance of sagging skin around the abdomen. New moms are interviewed before the procedure to ensure they have realistic expectations about the procedure, and understand all of the risks and benefits involved.

Further Reading

  • With bathing suit season right around the corner, plastic surgeons across the country are finding more women are booking up appointments for body contouring and breast augmentation procedures. Dr. Michael Niccole, founder and medical director of CosmetiCare Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa in Newport Beach, and one of the “Top Plastic Surgeons in America”, reports that his appointment books are full, with a high demand for breast implants, skin tightening procedures and body contouring procedures to help women lose a few inches around the hips and thighs.

  • Women already head to plastic and cosmetic surgery centers in California for innovative procedures, and body lifts, breast implants and liposuction have become a popular choice for those who want to improve their bodies after pregnancy.

  • From the moment you become pregnant and long after your precious bundle of joy arrives, you will go through overwhelming body changes that will have a long lasting effect, which numerous women struggle with despite a rigorous diet and exercise regime.