In many ways, pregnancy is a beautiful experience that changes the lives of individuals all over the world. However, the physical effects of pregnancy can often be seen long after childbirth. It may cause stubborn areas of weight gain, stretch marks, loose or separated abdominal muscles, and loss of breast volume. Even if you’ve lost all the weight gained during pregnancy, you may still need a little help in getting back to your pre-baby body.
Studies have shown that many women feel less attractive after having children. Fortunately, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi has the answer. At SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, we offer cosmetic surgery designed to improve the problem areas that develop after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. A mommy makeover ultimately enhances the appearance of the body so you can look and feel your best. Here’s how we can help patients regain their comfort and confidence with a mommy makeover.
Candidates for Mommy Makeovers
Based on your unique needs, you can choose a combination of procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, or a tummy tuck. Mommy makeover surgery is most effective for women who have completed their families, as future pregnancies could jeopardize your results. Ideal candidates are also dedicated to maintaining their outcome with a healthy diet and exercise regimen. If you are unsure if this is the right decision for you, consider the following questions:
- Is it difficult to lose weight in your abdomen, hips, or thighs?
- Do you have loose skin or excess fat around your abdominal area?
- Do your breasts appear saggy, deflated, or uneven in size?
- Do your nipples point in a downward direction or appear stretched out?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, a mommy makeover may be right for you. Dr. Kelishadi is a board-certified plastic surgeon who helps patients achieve their dream bodies at SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA. If you have lost the shape or contour of certain body parts such as the abdomen or breasts, we can help. Reach out for a private consultation to learn more about your candidacy.
What does a Mommy Makeover involve?
Let’s take a look at a few examples of how a mommy makeover can benefit patients and increase their quality of life.
Breast augmentation and lift
When a mother breastfeeds her child, it can cause inflation and deflation of the breasts due to the fluctuations in milk supply. The pull of breastfeeding can alter the appearance and direction of the nipple as well as breast size and shape. In cases of stretched-out breasts, cosmetic surgery may be the only method that brings long-lasting results. Breast augmentation and a lift performed by Dr. Kelishadi could restore your breasts to their original position.
Fat that is resistant to diet and exercise can be very frustrating, especially for women who gained weight during pregnancy and can’t seem to shake those last few pounds. Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that is safe and minimally invasive. It can be performed on the waist and abdomen, back, upper arms, hips, and thighs. Dr. Kelishadi removes unwanted fat by inserting a thin tube called a cannula through a very small incision to gradually suction out the fat.
Weakened abdominal muscles are a very common occurrence among women who have given birth. When stretched muscles and skin won’t return to their original positions after childbirth, a tummy tuck may help. Also called abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck tightens the muscles while the excess skin is removed. This allows patients to have a nicer-looking contour and smoother appearance.
Some women have issues with more private areas. Often, childbirth can stretch out the lips of the labia, causing them to become unusually large or asymmetric. This condition, called labia minora hypertrophy, can lead to frequent vaginal infections or discomfort when wearing tight-fitting clothing such as leggings or shapewear. Labiaplasty is a plastic surgery that works by trimming the excess skin and reshaping the area, making it smaller and more functional as a result.
Other personalized cosmetic surgeries include buttock augmentation with implants or fat grafting, also known as the famous Brazilian butt lift (BBL). Nonsurgical treatments such as BOTOX® and dermal fillers can also work to refine your appearance and make you look years younger. To hear more about the services we offer at SSK Plastic Surgery, reach out to our friendly office and schedule your first consultation in Newport Beach. We have many cosmetic options available, whether you choose one or a combination of procedures for your mommy makeover surgery.
Reclaim your pre-baby body
Possibly the best benefit of cosmetic surgery is the boost in confidence and self-esteem women feel afterward. For many, mommy makeovers are a great starting point for changing their lifestyle. Dr. Sean Kelishadi offers patients in Newport Beach, CA, the opportunity to have beautiful and natural results. He will create a custom-tailored plastic surgery plan that maximizes your outcome. Reach out to the team at SSK Plastic Surgery today to find out more.