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What is a Mommy Makeover?

Posted on February 25, 2014 by: Dr. Rocheford

Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences in a woman’s life, but it can also make it extremely difficult for women to regain their pre-baby bodies. If you’re suffering from excess abdominal skin, stubborn fat deposits, or changes in your breast tissue following pregnancy, then consider this overview on mommy makeovers:

A mommy makeover refers to a number of plastic surgery procedures designed to help re-contour a woman’s body after going through pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Some of the most common mommy makeover procedures include:

  • Liposuction: When diet and exercise are not helping you regain your figure, liposuction may be the solution. Liposuction is a minimally-invasive cosmetic surgery procedure designed to remove localized fat deposits from certain areas of the body, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, and thighs. After making a small incision in your skin, your plastic surgeon will use a hollow cannula or tube to remove and suction out excess fat cells for a smoother, more toned appearance.
  • Tummy Tuck: Many women turn to tummy tucks following pregnancy to eliminate excess, sagging skin in their midsection that cannot be removed via liposuction. However, this procedure is more invasive than liposuction and therefore requires more downtime.
  • Breast Lift: It is extremely common for women to experience a loss of shape or firmness in their breasts after pregnancy. Fortunately, a breast lift can be performed to remove excess skin and tighten the surrounding tissues to create firmer, higher breast contours.
  • Breast Augmentation and Lift: Women who have lost volume and firmness in their breasts following pregnancy or breastfeeding often choose to undergo a breast augmentation in conjunction with a breast lift. The combination of these procedures not only helps to increase the size of breasts that have lost volume during pregnancy, but also raises them to a higher position if they have begun to sag.

Are you ready to revitalize your body after pregnancy? For the very best breast augmentations, tummy tucks, and liposuction procedures contact Dr. Heather Rocheford at Rocheford Plastic Surgery 651-968-1294 today!

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