Plastic Surgery After Pregnancy (Mommy Makeover)

A Mommy Makeover helps women get back their pre-pregnancy bodies following childbirth. Pregnancy and child birth are wonderful, exhilarating times. Becoming a parent is an exciting journey that changes us. Unfortunately, not all of the changes are positive. New moms and mothers who have several children may find that their bodies have shifted and changed shape in ways that leave them feeling less attractive. With today’s cosmetic procedures, there’s no need for the changes related to pregnancy and childbirth to have a negative impact upon a woman’s self-esteem. In addition to an excellent diet and exercise program, plastic surgery after pregnancy can help you achieve your desired figure.

Tummy Tuck

A “mommy makeover” is actually a combination of several procedures, customized to suit the patient’s specific situation and goals. It nearly always includes a tummy tuck. A body lift, breast lift, and breast augmentation may also be included. The tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, involves lifting and tightening muscles in the abdominal area that have been stretched and loosened by child bearing. Excess skin is removed to reduce or eliminate the post-pregnancy “pouch” that many women experience, and the abdomen is lifted and tightened for a smoother body shape.

Body Lift

Often pregnancy produces excessive weight gain. New moms sometimes put in hours at the gym to reduce their weight after giving birth, but skin that has been stretched doesn’t always snap back fully to its previous state, leaving unsatisfying areas of sagginess and bulging. Plastic surgery after pregnancy, like a body lift will include areas like the upper arms, torso, thighs, hips, waist and abdomen. Excess skin is removed for an overall “lift and tighten” effect. Liposuction may be used to remove stubborn bulges and the entire result is a smoother, slimmer, more youthful figure.

Breast Lift and Augmentation

Some women choose to undergo a breast lift or augmentation or both during their Mommy Makeover. The breasts settle and change through childbearing and nursing. A breast lift reduces sag and adjusts the position of the breasts for a perkier appearance. Augmentation enhances the figure producing a pleasing shape. The type of procedure will depend on your goals and current size.

Plastic Surgery After Pregnancy At O’Neill Plastic Surgery

If you’re ready to embrace your new life as a parent with a body that expresses your strength and beauty, contact Dr. O’Neill for your consultation, to discuss which procedures best suit your goals. Plastic surgery after pregnancy is an option! We’ll design a Mommy Makeover that’s right for you.

A picture of Patrick J. O’Neill, MD wearing his doctor attire.

About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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