With the kids back in school, juggling the demands of your children throughout the day may have eased up a bit. And if you’ve been thinking in the back of your mind about doing something for yourself, early fall is an ideal time to schedule a mommy makeover at our St. Louis plastic surgery practice.
Many women lose confidence in their bodies after having children. The physical toll taken by pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can’t always be reversed by exercise or diet alone. No number of crunches can tone excess skin or abdominal muscles weakened and separated during pregnancy. A mommy makeover addresses these concerns in a single operation.
Our surgeons customize mommy makeover surgeries to meet the unique needs of each patient. Here are some of the most common procedures included in this combined operation:
- Breast augmentation: Breasts deflated after having children are frustrating for many women who enjoyed wearing bikinis and tight-fitting clothes in the past. Breast augmentation with the newest generation of silicone gel breast implants can restore fullness in a way that looks and feels natural.
- Tummy tuck: Abdominal skin stretched by pregnancy — or pregnancies — often doesn’t “snap back” after childbirth. This excess, wrinkled skin can be especially frustrating for moms who exercise regularly but still feel self-conscious about wearing tops or bathing suits that reveal their midsections.
- Liposuction: Pockets of fat can also resist exercise and diet. Liposuction is often combined with a tummy tuck to sculpt a smooth contour.
- Labiaplasty: An increasingly popular part of mommy makeover procedures, labiaplasty can improve the appearance of the labia minora and enhance sexual function.
One of the benefits of combining these procedures in a mommy makeover is that patients only have to make arrangements for a single recovery period. That’s convenient for women with children who may need child care or help getting older children to various activities.
Another reason fall is a popular time for plastic surgery is that the weather starts turning a bit chillier, so wearing an extra layer while you’re recovering isn’t uncomfortable. Additionally, the results emerge gradually for several weeks after the surgery and patients are often looking their best just in time for the holidays.
Some patients postpone getting cosmetic surgery so that they can save money for the operation. That’s why we’ve launched a “Saving for Surgery” campaign to help patients find places in their budget where they can cut back without feeling too much sacrifice. Go to our campaign page to learn more about how you can enter our contest to win a complimentary consultation and 20% off of your surgery.
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