Mommy Makeover

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The physical demands of pregnancy and childbirth can dramatically change a woman's body. For some women, these changes can't be remedied by simply returning to normal diet and exercise habits. The mommy makeover, popular among Northampton and Springfield patients, is a practical option for treating a woman's unique aesthetic concerns. Here, learn more about this transformative procedure.

Your Improvements

Mommy makeover is unique in the field of plastic surgery because it treats several areas of the body at the same time. By combining multiple procedures in a single surgery, a mommy makeover can completely transform your body with only a single recuperation period. Typically, the most common areas that mommy makeover treats include:

  • Breasts:The breasts typically enlarge during pregnancy and breastfeeding, returning to their pre-baby sizes—and sometimes even smaller—after breastfeeding is complete. This can result in sagginess or a "deflated" appearance. Often, women choose breast augmentation, breast lift, or a combination to acquire the look they desire.
  • Abdomen: Arguably the body area most changed by pregnancy, the abdomen often retains excess skin after baby is born. Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck, is the only option for actually removing this skin and restoring tightness.
  • Isolated fat deposits: Stubborn pockets of fat can occur anywhere on the body, but they often linger on the hips, waist, or thighs in women. Using selective liposuction, Dr. Brooks can reduce these deposits and create more harmonious curves.

A Personalized Procedure

Although most mommy makeover surgeries typically focus on the breasts and abdomen, the options for customizing this surgery are plentiful. During your initial consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brooks, you'll discuss in detail your particular areas of concern, reviewing what's feasible and what isn't. Dr. Brooks keeps safety at the forefront of his mind when preparing your surgical plan, carefully estimated the amount of time you'll need to be anesthetized and taking into account any existing medical conditions that could affect your surgery. You can feel confident that his recommendations prioritize your well-being.

What to Expect

Mommy makeover is usually performed as a single surgery and very often on an outpatient basis. After your surgery and a period of observation, you'll be able to return home in the care of a loved one. During your recover period, it's very important to take it easy and follow Dr. Brooks' post-operative instructions. Depending on the procedures included in your surgery, you may need to take between 2 and 3 weeks away from your job. More recuperation time is necessary before returning to exercise and other forms of vigorous activity.

Results

The results of your mommy makeover have the potential to last for many years and perhaps even indefinitely, provided you maintain a relatively stable weight. Although short-term follow up appointments are necessary, Dr. Brooks also strives to form a long-term partnership with each patient, creating incredible results that can truly last a lifetime.

We invite you to learn more about what mommy makeover can do for you. Please request your consultation online or call us at (413) 565-4400 today.

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