What is a Mommy Makeover?
While becoming a mother may be the most beautiful and rewarding experience, the changes that occur in a woman's body can sometimes be quite upsetting and discouraging. Mothers that have given birth to multiple children and have breastfed each of them are highly likely to be physically altered from childrearing.
Dr. Stamatiou customizes a set of aesthetic surgery procedures to refresh your appearance after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Even women who exercise and implement a balanced diet will experience lasting major bodily changes. Over time, a woman's breasts begin to lose volume and start to sag, appearing "deflated" or in other cases may remain enlarged beyond what the individual patient desires. From the standpoint of the abdomen, there is skin laxity, a "belly bulge" that many times is accompanied by stretch marks, and may even be due to separation of the abdominal muscles that no matter how much exercise or dieting cannot be corrected without surgery.
A "Mommy Makeover" is designed to address a wide array of facial and/or body-contouring needs associated with pregnancy and age by combining multiple surgical techniques. These include breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, Botox, or even mini face lift, eye lift along with skin rejuvenation therapies for the hyperpigmentation that sometimes occurs due to hormonal changes. The combination procedure is tailored to address the needs of the individual patient to help restore their youthful appearance, and redefine their body's contours. Mommy Makeovers can:
- Improve the appearance of breasts that have been stretched or "deflated"
- Restore a firm, flat appearance tot eh abdomen
- Eliminate localized fat from thighs, tummy, hips and other trouble spots
- Renew self-confidence and restore a positive self-image
About the Procedure
During your initial consultation Dr. Stamatiou and you will discuss your concerns and desires and he will marry the proper combination of procedures for the best natural result. The combinations of techniques are nearly endless and therefore the duration of surgery will vary depending on your customized treatment plan. Patients should expect general anesthesia and depending on the combination of procedures may be able to be performed as an outpatient.
During the tummy tuck, the bulging will be corrected by rejoining the muscles of the abdominal wall and removal of the excess skin and fat. Most of the stretch marks will be removed in the process as well. Many women have a breast lift and/or augmentation with implants to correct the "deflation" and sagging. Liposuction is performed throughout the body to remove the stubborn localized fat deposits. Patients are given compression garments to ensure smooth results.
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What is Recovery Like?
Mommy Makeovers enable patients to maximize their downtime by combining several procedures with only a single recovery period. The recovery will depend on the combination of the procedures being performed. The majority of the moms can gradually resume their daily routine within a few days. Once they are fully recovered, Mommy Makeover patients are consistently pleased with their renewed and refreshed appearance and restored self confidence.