For many women, having children is one of life’s greatest joys. However, the undeniable fact is that pregnancy and childbirth change your body. Your weight changes, muscles stretch out, and after the baby arrives, it is not always easy to restore your body to your pre-pregnancy figure. This can be discouraging for many women. Diet and exercise may help, but they are not always effective. Every mama deserves to look and feel great. Do you find that you desire to regain your figure and regain confidence in your appearance? Dr. Hochstein can customize a Mommy Makeover to give you the body you want!
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a completely customizable procedure, designed for your individual desires. While a number of procedures are typically combined into a Mommy Makeover, any procedure we offer can be included. So, all you need to ask yourself is: Which areas of your body do you wish to improve most?
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, can help restore the appearance of your midsection. Pregnancy not only brings excess weight, but it can also affect the underlying muscle. Your skin stretches, and the muscles underneath expand to make way for your growing belly. After giving birth, you may be left with excess skin and muscles that haven’t quite tightened back in the same way. While your diet and exercise regimen may help some, sagging skin may be unaffected by these techniques due to changes in your skin elasticity. With a tummy tuck, Dr. Hochstein can tighten your skin and remove any excess skin that remains. He will also tighten up your abdominal muscles, if necessary, to flatten and tone your tummy.
Exercise can help you shed the majority of your baby weight, but there’s always that last little bit that lingers longer than you want. If you’re struggling to remove stubborn pockets of fat, Dr. Hochstein can perform liposuction to remove that fat and restore your curves. He will insert a small cannula into your desired treatment area and then use his precision to restore a more slender, contoured shape. Some areas that we most often see for liposuction include the arms, waist, and thighs. Liposuction can even be combined with a tummy tuck for more dramatic results!
Breast Lift or Augmentation
Breast changes are common in pregnancy. Hormonal changes can cause increased cup sizes that lead to sagging. Once you have stopped nursing, a breast lift or augmentation (or both!) can give your breasts a youthful, perkier appearance. A breast lift will take the breasts and raise them to a more natural position on the chest. The procedure type depends on the severity of the sagging and the positioning of the nipple. If you want to increase your cup size, then the placement of silicone or saline implants will add as much volume as you desire. Dr. Hochstein can combine both procedures if you wish to both lift and increase your breasts.
If you’re interested in learning more about a Mommy Makeover, contact our office for a consultation with Dr. Hochstein. We can be reached at (305) 931-3338.