Mommy Makeover Southlake
Women who undergo pregnancy and childbirth are often left with a number of aesthetic issues as a result of the bodily changes that accompany childbearing. These concerns typically include saggy and/or deflated breasts, loose stomach skin, stretched-out abdominal muscles and excess skin and fat on the hips, thighs, buttocks and back. For women who wish to address multiple post-pregnancy body-shape issues, Dr. Robert Bledsoe, a board-certified Grapevine / Southlake plastic surgeon, offers the mommy makeover-a combination treatment designed to help women recapture their pre-pregnancy body contours. By devising a tailor-made treatment plan designed to meet the particular needs of each patient, Dr. Bledsoe can help mothers appear as young and attractive on the outside as they feel on the inside.
Am I a Mommy Makeover Candidate?
The best candidates for mommy makeover are women who have given birth at least six months prior to considering surgery. In addition, women who are having breast surgery as part of their mommy makeover are advised to finish breastfeeding six months before having surgery. Ideal candidates for the surgery are women who are generally healthy, whose weight has stabilized and who have realistic expectations. While mommy makeover can greatly enhance a mother’s appearance, it cannot magically erase all traces of their pregnancy.
Mommy Makeover Procedures Performed by Dr. Bledsoe
Procedures Dr. Bledsoe typically performs as part of a mommy makeover may include any combination of the following:
Breast lift — Following pregnancy and breastfeeding, women’s breasts are often saggy. Breast lift can restore perkiness and create a more youthful-looking bustline.
Breast augmentation — In addition to drooping, women’s breasts are often deflated following pregnancy and breastfeeding. Silicone or saline breast implants — often combined with breast lift — can restore volume and fullness to the breasts.
Tummy tuck — Pregnancy often causes stretching and separation of abdominal muscles as well as excess, saggy stomach skin. These conditions can only be repaired via surgery. Tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, involves the surgical extraction of excess skin and fat and the tightening of stomach muscles to create a firm, toned midriff.
Liposuction — After pregnancy, women’s bodies retain pockets of localized fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, especially in the stomach, thighs, back and arms. Liposuction can be used to “spot reduce” such problem areas. It is also often used to remove fat during the tummy tuck procedure.
The particular combination of mommy makeover procedures will depend on the specific aesthetic issues and concerns of each Grapevine / Southlake mommy makeover patient. During a one-on-one consultation prior to surgery, Dr. Bledsoe thoroughly examines each patient and carefully listens to her goals for surgery. Based on this meeting, Dr. Bledsoe recommends the best combination of procedures in order to help the patient regain her former beauty and experience renewed self-esteem.
Recovery from Mommy Makeover in Southlake / Grapevine, TX
Recovery from mommy makeover will depend on the specific procedures the patient undergoes and whether they are performed in one surgical session or broken into two or more surgeries. For more information on each procedure, as well as the recovery involved with each, please visit the respective procedure pages or contact Dr. Bledsoe’s office to schedule a consultation.