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Improved post-pregnancy recovery
Outpatient, nonsurgical procedures possible
Added day-to-day comfort and enjoyment
Minimized risk through staggered sessions
Although pregnancy and motherhood are often considered two of the most
exhilarating and beneficial times in a woman’s life, many women
are surprised to find just how much their body can change during pregnancy
and afterwards. Understandably, some women have difficulty adjusting to
the unwanted and permanent physical changes, which can cause them emotional
harm, reduce their self-esteem, and cast their appearance into a negative
self-image. Some changes may be subtle stretch marks and varicose veins,
and others can be significant, such as sagging breasts that are smaller
than before or larger hips and waistline.
At Pacific Center Plastic Surgery, our Newport Beach plastic surgeons have
developed a series of treatments that can correct, improve, reduce, or
eliminate post-pregnancy bodily changes, both common and rare. We refer
to these treatments, which can include the use of highly-advanced lasers
and newly-improved liposuction, as the “mommy makeover”. The
wellbeing of our clients is our number one priority, so we are pleased
to say that most mommy makeover treatments are either nonsurgical or simple
surgeries that do not require inpatient procedures.
If you would like to know more about Mommy Makeover treatments,
contact our office today.
A Word from Dr. Larry Nichter
Treatments & Procedures in Mommy Makeovers
A woman’s body can be unexpectedly altered nearly from head-to-toe
after pregnancy and childbirth. Mommy makeover procedures are varied yet
specific, allowing you to restore and rejuvenate your body to a youthful,
healthier look, regardless of how you have been affected by pregnancy.
Mommy makeover procedures include:
Breast augmentation: After pregnancy, a woman’s breasts may change dramatically, whether
or not she even chooses to breastfeed her child. After the need for breastmilk
production passes, breasts will often reduce in size but leave excess
loose skin, especially in the upper region. Breast augmentation can restore
a woman’s breasts to her ideal shape and size.
Breast lift:Removing excess skin around the breasts following a pregnancy can tighten
and visibly lift the breast. Depending the amount of “lifting”
required, the incisions necessary to complete the procedure may vary but
are generally low.
Tummy tuck:Most women will experience a noticeable change to their abdominal region
after pregnancy, either caused by excess skin and increased body fat,
or a weakening of the muscles that causes the stomach to sag. Another
common condition is a protruding bellybutton. All of these alterations
can be improved and restored through a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty.
In some cases, stretch marks can be eliminated entirely, or the bellybutton
can be removed through umbilicoplasty.
Liposuction: Pregnant or nursing women can experience fat build ups in new locations
throughout their bodies, including the stomach, hips, legs, and arms.
Liposuction is an easy and effective way to address these extra fat pockets.
We can also help you figure out if diet and exercise used in conjunction
with liposuction will be to your benefit.
Labiaplasty: The birth canal undergoes great stress and pressure when giving birth,
sometimes causing tears or damage to the labia and vagina. Labiaplasty
and vaginal tightening are two outpatient procedures we can use to restore
the elasticity and strength of your labia and vagina.
Skin pigment correction: Sometimes called “the mask of pregnancy,” discolored splotches
of brown and red often appear on a pregnant woman’s face. Our skin
aesthetician from BioSpa, our clinical skin care department, can use laser
treatments, chemical peels, gradual bleaching, and other gentle yet effective
techniques to correct alterations in your skin pigmentation.
Varicose vein removal: Darkened and thickened veins that arise during pregnancy may be distracting,
unpleasant, and permanent. Talk to our team about varicose vein removal
and reduction procedures, including lasers, injections, and minimal outpatient
Using a combination of operations and procedures is also highly recommended.
Not only will you likely reduce the overall cost of your mommy makeover,
but you reduce the amount of anesthetics and the recovery time needed
after procedures. Ask our team about how you can combine operations into
the least number of visits possible.
Get the Body Shape You Love Again
Mothers deserve to feel comfortable in their own bodies after going through
pregnancy and childbirth. If you have experienced unwelcome bodily changes,
our Newport Beach plastic surgeons would be happy to explain all of your
options to you. It is our goal to see you satisfied with both our service
When you are ready to get your body back in shape after pregnancy,
ask us about mommy makeovers.