Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding are truly miraculous acts that are nonetheless extremely taxing on the body. Many mothers find it challenging to return to their pre-pregnancy figures, even if they watch what they eat and exercise regularly. If you identify with this situation, Dr. David Liland can design and perform a personally tailored mommy makeover at his Dallas, TX, practice. This comprehensive treatment plan combines cosmetic surgeries, typically breast procedures and tummy tuck, to enhance your overall appearance and confidence.
Addressing Common Concerns
Your body undergoes incredible changes to accommodate your growing baby during pregnancy. The abdominal tissue and underlying muscles must stretch considerably, sometimes to the point that achieving your pre-baby midsection is not possible. Similarly, pregnancy and breastfeeding can enlarge the breasts and stress the skin and other connective tissues so severely that the chest then flattens, sags, or becomes asymmetrical.
A mommy makeover can combine the exact procedures you need to rejuvenate your entire physique and look and feel your best.
Typical Mommy Makeover Procedures
A mommy makeover can combine any two or more procedures. Popular procedures typically include:
Breast augmentation is an outstanding way to increase lost breast volume following pregnancy and breastfeeding. Dr. Liland offers saline, silicone, and Gummy Bear implants (a type of cohesive silicone gel). He can work with you to choose the right implant, then expertly place them in a way that allows you to achieve a fuller, more balanced bust line.
Sagging breasts are a very common postnatal complaint. A trusted way to regain perkier breasts is with a breast lift, which can be performed with or without implants. The procedure involves the removal of excess skin, as well as tightening and reshaping of breast tissue so that the breast mound sits higher up on the chest. Some patients also benefit from the relocation of the areolas to a more youthful position.
Some women find that their breasts continue to be much larger after pregnancy than they were before. Breast reduction can restore more balanced proportions, while also providing relief from related symptoms such as back and neck pain.
During a tummy tuck, Dr. Liland can surgically tighten abdominal muscles that may have been damaged during pregnancy. Excess skin is also removed to create a flatter midsection. These techniques are frequently combined with liposuction for more dramatic results. Our practice offers both traditional and mini tummy tuck.
Patients with stubborn fat deposits may choose to have the tissue removed with liposuction. The torso is notorious for accumulating excess fat that will not respond to even the strictest of diets and exercise routines. For some new moms, abdominal liposuction is the only way to achieve a sleeker tummy.
Am I a Mommy Makeover Candidate?
Most mommy makeover patients have given birth about a year before considering plastic surgery. In addition to ending breastfeeding, candidates should have had sufficient time to resume a healthy diet and regular exercise routine. Of course, women who have older children often opt for a mommy makeover but they must not plan on becoming pregnant in the future.
The only way to ensure your eligibility and find out what your mommy makeover will entail is by meeting with an experienced cosmetic surgeon. A mommy makeover is not a one-size-fits-all treatment, rather, it is carefully planned for each individual. During your consultation, Dr. Liland will review your medical history, discuss your concerns and treatment goals, and recommend which procedures are best suited for your unique needs.
Take the First Step Today
Let Dr. Liland and his team help you adjust to your evolving sense of self as a mother with a mommy makeover treatment plan. Reach out to us online or by calling (214) 692-6500 to schedule your consultation. We look forward to meeting you.