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After childbirth, some women, with time, return to their pre-birth bodies. But for most women who have children, their bodies fundamentally change. Body changes from pregnancy or aging include stretch marks, weight gain, sagging breasts, and countless other changes. A Mommy Makeover is a series of cosmetic procedures designed to reverse the effects some women experience after childbirth.
Common procedures performed during a Mommy Makeover may include:
Deciding to undergo a cosmetic surgery procedure is a serious decision. And that’s why, before having any kind of cosmetic surgery, it is best to know all the facts. Therefore, Dr. Helliwell always takes his time and gets to know his patients; he wants to understand their reasons for wanting a Mommy Makeover during his consultations. During this meeting, you will receive a general health check. Also, Dr. Helliwell wants to talk about all the repercussions of Tummy Tuck surgery with you to make sure that you are informed and ready. Think of our consultation as your time to ask any and every question you might have about Tummy Tuck surgery. We provide you with full privacy, inside a professional and friendly clinic environment.
If any of the following issues or concerns affect you, and you want to do something about it, you might be an ideal candidate for a Mommy Makeover procedure with Dr. Jason Helliwell in Bakersfield, CA:
Furthermore, ideal candidates for Mommy Makeovers are healthy women of all ages who stopped breastfeeding and does not plan to become pregnant again. However, a Mommy Makeover is not a good solution for women who intend to become pregnant again, as more pregnancies post-Mommy Makeover will reverse all the work done during the procedure.
After pregnancy, the most apparent body changes occur on the abdomen. It’s normal for women to experience hormonal changes during pregnancy that allow the abdominal wall muscles to relax and accommodate the baby as it grows. Your body will change. And while we embrace that change, some women’s abdominal tissues return to a pre-pregnancy state, while most women inherit loose, sagging skin (ptosis), stretch marks (striae), and sometimes both.
Many mothers worry that nursing their baby will alter the appearance of their breasts. However, breast changes will happen during pregnancy whether or not a mother decided to, or is able to breastfeed her child. As the female body gets ready for milk production, otherwise known as lactation, her breasts’ milk glands swell and replace fatty breast tissue. Once the female body gives birth, milk glands shrink often, which leaves loose skin. Also, after pregnancy, a woman’s breasts usually have less fullness, or they might sag and develop stretch marks.
Many women are able to lose their additional pregnancy weight they gained during pregnancy. However, many women also notice that they inherited some added areas of fat on their hips, thighs, and back that won’t go away, despite their best efforts. Pregnancy is a wonderful thing, but it also comes with hormonal changes that result in permanent body changes such as fatty deposits.