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A mommy makeover in Davenport is a series of cosmetic procedures done to help a mother restore her contours and look the way she used to before pregnancy. After pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding, mothers experience sagging skin, excess fat, changes in breast size/shape, and more. A mommy makeover can address all of these issues during a single surgery.
A mommy makeover is a combination procedure and is customized to fit the needs of each unique patient. It can contain a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical options.
The breast size is likely to change after childbirth and breastfeeding. Women who are concerned about the reduced size of their breasts can get breast augmentation done. Here, an implant filled with saline or silicone is inserted in order to enhance the size of the breasts.
Women who do not want implants in their breasts can instead choose a form of natural breast enlargement called fat grafting. In this procedure, fat from another part of the body is removed through liposuction. This fat is then grafted into the breasts to increase their size.
After breastfeeding, the breasts often sag and lose their shape. A mommy makeover can include a breast lift to reshape the breasts. During the breast lift, Dr. Van Raalte lifts the breast tissues, removes extra skin, and resizes/repositions the areolae. This makes the breasts perkier and addresses sagging.
Combination Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift
Some patients require an increase in breast size and an improvement in breast shape. This can be achieved using a combination procedure called a breast lift with implants, or augmentation mastopexy, which creates more comprehensive improvement.
Some women develop oversized breasts after pregnancy. This can make them look out of shape and can also cause several physical issues, like chronic back and shoulder pain. A breast reduction surgery reduces the size of the breasts. In this procedure, excess skin, glandular breast tissue, and fat are surgically removed.
Pockets of excess fat are common after pregnancy. Liposuction involves making an incision and then using a special tool called a cannula to remove stubborn fatty tissue through suction. This reduces the area in volume and sculpts the region for improved contours.
Also known as a tummy tuck, abdominoplasty removes extra fat and skin from the middle and lower abdomen. It also tightens drooping separated abdominal muscles to make the abdominal wall firmer. This creates a slimmer look.
This is a non-invasive treatment done to remove fat. There are no incisions needed. Instead, radiofrequency (RF) energy is used to destroy fat cells and eliminate them from the body.
An injectable neuromodulator product like Botox or Dysport can help deal with signs of aging. A number of wrinkles and fine lines can be smoothed out using these injections, and harsh vertical neck bands can be relaxed away.
Dermal fillers make use of substances like hyaluronic acid to restore volume to the skin. This helps in creating a fuller appearance. These injectable products can be utilized to smooth away moderate and harsh wrinkles, augment the lips, and address gauntness in the cheeks.
These treatments use laser or radiofrequency energy to stimulate the production of collagen in the skin. Not only does this restore and rejuvenate the skin, it also removes blemishes and signs of aging.
Recovery and Healing After a Mommy Makeover
The exact details of the mommy makeover recovery process vary from patient to patient. You will need to follow Dr. Van Raalte’s care directions as closely as possible. Swelling and bruising are common, and post-surgical elastic garments will need to be worn. Time off from work will be required, and smoking must be avoided.
Mommy Makeover Cost
The procedures chosen for your mommy makeover will determine its overall cost. Price varies when breast implants are involved, when tissue is removed, and when various injectable products are used. Many other factors also go into the final price, such as the overall time required to perform the mommy makeover surgery.
Dr. Benjamin Van Raalte performs mommy makeovers for Davenport patients looking to restore their pre-pregnancy body. The best way to learn more is by setting up a consultation, so contact us today to arrange your appointment.