Mommy makeover procedures
Though every woman’s body and experiences are unique, several areas are common targets for women seeking body recontouring through a mommy makeover. The following procedures are some of the most popular parts of a mommy makeover, which can also be combined with nonsurgical options for optimal results.
Pregnancy stretches the abdomen, and this often pulls apart the underlying abdominal muscles. The separation is unlikely to ever resolve on its own. Muscle laxity allows the stomach and other organs to flow forward, leaving you with a bulge. This swelling, combined with abdominal fat storage around the waist that is common in pregnancy, creates a broader waistline and larger tummy zone. A tummy tuck addresses all these cosmetic and structural issues by repairing the abdominal wall, removing excess fat and skin (and sometimes even stretch marks), and reshaping the body to create a feminine waistline and a flatter stomach. The tummy tuck typically removes up to 10 pounds in fat and skin.
Fat can be stored in many different areas of the body, and unfortunately, some of these spots are resistant to even the most effective weight loss efforts. Women who have had children often have bulges in the belly, thighs, hips, or upper arms that make them feel less confident. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat from any problem area. With body sculpting through surgical fat removal, Dr. Courtney skillfully creates smooth contours and restores a more youthful, slimmer shape.
Gravity and decreased skin elasticity cause the breasts to sag, even without having been pregnant or nursed an infant. Motherhood can create even more dramatic changes in the breasts and often leaves them drooping looking flat. A breast lift can restore breasts to their youthful position and shift fullness from the bottom to the top of the breasts. During this procedure, asymmetries and enlarged areolas or nipples can be repaired.
Natural childbirth changes the shape and feel of the vagina, so many women choose to add vaginal rejuvenation procedures to a mommy makeover. Using state-of-the-art technologies and surgical approaches, Dr. Courtney can firm and tighten vaginal tissue. Soft tissue rejuvenation in this sensitive area creates cosmetic and functional benefits, decreasing urinary stress incontinence, and minimizing excess tissue.