Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover

View Before & After PhotosThe effects of pregnancy on your body can be significant but there are several procedures to help you regain your appearance.    After childbirth, your body will not simply return to the way it was before pregnancy.  Endless hours at the gym, low calorie/low fat diets will likely not take care of some of the unwanted effects of pregnancy and motherhood.  The Mommy Makeover is designed to help return your body to its pre-pregnancy appearance, especially in the breast and abdominal regions.

Pregnancy has so many effects on the female body both physiologically as well as anatomically.  Effects include stretch marks, acne, varicose veins, skin problems, sagging breasts, loss of volume in the upper portion of the breast (glandular ptosis), and of course weight gain.  Further, keeping up with young children may leave you with minimal energy and time to get back into the gym to work on regaining your figure.

In Cleveland, Ohio the Mommy Makeover is a common procedure performed by Dr. Matt Goldschmidt at The Cosmetic Surgey Center.  Dr. Goldschmidt is a board certified cosmetic surgeon who has been performing these procedures for many years.  Before meeting with Dr. Goldschmidt and his staff, you will need to consider the areas of your body that you wish to be enhanced or modified.  Having a clear understanding of your goals, will help Dr. Goldschmidt insure you receive the best treatment to fulfill your wishes.

The hormonal changes associated with pregnancy causes the breasts to enlarge both internally as well as the skin to stretch as the glandular portion of the breast gets bigger.  After nursing and the hormones return to non-pregnant levels, the glandular portion of the breast shrinks.  Sometimes the skin will tighten-up but that is not always the case.  Dr. Goldschmidt can easily place a breast implant to help restore the fullness in the upper part of the breast.  This will make them fuller and more perky!  If the skin does not tighten up, some women will be better served with a breast lift.  Additionally, these women may wish to have a larger breast as well and can have implants placed as well.  Some women, however, may have excessive breast tissue following pregnancy that results in neck, shoulder, or back pain and may request a breast reduction.  You should wait at least 6 months after nursing to consider cosmetic breast surgery.  This will help insure a stable post-operative result along with reducing the risk of excessive bleeding and infection.

As your baby gets larger the skin and musculature of the abdomen stretch out over time.  As this occurs it may cause stretch marks to appear and loss of tone of the abdominal wall.  The stretch marks may become darker and discolored and very noticeable especially in the mid portion of your abdomen.  The abdominoplasty is perfect procedure to remove the unwanted stretch marks, the loose skin, and tighten up the underlying muscles.  You should be certain that you will not desire more children and avoid pregnancy afterwards as it will ruin the results of the tummy tuck.  Furthermore, your weight should be stable to also guarantee to the long term results of the procedure.

The Mommy Makeover may consist of several procedures that are done simultaneously or as staged procedures over a short period of time.  The procedures for the Mommy Makeover include Breast Augmentation (Implants), Breast Lift (Mastopexy), Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty), Liposuction, Fat Grafting, Umbilicoplasty, and Brazilian Butt Lift.