H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery
Board Certified Plastic Surgeons located in Mount Pleasant, SC
There is no other experience more enriching for a woman than the miracle of giving birth, but for some, it can take a toll on your body. The mommy makeover concept has grown in popularity over the years, as women combine aesthetic treatments to counter the effects of pregnancy on their bodies. H/K/B in Charleston and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina are ideally suited to provide you with the procedures you need to perk up and tuck in. Call or click to arrange a consultation today.
Mommy Makeover Q & A
What is a mommy makeover?
Not to be confused with a single procedure, the name “mommy makeover” refers to any collection of aesthetic or surgical techniques that may address the effects that pregnancy and childbirth has on a woman’s body. Just as each pregnancy is unique, affecting your body in different ways, so are the procedures involved in a mommy makeover.
The effects of childbearing on the body were once inevitable and untreatable. But, as plastic surgery became more refined, effective, and widely accepted, alternatives to sagging breasts and drooping tummies became available.
Alternatives and complements to surgery are now an option as well. Lasers, cryogenics, and other less invasive alternatives to surgery open a variety of postpartum improvement procedures for those who don’t require or want surgical procedures.
What are the most common procedures combined into a mommy makeover?
H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery offers many of the techniques that you may require to correct the effects of birth, with the advantage of being able to combine many of these treatments in a single surgical environment. This may result in time, recovery, and cost savings for you.
Some of the procedures that you may require after childbirth include:
- Breast augmentation, including implants
- Mastopexy, or breast lift
- Body fat transfers
- Surgical liposuction or the less invasive, laser-assisted SmartLipo® procedure
- Lower body lift, or belt lipectomy, addressing the thighs, hips, buttocks and lower abdomen
- Abdominoplasty, better known as the tummy tuck
- Venus Freeze™: a combination therapy using radiofrequency energy with magnetic pulses to tighten skin, such as around your abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and more
Which procedures are the best for me?
The mommy makeover procedures you choose depend on how your body responds to childbirth. For example, many women develop stretch marks during pregnancy, but the extent and severity of these marks is varied. Some women have only a few marks, but they’re very visible, while others have many, but are only noticeable up close.
Treatment also depends on what you want to change about your appearance. You may be proud of your tiger stripes, but aren’t thrilled with changes in your breasts or pockets of fat that came with pregnancy. Discussing your goals and expectations with the aesthetic and surgical professionals at H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery is the best way to develop a realistic mommy makeover plan.
* Individual results may vary