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Mommy Makeover - Body Contouring After Pregnancy - Houston, TX

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About the Mommy Makeover

Houston, TX board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Shenaq, works with women frequently who wish to have their pre-pregnancy shape back. Even though childbirth is an outstanding moment for many women, it usually does alter the tightness and shape of various body parts, which can leave one feeling limited on how to make improvements naturally. The great news is that it is possible to reclaim a youthful, slimmer, tighter figure thanks to the help of the mommy makeover surgical procedure performed at Plastic Surgery of Houston. This body contouring treatment uses a blend of skin tightening and fat reduction methods to target both the upper body (arms and breasts), and lower (such as the tummy). Primarily any area affected by nursing, weight gain or loss, etc. can be repaired. In addition, nonsurgical remedies can be used to correct surface irregularities, such as skin problems or stretch marks, due to the rapid fluctuation and stretching of the skin, tissue, and underlying muscles during pregnancy.

Ideal Candidates

The right candidates for body contouring and mommy makeover are individuals who have undergone pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing and who have worked to get a toned, slimming appearance through a consistently healthy lifestyle with little result. For many women, surgery is recommended to attain their pre-pregnancy figure. If you have completed childbearing but you are displeased with the imperfections left behind, such as lifeless, deflated breasts, loose abdominal skin, or unwanted fat tissue in the hips, thighs, and buttocks, a mommy makeover procedure could help you. The goal is to reclaim your pre-pregnancy body so you can resume life without additional concern about your body.

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Surgical Techniques

A mommy makeover is a body contouring treatment, tailored for each woman based on the specific body areas to be reshaped. Many procedures can be paired together; the most common treatments are liposuction of the flanks and lower back, as well as breast lift surgery, breast implants, and tummy tuck surgery. The mommy makeover surgeries are performed using general anesthesia and taking into account the number of treatments, it could take within 3 – 7 hours. In addition, an overnight stay at the hospital might be necessary. To create an additional glow, nonsurgical skin procedures, such as laser treatments and injectables, that can be applied to diminish facial lines and diminish surface issues.

What to Expect

This cosmetic body contouring procedure is considered an invasive treatment and can surgically cover a large portion of the body. After a recovery period in the hospital, patients will begin to recover at home with the post-operative instructions we supply and rest. Recovering from this surgery is generally a gradual process. Moving around and walking straight will be hard the first week or so, and a step-by-step home healing protocol will be provided to help the incisions and sutures heal effectively. Most patients find the recovery phase can take about 6 months. Even though the primary healing aspects could take months, most patients are able to return to a normal routine within a couple of weeks. Resuming exercise should wait for around 2 months. Regardless of recovery time, this surgery can be an amazing journey for women, providing them with a renewed self-esteem once again.

Reclaim Your Figure

Even with intentional effort to loose those remaining pounds, if you are still aggravated at the outcome, we invite you to contact our office to learn more about the mommy makeover procedure. Lifeless breasts, excess skin, and other skin irregularities can be repaired with this custom surgery. During the consultation process, we will address your concerns and aesthetic goals and create a tailored surgical plan to repair each area. Using the latest medical breakthroughs and surgeon talent, it is possible to have the silhouette you desire.

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