OK, so you took that whole barefoot and pregnant thing a little too literally. And, while having a boatload of kids running to and fro is an ongoing adventure, your body isn’t exactly thrilled with the changes these small creatures have made to it. You now have loose sagging skin on your abdomen and your breasts have taken the elevator to the ground floor.
Come on! Having kids is hard enough. Losing your pre-pregnancy body seems like more than you signed up for.
Fortunately, Dr. Barrera can give you back your pre-pregnancy body with a mommy makeover. Through a combination of procedures, a mommy makeover can bring back your pre-pregnancy form.
You’ve lost the weight, but…
Gaining and then taking the weight back off after you’ve had a child isn’t easy. But you’ve tried to limit the amount gained and have worked hard and taken the pounds off after delivery. Your reward? Loose skin and fat pockets on your tummy.
To combat this, you’ve been doing more crunches than a crazed personal trainer would require. You’ve tried side planks, ab rollers. All to no avail.
The problem is similar to a rubber band that you’ve had stretched around some large object for a long time. If you now take the rubber band off the object it won’t return to its former degree of tautness. This is what happens to your skin and muscles in your abdomen. The skin becomes over-stretched and can’t return to its pre-pregnant tightness. Often the muscles in the center of the lower stomach actually become separated, and there isn’t any way to return them to their original position without surgery.
And pregnancy and breastfeeding have done a number on your breasts. Lost volume has made it so your breasts now seem to occupy a different latitude than they formerly were. Ugh.
What does a mommy makeover with Dr. Barrera address?
Targeting the breasts and abdomen, Dr. Barrera will work with you to decide what your goals are. These are the usual suspects leading to a mommy makeover:
- Droopy or deflated breasts
- Reduced volume in the breasts
- Excess fatty tissue in the abdomen
- Stretch marks
- Weakened and separated abdominal muscles
The procedures involved with a mommy makeover are dependent on your individual needs. They may include a full tummy tuck, liposuction, and a breast lift with or without augmentation.
By having multiple procedures done at the same time, there is the added benefit of having just a single recovery period instead of one for each procedure.
Interested in getting your body back? Call Dr. Barrera at (713) 468-5200 and set up a consultation for a mommy makeover.