Posted July 31, 2016 in Mommy Makeover
Motherhood is one of the most rewarding experiences a woman can have. But there is no doubt that the effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding take a toll on the body. Many women find that their bodies don’t look the same after pregnancy; the breasts may droop and lose volume, or you may have excess skin and fat in the abdominal area. And these are just some of the problems that can affect the body after pregnancy. Fortunately, Dr. Kimberly Henry can create a customized mommy makeover plan to help you achieve the curves and contours that you desire. To find out if you are a good mommy makeover candidate, read on, and then contact our San Francisco, CA area practice today.
The breasts grow during pregnancy to prepare women to breastfeed. This enlargement of the breasts can stretch out the skin envelope and contribute to breast heaviness. When the breasts reduce in size after breastfeeding, the stretched skin may not conform to the smaller breasts. This may result in drooping or sagging breasts. To tighten the skin envelope and raise the areolas to a more youthful position, Dr. Henry may perform breast lift surgery.
For some women, the breasts do not return to their former size after pregnancy and breastfeeding, and actually deflate, or lose volume. If you wish to increase the size and shape of your breasts, Dr. Henry can perform breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Henry uses advanced techniques to place silicone gel and saline implants, producing natural and beautiful looking results for patients.
Some women find that their breasts do not reduce in size after pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you feel that your breasts are overly large and wish to bring them into proportion with the rest of your figure, you may be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery.
Loose Abdominal Skin
The abdominal skin stretches dramatically to accommodate the growing belly during pregnancy. Unfortunately, this skin doesn’t always snap back into place, especially in older women and those who gained significant weight during pregnancy. If you are left with loose abdominal skin after you have reached your post-pregnancy weight loss goals, Dr. Henry may recommend a traditional or mini tummy tuck to remove excess skin and produce a smoother abdominal appearance.
Many women find that it is difficult to lose the weight they gained during pregnancy. Most commonly, patients have excess fat in the stomach area. However, many patients also find it difficult to lose weight in the thighs, buttocks, and hips post pregnancy. Dr. Henry can perform a liposuction procedure to remove excess fat from your specific problem area.
Mommy makeover plans involve a combination of two or more procedures to improve the appearance of your body after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Dr. Henry will examine your figure and listen to your concerns before recommending the most appropriate treatment options. To find out if a mommy makeover is right for you, contact the practice of Kimberly Henry, MD, today.