Women may feel self conscious about their bodies after giving birth and breast-feeding. Getting back the body you had prior to pregnancy may seem difficult if not impossible. If your post-baby body is negatively impacting your overall quality of life, a mommy makeover can help.
A mommy makeover is specifically designed to help women get back their pre-pregnancy bodies with a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures. A mommy makeover combines a body contouring procedure with a breast enhancement procedure to aesthetically sculpt the body and rejuvenate your appearance.
St. Louis cosmetic surgeon, Richard L. Kofkoff, MD provides his patients with personalized attention and designs mommy makeovers based on each patient’s needs. You will meet with Dr. Kofkoff in an initial, confidential consultation to discuss your goals and the procedures that make up a mommy makeover.
About the Mommy Makeover
The cosmetic surgery procedures commonly included in a mommy makeover are:
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift
- Tummy Tuck
You may not need all of these procedures. Your mommy makeover will combine only the cosmetic surgery procedures you need to achieve your goals. Discussing each procedure with Dr. Kofkoff during your consultation will help you decide which procedures you would like to have. Dr. Kofkoff will answer all of your mommy makeover questions and ensure you understand what you can expect.
Breast augmentation restores volume to the breasts giving a more youthful overall appearance. Breast augmentation in a mommy makeover can help you restore pre-pregnancy breast size, achieve the breast size you had during pregnancy, or get the larger breasts you never had. Increased volume of the breasts that is proportionate to the rest of your body will help create the illusion of a slimmer waistline and enhance your natural curves.
A breast lift also gives a youthful appearance by removing the excess skin on the breasts that cause the breasts to sag. The breasts are repositioned higher on the chest and the nipple is moved to a more attractive position. Not all women need to have a breast lift with their mommy makeover. Breast augmentation is sometimes enough to reduce the appearance of sagging breasts by adding volume, and may be combined with a breast lift.
A tummy tuck targets the midsection and removes the excess skin stretched by pregnancy. Excess, stretched skin cannot be reduced with exercise. A tummy tuck removes this skin, making it a very popular mommy makeover procedure. The abdominal muscles stretch during pregnancy and will not heal themselves. Dr. Kofkoff tightens the abdominal muscles during a tummy tuck to give you a flatter, shapelier midsection.
Liposuction is performed to sculpt the thighs, hips, and stomach by removing excess fatty deposits. After pregnancy, these fatty deposits can be stubborn and may not respond to a healthy diet and routine exercise. Liposuction targets these fatty areas and removes them, leaving you with a slimmer, sculpted appearance.
Benefits of the Mommy Makeover
The mommy makeover offers several benefits, such as:
- Enhancement of your natural curves
- Sculpted body overall
- Removed excess skin from the abdominal area
- Tightened abdominal muscles
- Removal of stretch marks
- Improved appearance of sagging breasts
- Restored volume to the breasts
If you live in the St. Louis, Missouri area and would like to enhance your appearance with a mommy makeover, please contact the cosmetic surgery office of Richard L. Kofkoff, MD, PC.
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