A Growing Number of Women are Undergoing Mommy Makeovers at The Swan Center for Plastic Surgery
A woman’s body goes through a lot during pregnancy and childbirth. Most women gain an average of 25 to 35 pounds during the pregnancy. The weight is stored as fatty tissue in the breasts, abdomen, hips, flanks (love-handles), lower back, buttocks and thighs. The breasts also grow due to weight gain and to prepare for nursing the infant. A mommy makeover at The Swan Center for Plastic Surgery is helping moms reclaim their pre pregnancy shape with mommy makeovers and helping Atlanta women look their best again.
Atlanta, GA (Vocus) May 05, 2010
In increasing numbers, women are looking to have cosmetic surgery for a mommy makeover. Atlanta women are no longer accepting the flabby, sagging skin, deflated breasts and pockets of fat left behind after pregnancy.
“One reason these series of procedures has taken off is the advancements in techniques and safety, which is important for surgeries that take several hours,” says Dr. Joseph G. Bauer of The Swan Center. “Another reason is simply that the stigma of vanity has faded when it comes to cosmetic surgery. It is accepted in the cities and the suburbs, not just Hollywood.”
With Dr. Bauer’s expert eye, each mommy makeover is tailored to each patient. During the consultation, he listens, evaluates and recommends the series of procedures that would best achieve the desired results.
The term ‘mommy makeover’ is an umbrella word for a series of procedures. Moms can choose one or all of the procedures, which are typically done at the same time. Breast augmentation, body lifts, liposuction, tummy tuck and breast lift are all considered part of the ‘mommy makeover’ when they are used to reverse the effects of childbirth and restore and enhance the body. When looking for a plastic surgeon, Atlanta moms have the experience and expertise of Dr. Bauer and the rest of the staff at The Swan Center.
A mommy makeover Atlanta can include one or all of these body contouring procedures to achieve your wishes and needs:
> Breast augmentation- This is probably the most common procedure performed. Pregnancy is hard on the breasts. As they lose tissue, they begin to look like deflated “pancake” breasts. Implants fill them out. A lift may be necessary to complete the look.
> Breast lift (Mastopexy)- When there is too much sagging or droopiness, a lift is the only way to restore the breasts to a perkier position. The breasts gain volume during pregnancy and breast-feeding, but when it is over, they lose this volume and sagging occurs. The lift removes excess skin and lifts the breast to a natural position. Implants are often used in addition to the lift to make up for the lost volume.
> Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)- Another common mommy makeover procedure. Babies stretch out the stomach and abdominal muscles to the point they may not bounce back. Mom may look like she is still pregnant because of the resulting bulge. A tummy tuck tightens abdominal muscles and gets rid of excess skin and fat.
> Liposuction/Fat grafting- Exercise and diet after baby doesn’t always get rid of the pregnancy weight. Dr. Bauer can contour the results of the mommy makeover by removing pockets of fat using a cannula, which vacuums the fat from under the skin. He can also use this fat to add volume to other areas of the body if desired.
> Thigh lift- Like the rest of the body, pregnancy is stressful on the thighs. Removing the excess skin of the outer and inner thighs helps slim the lines of the body.
“Because of advances in anesthesia, we can perform one or all of these procedures in the same session,” says Dr. Bauer. “And, after the healing is done, moms have a new body that they can be proud of. Just because you’re a mom doesn’t mean you can’t be sexy and youthful.”
Before committing to a mommy makeover, it is important to be at a stable weight, finished having children and finished breast-feeding. This is to make sure the final results are the best they can be. Future pregnancies and weight gain can reverse some of the mommy makeover cosmetic procedures performed.
As a world-renowned plastic surgeon and founder of The Swan Center, Dr. Bauer along with his colleagues are dedicated to offering personalized care to all of their patients. Dr. Bauer has an eye for seeing the uniqueness of each mom and he uses the mommy makeover to bring out the very best of her qualities.
The surgeons and staff at The Swan Center for Plastic Surgery are humbled by the many expressions of gratitude and appreciation from their patients both far and wide.