One of Dr. Kim’s most frequently performed procedures is the mommy makeover. Pregnancy can result in excess skin and fat, loosened muscles and a lackluster appearance of the breasts. The mommy makeover gets its name because many women elect to have this procedure after they have had children. The mommy makeover often consists of a tummy tuck, a breast lift with or without augmentation, and possible liposuction. The tummy tuck will repair diastasis recti which occurs when the abdominal muscles separate during pregnancy. Pregnancy can also result in breasts that are stretched or sagging; the breast lift can restore your breasts to their youthful, perky position. Liposuction will handle the problematic areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise.
These procedures will have the best effect if you consider the timing of your mommy makeover. First and foremost you should ensure that you do not want any more children because subsequent pregnancies after your mommy make over can reverse the effects of the surgery. Additionally, it is important to let the body heal after child birth so immediately turning to surgery is not advised. Furthermore, you will be more satisfied with your mommy make over if you are as close to your goal weight as you can be before surgery. Working to lose some of the weight gained in pregnancy in a natural manner will enhance the outcome of your procedures. Finally, ensuring that you have adequate resources and time to recover is a necessary step to having a successful surgery. Having someone to help you both care and carry your child is crucial as you will need to rest for a few weeks after surgery.
If you think that now is the right time to achieve your post-pregnancy body goals, call (312) 695-3615 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kim to determine if the mommy makeover is right for you!