Pregnancy and childbirth are beautiful experiences that can deeply enrich someone’s life. However, the effects on a woman’s body are huge. For women in the Bay Area who want to feel great about their bodies even after having a baby, a mommy makeover at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery is a simple solution. It typically includes a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast enhancement. Here are some details about this popular procedure.

Tummy Tuck
A mommy makeover typically includes a tummy tuck. Although the uterus returns to its normal size at about six weeks postpartum, the skin, muscles, and flesh in the stomach area may stay stretched out and misshapen. No amount of exercise or dieting will restore the pre-pregnancy look of this part of the body. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is the solution to this problem. It’s a simple way to restore the appearance of a healthy abdominal area.

Breast Enhancement
Hormones in pregnancy typically make breasts swell as much as one or two cup sizes. After childbirth, lactation can also affect the size of breasts. When a woman finishes lactating, the size may decrease rapidly, leaving the breasts looking saggy, and the areola can appear misshapen. This effect is called post-partum breast involution. Enhancement can fix this problem by reducing excess skin, restoring the pre-pregnancy appearance of the areola and leaving the breasts with an overall fuller look.

Liposuction
Liposuction is a simple way to eliminate excess fat and contour the body. It is healthy and natural to gain weight during pregnancy. When those extra pounds do not go away afterwards, this procedure is a good option. As long as you keep your weight stable, the results will be long term. A mommy makeover commonly includes liposuction around the stomach and hip areas. Keep a stable weight and the result is long lasting

If you think a mommy makeover might benefit your body, we would like to guide you through the process. Feel free to call the friendly, knowledgeable professionals at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery with questions or to schedule a consultation. Our number is (925) 272-4855.