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After several pregnancies, a woman may have a flabby abdomen and drooping breasts. For many women, a mommy makeover is the best way to solve their body issues in one day rather than having multiple surgeries over several months or years. Today, plastic surgeons offer a complete mommy makeover package that is customized to suit the needs of a particular woman’s body changes after her pregnancies are completed. You will want to reduce the size of your abdomen, lift your breasts and have fat removed, but you may also request other procedures that will improve your body’s appearance.

A plastic surgeon will perform a complete medical history, and you may also need a mental evaluation before the surgery begins. It is important to think about your recovery plans from the mommy makeover surgery so that your children are cared for each day. You can’t lift heavy objects or perform strenuous activities for several days or weeks, so you should make sure that you understand the requirements for your recovery after the surgery is over. We have different procedures that can be used in conjunction with one another to restore your pre-baby body.

What is an Abdominoplasty?

A tummy tuck or an abdominoplasty is the procedure designed for repairing the stretched skin on your abdominal zone. In some cases, you will require liposuction to remove fatty deposits that are located in the abdominal zone. Your excess surface skin is often removed so that the remaining skin is tightened to give you a firmer tummy. You will require stitches for this type of surgery, and you will also wear an elastic band or girdle during the recovery from the surgery.

Types of Plastic Surgery for the Breasts

During pregnancy, your breasts will also change due to the increase in weight. After pregnancies, some women having drooping or smaller breasts that they want to repair. Most of our clients request a breast lift, which can be done with or without implants. If you opt for implants, we offer saline, gel-filled (silicone), and Gummy Bear implants. Each has pros and cons associated with it, and our educated staff can help you determine which is right for you. We can also perform a breast reduction during this procedure if you choose.

Interested in learning more about the mommy makeover procedure at Southwest Michigan Plastic and Hand Surgery? Speak with our staff at our offices in Portage and Battle Creek, MI to learn more. Contact us today to schedule your personalized consultation!


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