Women who have given birth may choose to reclaim their pre-baby bodies through a mommy makeover in Tulsa. At Tulsa Surgical Arts, a mommy makeover is not just one cosmetic surgery, but rather a package of combined procedures women have for fine-tuning their bodies after going through pregnancy, child birth and breast feeding. By choosing a mommy makeover, a new mother is able to improve the look of her body.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
Tulsa moms can visit cosmetic surgeon Drs. Cuzalina and Koehler to undergo a variety of cosmetic procedures. When combined, they are known as a mommy makeover package, and typically include the following:
Removes loose skin from the abdomen, tightens the stretched abdominal muscles.
Restores breast volume with saline or silicone implants, while breast lift elevates the breast position.
A procedure to slim down specific body areas.
During a consultation, you can discuss your cosmetic concerns and the doctors can make recommendations for correction. Patients should be advised that mommy makeovers often do not take place until up to a year after the patient has given birth. Patients should also not plan on having any more children, as future pregnancy can have a negative effect on any correction from the mommy makeover.
What can I do about fat that does not respond to diet and exercise?
Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures designed for the permanent removal of fatty tissue. It is an elective operation in which the cosmetic surgeon removes undesirable, subcutaneous fat in isolated areas. These areas include the hips, thighs, abdomen, knees, ankles, face and neck. The fat is suctioned out with a thin tube called a cannula, which your cosmetic surgeon inserts through a small incision.
How can I correct loose skin on my abdomen?
The tummy tuck is cosmetic surgery designed to remove excess skin from the abdomen and, at the same time, tighten the abdominal muscles. It is indicated for patients with lax abdominal skin that results in bulging due to abnormal stretching of the muscles and skin, common after pregnancy.
Unlike liposuction surgery, which just removes fat, this operation involves removal of skin and fat, with tightening of the abdominal muscles. For this reason, it is more extensive than liposuction. The actual extent of surgery will depend on the amount of excess skin and the laxity of the abdominal muscles.
What options do I have to lift sagging breasts or restore breast volume?
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to enhance the body contour of a woman unhappy with her breast size. It is often used to correct volume loss after pregnancy.
Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, restores a more youthful appearance to a woman's breasts. This procedure can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple, if the patient desires.
A breast lift does not increase the fullness of the upper portion of the breast; it simply allows removal of sagging breast tissue and repositioning of the nipple. For this reason, breast lifts are commonly performed in conjunction with breast augmentation to increase the fullness and improve the shape of the breasts.
What is recovery like after a mommy makeover?
As you heal from any cosmetic surgery, you should expect to limit your movement and activity for about two weeks. As you heal, you will experience some swelling, but this should dissipate within two weeks. Your cosmetic surgeon may prescribe medication to help you manage discomfort.
When you have fully healed from your mommy makeover, however, you should have regained much of your pre-baby physique and feel more comfortable showing off your slimmer silhouette.
To learn more about your options for a mommy makeover in Tulsa, please contact Tulsa Surgical Arts. You can call our practice today to set up your consultation at 918-392-7900.