Mommy Makeover in Reading
Reclaim your curves after pregnancy & childbirth
Becoming a mother can be an incredibly fulfilling experience. Your body has been through a profound event, and even though you are happy to have brought your child into the world, you may now feel uncomfortable with the shape and tone of your breasts, tummy, and hips. For women in Reading, Lancaster, and surrounding cities, mommy makeover surgery at Berks Plastic Surgery can help you restore your body after childbirth and breastfeeding so that you once again feel comfortable and confident in your figure.
“Hands down the best plastic surgeon in the NJ/PA area…as soon as I met with Dr. Reedy, I knew for sure he was the one for me. I scheduled my surgery that same day! I got a full mommy makeover (tummy tuck, breast lift and augmentation, lipo) and I couldn’t be happier with my results! His work more than speaks for itself and I am so happy with my decision.”*
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Is a Mommy Makeover Right for Me?
The decision to have a cosmetic surgery procedure is incredibly personal—and it typically requires a lot of forethought and research. Perhaps the best resource for someone considering a procedure is the expert insight, advice, and recommendation of a board certified plastic surgeon. During a personalized consultation, your surgeon can help you explore your options and determine if a mommy makeover is the best solution for you.
Typically, those who benefit most from a mommy makeover experience some of the following:
- Feelings of self-consciousness over the look of your body, even if you’ve lost the pregnancy weight
- Decreased fullness or volume in the breasts, often leading to a “deflated” appearance
- Drooping breasts and/or downward pointing nipples
- Excess, sagging skin or persistent pockets of fat, particularly on the tummy
The best candidates are in general good health, at or near their ideal weight, and are done having children. Whether you’re a new mom or have had several pregnancies, our surgeons can help you understand your options. Mommy makeover procedures vary depending on what you would like to improve, but it will be important to create a custom plan and make arrangements for recovery.
Your Mommy Makeover at Berks Plastic Surgery
The beauty of a mommy makeover is that it is totally customized to your needs. A mommy makeover can include everything from non-surgical fat reduction to personalized skincare, though most mommy makeovers include the following three procedures:
Breast lift (with or without breast augmentation) to restore a youthful breast shape and position
A breast lift is one of the main components of a mommy makeover. By removing excess skin and repositioning the breasts and nipple areolar complex, a youthful and more shapely look can be restored to the breast. Women who would like to restore fullness as well as lift the breasts will likely benefit most from a breast lift with breast augmentation, where breast implants are placed at the same time to restore firmness and size to the breasts. You and your surgeon can discuss your goals and come up with a plan that provides the best results.
Tummy tuck to smooth out the abdomen for a flatter, more pleasing contour
Many mothers are familiar with the “pregnancy pouch,” the area of loose, sagging skin and excess fat on the lower abdomen that seems impossible to tone after childbirth. Tummy tuck surgery helps to repair the abdominal muscles and remove excess skin, leaving the midsection smoother, firmer, and flatter. Through artful incisions to reduce visible scarring, we can access the area to target key muscle groups for repair and then remove excess skin once complete.
Liposuction to eliminate stubborn bulges of fat
During a tummy tuck, liposuction may also be performed to eliminate persistent pockets of fat—a common concern among mothers. After pregnancy, women often notice that their bodies store fat differently, and that these areas are particularly difficult to tone. Liposuction can help slim these problem areas and restore more pleasing contours.
Our surgeons perform all procedures while the patient is under general anesthesia, administered by a qualified anesthesia provider. In most cases, post-operative support bandages will be used to ensure optimal results.
Reading Mommy Makeover Recovery
Recovery times vary depending on the types of procedures you choose to include in your mommy makeover. Whether you choose to have one or several of these procedures, it will be helpful to arrange for someone to stay with you for the first 24 hours. Within one to two weeks you will be able to get back to your normal routine but you should limit lifting, running or jogging, and other intense activity for at least six weeks.
If you live near Reading, Allentown, Harrisburg, or Lancaster, our board certified plastic surgeons at Berks Plastic Surgery can help you reclaim your body with a mommy makeover. Contact us for your complimentary consultation today to get started.