After having a baby, women often find that their body is not quite the same as it used to be – the stomach may appear stretched with excess skin in the lower abdomen, and the breasts may sag and lack firmness. Although diet and exercise can aid in losing the weight gained during pregnancy, excess skin with lost elasticity and severely separated abdominal muscles are unable to be restored through natural means.
At Dr. Calabria’s practice, patients often choose to undergo Mommy Makeover Surgery to regain their pre-baby body. Mommy Makeover Surgery is a combination of breast and body procedures designed to help women regain a more slim and youthful appearance. The most common of these procedures are tummy tuck surgery, liposuction, and breast lift surgery (with or without augmentation). During your initial consultation with Dr. Calabria, he will help you determine the most appropriate procedures for your specific needs.
Dr. Calabria can provide patients with a flatter tummy by tightening the abdominal muscles and removing excess skin during tummy tuck surgery, as well as remove any stubborn, excess fat deposits via liposuction. He is also able to help patients regain a more youthful bust by lifting and removing excess skin with breast lift surgery. In some patients, a breast augmentation may also be performed to restore lost volume to the breasts.
Most patients undergo all procedures during one visit in order to minimize recovery time. When all Mommy Makeover Surgery procedures are performed at once, you may anticipate a five to six hour surgery time. After surgery, you will be advised on the proper post-surgery care, as well as given specific instructions on your limitations for exercise and other strenuous activities during the recovery period.
To learn more regarding your options with a Mommy Makeover, please contact Dr. Calabria’s office to schedule your consultation. Call us at (310) 777-0069 or fill out our online contact form today.