Becoming pregnant is a major commitment for a woman. This is true not only in terms of having to raise and care for the children but also the physical impact that a pregnancy has on your body. When your belly enlarges due to pregnancy, this causes the skin to become stretched. There is a similar situation when your breasts become temporarily enlarged during this time.

You may find that these attributes of pregnancy can leave you with a body that has been physically altered in a way that makes you feel less attractive. This can negatively affect your self-esteem, which can, in turn, negatively affect your relationships with others. Fortunately, there are plastic surgery procedures that can help to rejuvenate your body and leave you feeling more attractive than ever.

Dr. Mark Peters uses various cosmetic surgery procedures to perform what he refers to as a “mommy makeover.” These procedures include breast lifts, breast augmentations, tummy tucks and liposuction. Depending on your specific situation, one or more of these procedures can transport you to the aesthetic goals you have for your post-pregnancy body.


A breast lift is intended to address the sagging and loosening of skin that can occur when your breasts have enlarged due to pregnancy and then reduce back down in size. Essentially, the procedure rejuvenates the appearance of your breasts and realigns the location of the nipple relative to the fold at the bottom of the breast, which is called the inframammary fold. Depending on your particular situation, you may want a breast augmentation in addition to a breast lift.

A breast augmentation entails the enlargement and shape enhancement of your breasts through the placement of silicone or saline implants. There are a number of options when it comes to this procedure, and Dr. Peters can go over them with you and help you arrive at the one that best suits your goals.


Your abdominal area is probably the one place that takes an even bigger physical hit from a pregnancy than your breasts. During the months that your pregnancy is showing to the world, your abdominal skin is stretching out to a degree that is hard for it to fully snap back from afterward. This means you can expect to have loose, excess skin and a loss of muscle tone as well.

If you find yourself in the above situation, you may find a tummy tuck is an excellent way to return your abdominal area to a far more desirable aesthetic. This procedure will remove excess skin and tighten your abdominal muscles, which typically results in a smooth waistline and a rejuvenated appearance.

Ensuring optimal appearance from a tummy tuck may entail combining this procedure with liposuction. Tightening the skin and muscles is one thing, but this additional procedure will also remove any excess fat under the skin enabling the procedure to yield the best possible results.


The office of Dr. Mark Peters is conveniently located in Houma, which is just outside New Orleans. The plastic surgery services our practice offers will enable you to look and feel your best. If you’re thinking that a “mommy makeover” may be something you are interested in, please contact our office. During a consultation, Dr. Peters will lay out for you what his cosmetic surgery skill can do to restore a positive self-image and all the benefits that will have in your everyday life.

Find out how a “Mommy Makeover” can help you achieve your goals. To learn more, please schedule a consultation by calling board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Peters at (985) 227-4325 or by filling out our online contact form.

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