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Mommy Makeover: Putting the “Hot” Back in Momma!

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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.


Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation

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.


Tummy Tuck and Liposuction

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.


Restore Confidence in Your Appearance

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.

Mommy Makeovers – Can you really get your body back?

Having children can bring tremendous joy to any mother’s life along with all the responsibilities. You have undoubtedly become used to putting the needs of your kids ahead of yours as you try to make the best life possible for them. While this is admirable, you should allow yourself to focus a little bit on your needs and happiness as well.

The process of pregnancy can transform your body, and it typically does so in ways that make you shy away from the mirror. You have tried diet and exercise, but you can’t seem to get anywhere near the shape you were in before you became pregnant. You may want to consider another option.


Think About Getting a Mommy Makeover

This type of makeover is basically a name given to one or more cosmetic surgery procedures that have the goal of restoring your body to its pre-pregnancy glory. Pregnancy stretches the skin of the breasts as well as the skin and muscles of the abdomen. This can play havoc with your appearance after your pregnancy as the skin is frequently not elastic enough to snap back to where it was previously. This can cause excess skin that may even be abundant enough to result in folds of skin.


The Procedures That May Be Involved

One big cosmetic procedure that is a favorite after pregnancy is a tummy tuck as this both tightens the skin around the abdominal area and helps with muscle tone there. This is sometimes done in conjunction with liposuction, which actually removes excess fat under this skin. This potent combination can restore you to the body you may be missing every time you pass by a mirror.

Breast enhancement is another common plastic surgery option for women who have had children. You may notice that your breasts are sagging compared to how they were. A breast lift can bring them back up to where you’d like them to be. Additionally, you may opt for breast augmentation at this time if their size has ever been a concern for you.

Fat transfer is another procedure that you may benefit from. Basically, this takes fat from a place on your body where you don’t need it and puts it someplace where it might do some good. You can put those “love handles” to good use by removing the fat from them and perhaps using it for a butt augmentation if you’ve ever dreamed of having a figure similar that of Jennifer Lopez or Kim Kardashian.


Restore Your Confidence With a New You!

If you live near New Orleans, and believe you might be interested in a mommy makeover, you are in luck. The office of Dr. Mark Peters is located in Houma. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has done over 10,000 procedures for satisfied clients. Our office does cosmetic surgery consultations on a regular basis. We can schedule one for you, so Dr. Peters can assess your situation, and see exactly what procedures you need to have your mommy makeover transform your body into the one you had before pregnancy or perhaps even better! As a mother, you spent a tremendous amount of time worrying about everyone else in the family, so allow yourself this one indulgence that will also benefit your family through your new-found confidence and happiness.


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