Pregnancy can dramatically alter a woman’s body, causing weight gain, stretch marks and loose and sagging skin and breasts. One of the lesser talked about side effects of pregnancy, though, is diastasis recti, or separated abdominal muscles. Diastasis recti occurs when there is a separation between the left and right side of your abdominal muscles, creating a “pooch” that makes some postpartum women feel as if they still look pregnant.
There is hope, though. When you get a Mommy Makeover, particularly one with a tummy tuck, Thousand Oaks plastic surgeon Dr. Costanzo can repair your separated abdominal muscles. He will correct the muscle separation which could lead to something more serious like a hernia, and also provide you with a smoother, flatter stomach that will make you feel more confident and feel more like your pre-pregnancy self.
But what other benefits can a Mommy Makeover provide? Read on to learn how a Mommy Makeover by Thousand Oaks plastic surgeon Dr. Costanzo can correct not only diastasis recti but also some other postpartum issues.
A Mommy Makeover Can Give You a Flatter Tummy
Some women who have a “pooch” after pregnancy do because of diastasis recti, which is easily fixed during a tummy tuck. But others have unwanted weight gain in their bellies that they just can’t seem to get rid of, or if they have lost the weight, still have loose and sagging skin that makes them feel unattractive, especially in tighter clothing or a bikini. A tummy tuck, which is a standard procedure in a Mommy Makeover, can correct all of these issues, providing you with the contour you had before you had your children.
A Mommy Makeover Can Help You Reclaim Your Breasts
Some women feel as if their breasts just aren’t the same after pregnancy, especially if they breastfeed. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can leave breasts deflated and sagging. During a Mommy Makeover, a breast lift can help remove excess skin and make breasts perkier, and a breast augmentation can add volume that was lost to pregnancy and breastfeeding.
A Mommy Makeover Can Help You Lose Weight In Your Problem Areas
Most pregnant women don’t just gain weight in the bellies and breasts, but throughout their bodies. After having their children, many Thousand Oaks women find this extra weight hard to lose. Liposuction, which is a common procedure in a Mommy Makeover, can help you remove unwanted fat deposits in your problem areas, including your flanks, abdomen, thighs and back.
Customizing Your Mommy Makeover
While there are a variety of plastic surgery procedures that Dr. Costanzo can perform during a Mommy Makeover, no two Mommy Makeovers are exactly alike. This is why he encourages potential Mommy Makeover patients to meet his in Thousand Oaks offices for a free Mommy Makeover consultation. During this consultation, Dr. Costanzo will listen to your concerns and desires, perform a full examination of your problem areas and come up with an individualized treatment plan.
To learn more about how you and Dr. Costanzo can come up with a personalized Mommy Makeover plan, call his Thousand Oaks office today at (805) 373-9919.