What Procedures are Involved in a Mommy Makeover?

Model Posing in Black Bikini on White BackgroundAs mothers, we love our children, but we aren’t always pleased with the way that pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding changes our bodies. These natural processes can leave women with excess fat they just can’t seem to lose, loose and sagging skin, sagging breasts that have lost their fullness as well as changes in their vaginal tissue if they had a vaginal birth.

In his Thousand Oaks plastic surgery practice, Dr. Costanzo meets many mothers who are interested in a Mommy Makeover, a series of cosmetic procedures designed to re-contour the body back to its pre-baby form. Dr. Costanzo performs Mommy Makeovers on many Thousand Oaks women who have had their last child, and have a birth control plan in place to ensure they will not be having any future pregnancies, as subsequent pregnancies can negatively impact Mommy Makeover results. Read on to learn more about the classic plastic surgery procedures that women can choose from to design their own, customized Mommy Makeover with Dr. Costanzo.

Smooth Out Your Belly With a Tummy Tuck

After pregnancy, some women have problems losing the excess weight they gained while pregnant, and have an enlarged abdomen. Other women can lose the weight but are still left with loose and sagging skin that won’t go back to its original shape. And, some women develop diastasis recti – or separated abdominal muscles – leaving them with a belly bump that may make them feel that they still look pregnant.

Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, is a popular Mommy Makeover procedure that can resolve all of these issues. When you get a tummy tuck with Thousand Oaks’ Dr. Costanzo, he will first retighten your abdominal muscles, if they are separated. Then, he’ll remove excess loose, sagging skin and remove fat from the sides, giving you the flatter stomach and more contoured waist you want.

Regain the Youthful Look of Your Breasts

After pregnancy and breastfeeding, many mothers are left with sagging, droopy breasts that look unrecognizable. A breast lift, which removes the excess sagging skin and restore breasts to a perkier position combined with a breast augmentation using silicone or saline implants, can restore your pre-pregnancy breasts and give you the confidence you need to wear certain clothing or a bathing suit. Dr. Costanzo finds that most of his Thousand Oaks patients choose this combination breast lift and breast augmentation in their Mommy Makeover plan to restore their breasts to their former appearance or even enhance them to a new look that they have always desired.

Re-contour Your Body with Liposuction

When you’re pregnant, you don’t just gain a baby bump. Pregnant women can gain weight throughout their bodies, including their flanks, thighs, and back. And this weight can be extremely difficult to lose post-baby. Liposuction of these problem areas can help to reshape your body to its former, pre-pregnancy state, allowing you to have the curves and contour you had before.

Learning More About Your Mommy Makeover Options

Just like no two children are alike, no two Mommy Makeover procedures are alike, either. In his Thousand Oaks practice, Dr. Costanzo works with each of his Mommy Makeover patients individually to understand their concerns and desires, examine their bodies and come up with a personalized treatment plan for them.

If you are in the Thousand Oaks area and considering a Mommy Makeover, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Costanzo to talk about your options by calling (805) 373-9919.