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Bounce Into Spring With A Mommy Makeover

Mommy_Makeover

Childbearing can take a significant toll on a woman’s body. Most women notice changes to their bodies right after pregnancy, and many wish to get their shape back to what it was before giving birth. A Mommy Makeover describes the process when women undergo several cosmetic procedures at once to restore their bodies after childbirth and child-rearing. A Mommy Makeover is a well-deserved gift to any mother.

The most common procedures grouped together for a Mommy Makeover are breast augmentation or breast lift, a tummy tuck, liposuction, buttock augmentation, botox, and vaginal rejuvenation.

A Mommy Makeover helps reverse some of the effects that childbearing and breastfeeding has on the body. However, it doesn’t replace a healthy diet or exercise program or constitutes a weight-loss solution.

Should You Consider A Mommy Makeover?

Mothers who have given birth and have breastfed multiple children are highly likely to be physically altered, even if they exercise and maintain a balanced diet. These changes are lasting and sometimes not able to be corrected with workouts or diets.

A great candidate for a Mommy Makeover will have realistic expectations, be at a stable weight, and be physically healthy. Some patient concerns might be extra tummy fat that doesn’t respond to exercise or diet, droopy or loose skin around the stomach, and lost volume in the breasts or sagging breasts.

A Mommy Makeover should only take place after a woman has decided not to have any more children. Those planning to have more children should wait, since pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding will alter the results of the procedure. The best time for a Mommy Makeover is at least four to six months after the birth of the last child.

Procedures

A Mommy Makeover combines several procedures tailored to address the needs of the patient. These will allow the patient to undergo liposuction, a tummy tuck, and a breast lift simultaneously. Your doctor will help you choose the correct procedures to ensure a youthful appearance, rejuvenated skin, and redefined body contours.

Many women also opt to have either a breast lift or breast augmentation with implants. In some cases, women choose both the breast lift and the implants. They can also rejuvenate and restore the tone of the vaginal region following childbearing. Stretch marks, a belly pouch, and loss of breast tissue and elasticity can also be addressed and corrected.

During a tummy tuck, the excess skin is removed, and the abdominal walls are joined back together as needed. After that, the remaining skin around the midsection is tightened, and most of the stretch marks can be removed as well. Liposuction is an excellent option for removing fatty deposits throughout the body where needed. This process is especially helpful for eliminating isolated areas of fat from the thighs, tummy, hips, and other trouble spots.

Benefits of a Mommy Makeover

There are many benefits of a Mommy Makeover. From a mental standpoint, most mothers feel frustrated, self-conscious, or even depressed from the long-lasting changes motherhood brings. This makeover can help restore a woman’s self-image and self-confidence by addressing her specific concerns.

Don’t forget about the face when thinking about these procedures. Enhancing the facial skin tone and texture, and making aging skin look and feel young once again helps the mom feel amazing. Another benefit is the reduction or elimination of stretch marks. Since pregnancy can cause the skin to stretch rapidly, stretch marks can appear no matter how much lotion is applied. They often remain even when the baby weight is lost.

The results of a Mommy Makeover won’t be drawn out over several months or years since everything can be done all at once. This is a quick way to help moms get back to their pre-baby wardrobe easier and faster.

Spring is the perfect time to choose a Mommy Makeover and showcase your newfound body confidence in the summer. Marvel Cosmetic Surgery offers a full range of procedures that can help. Contact us today or call 615-538-0399 to schedule your free consultation. Let the Marvel team design the perfect makeover for you!

How to Choose the Ideal Breast Implant Size

Breast Implant Size

Breast implant surgery is one of the most popular requests at Marvel Cosmetic Surgery. Many women use this procedure as a way to achieve a curvy silhouette or as part of reconstruction after double mastectomy. Fortunately, for anyone who is considering breast augmentation, there are many choices available to achieve the look you want. Our goal is to make this decision as easy as possible for you, so we put together a quick guide on how to choose the right breast implants.

Breast Implant Shape

Let’s first discuss the different shapes. Implants come in two shapes, round and teardrop, and each delivers very different results. It’s important to understand this when deciding which option is better for your figure. 

Round

Round is one of the most popular shapes, and these implants closely resemble a flat disc. The reason it’s so popular is that of its ability to achieve different projections (the distance from the chest wall in profile). This allows you to tailor the look to your figure a little more. Round implants are great for overall volume, filling out the top of the breast, and getting better cleavage. With this shape, you won’t have to worry about implant rotation, but some believe the result might look more artificial.

Teardrop

The second option is the teardrop, which closely mimics the shape of the natural breast. This option, though it holds less filler at the top, actually delivers more projection than the round, as the bulk of its volume is situated at the bottom of the implant. To reduce the risk of movement or rotation, the implants are texturized which means they can cost more. This is something to consider if the budget plays a factor in your final decision. However, if you want to go larger with less risk of looking “done,” the teardrop shape is for you.

Breast Implant Cup Size

Cup sizes will look different for each person because everyone’s shape and stature vary. It’s best when considering your desired cup to focus on overall look rather than the actual letter. For example, a leaner frame with a DD might be too big or not have enough breast tissue to accommodate a jump in scale. A larger framed woman, however, who wants the same DD might find that this cup size doesn’t yield the desired projection and might find going up to an E or G is more suitable.

The reality is, size is relative, and it’s best to discuss with your doctor what your visions are so they can help you achieve the best results. Many doctors like inspiration so when you book a consultation, bring in images (and we mean plural) to give them an idea of your desired shape. From there, they can recommend the best cup size for you.

Breast Implant Filler Options

With the advancement in breast augmentation procedure, there are many different implant fillers you can receive. All of them achieve great results and deciding between one and the other is personal preference. We’ve highlighted the most common choices.

Silicone

Silicone implants are an option for women who do not have a lot of soft tissue coverage, offering a more natural, softer feel that resembles natural breast tissue. While saline implants are filled post-implantation, silicone gel implants come pre-filled. The silicone gel in modern implants is a thick, semi-cohesive substance that has a consistency similar to that of gummy bear candy.

Saline

Saline breast implants are made from a silicone shell with saline fluid. Saline implants are inserted through small under your breast or pectoralis muscle. Once inserted, your doctor inflates the implant with sterile saline or salt water. What’s great about saline, is in the unlikely event of a rupture your body will harmlessly absorb the fluid. Because of its shape and the general consistency of saline, saline implants are sometimes described as feeling like water balloons and do not have the same feel of natural breasts.

Gummy

Gummy implants are the latest option for breast implants. Essentially, the implant is in the silicone family, but with a different take. Gummy implants have a silicone shell filled with silicone-gel and come in a “teardrop” shape. The gel itself is firmer than other options, so if this is important to you, these implants might be a good choice. The cross-linking provides more stability, and many wearers suggest they have the most natural appearance. Because of their firmness, they do require a slightly larger incision than other options. If you are considering implants as part of reconstructive surgery, the Gummy is ideal because the implant doesn’t need to fit around existing breast tissue.

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Are you ready to see what Dr. Jeffrey Marvel can do for you? Call 615-329-3900 or contact us to set up your initial consultation.