Every woman wants to get her body back after having children, but diet and exercise can do only so much to transform your body after having a baby (especially after having more than one baby!).
Even if you were in great shape before your pregnancy, you may be left with some loose skin and stubborn body fat after the pregnancy pounds come off. Many women in Nashville Tennessee have had great results getting rid of loose skin, removing extra fat, and tightening their abdominal muscles with a mommy makeover from Dr. Alton Ingram.
A mommy makeover means different things to different women. Sometimes all you want is to regain the breast fullness you had while you were pregnant, and a breast augmentation with breast implants is all that you need. Sometimes, especially after having had more than one baby, you may have extra skin and wrinkles in your abdomen, along with a distasis recti (pulling apart of your abdominal muscles), and you may need a full abdominoplasty or tummy tuck to make things look the way you want. Sometimes you may want a breast lift or mastopexy to put things back where they used to be!
At Ingram Cosmetic Surgery, we customize every patient’s mommy makeover to help every patient regain her beautiful figure. Here are the five most common signs that may mean you are ready for a mommy makeover:
#1: Do you have loose skin around your abdomen or a noticeable stomach “pooch”?
One of the most common ways that pregnancy can “destroy” your tummy is the loose skin that accumulates around the abdomen after you lose some or all of your pregnancy weight, resulting in a protruding stomach or belly pooch. If you are self-conscious about this part of your body, a tummy tuck may be the right operation for you. Abdominoplasty is the most common mommy makeover procedure that we perform, and our patients love their results!
#2: Do you have sagging or drooping breasts?
This is one of the most common complaints women have after having babies, especially after multiple pregnancies or after breastfeeding. You can restore the fullness you loved during pregnancy and get rid of breast droopiness with a breast lift, breast implants, or a combination of the two procedures.
#3: Do you have pulled-apart or torn abdominal muscles from pregnancy?
If your abdominal muscles were stretched and torn during pregnancy, we will “plicate” or pull together your abdominal muscles during your tummy tuck surgery, to restore your abdominal wall. You may even have a little hernia near your belly button – an “umbilical hernia” – which Dr. Alton Ingram can fix for you during your abdominoplasty.
#4: Do you have excessive stretch marks and stubborn fat around your waist?
Many women develop unsightly stretch marks around their flanks and lower abdomen. We can remove this damaged skin with tummy tuck surgery. An abdominoplasty usually removes all of the skin below your belly button, and that’s usually where the stretch marks are the worst!
#5: Do you feel like you’ve lost your feminine curves?
Even if you don’t have stretch marks and have gotten back to your pre-pregnancy weight, you may feel like you’ve lost your pre-pregnancy figure because of localized fat collections – where did they even come from? If your skin is in good shape but you have a few nagging spots where the fat just won’t go away, Dr. Alton Ingram can help you out with liposuction and skin tightening surgery to reshape and sculpt your body.
Do you think you may be ready for cosmetic surgery after the baby? Schedule your mommy makeover consultation at Ingram Cosmetic Surgery in Nashville today.