Being a mother is an incredible part of life for many women. However, becoming a mom can be a challenge when it comes to your body. Pregnancy and childbirth take a toll on woman's body and in many cases, no amount of exercise and healthy dieting can return your body to its pre-pregnancy shape. The two areas of the body most affected by the changes of pregnancy are the stomach and the breasts. Many women look for solutions to improve these two areas in one procedure. This is how the 'Mommy Makeover' procedure was born.
A 'Mommy Makeover' typically involves liposuction, a tummy tuck and a breast augmentation, with or without a breast lift. Each woman is different and so each procedure is tailored to the needs and desires of the individual woman and her body.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty involves removing excess skin and fat from the stomach area and tightening the stomach muscles which can become loose or even separated. This separation of the abdominal muscles is known as Diastasis recti and must be corrected with surgery. Not only will repairing and tightening the stomach muscles improve the figure, it will also strengthen the core, making exercise more effective.
A breast augmentation is also performed during a 'Mommy Makeover' and this can include a breast lift if one is desired. Breast augmentation improves the size and shape of the breasts which are often changed drastically due to the rapid increase in size experienced during pregnancy and nursing.
For more information on the Mommy Makeover procedure or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Peterson, call us today at 785-783-4583 or click here to schedule one online.