Keep the Kids, Lose the Saggy Skin

pregnant-woman-SmallHaving a baby is one of the happiest and most exciting times in a woman’s life. But, unfortunately, it is also the most traumatic time for her body. The changes that pregnancy has wrought can make some moms continually depressed by their different-looking bodies. But a Mommy Makeover with Dr. Lavey can give you back that body you had before your child.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

During pregnancy, skin is stretched as weight is gained and then sags when the weight is lost. This can contribute to sagging, droopy skin, and excess fat. Because of the duration of the stretched skin, sometimes the skin loses its elasticity and can’t return to its former degree of tautness. This sagging not only happens in the tummy area, but also the breasts because they also grew for breastfeeding.

A Mommy Makeover can change the shape of the tummy and breasts — the two areas affected the most by pregnancy and breastfeeding. A Mommy Makeover with Dr. Lavey combines two and sometimes more procedures into one makeover.

The abdomen can be lifted with a tummy tuck. Liposuction can be performed to remove pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. By doing this you can achieve a flat stomach, as well as a slimmer waist and hips.

The second target area of the procedure are the breasts. A breast lift removes excess saggy skin and can be combined with implants to keep breasts looking young and perky. This is especially helpful after breastfeeding when skin has been stretched and pulled down.

How Soon?

Although you may be tempted to have the procedures performed right away after pregnancy, it’s best to wait at least a year. If you’re breastfeeding, wait until you are completely finished. And, of course, if you’re planning on getting pregnant again, your Mommy Makeover should wait until after that next child is born.

You may not have a Delorean to go back in time, but you can, in effect, with a Mommy Makeover. Call Dr. Lavey to schedule a consultation today, 925-820-3633.

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