Mommy Makeover in Plano, TX
If you’re looking for a mommy makeover in Plano, Frisco, or the greater Dallas metro area, visit Dr. Wilcox at the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas. As a highly skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, he can help you make your aesthetic goals a reality!
After pregnancy, permanent changes such as stretch marks and excess abdominal skin and fat may be present. The breasts also tend to droop and lose volume. A “Mommy Makeover” is a combination of body contouring procedures; typically including breast augmentation, breast lift surgery, liposuction and/or tummy tuck surgery. The mommy makeover remains a highly sought-after cosmetic surgical solution because it can effectively reverse the unwanted physical effects of childbearing.
Candidates for a mommy makeover are women who are not breastfeeding and are at least six months post-childbirth. For lasting results, a tummy tuck should be performed after childbearing is finished, since benefits may be lost with succeeding pregnancies. The best results are attained by patients who are close to their ideal body weight.
Being open and providing all medical history is a crucial part of the mommy makeover process. Because every woman’s goals are unique, it is important to explain needs and desires and to listen to the physician to fully develop realistic expectations.
After consulting with Dr. Wilcox, and the decision has been made to move forward with your “Mommy Makeover” surgery, there are a few key points that will need to be discussed and implemented as outlined during your consultation.
With the use of saline or silicone gel implants, a breast augmentation can restore volume and shape to deflated breasts. If sagging or drooping is present, then a breast lift can elevate and reposition the breasts. More than one breast enhancement procedure may be performed at once if more than one problem needs to be corrected. Many patients desire both an augmentation and a lift for greater fullness and firmness.
There is a chance a woman’s abdominal tissues will return to their pre-pregnancy state, but usually this is not the case. Most women who have given birth end up having loose, sagging skin, stretch marks and/or bulging lower abdominal muscles. Tummy tuck surgery is designed to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen, as well as strengthen the muscles of the abdominal wall. This procedure will help narrow the waistline and reduce the appearance of stretch marks because the skin is tightened.
Commonly performed in conjunction with breast enhancements and tummy tucks, liposuction can remove stubborn fat deposits that are gained during pregnancy. By having fat eliminated from around the hips and abdominal area, you may anticipate a flatter stomach and better-contoured body.
Deciding whether to have multiple procedures done at one time or individual procedures over a length of time depends on what the individual wants.
Some general guidelines to follow after surgery:
- Start walking a day after surgery.
- You may shower after dressings have been removed.
- Plan on being away from work and from your usual activities for two to three weeks.
Myths: Reclaiming Your Pre-Pregnancy Figure
Myth # 1: Diet and exercise alone will restore your abdomen to its pre-pregnancy condition.
For most women, this isn’t the case. During pregnancy, skin and abdominal muscles can become permanently stretched. No amount of dieting and exercise – not even the most rigorous exercise regimen – can tighten excess skin and repair over-stretched muscles. A tummy tuck corrects these problems by tightening the muscles and removing excess abdominal skin.
Myth #2: Skin care products will eliminate stretch marks.
There’s no magic potion that gets rid of stretch marks. If there were, everyone would know about it. It wouldn’t be a secret – there would be a line down the street to get some! The only way to remove stretch marks is to remove the skin that contains them. When excess skin is removed during a tummy tuck, the stretch marks are removed as well.
Myth #3: Special exercises will lift sagging breasts and make them perky again.
Pregnancy and aging can cause breasts to lose volume and sag. No amount or type of exercise will elevate drooping breasts to their pre-pregnancy location and restore their shape and volume. A breast lift, often combined with a breast augmentation, restores breast elevation, shape, and volume.
Myth #4: Getting back to your pre-pregnancy weight will eliminate those stubborn areas of fat in your mid-section that developed during pregnancy.
Many women get back to their pre-pregnancy weight only to find that their weight has been redistributed. Diet- and exercise-resistant areas of fat can develop that won’t go away even with the most rigorous exercise regimen. Liposuction shapes and contours the body by reducing fat in treated areas.
What is the Cost of a Mommy Makeover in Plano?
The price of a mommy makeover varies for each person. The cost depends on the extent of surgeries necessary to achieve your individual appearance goal. The Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas accepts CareCredit as a financing option.
Dr. Wilcox, a Plano mommy makeover surgeon, is experienced in these cosmetic procedures, which can restore your pre-pregnancy figure. He will determine which procedures are best in providing the patient with the most optimal reshaping results. Many patients from Plano, Frisco, and Dallas as well as all over North America come to the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas for a Mommy Makeover procedure.
We offer the highest level of patient care available by customizing each treatment plan for the patient’s unique needs and concerns, and Dr. Wilcox’s record of success speaks for itself. Our clients love their new aesthetics, self-confidence, and outlook on life!