Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery

Michael R. Whetstone, M.D. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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When to Consider a Mommy Makeover

Giving birth to a child is a miracle many women dream of experiencing their whole lives. Yet many women are troubled by the changes their bodies go through after pregnancy. A Mommy Makeover might be in order for mothers who want to look and feel their best.

During pregnancy, a woman’s body changes shape to meet the needs of her child. Her abdomen and breasts expand to make room for the child and the milk the baby will need once he or she is born.

Many women are frustrated when, despite good diet and exercise, they have excess skin in some areas of their bodies after pregnancy. They may have even gotten down to their pre-baby weight but find their body sags in ways it did not before.

A Mommy Makeover refers to surgical procedures women can use to contour their bodies. These may include an abdominoplasty (also known as a tummy tuck), liposuction, and either a breast lift, breast reduction, or breast augmentation. These procedures eliminate the excess skin and fat women find unattractive and get them into the shape they desire.

To ensure you have a long-lasting result, you should be at your goal weight for at least six months and have stopped breast-feeding for six months.

Contact Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery for a Mommy Makeover

Dr. Whetstone is an expert plastic surgeon whose incredible talents have helped women look the way they feel. Motherhood comes with many hardships, but excess skin should not be one of them.