Liposuction as Part of a Mommy Makeover

Motherhood can be quite overwhelming. It comes with a lot of sudden changes to the life you had been leading up until the birth of your child, including new responsibilities. Carrying a child and delivering a new life into the world is something incredibly beautiful and moving, but it comes with its share of difficulties.

One of the most immediate changes that happen when a woman becomes a mother is the shocking weight gain. Out of nowhere, you seem to be gaining pounds, and your abdomen and thighs seem to get bigger every day. Every little calorie seems to accumulate somewhere or other in your body.

Gaining excess fat is natural, but it can make it extremely frustrating to look in the mirror. Wanting to look young and thin like old days can bring down your confidence and greatly affect your self-esteem.

There are a number of things you can do to remedy the situation, a healthy lifestyle being at the top of the list. Exercise and diet take time to show results, and you may not be ready to wait all that long to see changes in your body. Also, being a mother means you don’t really have time in your busy schedule to fit in visits to the gym and eating right.

Fear not – when it comes to addressing the numerous body changes that come along with childbirth, there is an effective solution. You can bring your body back to its former look with the help of the Mommy Makeover, a combination of surgical rejuvenation and enhancement procedures. One of the procedures that you can include in this package is liposuction.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic body-reshaping procedure in which surgeons remove excess fat from specific areas of your body. Liposuction removes fat from regions that have been affected by pregnancy and childbirth, including the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and breasts. As the fat is removed, the region is resculpted, giving the body more desirable proportions.

During the liposuction portion of the Mommy Makeover, a cannula is inserted in between the skin and muscle of the treatment area. The cannula is used to dislodge stubborn fat cells, and then a suction pump is used to suction out the excess fat through the cannula.

Post-Operative Care

The course of care required during your recovery will depend on the amount of fat that has been removed and the exact procedures performed during your Mommy Makeover. Refrain from physical exertion and lifting weights until you have recovered completely. Once your healing is complete, you will be able to enjoy the benefits of your procedures. The results of liposuction will remain intact only if you follow a healthy lifestyle.

The Consultation

During your Mommy Makeover consultation, you will be able to customize your Mommy Makeover with procedures like liposuction, breast augmentation, and abdominoplasty. Your surgeon will ask for a detailed medical history to avoid any complications during the course of the surgery. You will be asked to refrain from smoking or taking painkillers such as ibuprofen or aspirin, as they are blood thinners and can cause increased bleeding.

You can discuss your expectations with your doctor so that they can customize their technique and decide how best to carry out the procedure. Remember that the end results may slightly differ from what you expected, so it is best to be realistic regarding expectations.

To make an appointment for your Mommy Makeover consultation with experienced surgeon Dr. Mitchell D. Kaye, contact our office today.