After giving birth to one or a few children, you might find that it gets harder to hide your post-pregnancy belly under your clothes or fit your breasts into your old bras. At Allure Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Percy Lo, MD, performs custom St. Petersburg mommy makeover surgeries to address all of the motherhood-related changes to your body. To consult with Dr. Lo about this type of body sculpting procedure, call us today.
A mommy makeover in St. Petersburg isn’t just a single surgery. It’s a set of procedures that you and Dr. Lo hand-select to reform your whole physique after the bodily changes that come with having children. Instead of doing each procedure individually and meeting your goals one at a time, a mommy makeover is completed in just one setting. This makes it more cost-effective and reduces the time that you spend recovering. After your surgery, you won’t have the exact body you had before having children. However, you can have a slimmer stomach, firmer breasts, and more confidence in the way your body looks.
Dr. Lo helps you customize your plan for your mommy makeover procedure in St. Petersburg by helping you identify the parts of your body that changed the most. You may include two or more of these procedures in your surgery: breast lift or augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding affect your breasts. They might sag and lose some of their volume once the process is over. Breast lift surgery elevates your breasts closer to their former position, while breast augmentation improves their size or shape.
During a tummy tuck, Dr. Lo removes some of the excess skin and tissue from your abdomen. He also repairs and tightens your abdominal muscles that stretched and tore during pregnancy.
Pregnancy can cause your body to develop pockets of fat where you didn’t have them before. If that isn’t enough, these pockets can be especially hard to lose without help. During liposuction, Dr. Lo removes fat cells from certain areas of your body using a specialized vacuum device.
Much like other surgeries, mommy makeovers require you to take some time away from work and other taxing responsibilities as you recover. Immediately after the surgery, you’ll need a ride home from someone else. You’ll also need around-the-clock help from someone else for the first 24-48 hours. It normally takes about two weeks to recover to the point of going back to your normal daily activities. However, you should continue to avoid strenuous exercise for four additional weeks, or six weeks total.
You may love being a mother, but there’s no shame in not loving your new motherly body. For an expert St. Petersburg mommy makeover by Dr. Lo, contact Allure Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery today.