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Can a Mommy Makeover Turn Back the Clock?

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Do you remember the you before you had kids? Back before you ever referred to your stomach as your “belly?” Even before your bra came with extra clips and hooks to accommodate someone else’s feeding schedule? It may be a bit foggy (let’s not even get started on all those sleepless nights), but try to remember how you felt about your body before any of the changes that come with having a baby.

The bad news is, you can’t do anything about the lost sleep. But here’s the good news: you can feel and look like yourself again! Becoming a mother forever changes a woman. But that doesn’t mean she can’t get back to the shape she once had!

For many women in Lubbock who have struggled to get back to their youthful look, the mommy makeover has been a great way to achieve the results they want. It’s a fairly new term used to describe a combination of procedures that address appearance issues common to women who’ve had children. Most often, it includes:

  • Tummy tuck
  • Breast lift, augmentation, or reduction
  • Liposuction

Sometimes you need more than diet and exercise to reverse the effects of pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. The tummy tuck gets rid of loose skin that won’t disappear even after you reach your pre-pregnancy weight. With breast procedures, women can have a young-looking bust again. Liposuction will target those troublesome fat pocket areas that have developed over time. Maybe the makeover won’t turn back the clock entirely, but it sure can help bring back the look and confidence you once had.

The mommy makeover might sound quick and easy, but when you combine surgeries, it means you’ll need to plan for a longer recovery. It is recommended that you wait until you are finished having children before you have a combination of procedures done for longer lasting results. Dr. Jane Rowley is the Lubbock-trusted plastic surgeon who will help you decide what options would benefit you most. Call today to schedule your consultation and get back to feeling like your best self again!

LIPOSUCTION: WHAT TO EXPECT

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The struggle to rid the body of excess fat in specific areas is a common problem for many people. Sometimes, even diet and exercise just don’t give us the results we want. Liposuction can help you by targeting those trouble spots to achieve the look and feel you desire. Lubbock locals who are considering this procedure can expect a smooth and comfortable process under the care of Dr. Jane Rowley.

Before the Big Day

You and your doctor will consult about the exact areas that will respond best to liposuction, and you will probably end up with (temporary) markings on your body to designate where you will be treated. Be ready to smile for the camera so you’ll have the all-important before and after photos!

The Procedure Itself

Keep in mind that individual experiences will vary depending on how much fat needs to be removed. Typically, either a local or general anesthesia will be administered. The doctor will insert a tiny tube called a cannula into the skin and inject a sterile fluid. Next, the fat will be suctioned out, and your vitals and comfort level will be monitored. Your body will take on a lot of fluid at this time so do expect to allow time for it to completely drain.

Road to Recovery

While the procedure itself is generally painless, you may experience some discomfort as you would with any other surgery. But rest assured, it’s all part of the healing process, and you shouldn’t miss more than a few days of the everyday routine. More rigorous activities, such as working out, will likely have to wait a few weeks to be reintroduced. A compression garment is usually worn to help achieve the desired contour and to help swelling go down.

The End Results

You will be able to see immediate results after your procedure; however, complete results could take several months as your body gradually heals. Maintaining a healthy weight and continuing to take care of yourself will optimize your outcome.

Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jane Rowley understands the needs of her patients and is always willing to explain and answer any questions they may have. With over 20 years of experience providing plastic surgery in Lubbock, she is committed to helping you achieve the look and feel you deserve. Call today to schedule a no-obligation consultation and learn more.

REASONS LUBBOCK WOMEN GET BREAST REDUCTIONS

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We see options to “super-size” almost everything today. But sometimes bigger isn’t better. Women with larger breasts can tell you all about the discomforts larger breasts add to their lives. Breast reduction plastic surgery offers these women a way to alleviate pain, enjoy more activities in life, and have a greater sense of satisfaction with their physical appearance. If any of these problems sound too close to home, you might also benefit from a breast reduction.

Chronic Neck and Back Pain

Larger breasts pull on a woman’s shoulders and throw her entire body off balance. When our shoulders are always slumped, and we carry extra weight, our backs will feel a chronic soreness and fatigue. Over many years of this burden, that soreness can turn into lower back, shoulder, and neck pain.

Sleep and Breathing Problems

When you breathe, your lungs and diaphragm push outward as you draw air in. The extra weight of larger breasts can make breathing more difficult especially when sleeping. Deep breaths and well-rested sleep are key elements to a person’s overall health. Lubbock women who have breast reduction surgery feel a literal weight lifted from their chest and can experience better sleep.

Ability to Participate in Physical Activity

Hollywood can poke fun at a woman with a full bust running down the street. The reality of having larger breasts is that a woman has a difficult time with active exercise. We are told how beneficial exercise is to our health. When your breasts get in the way of moving effectively, you feel less inclined to make that exercise effort.

The End Result— Satisfaction with Your Body

Breast reduction candidates are the patients with the biggest smiles. Women who have endured the burden of larger breasts love the feeling of that heaviness being lifted from them after surgery. Dr. Jane Rowley is the leading Lubbock plastic surgeon who listens to her patients and helps them achieve their realistic cosmetic dreams. Find out more about breast reductions and other plastic surgery procedures in a no-obligation consultation today. You know you are in good hands at Rowley Plastic Surgery.