When we are young and anticipate the joys of motherhood, we can underestimate the toll that pregnancy, the demands of child rearing, and time can take on our body. But before we know it, we’re no longer those glowing, expectant mothers. With a little help from modern surgical technology, there are many ways to regain your sense of youthfulness, to boost your confidence, and reclaim the shape you sacrificed to have a family.
In our practice, we consult with many mothers considering tummy tuck in Lubbock who are surprised to learn how many options they have after childbearing. While not everyone loves the term, what pop culture often terms a “Mommy Makeover” is a popular term referring to a combination of procedures to target different areas of your body you wish during a single surgery. Several areas may be combined in one procedure to create the full look that is wanted with minimal downtime and a dramatic effect for the right patient.
If you’d like to see a little more (or less) curve here or there, whether after your pregnancies or as you age, you have several options to combine plastic surgery procedures covering different areas like tummies, breasts, hips, buttocks, and even submental liposuction to tighten up a threatening double chin.
You get to decide—with only a single recovery. So let’s discuss your options.
Breast Procedures: Breast Enhancement, Breast Lift, and Breast Reduction
When most people think about plastic surgery for breasts, they think of implants to increase breast size. But there are other breast procedures that can help women feel better about their appearance and themselves, aside from simply increasing their cup size. Which procedure is right for you depends on your body and your preferences, a decision made in consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
After nursing, or simply with age, a woman’s breasts can sag, look deflated, and lose shape. If you would like to add volume and fullness to your breasts, then a breast augmentation with breast implants is a good option. If fullness is not a concern for you, but your breasts droop with the nipples pointing downward and/or the top of the areola lower than the crease under the breast when viewed from the side, you could benefit simply from a breast lift. And of course, it’s not uncommon for women to choose both breast implants and a breast lift, restoring their youthful appearance while adding fullness.
What if you have too much breast tissue? In addition to making some women feel uncomfortable with their appearance because of a lack of proportion or unwanted attention, having too large of breasts can create physical discomfort. The weight can cause back, neck, or shoulder pain. Some women get rashes or irritations in the crease of the breasts. Some may even have numbness or tingling in their hands and arms. If any of this sounds familiar, a breast reduction may be a good choice for you (and may be covered by your insurance). This procedure has some of the highest patient satisfaction rates in cosmetic surgery.
Abdominal Procedures: Liposuction and Tummy Tuck in Lubbock
Pregnancy can also leave women with loose, excess skin around their midsection, stubborn pockets of fat that won’t respond to diet or exercise, and a laxity of abdominal muscles (diastasis). If you have concerns about your belly, hips, or thighs, you have a couple of options, such as a tummy tuck or liposuction.
A tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) removes baggy, stretched skin that hangs around after you have had children or lost a significant amount of weight. A tummy tuck can even remove some stretch marks from pregnancies, and includes tightening up your abdominal muscles. While a tummy tuck in Lubbock might not result in significant weight loss, it does have a significant effect on the abdominal core.
Liposuction, on the other hand, removes that fat in your belly and hip areas that doesn’t go away with exercise and diet. This procedure is designed to remove areas of localized fat persist despite any constant efforts to eliminate them. Liposuction can successfully reshape your body and works well as part of a mommy makeover, as women tend to hold on to fat as they age.
An extended tummy tuck uses a slightly longer incision to shape the hips, and is often combined with liposuction to tighten and shape the side of the waist.
Why Lubbock Women Choose Dr. Jane Rowley
Combining procedures can yield impressive results. However, with each added procedure, it’s even more important to find a trusted, board-certified plastic surgeon you can thoroughly consult with about your cosmetic goals who shares your perspective. Dr. Jane Rowley always listens to her patients and is well known for being a collaborative guide that helps women develop a plan that best fits their individual needs and bodies.
A mommy makeover can restore your confidence by helping you regain your natural, youthful beauty with a tighter stomach, slimmer hips, and a fuller or more proportionate bustline. If you’re looking for a tummy tuck in Lubbock or the surrounding areas, or any combination of cosmetic procedures to get the look you want, take time to chat with Dr. Rowley. She wants her patients to be happy with their results–and themselves–she wants you to thoroughly understand all of your options and what procedures would work best for your lifestyle and body type. She will spend whatever time is necessary to make your plastic surgery experience the best one for you. With over twenty years of experience, Dr. Rowley is the leading surgeon in Lubbock that offers plastic surgery with a woman’s perspective. Discuss your options at a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Rowley. Call to schedule yours today.