WHAT IS MOMMY MAKEOVER IN ATLANTA GEORGIA?
There is life and beauty after pregnancy with mommy makeover. In Atlanta, mommy makeover is the combination of plastic cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures to reverse and correct the visible, unwanted effects of pregnancy, breast-feeding and child-rearing.
But a Mommy Makeover isn’t only about counteracting nature — it’s about turning back the clock and enhancing your overall well-being and appearance.
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WHY GET MOMMY MAKEOVER
Now that you’ve had your beautiful children you may want to get your body back into shape. Years of sacrifice involving pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and inability to exercise can result in dramatic changes to a woman’s physique. These changes are often seen in face, breasts, hips, thighs, and abdominal areas. And for many mothers, even vigorous exercise and dieting fail to restore their previous form.
You may have already shed a few pounds gained during the pregnancy and are working out to regain muscle tone. But how can you improve sagging breasts, loose tummy skin, stretch marks or the bulging areas of the hips resistant to exercise and dieting? That’s where Dr. Okoro can help with a customized mommy makeover. One size does not fit all!
Although each case is unique, these makeovers frequently involve various combination of procedures. For instance, one mother may seek a breast augmentation and a tummy tuck while another may find that thigh liposuction and a breast lift fulfill her goals better. Regardless of the combination selected, experienced board certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Okoro are uniquely trained and qualified to perform the full range of these makeover procedures. Numerous options and techniques are available to safely perform these enhancements and physical examination and patient expectations often dictate the best choice.
For breast enhancement, Dr. Okoro performs breast augmentation, breast lift, augmentation-mastopexy, and breast reduction. Breast augmentation is frequently used to restore volume changes after pregnancy or weight loss. It is also helpful in correcting breast asymmetry, a condition where dramatic size differences exist between the two breasts. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is an operation performed to elevate and reshape deflated, sagging breasts. With a breast lift, Dr. Okoro can tighten the breast skin and reposition the breast tissue, providing a more youthful shape with improved nipple position. Depending on tissue characteristics and patient desires, breast lift is often combined with breast augmentation, a procedure called mastopexy-augmentation. The addition of breast implants to the procedure usually ensures a very long-lasting result. Some mothers experience tremendous breast growth with pregnancy or weight gain. For these women, breast reduction is an option, especially if they experience neck and back pain or inability to exercise. In this procedure, Dr. Okoro will remove breast tissue and skin, making the breasts smaller, lighter, and more firm. For patients with large, sagging breasts, breast reduction provides a tremendous improvement in shape and nipple position, much like a breast lift.
If you had a Caesarian (‘C’) section you might have been left with a sunken, raised or wide scar. As a part of your Mommy Makeover, these can be improved. Stretch marks can appear whether or not you had a C-section. These can be improved and even eliminated by means of tummy tuck. Loose tummy skin, excess abdominal fat and poor muscle tone can all be improved at one time. With minimal downtime you can regain a flat, tight tummy.
Many mothers are interested in abdominal rejuvenation because excess skin and fat across the abdomen is often resistant to diet and exercise. Some mothers have poor muscle tone in this area, largely due to stretched or separated abdominal muscles. These changes are common after pregnancies or major weight changes. Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, is an operation performed to flatten the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat and repairing separated muscles while tightening the tummy. Stretch marks are a common problem in this area and a tummy tuck often eliminates them. When performed correctly, a tummy tuck can be one of the most powerful enhancing procedures available in plastic surgery. And because every mother’s case is unique, Dr. Okoro will tailor your tummy tuck to your concerns. Indeed, sometimes a more extensive procedure such as a lower body lift is advisable. A lower body lift includes a tummy tuck, but also treats sagging buttocks, hips, and outer thighs. When recommended, this procedure involves a circumferential incision to remove a belt-like strip of skin and fat from around the waist, profoundly enhancing lower body contours.
To restore changes in the hip and thigh areas, Dr. Okoro usually performs liposuction, removing undesirable fat deposits. While liposuction can dramatically enhance contours in areas that do not respond to diet and exercise, it is not a treatment for obesity. Common treatment areas also include the abdomen, waist, arms, neck, and back. Various liposuction technologies exist today and Dr. Okoro will review all your options and deliver the safest treatment. For mothers who have experienced dramatic weight lose, loose skin often collects in the inner thigh area. For these women, thigh lift surgery is an option because liposuction will not remove the excess skin. During a thigh lift, Dr. Okoro removes excess skin and fat from the inner thigh, tightening the sagging tissues.
Due to increased hormones you may have seen the appearance of unsightly spider veins on your legs. Dr. Okoro can treat them in the office with a simple Mommy Makeover procedure called spider vein therapy or Sclerotherapy.
To determine if you are a good candidate for mommy makeover surgery, Dr. Okoro will review your health history and perform an examination during your consultation. He will inquire about your concerns and goals, and he will review available techniques and limitations. Dr. Okoro is exceptionally qualified to present all your options to you during your consultation visit, and you will leave our office with a clear understanding of any proposed treatment plan.
If you would like to schedule a confidential consultation for mommy makeover surgery at our plastic surgery practice, please call us or email us today!
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