Mommy Makeover with Dr. Walter Erhardt in Albany, Georgia
Physical changes that occur during pregnancy and childbirth can produce permanent effects on the overall shape and tone of your body. Skin may stretch or sag, breasts may lose volume or shape, and pockets of fat may persist despite efforts made with diet and exercise.
The term "mommy makeover" is used to describe a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures designed to restore or improve post-pregnancy bodies.
Benefits of Mommy Makeovers
A mommy makeover is a combination of body contouring and breast enhancement procedures that can restore your pre-baby body. The procedures used during a mommy makeover can be tailored to meet your individual cosmetic goals and may include:
- Liposuction to remove localized deposits of fat from multiple areas of the body.
- Tummy tuck surgery to slim and sculpt the midsection.
- Breast augmentation surgery to restore breast volume and perkiness through the insertion of saline or silicone implants.
- Breast lift surgery to raise and firm sagging breast tissue.
- Breast reduction surgery to create a more proportional figure by reducing the size and shape of large breasts.
A mommy makeover may not be for everyone, especially women who would like to have more children. If you do have additional children following a mommy makeover, the final results may be reversed during the childbearing process. The best way to determine if a mommy makeover is right for you is to schedule a one-on-one consultation.
How A Mommy Makeover Works
Your consultation: In order to determine if you are good candidate for a mommy makeover, you will need to be honest and upfront about every aspect of your health. Your consultation will include a physical examination, as well as an in-depth discussion of your medical history and cosmetic goals. This information will help Dr. Erhardt determine if a mommy makeover is the best option available for you.
Surgery: Because mommy makeovers are customized to fit your needs, the details of surgery can vary greatly. During surgery, Dr. Erhardt will use various surgical techniques to reshape, tighten and tone your body. Your selected procedures can be performed in a single surgery or in stages. Dr. Erhardt will be able to provide you with additional details following an in-office consultation.
Healing time: The length of your recovery will depend on the number of procedures performed during your mommy makeover. Immediately following surgery, significant swelling and bruising will obscure your results. Your mobility may be limited for several days, but most normal activities, including work, may be resumed within 1-2 weeks. More strenuous activities such as exercise may be restricted for several weeks.
Expected Results: A mommy makeover is a great way to regain your post-pregnancy body quickly. The final outcome of your mommy makeover will become apparent as swelling and bruising gradually subside over the course of several weeks.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Erhardt
If you're ready to learn more about mommy makeovers, call 229-432-9325 to inquire about a consultation with Dr. Erhardt. Our plastic surgery practice is located at 506 Fourth Avenue, Albany, GA 31701.