Women who have given birth recently or have gone through breast feeding with their new child often choose mommy makeovers in Owensboro. When performed by cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gerald Edds, a mommy makeover can help you reclaim the look of your pre-baby body. A mommy makeover is not one procedure, but a suite of popular surgeries Dr. Edds offers to mothers in his practice.
When choosing to undergo a mommy makeover, patients have the option of targeting specific areas of their body, from the breasts to the midsection. The most popular mommy makeover procedures can help to correct:
During your consultation with Dr. Edds, he will get to know you and understand your aesthetic goals. Based on this, he will be able to make an assessment and give recommendations for treatment. Dr. Edds may make temporary markings on your body and explain how the procedures of the mommy makeover can help restore tone and contour to your body.
One of the most popular mommy makeover procedures is the tummy tuck, which is performed to tone loose skin on the abdomen and remove small pockets of fat. This fat can sometimes develop during pregnancy and may be difficult to remove with diet and exercise.
For the tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Edds will make an incision across your lower midsection, where it will he hidden beneath your bikini line. He will lift and separate the surplus skin and tissues, removing the excess. Dr. Edds may also use a thin tube called a cannula to remove fat cells with liposuction. He will then close the incisions with sutures.
In the case of breasts that have lost volume or droop, Dr. Edds offers a breast lift, which can restore the appearance of youth to your breasts.
In your breast lift, Dr. Edds will make careful incisions around the nipple areola, down to and across the breast crease. He will remove excess skin, lifting the breast and placing the nipple at a higher position. In some cases, Dr. Edds may recommend a breast implant to restore lost breast volume.
During pregnancy, some women gain weight in their lower body, like the thighs and around the lower midsection. In this case, Dr. Edds may recommend a thigh lift.
For a thigh lift, Dr. Edds will make easily concealed incisions on the inner thigh. From here, he will remove loose skin and tissues and may use liposuction to remove small fatty deposits.
When you leave your surgery, Dr. Edds will prescribe medication to help you manage any discomfort. You will need transportation as well as help around the home for a few days as you heal. It is not uncommon to experience some swelling during this time. To control swelling, Dr. Edds will ask you to limit your activity, though you will be expected to walk with caution soon after surgery. The application of an ice pack can also help calm swelling.
As you heal, you will be able to resume much of your normal routine, though you will need to take caution when bending or lifting things, such as your child. Several weeks after surgery, you can resume your exercise regimen, as dictated by Dr. Edds.
To find out more about realizing your pre-baby look, please email cosmetic surgeon Dr. Edds about a mommy makeover in Owensboro. Dr. Edds and his accommodating staff are eager to set up a consultation with you.