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Mommy Makeover Blog

“Taking care of yourself is part of taking care of your children”

The miracle of birth is one of life’s greatest blessings, but as every mother knows, having children can wreak havoc on a woman’s body.  The mommy makeover is designed to restore a woman’s body back to pre-pregnancy form or, in some cases, even improve it more than before childbirth. The term “mommy makeover” is a catch-all phrase to encompass a variety of surgical procedures, depending on each individual’s needs, to address the incredible, yet sometimes, detrimental changes that occur during pregnancy, after delivery, and after breast-feeding children. The mommy-makeover is unique because it addresses multiple areas of concern caused by child birth within a single surgery. This provides not only the benefit of a single healing process to promote full restoration of self, but also cost savings by utilizing the surgical suite at one single time.

A mommy makeover will typically address the breasts, which often lose volume and sag after having children, and the abdomen, which also loosens and sags.  Fatty deposits of the abdomen, flanks, back, and thighs can be addressed in addition to stretch marks that occur in some areas.

Procedures such as breast lifts, breast implants, breast reductions, tummy tucks, and liposuction are commonly used in various combinations to meet patient goals with one surgery.  Caesarean section scar revision and even labiaplasty, which reduces overstretched labia that can occur during the delivery process, can be incorporated in the mommy makeover.

When it comes to mommy makeovers, the most important decision to make is to seek the guidance of a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine what procedures are appropriate and safe to achieve your desired result. Dr. Pastrick has served the region for over 24 years. He is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in cosmetic procedures of the face and body. All of his procedures are performed in our state-of-the-art office-based surgery center providing a safe, caring, and comfortable environment.