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Most Common Breast Procedures for the Mommy Makeover

During pregnancy, the breasts often change shape and become larger. The breasts may appear to sag and lose their lifted, youthful appearance after childbirth. There are multiple cosmetic procedures that can rejuvenate the breasts post-pregnancy and help improve patients’ self-confidence. 

With the mommy makeover, women can have multiple cosmetic procedures to restore (and even enhance) their former physiques. Since the breasts are largely impacted after childbirth, mommy makeover procedures commonly focus on the breasts. You may choose from multiple different breast procedures to achieve your cosmetic goals, including:

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a procedure to increase the size of the breasts using implants. In this procedure, the doctor will make a small incision to insert the implants and achieve the desired appearance. Multiple types of implants are available, with saline implants and silicone implants being the most common. 

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Difference Between Breast Lift and Mini Lift

If you’re looking to achieve more lifted, youthful breasts, a full breast lift and a mini breast lift are cosmetic treatments available to you. While these procedures serve to improve the appearance of the breasts, both have distinct differences. Let’s go over the key differences between these cosmetic procedures so that you can select the right one for your needs. 

Breast Lift Vs. Mini Lift

A full breast lift and a mini breast lift are ideal for different types of patients. For patients with nipples that sag past the inframammary fold, which is the line at which the bottom of the breasts naturally meets the torso, a full breast lift will likely be needed to achieve the desired results. However, if the nipples are sagging only minimally or if the nipples aren’t symmetrical, a mini breast lift can help enhance the breasts’ appearance. 

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Who Is the Best Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

After pregnancy, all women experience body changes. For some women, these changes can’t be easily resolved with diet and exercise. The mommy makeover combines multiple cosmetic procedures to help women regain their previous physiques after childbirth. 

Are you a good candidate for a mommy makeover? Let’s find out. 

What Can Be Addressed in a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover can address a variety of cosmetic concerns. Before the procedure, you’ll have a consultation with your doctor to talk about your goals and desired results. Your doctor will then tailor the mommy makeover procedure to match your personal needs. 

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Four Ways to Sculpt Your Tummy with the Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover is a popular cosmetic treatment that combines procedures to help women achieve their aesthetic goals post-pregnancy. For many, the tummy is the main area of focus in a mommy makeover. The tummy area typically loses definition and may appear softer after childbirth.

During pregnancy, the skin and muscles in the abdominal area stretch out to make room for the growing fetus. This can lead to stretch marks, loose or sagging skin, and weakened abdominal muscles. For some women, these effects of pregnancy stick around for long after childbirth. In this scenario, a mommy makeover can help you get back the flat, defined stomach that you had prior to pregnancy.

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Tummy Tuck or Liposuction: Which One Is Right for You?

When you want to lose stubborn fat and tissue in your abdomen, you have a few different options to choose from. At Watt Plastic Surgery, we prefer the traditional methods of a tummy tuck or liposuction. Either of these procedures can be effective, but there are several things to consider before deciding which one is right for you.

Pinpointing the problem

The first thing that needs to be determined is what the actual problem is. What are your goals for this area of your body? Do you just have some stubborn pockets of fat, or are you experiencing some loose skin from weight loss as well? These two problems are addressed in very different ways.

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Health Benefits of Breast Reduction

Do your breasts often feel heavy and uncomfortable? Do you frequently experience upper back and shoulder pain? Does it seem like your bras never fit?

There are a lot of reasons why women consider breast reduction. Often, these surgeries are done because a woman’s breasts are much too large for their frame, causing them to develop or worsen some conditions. There are actually a lot of health benefits to breast reduction that you might not have thought about.

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Difference Between Plastic Surgeon and Cosmetic Surgeon

Most people use the terms plastic surgeon and cosmetic surgeon, thinking that they are the same thing. This is done so much that even the media and other doctors might use the terms interchangeably. However, there are some very distinct differences between the two that you should definitely know about.

But is there a difference, really?

Yes, really. Did you know that any medical professional with surgical training can be a cosmetic surgeon? They only need to be board certified in general surgery to be able to perform these surgical procedures. Because people think that the two are the same, they often end up under the care of an individual that does not have the appropriate education and training to be successful.

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What Is Emsculpt, and What Areas Does It Treat?

Haven’t heard of Emsculpt yet? We’re not surprised. The treatment technology has only been on the market for about two years, and it is just now starting to gain traction in popularity. We have this innovative and noninvasive electromagnetic device in our office, and we are proud to offer services for several treatment areas.

What Is Emsculpt?

Emsculpt is a new noninvasive procedure that can be used to increase muscle tone and strength. It can be used in problem areas where muscles are hard to tone or have a long way to go. If you’ve just lost weight and need to tone up, this treatment can help speed up the process. You can also improve muscle tone and stimulate new muscle tissue.

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What Not to Do After Breast Augmentation

If you have been considering breast augmentation, you have probably already done a lot of research into the recovery period and instructions. While there are a lot of things you should do to facilitate recovery and get your desired results, such as keeping all follow-up appointments, there are also some things that you should avoid. 

Don’t Lift, Pull, or Push Heavy Objects

During your recovery, it is important not to strain the muscles of your chest and underarms. This means that you will be limited in how much weight you can lift, pull, or push. This may include refraining from pushing full grocery carts or children in strollers. Your surgeon will give you a weight limit that you should stick to until you are completely recovered.

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How To Know When You’re Ready for Plastic Surgery

You heard about a cosmetic surgery procedure that you think you want. You’ve met with the plastic surgeon to talk about the expected results. You’ve talked it over with friends and family, weighing the pros and cons. But how do you know you’re really ready to get this procedure that will change your appearance for the rest of your life? Here are some things to consider.

You’ve Done Your Homework

You should ask your plastic surgeon a whole host of questions so that you know exactly what to expect with your surgical procedure. It’s a good idea to do your homework before you meet with the surgeon for your consultation. After getting that initial information, you will have more to go on for a search and can do more research into the procedure. If you need to, you can always go back to your surgeon with more questions. Make sure you understand everything before scheduling the procedure.

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