Navigating womanhood as you age can be difficult. Whether you are experiencing the physical effects of pregnancy and childbirth or struggling with physical concerns around your breasts or abdomen like sagging and excess skin, a mommy makeover surgery in Michigan is a customizable surgical procedure that targets your individual needs.
Dr. Andrew Lofman is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. His over 20 years of experience allows him to cater his mommy makeover surgeries to the specific concerns of the patient by combining some of his most popular procedures.
Aging affects every woman differently. Keep reading to learn about how a mommy makeover surgery can help you achieve your best body yet.
Mommy makeover surgery: the breakdown
A mommy makeover surgery in Michigan is a combination of procedures designed to treat physical concerns of the breast and abdomen areas. The surgery can include any combination of breast augmentation, lift, or reduction combined with either a tummy tuck or liposuction of the abdomen.
It’s important to note that a “mommy makeover” is simply an affectionate term. Aging affects everybody, and any woman can be a candidate for these procedures. It’s not always about getting back to where you started. A mommy makeover surgery can help you look better than you ever have before!
Common concerns that a mommy makeover can treat are:
- Loose Skin
- Unwanted Fat
- Stretch Marks
- Deflated Breasts
- Sagging Breasts
- Enlarged Breasts
Let’s take a closer look at some common procedures that make up a mommy makeover surgery for women in Michigan.
A tummy tuck procedure is designed to treat loose skin and excess fat around the lower abdomen. During surgery, the unwanted skin and fat are removed, and the remaining skin is repositioned to create a more toned, tight appearance.
Excess skin and fat could occur from several things, including:
- Significant weight loss
- Abdominal surgery like a C-section
A tummy tuck is also a unique option for women struggling with excessive stretch marks or scarring. Oftentimes, these can be hidden or removed completely with surgery.
A body lift in Michigan is similar to a tummy tuck in that it treats loose or excess skin and fat. The major difference is that a body lift procedure can be done around the circumference of the abdomen. A body lift can remove unwanted fat in problem areas like the lower stomach, love handles, muffin tops, upper buttocks, and more.
BODY LIFT BEFORE AND AFTER
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that enlarges breast size by inserting implants under the breast tissue. Implants can be made of different materials, and come in many shapes and sizes, making your augmentation fully customizable to your body goals.
Types of implants used in breast augmentation surgery include:
- Gummy bear
Breast augmentation in Michigan is a great addition to a mommy makeover surgery for someone who has lost volume in the breasts due to pregnancy or aging, or someone with little breast tissue from the start.
Breasts may naturally begin to sag or stretch over time due to age, excessive exercise, pregnancy, and breastfeeding, weight loss, or natural changes in shape. A Breast Lift from Dr. Lofman can help your breasts look perky and youthful again.
A breast lift creates the appearance of fuller breasts without implants. The breast lift procedure can also correct asymmetry in breast shape or nipple placement, and reverse the effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding.
In some cases, a breast lift may be combined with a breast augmentation.
BREAST LIFT BEFORE AND AFTER:
Many women experience enlargement of the breasts during pregnancy. For many, this goes away over time. For some, breast enlargement is persistent and causes problems like neck and back pain, trouble exercising, or difficulty finding properly fitting clothing.
Large breast size can also be a result of your genetics or hormonal changes as you age.
A Breast Reduction reduces the weight and size of the breasts, as well as the size of the areolas. This procedure is designed to make your breasts smaller without sacrificing shape. Dr. Lofman is a surgical specialist in breast procedures and can help you determine a breast size that would be healthy and conducive to your lifestyle and body goals.
Liposuction is a simpler procedure that allows you to smooth and shape your body by removing fat deposits. Liposuction can be performed in many areas, including:
In addition to a variety of surgical procedures, many women achieve their mommy makeovers with aesthetics. This can include Botox, fillers, body sculpting, and other non-surgical contouring treatments available at Dr. Lofman’s.
MOMMY MAKEOVER SURGERY: HOW IT WORKS
Because a mommy makeover surgery in Michigan is a combination of procedures, and consultation-based, the surgery itself will look different from patient to patient. Even so, there are some important steps that every mommy makeover patient will follow.
STEP 1: CONSULTATION
The consultation is the first step of any surgical process with Dr. Lofman. You will consult with your medical team to address any physical concerns you have, and build a custom procedure that matches your results and recovery goals.
Every team member at Dr. Lofman’s is committed to providing personalized care to get you beautiful and natural-looking results, starting with your consultation.
STEP 2: PROCEDURE
Mommy makeover surgery is unique in that it combines multiple procedures into one surgery. As the patient, this saves you time in both the surgery and your recovery when compared to separating the surgeries. However, it does make the healing process even more important.
STEP 3: RESULTS
No matter which procedures are included in your mommy makeover, Dr. Lofman and his team will use their expertise to ensure your results are healthy, natural-looking, and inspire confidence. Our mommy makeover results help you feel empowered in motherhood, womanhood, and everything in between.
Mommy makeovers before and after:
How To Prepare For Your Mommy Makeover Surgery
Because you’ll be recovering from multiple procedures at once, a healthy healing process is essential. Here are some things you can do to make your recovery as smooth as possible, and make sure your results are the best they can be.
TAKE A TRIP TO THE GROCERY STORE
Hitting the supermarket is an important way to prepare for your mommy’s makeover surgery and recovery. Before and after your procedure, you’ll want to avoid heavily processed foods or heavy carbohydrates, as they could cause inflammation. Instead, look for whole foods like fresh vegetables, fruits, fish, eggs, beans, avocados, nuts, and whole grains.
Meal prep as much as you can! After your procedure, you might experience some tenderness around your abdomen, or discomfort in lifting or moving your arms. Try and plan out meals that are easy to cook and require little preparation to give yourself the extra rest.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A SUPPORT SYSTEM
On the day of your mommy makeover surgery, you’ll need to coordinate for someone to drive you to and from your procedure. It’s also a great idea to have a support system of friends or family to help care for you throughout your initial recovery.
Immediately following the procedure, you might experience difficulty sitting up or standing up without assistance. For the first few days, it’s important to have people around who can help you with getting in and out of bed, changing your clothes and dressings, preparing meals, bathing, and more. It’s also important to refrain from lifting children or heavy objects.
Friends or family can also be a great source of emotional support following a mommy makeover surgery and can help celebrate your results.
CREATE A SERENE ENVIRONMENT
Relaxation is essential to a smooth recovery. This is the perfect opportunity to pull out all of your favorite candles, blankets, movies, and snacks, and have some well-deserved me-time. Try your best to create a serene environment, free of stress and chaos.
Try creating a post-op station in your recovery area stocked with all of your essentials for easy access.
MAKE SURE YOUR WARDROBE IS READY
On the day of your surgery and throughout your recovery, you’ll need to wear clothes that are loose and easy to remove. Make sure that you have plenty of larger clothing pieces that don’t put pressure on your chest, arms, or abdomen as you heal. For any breast procedures, it’s especially important that you don’t wear any underwire bras until your breasts are fully healed. There are many different post-surgery bras designed specifically for breast recovery.
Button-up shirts, wrap dresses, and cardigans are a perfect way to avoid having to lift your arms over your head after your mommy makeover surgery. Many women also love wearing sports bras with zippers on them!
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