Mommy Makeover in Nashville, TN
What is a mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover at Nashville Cosmetic Surgery includes whatever procedures are needed by any particular "mommy" to help her look and feel more like her pre-baby self. The typical procedures that Dr. Griffin uses to customize his mommy makeovers include: liposuction, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, labiaplasty and laser vaginal rejuvenation. Every woman that has given birth knows that a woman's body changes with pregnancy - sometimes a little and sometimes a lot - but they all change.
As a father of three and a physician with a staff of lots of "mommies", Dr. Griffin will tell you that mommy makeovers are a big part of his practice and one of his favorite procedures. He loves helping his patients reclaim their pre-pregnancy bodies and regain self-confidence.
What does a Mommy Makeover include?
It's no secret that the breasts and abdomen are affected more by pregnancy than any other areas of the body, so many of the surgeries that are part of a mommy makeover focus on these areas. But there are other areas affected as well. Many women find that pregnancy added contours to their body that they would like to get rid of including stubborn fat pockets on the hips, legs and upper back. The later stages of pregnancy and childbirth also can cause changes to the labia and vaginal canal resulting in discomfort, laxity and lack of sensation. All of these issues can be addressed in your mommy makeover consultation with Dr. Griffin at our Nashville, TN office.
When it comes to the breasts, it seems like any change is possible. Women may find that their breasts are smaller, larger or different sizes post pregnancy and nursing and very likely are not as perky as they used to be. For some patients, a Mommy Makeover may involve more than just breast implants to restore volume. A breast lift to raise sagging breasts into a position with more projection, or a reduction to make breasts smaller, may be necessary. This is also a perfect time to address any breast asymmetry that may be present.
For the abdomen, a Mommy Makeover may include a tummy tuck to remove excess, drooping skin, as well as tighten abdominal muscles that were stretched and grew lax during pregnancy. Liposuction can remove stubborn pockets of fat in the belly and hip areas, as well as elsewhere on the body where fat cells collected and remain.
Labia and Vaginal Canal
During the later stages of pregnancy and childbirth it is not uncommon for the pelvic region to become congested and cause swelling of the labia. In addition, the stress of childbirth can cause the vaginal canal to stretch. There are new, non-surgical options to address enlarged and stretched labia minora and labia majora as well as vaginal laxity and mild to moderate incontinence.
Should I Do All of the Procedures at Once with One Recovery or Stagger Procedures?
The decision to schedule all of your procedures at once or to stagger them is an entirely personal one, and will depend upon several factors: the amount of time your schedule will realistically allow for recovery, your budget, and your time frame. The advantage of doing everything at once is the ease of one operation and recovery. Contrary to what you might think, recovery times for multiple procedures are often no longer than the time it takes to recover from one procedure alone. And when you do every element of a Mommy Makeover at one time, you only have to stop your busy life once.
While there is a small cost savings for the operating room and anesthesia when combining procedures, this should not be your main concern. The most important consideration has to be how much time you can realistically allow yourself for a complete recovery after surgery. And this is true whether you choose to have all procedures performed at once or to stagger procedures.
If you are interested in more information regarding a Mommy Makeover at our Nashville, TN office, contact us online or by calling 615-321-1003 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Griffin.