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Mommy Makeover in Nashville, TN
HOW CAN MOMMY MAKEOVER HELP?
The mommy makeover is a customizable, combination surgery that includes whichever procedures you and Dr. Griffin decide will help you look and feel more like your pre-baby self. Although each procedure has the potential to be unique, many mommy makeovers include at least 2 of the following:
- Breast augmentation to replace volume in the breasts lost after breastfeeding
- Breast lift to reduce sagging and reshape the breasts for youthful perkiness
- Tummy tuck to remove loose skin and create a firmer, slimmer abdominal contour
- Liposuction to selectively remove deposits of unwanted fat
Some patients also choose labiaplasty or laser vaginal rejuvenation to repair these delicate tissues, improving their enjoyment of sex and potentially reducing incidences of incontinence.
DON GRIFFIN M.D., FACS
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Don Griffin realizes that no two patients are exactly alike — and neither are his surgical plans. Learn more about his background and his unique approach.
YOUR MOMMY MAKEOVER OPTIONS
It’s no secret that the breasts and abdomen are affected more by pregnancy than any other areas of the body. Therefore, many mommy makeovers focus on these areas. But pregnancy is a unique experience, and other areas of the body can be affected as well. Many women find that pregnancy has added volume to their bodies that they’d like to reduce, including stubborn fat pockets on the hips, legs, and upper back. Childbirth and the later stages of pregnancy can also cause changes to the labia and vaginal canal, resulting in discomfort, laxity, and reduced sensation.
The breasts can change in dynamic and unpredictable ways as the result of pregnancy. Different women may find that their breasts are smaller, larger, or even different sizes after pregnancy and nursing. Very often, they’re simply not as perky as they used to be. While breast augmentation is a popular addition to a mommy makeover, breast lift, breast reduction, or even a combined approach can be performed in order to create the best result possible.
To treat the abdomen, a mommy makeover may include a tummy tuck to remove excess, sagging skin and tighten abdominal muscles that might have been stretched or damaged during pregnancy. Additionally, liposuction can remove stubborn pockets of fat in the midsection as well as on the thighs, hips, back, or other areas
Vulva & Vagina
Changes in this area can often be attributed to hormonal fluctuations and the physical trauma of vaginal childbirth. If you’d like to treat this area, we offer DiVa, a nonsurgical option for addressing enlarged or stretched labia minora and majora as well as vaginal laxity and incontinence.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Typically, the procedures included in mommy makeover are performed in a single surgery that can require several hours. Mommy makeover is performed while you are under general anesthesia. Once the surgery is complete and you’ve returned home, you’ll need extra help from a trusted loved one for several days and up to 2 weeks. Your specific aftercare instructions depend on which procedures you underwent. However, all patients will need to abstain from vigorous activity, especially that which stresses incision sites, for several weeks. Most patients find that they can comfortably return to a sedentary work environment after 3 weeks.