Post-Pregnancy Cosmetic Procedures Included in a Mommy Makeover

by | Apr 7, 2020 | Plastic Surgeon


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Pregnancy causes a variety of changes in the body. Not only does pregnancy affect hormone levels and blood volume, but it can also alter your appearance. To counteract the physical effects pregnancy has on your body, talk to your physician about a mommy makeover in Chicago Loop. Here are some procedures commonly included in this multi-procedure surgery.

Breast Lift

The effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause the breasts to lose muscle tone and density, which can cause them to sag. Some women may even develop upper back or shoulder pain as a result of pendulous breasts. During your mommy makeover in Chicago Loop, your plastic surgeon will surgically elevate your breasts, and in some cases, may recommend that you consider saline implants to further enhance your appearance.

Tummy Tuck

Another popular cosmetic procedure that you may get during your mommy makeover is a tummy tuck. Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes skin and excess adipose tissue from your abdominal area. This gives the area a taut and toned appearance. You may need to wear a compression garment or abdominal binder for support and to enhance circulation for a month or more following your procedure.

In addition to promoting circulation and keeping you comfortable, your compression garment will also help reduce post-operative inflammation. It will also help lower your risk of fluid retention and infection. While your garment should be mildly snug, wearing it too tight may impair your circulation.

To schedule an appointment, call Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery.

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