After Pregnancy

Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeovers - Dallas, Fort Worth, Southlake

You love your kids, right? We are guessing that you feel less affectionate about the effects of pregnancy on your body… mommy makeovers in Dallas / Fort Worth are popular procedures that address the areas most commonly affected by pregnancy—namely your breasts and tummy. In one procedure, you can restore breast fullness and perkiness, a flatter tummy and a smaller waist.

BREAST AUGMENTATION AFTER PREGNANCY AND BREAST FEEDING

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The female body is incredibly resilient but sometimes it doesn't come back to its natural shape. Many of our clients come here after pregnancy to regain their natural appearance or even improve their appearance with breast augmentation following breast feeding and pregnancy. Breast augmentation is incredibly popular after breastfeeding and pregnancy. Here are a few facts about the impact of breastfeeding and pregnancy on breast shape:

•    Most women look deflated after breastfeeding
•    Many women have less volume after breastfeeding and pregnancy
•    Some women have extra skin and sagging after breastfeeding and pregnancy Breast augmentation can be helpful if you fit into any of these categories.

Breast implants can have the following benefits:

•    Breast implants can restore the volume lost after having children and enhance fullness to improve a deflated appearance.
•    Breast implants have benefits beyond increasing the size of your breasts. Implants can also improve the shape of your breasts.
•    Most women with sagging who want a lift to be perkier can benefit from breast implants to enhance fullness and cleavage.

Here are some answers to common questions women ask when they are considering breast augmentation after pregnancy and breastfeeding:

Can I breastfeed after a breast augmentation?

If you have more children you can most likely breastfeed again, if you choose. The risk of breast augmentation affecting your ability to breastfeed is low.

Will a breast augmentation make my breasts perkier?

Breast augmentation makes your breasts larger and more full, it does not make them perkier. Breast lifts (mastopexy) make breasts perkier by moving your nipples up and reducing or eliminating any breast tissue hanging over your breast creases (inframammary folds). The procedures are often combined to enhance fullness and perkiness.

How can I tell if I need a lift?

o    Perkiness is determined by two factors: the level of your nipples and whether your breasts hang over the inframammary folds.
o    If your nipples and breast tissue are above your inframammary folds, you probably do not need a lift.
o    If your nipples and/or breast tissue hangs below the level of your inframammary folds you probably need a mastopexy to get a good result with breast implants.

Will stretch marks get worse with breast augmentation?

Stretch marks can occur after breast augmentation. They are most common in women who are prone to stretch marks. The risk of breast stretch marks increases when you have tight skin and choose relatively large implants for your breasts. If you already have stretch marks, the appearance of your stretch marks can change when the skin becomes tighter after breast augmentation. You can get an idea of this by pulling a section of skin tight to spread the stretch marks. This makes the stretch marks less obvious in some women and more obvious in others. The presence of stretch marks on your breasts before augmentation does not mean you will get more stretch marks. This is tough to predict and depends mostly on your skin and the size of implants you choose. Larger implants stretch your skin more and increase the risk.

Is there anything that I can put on my breasts to reduce stretch marks?

Unfortunately there is not any product that will eliminate stretch marks. Massaging skin with lotion and giving it time usually results in lightening of any pink or purplish coloration. The over-priced stretch mark products on the market do not do much from what we’ve seen.

Should I get silicone or saline breast implants after pregnancy?

Most moms select silicone breast implants after pregnancy and breastfeeding because they feel much softer than saline implants. Silicone implants also have less wrinkling and rippling than saline. “Gummy bear” breast implants are silicone implants with a thicker gel and tear drop shape that gives a very perky and natural result. These are popular with our patients who want fuller breasts, but do not want to look like they had a breast augmentation.

Vennemeyer Plastic Surgery has a tremendous amount of experience with moms post pregnancy wanting to get their pre-pregnancy looks back. We hope this information helps you understand the issues and the possibilities with your procedures. We know it doesn't answer every question you might have that is why we suggest a consultation. If you live in Dallas, Fort Worth or anywhere within driving distance, we'd be happy to discuss with you in person some of the procedures associated with the mommy makeover. Call us today! You won't regret it.

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