A Mommy Makeover is a common operation that combines breast rejuvenation with abdominal wall contouring. Dr. Brenner is a top cosmetic surgeon performing among the best Mommy Makeovers Beverly Hills and Los Angeles have to offer. This procedure is key to helping mothers rejuvenate the beautiful and youthful figures they had prior to giving birth.
Mommy makeovers are frequently done in one stage. The most common procedure combination includes a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and breast enhancement with implants (breast augmentation). However, mommy makeovers can also be done in two operations and can include additional surgeries, such as breast lift (mastopexy), breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty) and liposuction on the hips, thighs, abdomen, and back. Since many women tend to develop umbilical hernias during their gestational period, repair of umbilical hernias is often one of the most common procedures performed during makeovers for moms.
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When seeing a patient to determine exactly what they need for a Mommy Makeover, a great deal of time is spent planning the correct and most effective breast operation. The correct procedure is determined by the extent of the breast deformity or abnormality that exists in the patient prior to undergoing the surgery and the changes they would like to make to their breasts. The procedures this could entail would include: breast reduction, breast augmentation or breast lift (as separate procedures or as one procedure of a breast lift with augmentation). Each of these operations has inherent benefits, risks and potential complications, however the topic of a one-stage breast lift and augmentation with implant is the most controversial. There are some plastic surgeons who feel these two procedures should not be performed together in one operation, but after years of experience performing this surgery and perfecting his technique, Dr. Brenner can safely and effectively provide a breast lift with augmentation. As a highly skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Brenner is confident in his ability to successfully perform all aspects of your mommy makeover surgery to give you the beautiful, natural looking results you want.
Each procedure is definitively unique. Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Kevin Brenner will tailor the operation to your specific needs in order to provide you with among the best mommy makeover Los Angeles has to offer.
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Many mothers worry that breastfeeding their baby will ruin the youthful shape and look of their breasts. Unlike common misconceptions, breastfeeding alone is not the only cause of this. During pregnancy, there are certain changes in the breasts that occur regardless of whether the mother breast-feeds her baby or not. The body prepares for lactation (milk production) by causing the milk glands to swell and replace other fatty tissue in the breast. After childbirth, these glands often shrink, leaving a loose “skin envelope” that doesn’t have the amount of breast tissue needed to fill it. Often this causes the breasts to not be as full, sag lower and develop stretch marks.
After childbirth, the most noticeable changes in a woman’s body occur in the abdomen. The normal hormonal changes a woman’s body will undergo allow the abdominal wall muscles to relax. This often creates a separation of the abdominal muscles to accommodate for the size of the baby as it grows inside her uterus.
While some women’s abdominal tissues will return to their pre-pregnancy state, others end up having loose, sagging skin, disfiguring stretch marks, bulging lower abdominal muscles or possibly a combination of all of these. Many women who undergo C-section deliveries can develop thick, unattractive and uncomfortable scars. These problems will not disappear with weight loss or with physical training.
Although most women are able to lose the weight they put on during pregnancy, many notice certain stubborn areas of fat that simply won’t go away, despite aggressive exercise regimens. Many hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy create permanent defects, like these fatty deposits on the hips, back and thighs.
When can I receive mommy makeover surgery?
Many women have significant changes in their breasts after pregnancy and the subsequent process of breast feeding. And in some cases, it can feel like an eternity before they are able to receive mommy makeover surgery to help remedy this. The most common question on this subject is, "How long do I need to wait after giving birth before I can have undergo a breast augmentation?" Unfortunately, there is no one answer and it can vary between every mom. Some Beverly Hills plastic surgeons, and others across the country, may not have the same determination. However, there are a few general guidelines that you may find helpful:
A typical pregnancy is approximately 40 weeks long. Many mom’s during this time will undergo hormonally induced changes (enlargement, hypertrophy, skin stretching). There are many instances where it can take an additional 40 weeks for the breasts to return to normal after delivery.
If your breast is lactating then you should not undergo elective surgery! It is quite difficult for a surgeon to operate on a breast that is actively producing milk and absolutely will decrease the accuracy of the operation. The milk can form into pockets within the breast (i.e. lactocele) and this increases the risk of post-operative breast and breast implant infections. Once you stop breastfeeding your child, you should still allow a minimum of six months to elapse before undergoing elective breast surgery (i.e. breast augmentation, breast reduction, mastopexy). Some surgeons actually prefer to have their patients wait a full year to allow the breast ducts plenty of time to return to their baseline structure and function. As a note, some moms have the condition where their breasts are secreting breast milk up to 2 years after stopping all breast feeding.
All women gain weight during pregnancy and some of that weight gain is within the breast tissue. Breast tissue has both fibrous breast tissue (ligaments and ducts) and fatty breast tissue. During the pregnancy, and the period of time after of breast feeding, both components of the mom’s breast tissue will hypertrophy. After breast feeding is ended, the ductal tissue will naturally regress but the fatty breast tissue will only regress once a woman’s weight begins to approach her pre-pregnancy weight. It has been seen that this process can take anywhere from six months to a year.
Beverly Hills mommy makeover procedures
Procedures that are available as part of a Mommy Makeover with Dr. Brenner include:
Dr. Brenner evaluates each case differently and will tailor each mommy makeover surgery to the needs of his patients. As a top plastic surgeon with years of experience, he has earned a reputation among his patients for providing the best mommy makeover Beverly Hills & Los Angeles have to offer.