Yes. A mommy makeover combines a set of surgical treatments and procedures that, in many cases, can help reduce your stretch marks after a pregnancy. But know that the results largely depend on the location of the stretch marks.
How Will a Mommy Makeover Help With Stretch Marks?
If you are thinking of getting a mommy makeover, it pays to understand stretchmarks and how they are formed.
A stretch mark is a type of scar sustained from a minor injury. Your skin stretches during growth spurts, pregnancy, or when you lose or gain weight. It is difficult or nearly impossible to get rid of stretch marks, just as hard as it is to get rid of a scar from a wound.
There is no magic pill or cream that you can apply to restore the skin. You'd most likely have to live with the scar for the rest of your life. But with a mommy makeover, you finally have a solution for eliminating these skin imperfections, either entirely or just reducing their appearance.
A mommy makeover involves skin removal and targeted body contouring procedures. It will entail taking out the portion of skin with the stretchmarks. These procedures target the most affected areas—your tummy, thighs, buttocks, hips, and breasts.
Which Procedures Are Included in the Mommy Makeover?
The mommy makeover package includes several procedures and treatments. Your plastic surgeon works with you to identify the right procedures based on your treatment concerns and goals. For the best results, each mommy makeover is tailor-made, going by your unique condition and objectives.
Examples of procedures included in the mommy makeover package include the following:
Besides dealing with stretch marks, some of the procedures above may also help address stubborn fat, loose skin, and bulging. Your plastic surgeon will let you know what each procedure entails and how well they would handle your problem areas. You and your plastic surgeon will devise a customized plan to help you achieve your body goals.
What Results Can I Expect From the Mommy Makeover?
You can expect several physical improvements to your body after recovery. Expect the excess skin with the majority of the stretchmarks to be gone. Stubborn fat deposits will have vanished, while your breasts will be lifted and feel firmer. Your stomach will be flatter, and your body contours should improve. But these results depend on the procedures you choose.
As with any other major surgery, expect to have incision scars. But your plastic surgeon will advise you on how to minimize the scarring. Following through with the instructions during recovery helps your body heal correctly, significantly reducing the appearance of scars.
How Can I Schedule a Consultation?
For more on how to get rid of stretch marks with a mommy makeover, contact Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa in San Diego at (858) 264-3800 to schedule a consultation.