Mommy Makeover in Memphis TN with Dr. Roberto Lachica
Pregnancy and breastfeeding significantly change a woman’s body. The abdominal musculature and skin are stretched. The breasts enlarge. The end result is a lax abdomen and sagging breasts. Fat bulges may occur in the flanks, hips, thighs. These changes may be permanent, even after a return to pre-partum weight.
Any woman, regardless of childbearing, may experience similar changes to the abdomen and breasts after weight loss related to diet and exercise. All women are subjected to bodily changes from age and gravity.
“Mommy makeover” refers to two or more simultaneous surgical procedures that reshape the abdomen and breasts in any woman (regardless of childbearing). Typically, this includes an abdominoplasty and breast enhancement (lift and/or augmentation) procedure. Liposuction is commonly included.
Who Is A Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
The typical patient has postpartum changes (or changes related to weight loss or age):
Changes in the abdomen and trunk:
- Loose, wrinkled, or sagging abdominal skin
- Lower abdominal bulge (“pooch”)
- Abdominal stretch marks (“striae”)
- Drooping mons (triangular area above the genitals) and groin
- Loose abdominal wall musculature (rectus “diastasis”)
- Bulging fat in the flanks, back, or outer thighs
- Loss of the hourglass figure
Changes in the breast:
- Soft, sagging breasts
- Stretch marks
- Loss of upper breast volume (upper pole “involution”)
- Descent of the breast and the nipple below the brassiere line (inframammary crease).
The goal of mommy makeover surgery is to restore shape and proportion!
What Procedures are Performed During Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover combines two or more simultaneous surgical procedures that reshape the abdomen AND the breasts. All of these procedures, and their nuances, are described in detail elsewhere on this website.
Abdomen (Body Contouring) Procedure
Breast Reshaping Procedure
The result is a more youthful body with improved shape and proportion!
- Firm, flat abdomen
- Round, uplifted breasts with appropriate volume
- “Hourglass” figure
Memphis Mommy Makeover - FAQs
Typically, 3-5 hours, as multiple procedures are involved.
Yes. Safety considerations limit operative time to about 5 hours, which is the time required for a procedure on the abdomen, the breasts, and some conservative liposuction.
In general, recovery from multiple procedures takes somewhat longer than an individual procedure. Early, progressive ambulation is required to minimize the risks of clotting. Sleeping or lying with the hips flexed and head elevated minimizes stress on the abdominal incision and breast swelling. Bathing (with assistance) may occur at two days.
A typical recovery from an abdominoplasty/mastopexy might follow this schedule:
Week 1 Progressive walking/hips flexed when recumbent
Week 1-2 Return to activities of daily living
Week 2-3 Low impact exercise/return to work
Week 5-6 Higher impact exercise
In addition, one or all of the following may be involved in a mommy makeover: surgical drains, compression garment (girdle), or support brassiere.
No. Stretch marks are permanent scars caused by the skin weakening under stress. However, any stretch marks that are located within the area of skin removal are eliminated.
The surgical risk profile for multiple procedures is higher than if performed individually. For example, there would be two or more areas (instead of one) where an infection could occur. This is discussed in detail preoperatively. In general, multiple procedures do not increase the risk related to general anesthesia.
What to Expect During Your Consultation with Dr. Lachica
The emphasis of your consultation will be on performing a whole-body evaluation and customizing which surgical procedures that will achieve your best possible shape, size, and proportion.
Why Choose Dr. Lachica?
Dr. Lachica is a board-certified plastic surgeon. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has performed aesthetic surgery for 24 years. His areas of expertise are procedures for surgical body contouring and breast reshaping.
Dr. Lachica applies his accumulated knowledge and experience to every procedure. His technical skill and grasp of anatomy come, in large part, from devoting a significant component of his career to complex reconstruction (including microsurgery) of the breast, face, and trunk. Combining these with his aesthetic vision, Dr. Lachica strives to deliver excellent outcomes that are customized to each unique patient’s body.
Dr. Lachica has received multiple peer-selected awards from Memphis Magazine Top Plastic Surgeons and Castle Connolly America’s Best Plastic Surgeons. He has been recognized by Memphis Health and Fitness Readers’ Choice Best Plastic Surgeons.
Schedule Your Mommy Makeover Consultation Today
Contact The Langsdon Clinic today to schedule a consultation for mommy makeover surgery with Dr. Lachica. He will perform a thorough and detailed evaluation and give you his expert surgical recommendation to meet your needs.
Patients seeking cosmetic surgery in Memphis have chosen Dr. Lachica and The Langsdon Clinic time and again because of their natural and balanced results. If you would like to partner with one of the best plastic surgery practices in America, we invite you to call 901-755-6465 or reach us online today.
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