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What You need to Know about a Mommy Makeover [Video]

Mommy Makeover – Palm Desert | Palm Springs | Rancho Mirage

Dr. Suzanne Quardt, affectionately known as Dr. Q among her patients, is a board certified plastic surgeon. She provides advanced cosmetic surgery procedures of the breast, body and face to her patients in and around Palm Springs and Palm Desert. She has earned several recognitions during the course of her career as a cosmetic surgeon, and has been featured in a number of national publications such as the New Beauty Magazine and the Plastic Surgery Practice.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

One of the most comprehensive procedures that Dr. Q, as a plastic surgeon, provides to her patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding communities is mommy makeover. A mommy makeover is essentially a combination of two or more cosmetic surgery procedures to help improve the overall physical appearance of a woman. As the name suggests, the procedure is performed primarily on mothers who are keen to regain their pre-pregnancy figure.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can impact a mom’s appearance in several ways. Some moms gain excess weight or develop fat deposits in several areas of the body such as thighs, buttocks, waist, and arms. In some cases the breasts may experience loss of volume or may become excessively heavy or may sag. Some women may also develop excess fat and loose skin on the face and neck. An experienced cosmetic surgeon may recommend a mommy makeover procedure for most effective outcome in such cases.

Components of a Mommy Makeover

A fantastic and sparkling aspect about a mommy makeover procedure is that it is an entirely customized plastic surgery package, designed to match with the specific needs and aesthetic goals of a particular patient. The surgeon will decide the treatment approach and the best combination of procedures in close consultation with the patient. Some of the typical procedures that Dr. Q provides to her patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles and nearby areas as a part of a mommy makeover include the following:

Breast lift: This procedure is performed to raise drooping breasts following breastfeeding. It may also include repositioning of nipples and areolas to a raised location. The breasts will appear firmer and more youthful with a breast lift procedure.

Breast reduction: Following childbirth, many moms develop heavier breasts that may be disproportionate to the rest of the body. It may not only compromise the aesthetic appearance, but may also cause pain, discomfort and restriction of movements. Breast reduction surgery is an effective way to reduce excess fat, tissue, and skin from the breasts and reshape them to a smaller size.

Tummy Tuck: Abdominal area usually bears the maximum brunt of a pregnancy, and excess fats and loose skin may occur around the waist. Abdominoplsty or tummy tuck surgery can effectively remove excess fat and skin to help a mom achieve a flatter and firmer tummy.

Liposuction: In some cases, the mother may develop excess pockets of fat in specific areas of the body such as hips, thighs, tummy, breasts, arms, or neck. These stubborn fat deposits may not go away with exercise or diet. In such cases, the cosmetic surgeon may recommend liposuction as a part of a mommy makeover procedure.

Labiaplasty: Following childbirth, some mothers may be dissatisfied with the shape and appearance of the labia and vaginal area. Vaginal rejuvenation and improving the shape of labia is possible through labiaplasty. This surgery may be included as a part of a mommy makeover.

Other Possible Facets of this Process

Sometimes a plastic surgeon may also include facelift and eyelid surgery procedures also along with a mommy makeover to reduce the facial signs of aging. Non-surgical treatments such as dermal fillers may also be used for facial rejuvenation.

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