While the act of giving birth is a wonderful part of the life, it can bring about some unexpected physical changes to your body. Loose abdominal muscles, stretch marks, loose skin, and fat deposits are all fairly common changes after pregnancy and childbirth. Unfortunately, many these changes do not often respond to traditional dieting and exercise.
As each mommy makeover is uniquely tailored to rejuvenate your body, a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures are available to you. Regardless of what your goals and individual post-baby body needs may be, Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. Repta will ensure you receive the right procedure to help you attain your ideal form.
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes fat deposits from specially targeted sections of the body. Liposuction works by breaking up and then sucking out the excess fat cells. The most common post-baby regions that are addressed include the abdomen, flanks, lower back, hips, and thighs. Other areas also frequently liposuctioned include the buttocks, neck, chin, back of the arms, and calves. Liposuction surgery utilizes a simple hollow instrument called a "cannula" which is gently inserted under the skin. A high-pressure vacuum is then applied to those unwanted fat deposits to reduce and contour the area. Receiving liposuction in Scottsdale from Dr. Repta can be an alternative to tummy tuck after weightloss or pregnancy, depending on your circumstances.
Scars and Stretch Marks
As your skin expands during pregnancy, stretch marks may appear during as well as after childbirth. Although no "silver bullet" has yet been invented to fully remove stretch marks they can be made better with the use of laser skin resurfacing. This works by way of thermal energy, which is used to heat the deep tissue of the skin.
This stimulates collagen growth to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Stretch marks in the abdominal area are best treated with a tummy tuck which removes the stretch marks as well as provides the opportunity to tighten the abdominal muscles and surrounding skin.
Pregnancy and childbirth can result in certain skin changes as well. Hormones and other biological variants can cause one to breakout, lose skin tone, and develop dark skin pigmentation.
From facial rejuvenation, upper eyelid lift, neck liposuction, lip rejuvenation (including lip implants, collagen, dermal fillers and fat grafting), to skin resurfacing, there are a myriad of procedures available to help you return to your pre-pregnancy condition. Along with cosmetic surgery, Dr. Repta can advise you on the variety of professional skin care products that can rejuvenate the quality, tone, and appearance of healthy skin.
The look and feel of your mid-section can play an enormous role in your overall appearance and confidence. Tummy tuck surgery (also referred to as abdominoplasty) is a procedure that involves the removal of excess skin, fat deposits, and stretch marks from the middle to lower regions of the abdomen. By also including liposuction and abdominal muscle tightening, the abdomen and waist area can become thinner, flatter, smoother, and tighter, thereby restoring your pre-pregnancy body.
If you think you would benefit from a tummy tuck, Dr. Repta is at your disposal to help you look your best. Additionally, he offers a mini tummy tuck for patients with a mild amount of excess skin in the abdomen.
Working with Dr. Repta
When you choose to work with Dr. Repta, you are choosing a surgeon whose is available and happy to answer any concerns or questions you may have in regards to your mommy makeover goals. Together, you and Dr. Repta will discuss what procedures are ideal for you based on your goals. This will ensure the best possible outcome for you.