Joseph Serota, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Mothers

Pregnancy is a beautiful miracle: a joyful period and a selfless time for a lot of women. Many women love being pregnant and experiencing the physical changes their bodies go through to form a new life. Unfortunately, not every mother’s body snaps back to its pre-pregnancy shape and tone after childbirth, even with diligent exercise and healthy eating habits. The changes of weak abdominal muscles, stubborn fat deposits and sagging breasts can extend weeks, months and even years after childbirth. Emotional challenges may follow the physical changes due to your permanently altered body post childbirth and can cause women to suffer from depression.

The Solution: Mommy Makeovers in Aurora

Because this is such a common occurrence, Dr. Joseph Serota offers a group of cosmetic procedures called the Mommy Makeover to erase the physical aftereffects of pregnancy and breastfeeding. Breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tucks and liposuction are a popular combination used to give mothers back the self-confidence they once had.

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What to Expect During Mommy Makeovers

The length of surgery time will greatly depend on the amount and types of procedures performed.

Tummy Tuck

Not surprisingly, the tummy is often a major problem area after childbirth; after all, when a woman’s abdominal area is stretched to accommodate a growing baby, her abdominal muscles are bound to become weaker. Diligently performing hundreds of crunches often cannot restore the tummy to its pre-pregnancy tone.

Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery is performed to remove excess fat and skin from the abdominal area while tightening the underlying abdominal muscles. A full or mini tummy tuck may be recommended to achieve your physical goals.

Liposuction

It takes time after pregnancy to lose the baby weight and get back down to your normal size. For some women, even though they achieve their pre-pregnancy weight (or close to it), they still have stubborn fat deposits that will not go away. When no amount of exercise and healthy dieting will do the trick, liposuction can be the answer.

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery technique to spot-reduce body fat in a variety of areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips and thighs
  • Knees and ankles
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Chin and neck

Breast Enhancement

Throughout pregnancy a woman’s breasts undergo a multitude of changes, from voluptuous to life-sustaining to exhausted. Because breasts are a symbol of sexuality and femininity, many moms turn to cosmetic surgery to revitalize their post-pregnancy breasts. Breast enhancement in a Mommy Makeover can include:

  • Breast lift to correct sagging breasts
  • Breast augmentation to increase the size of the breasts
  • Combination of breast lift and breast augmentation

Potential Risks of Mommy Makeovers

The risks of having a Mommy Makeover will depend on the types and amounts of procedures performed. Dr. Serota has performed Mommy Makeovers for almost 30 years to help women lift, tighten and reshape their breasts, abdominal area, hips and thighs. Every patient is carefully examined to ensure the right health conditions and lifestyle habits are in place before recommending surgery. By following Dr. Serota’s instructions before, during and after surgery, you can reduce the risk of complications such as:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Fluid collection under the skin (seroma)
  • Blood collection under the skin (hematoma)
  • Scarring
  • Blood clots in the legs that can move to the lungs (pulmonary embolus)
  • Damage to nerves, resulting in sensation changes
  • Persistent pain
  • Changes in skin color
  • Anesthesia risks

Ask Yourself These Questions

  • Am I happy with the size of my family?
  • Am I willing to avoid smoking and alcohol to allow my body to heal optimally?
  • Do I maintain a healthy diet?
  • Do I follow a regular exercise regimen?
  • Am I at a steady, healthy body weight?
  • I understand that this surgery is not a solution for weight loss!

If you answered Yes to these questions then it may be time to take the next step in looking as good as you feel! Why not take some time for yourself and regain the You you once knew. Contact us today to schedule a Mommy Makeover consultation.

Take our free online Cosmetic Self-Evaluation to find out what procedures might be best for you.

To schedule your confidential Cosmetic Consultation, call 303-367-9000.

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