The body goes through significant changes during pregnancy and breast feeding. These include weight gain, stretching of skin, development of stretch marks, enlargement (and then shrinking) of breast tissue, and breast drooping. Women many also complain of weight gain in other areas of their body such as thighs, arms, and back. While weight loss and exercise will help to improve some of these issues, many of these changes that occur after pregnancy are resistant to diet and exercise. Unfortunately, surgical correction may be the only solution for many women.
A “Mommy Makeover” is a customized approach to breast and body contouring, designed to reverse the changes associated with pregnancy. This procedure usually involves a tummy tuck, liposuction, and a breast lift or breast implants (and sometimes both a lift and implants). In young healthy woman, these procedures can be done in a single, safe operation. The entire procedure usually takes 3-4 hours and can be done as an outpatient procedure – no overnight hospital stay is required, but available to those who prefer it.
I have no specific information regarding Kim Kardashian and her post-pregnancy body, but if she is like most of my patients, she probably has some loose skin on her abdomen, excess fat stores of her hips and thighs, and drooping of her breasts. A Mommy Makeover, is a powerful procedure to help restore someone’s pre-pregnancy body, or to get the body they never had even before pregnancy. In addition to significant physical improvements, a Mommy Makeover also has significant psychological improvements.
To learn more about how a Mommy Makeover with New York Plastic Surgeon Matthew Schulman, call 212-289-1851 or click here.