Giving birth is a beautiful, rewarding experience, but it can take a toll on your body. Many Henderson mothers are frustrated that even after they have lost the “baby weight,” they can't seem to reclaim their pre-baby figure. Despite vigilant diet and exercise, you have pockets of stubborn fat that just don't seem to budge. Worse, you may have sagging or loose areas of the body, particularly the breasts and abdomen.

A Mommy Makeover lets you reclaim your youthful shape.

What Is A Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is exactly what you need it to be: It's a customizable combination of cosmetic surgery procedures that can remove excess fat, tighten and remove excess and drooping skin, and tighten underlying muscles to give you a more youthful physique.

Dr. Julio Garcia will bring his surgical expertise and an artist's eye to your custom makeover. Together you will decide which procedures will help you look as young and vibrant as you did before pregnancy.

The procedures that you might wish to add to your Henderson Mommy Makeover include:

Breast Lift. Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift will rejuvenate your breasts by lifting them to a more youthful placement and projection, plus tighten and remove excess skin. A breast lift can correct sagging breasts, breasts that have lost volume, and/or breasts that are at a different level.

Breast Augmentation. If you feel that your breasts are no longer as full and youthful as they used to be or if you believe your figure would be improved and look more attractive with larger breasts, you may opt for breast augmentation (also known as breast enhancement or breast enlargement). Breast augmentation is achieved by inserting breasts implants filled with silicone or saline either on top of or underneath the breast muscles. If you desire to have both a breast lift and an augmentation, Dr. Garcia will encourage you to wait at least six months after your breast lift before moving onto implants. Many of his patients are so thrilled by how youthful and full their breasts look after a lift that they decide they don't need any other breast surgery.

Liposuction. Pregnancy, nursing and having less time to take care of yourself may lead to developing small, stubborn pockets of fat that will not respond to diet or exercise. Liposuction is a body-contouring surgery that will remove small areas of fat and sculpt your body back to a more youthful shape. Liposuction can eliminate muffin tops, love handles, saddle bags, bra fat and flabby arms. If your skin quality is less than ideally elastic but still good quality, Dr. Garcia may recommend combining liposuction with a skin-tightening technique such as ThermiRF or laser toning.

Tummy Tuck. In addition to developing stubborn fat in the abdominal area that doesn't respond to diet or exercise, many mothers have the added frustration of loosened abdominal muscles and/or sagging skin. In these cases, liposuction will not be sufficient to achieve a toned and sleek abdomen, as the excess skin will be even more evident after the fat is removed. A Tummy Tuck can resolve all of these issues. During a Tummy Tuck, fat is removed, the abdominal muscles are tightened, and loose skin is tightened and excised. In cases where there is an excessive amount of abdominal fat, Dr. Garcia may recommend liposuction first, before proceeding to a tummy tuck several months later.

Ready for a Mommy Makeover

A Mommy Makeover will dramatically rejuvenate your body, bringing it back to its pre-baby state. However, surgery can take weeks to months for full recovery. Some things to consider before a Mommy Makeover are:

  • Have you completed your family? Pregnancy can undo the benefits of a Mommy Makeover.
  • Do you have responsible child care for your initial recovery? Your children should be old enough to be entrusted to another responsible adult while you recover.
  • Do you have a friend or family member who can take care of you during your initial recovery? It will be weeks to months before you will be able to resume your normal activities.

If you feel you are ready to reclaim your pre-baby body with a Mommy Makeover, call to schedule your consultation with Julio Garcia, MD, Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic today at (702) 870-0058. We welcome patients from Henderson NV and all areas near Vegas, across the nation, and around the world.