Mommy Makeover

The phrase "Mommy Makeover," has been around for a couple of decades and often, people will call Ohio Clinic in Cleveland asking for it. But, what is it really? Let's break it down.

When women give birth, in some cases their bodies will change dramatically due to the following:

1) Weight gain & weight loss

2) Nursing, which can cause saggy breasts

3) Excess skin and fat in the stomach are due to loss of elasticity which is sometimes the most noticeable.

All these changes can affect a woman's confidence as her body isn't what it used to be. Many women are young and want their bodies to reflect their age and healthy lifestyle.

Plastic surgery procedures can address the issues a woman faces after child birth and when breast surgery and tummy tuck methods are combined, it is often referred to as a "Mommy Makeover."

After nursing a baby, breasts can lose volume and elasticity making them appear far saggier than prior to nursing. Depending on one's anatomy, Dr. Michael Wojtanowski may suggest a breast lift alone as a remedy or a breast lift with implants to provide extra volume and added lift. Breast lifts and augmentation are both performed under general anesthesia in our fully accredited outpatient facility at Ohio Clinic. It is called Surgiplex. Patients love the privacy of the facility as they can leave unnoticed after surgery.

If a woman's stomach is the concern, she can also consider a drainless tummy tuck. This procedure involves tightening the muscles that were loosened during childbirth. In some tummy tucks, patients may require liposuction to remove additional fat. When we say drainless, it means that there are no drain devices attached when you go home. This was a method used years ago, but Dr. Wojtanowski  performs the very latest techniques that eliminate the need for cumbersome drains.

Women who have combined the procedures make a commitment to a healthy lifestyle as they return their bodies closer to the one they had previously.

As with any procedure, a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Wojtanowski is crucial. During this conversation, you can have all your questions answered and learn what procedures are truly best for your own individual anatomy. If you live in the Cleveland area and want the most experienced plastic surgeon, please call to set up your consultation. You will be glad you did.

Dr. Michael Wojtanowski is the founder and director of Ohio Clinic for Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery and certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He can be reached at 440-808-9315.

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