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All You Need to Know About Mommy Makeovers

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Who says you can’t have kids and have a great body too? For you Kansas City women getting back into your pre-pregnancy shape after childbirth can feel impossible even after months and months of diet and exercise. The good news is the sacrifices your body has made during pregnancy can be reversed! With a little work and a secret weapon, these amazing mothers can get back into the shape they want and keep it that way.

The secret weapon? A  Mommy Makeover.

A Mommy Makeover usually consists of a Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty), Breast Augmentation or breast lift (mastopexy), and Liposuction. More and more women are choosing to customize their own Mommy Makeover package which can extend to thigh lifts, arm lifts, and face lifts. These procedures give mothers back their confidence and also some of those hard sacrifices they have made.

Tummy Tuck: If you’re a mom, you know the exact reality of what happens to your body when pregnant. While your baby grows, your stomach wall, muscles and skin are being stretched beyond their ability to conform to your baby’s needs. No matter how much you’ve exercised, no matter how much you have dieted, your stomach may never get back into that shape you loved before. Mothers choose tummy tucks in order to eliminate and solve stretch marks, belly button deformities and excess loose skin. A Tummy Tuck Kansas City can be performed under a general anesthetic and on an outpatient basis. They involve the removal of excess skin and fat around the stomach using a lower abdominal incision from hip to hip discreetly below the bikini line. The abdominal muscles are then tightened, any bulge or diastasis that occurs from having children are corrected, and the remaining skin is pulled downward. In most cases, the belly button must also be created or re-positioned. Drains are inserted to assist with healing and are removed 1 to 3 weeks after surgery. Follow-up is required to ensure a successful recovery.

Cost: Tummy tucks can range from $6,000 to $10,000 based on specific procedure selection.

Breast Augmentation/Breast Lift: Being a mother, you also know the effects breast feeding can have on your body. If your breasts are sagging more than you would like or if they have completely lost their volume from childbirth and breast feeding, a breast augmentation and/or breast lift may be right for you. The procedure is a short one to two-hour surgery. With a breast augmentation you have the option of a saline- or silicone- filled implants that may or may not need to be replaced after a few years depending on your body and type. Sometimes another method, known as a breast lift or mastopexy, that compliments a breast augmentation is required. During a breast lift, excess skin is removed and breast tissue lifted. Both methods allow the patient to return to their normal activities in one to two weeks.

Cost: Breast augmentation Kansas City and lifts can range from $3,500 to $5,000 based on procedure selection.

Liposuction: Liposuction is a procedure that compliments tummy tucks in the sense that not only will you receive the skin tightening and smooth contours from a Tummy Tuck but also the effects of permanent fat removal with liposuction.  Surgeons may also recommend only liposuction if excess skin is limited, making a Tummy Tuck unnecessary. Liposuction Kansas City is more suitable for small fat deposits and is ideal for women who have achieved most of their pre-pregnancy figure through diet and exercise.  Liposuction can also be used in many different areas including the thighs, hips, butt, and under arms too.

Cost: The average price for Liposuction is $5,875
The bottom line? Remember that these procedures, although seemingly minor, are still very serious. Do your research to find the best doctor for you and your family. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and get them answered or consult a board certified plastic surgeon. You may want to get your body back right away but remember to make a conscious decision in order to take care of yourself so you can take care of your little ones.

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