The popular term, “mommy makeover,” describes the combination of cosmetic surgery procedures to help women restore their pre-baby bodies. For mommy makeover, many mothers choose procedures that include breast surgery, liposuction, and/or a tummy tuck. Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman specializes in breast and body contouring procedures and often customizes mommy makeover treatments for patients looking to reverse the effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Mommy makeovers typically include a breast procedure such as a breast lift or breast augmentation to address sagging breasts or breasts that have lost volume. Since the abdominal area is commonly affected by pregnancy, Dr. Whiteman also performs body contouring procedures to sculpt the area where excess skin develops from the stomach stretching. Tummy tuck surgery addresses excess skin and fat while re-tightening weakened abdominal muscles for a firmer, more contoured result. For isolated areas of stubborn fat, Liposuction can additionally sculpt the midsection and other areas such as the thighs, hips, and arms.
While mommy makeover surgery is a comprehensive combination procedure, this treatment provides complete rejuvenation while reducing overall costs and complication risks. Additionally, these procedures minimize the total amount of downtime. Dr. Whiteman recommends for female patients to wait until after they are finished having children before considering mommy makeover as additional pregnancies can affect results.
If you are interested in a breast or body contouring procedure or mommy makeover surgery, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Also, be sure to connect with Dr. Whiteman on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news.
Known for her immense amount of plastic surgery procedures, former reality television star Heidi Montag has once again shown up in the latest pop culture news following her recent breast reduction surgery. She decided to undergo breast revision surgery to reduce the size and volume of her breasts and minimize the physical limitations her current implants were presenting. While Heidi has received much attention from the press over the years for her drastic plastic surgeries, double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman advises patients to always maintain realistic expectations and aim for natural-looking results.
At Southern Plastic Surgery, Dr. Whiteman performs breast revision to help patients who are no longer satisfied with their breast augmentation results. Patients who are unhappy with results from a previous plastic surgeon or who simply change their mind and wish to exchange their implants can choose breast revision surgery. Heidi chose to exchange her implants for smaller, more proportional ones to alleviate the back and chest pain she felt from the large implants. Other factors such as weight gain and/or loss or the effects of pregnancy can also cause a patient to seek breast revision surgery.
In addition to breast revision surgery, Dr. Whiteman can also perform a breast lift (mastopexy) to restore sagging breasts to a more youthful position. A breast lift can be combined with breast reduction or augmentation for complete rejuvenation. It is important to discuss your goals and ask any questions during an in-person cosmetic consultation. To further maximize patient satisfaction following any procedure, Dr. Whiteman believes in adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle after surgery to prolong those results.
If you’re interested in a breast revision or other cosmetic procedures that Dr. Whiteman offers, contact us today. Be sure to connect with Southern Plastic Surgery on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more plastic surgery specials and updates.
In a recent health article from ABC News, a new plastic surgery trend has risen among young female athletes. To help improve their sports performance, athletes have chosen breast reduction surgery for overly large breasts that can inhibit physical ability and cause back and shoulder pain. Overly large breasts, also known as a condition called macromastia for females, can cause both physical and emotional concerns. Patients with overly large breasts often complain of physical constraints such as the inability to engage in vigorous athletic activity or added respiratory stress due to the weight of the breasts on the chest. Additionally, patients can also experience emotional concerns due to self image or inability to perform physical activities.
At Southern Plastic Surgery, double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman performs breast reduction surgery on both male and female patients to create a more proportional and comfortable result. During the procedure, Dr. Whiteman will make an incision along the underside of the breast and remove excess skin and tissue. The remaining breast tissue will be tightened and repositioned. Occasionally, breast lift surgery can be combined with a breast reduction for a more youthful look.
Following any plastic surgery procedure, Dr. Whiteman always advises his patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Since breast reduction surgery allows patients to freely engage in more physical activity, Dr. Whiteman encourages patients to take advantage of their plastic surgery results and develop a regular exercise routine. By adapting a healthy diet, a regular exercise routine, and lifestyle habits, patients will maintain and improve results. For patients looking to jumpstart a lifestyle plan, Jackie Madison, our office administrator, also serves as our in-house certified NESTA lifestyle and weight management coach.
If you’re interested in breast surgery or any other procedures offered at Southern Plastic Surgery, please contact us to schedule your consultation. Stay connected with Dr. Whiteman on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic and reconstructive surgery news and information.