Transformations: Before and After a Mommy Makeover
Kids are great but having children can produce changes to a woman’s body that no amount of diet and exercise can improve. This post will focus on one patient’s transformation from a mommy makeover before and after pictures are shown as well.
After having three children, this Virginia Beach mom was unhappy with excess fat and loose skin around her tummy.
While she was happy with the size of her breasts, she was unhappy with her breast droop.
Despite diet and exercise, this active woman couldn’t get her shape back. After talking with friends, she decided to explore a mommy makeover.
During her consultation at Galumbeck Plastic Surgery, we discussed her concerns and what she wanted as a result from her mommy makeover procedure. She said “I’m fifty years old, I don’t want to look twenty, but I want to look fabulous for fifty.”
Together we created a plan to address this patient’s concerns:
- Abdominal Fat deposits
- Loose Tummy Skin
- Breast Droop
The Mommy Makeover plan for this Virginia Beach patient included:
Laser Liposuction Of The Abdomen
Tummy Muscle Tightening
Removal Of Loose Skin
Belly Button Reconstruction
Breast Lift – Mastopexy
Removal Of Loose Skin
Repositioning Of The Nipple And Areola
Breast Tissue Suspension – Internal Brassiere Technique
These procedures were performed at the Galumbeck Plastic Surgery center accredited surgical facility in Virginia Beach. To ensure patient safety, we divided the mommy makeover into two procedures. The first procedure performed was Laser Liposuction and Abdominoplasty. The second procedure was a breast lift (mastopexy).
Here are her Mommy Makeover Before and After Pictures:
After her tummy tuck her abdomen is flatter, she has a more defined waistline and her loose skin is gone. She lost two inches in her waistline and two dress sizes.
Her breasts are perkier and firmer. When asked about her experience at Galumbeck Plastic Surgery, she replied, “ the staff is accommodating, compassionate, courteous, and caring. And I love the results.”
Over 350,000 liposuction procedures were performed last year. This video shows liposuction before and after pictures of patients operated on by plastic surgeon Matthew Galumbeck at his accredited facility, Galumbeck Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach.
Dr. Galumbeck discusses many options for liposuction, including laser liposculpting.
Liposuction is the cosmetic surgery procedure to permanently remove areas of fat. In addition to having fat removed, these areas of the body can be sculpted to give a more definition and improved proportion.
While it is not a weight loss procedure, liposuction can be used on any area of the body where there is excess fat.
This video shows liposuction of the abdomen of a woman and liposuction of the abdomen and love handles in a man including before and after pictures. This video also discusses the quick recovery time after liposuction.
ADVANTAGES OF LASER LIPOSUCTION
- Permanently Removes Fat
- Improves Shape
- Short Procedure
- Fast Recovery Time
From Galumbeck Plastic Surgery this is new techniques in cosmetic surgery.
If you just tuned in, we have been discussing breast augments, breast lifts, and also breast reductions.
Now we are going to shift our focus to other aspects of the body, liposuction how that can help recontour the hips the thighs and other areas.
Doctor Galumbeck certainly liposuction and the type of liposuction that you use can make a significant difference in the shape of a person’s body but also in recovery time.
Right, well with liposuction the real advantage of liposuction is it removes fat cells, permanently removes fat cells, so not only do we make someone smaller, but we improve their shape.
Whereas diet and exercise, fat cells will shrink and the bulges may get smaller, but the bulges don’t go away. Now certainly If you get liposuction and then you start eating fast food and you don’t exercise you are going to get fat.
But most people say I’m frustrated because I am doing everything right, I have a personal trainer, some of the people who come in are personal trainers. They say I am doing everything right, but I still can’t get rid of these bulges. That’s what liposuction is for. To target those areas, remove the extra fat, and improve their shape.
Folks say look, I want to get something done, I don’t have a lot of time to recover and really I think that this is one that things that is really opened up and allowed more people get liposuction, because really they can fit into the schedule you know you can get liposuction of the abdomen on a Friday or Saturday and be back to work Monday.
Oh, you know you are a little sore like you’ve worked out too hard, but they say you know I’ve done that before.
Medically there are no restrictions, and your up and around a lot sooner and people can really fit it into their schedule.
You can really do any of the body: tummies, hips, thighs, back, arms, neck, and chest. Anywhere there is fat, you can get rid of it.
You said you can fit into your schedule, you can also fit into clothes a lot better if you pursue this type of technique. And the abdomen, of course, is the one place, I think the men and women probably complain about a lot because it tends to be right where everything goes.
So that’s that certainly one of the areas I imagine that’s pretty often requested, especially for woman, the lower abdomen. They say, I have this lower pooch and I can’t get rid of it.
When I look at the abdomen, I usually do not only do the lower abdomen, but I will contour the upper abdomen and the sides to bring everything so that it flows and blends nicely.
Here’s a woman that we did liposuction of the abdomen. You can see in her before picture she’s got an extra bulge mainly in her lower abdomen but also in the upper abdomen and on the sides. And by performing the liposuction not only do we give her a better waistline you know we’re also getting rid of the extra fat in her abdomen and she’s flatter and tighter. You can see in her after pictures just that in the front view that she’s got a better waistline. In the side view, you can see the abdomen is much flatter. The liposuction incisions are about an eighth of an inch or a quarter of an inch long. They are in the panty line and well hidden and you can get a result like this and be up and around in no time.
So it takes about how long for this to be performed. Liposuction of the abdomen takes about forty-five minutes. We use intravenous sedation to the patients have a nice little snooze and for them it’s just like that. And they’re recovering for an hour at our facility and then they can go home and are up and about immediately. Maybe a little soreness but that of course also will abate.
I did say something about men a little bit earlier. Yes if you are a male when you’re watching the show right now, certainly there’s liposuction for you. And there are certain areas of the body that men certainly complain about. And that would probably be something called what, love handles, the love handles and the abdomen on men.
They say the same thing as women; they say I go to the gym all the time to work out and I can’t get rid of this stuff. And they come in for liposuction again small incisions, remove the fat, improve the shape.
And here’s a gentleman that we did liposuction, on you can see his before picture in front of his abdomen he’s got excess fat and not a lot of definition. On this on his back picture you can really see the love handles. They are big, they are there, and he can’t get rid of them. and in this after picture you can see that his abdomen is much flatter and his love handles are gone. And this is the kind of result you can get with liposuction. He’s out of the garment in four days, back to work and social activities in no time. Well hidden incisions and then again I do the incisions below the belt line so in shorts, in bathing suits, you won’t see any of the incisions. And those to fade with time.
Good stuff and so gentleman if you’re out there looking at this, know something can be done. On that note thank so much for joining us this has been new techniques in cosmetic surgery I’m your host Jan Callahan along with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Galumbeck. We’ll see next time.
Having a child changes a woman’s body. The effects on body shape, muscle tone, skin elasticity and fat distribution become more distinct with each child carried.
The abdominal muscles stretch to accommodate the increased size of the abdomen. Often, during this stretching process the muscles separate. This causes a permanent weakness in the abdominal wall and makes it almost impossible to regain a flat stomach.
Many moms feel that they will never recover their pre-pregnancy shape. They find it hard to juggle diet and work out time in addition to their devotion to their children. It is hard to eat healthy food when your children will only eat chicken nuggets. More than 325,000 tummy tuck, breast augmentation and breast lift procedures were performed on women ages 20-49. The Mommy Makeover is the answer to women wanting a body that’s in synch with their energy, spirit and overall good health.
Mommy Makeovers are an individualized set of procedures used to restore a woman’s body back to the shape and proportion before having children (sometimes even better). These procedures may include
- a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty to eliminate excess fat through laser liposuction, to restore muscular tone, and to remove loose skin (reducing stretch marks)
- additional laser liposuction to address stubborn, specific fat deposits anywhere on the body – thighs, buttocks, back, chin, upper arms
- a breast lift (or Mastopexy) to correct droop and restore breasts to their pre-pregnancy position
- often, breast implants to restore breast fullness and shape lost after pregnancy and breast-feeding, and to give the whole body a better proportional shape
- Many women want more fullness and perkiness. A combination of a breast lift with breast augmentation can achieve these goals.
Mommy Makeovers address a critical concern of wives, moms and working women – to get the best, long-lasting results with the least downtime. With a single surgery date, there is a single recovery to manage, and women get back to family, work and daily activity sooner.
Over the next few posts, I will show Mommy Makeover before and after pictures and how these procedures can improve your shape.
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