Pregnancy, natural childbirth, nursing and other factors can cause your body to change after having children. However, a healthy diet and regular exercise are often not enough to give you back your ideal aesthetic. At the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas in San Antonio, TX, we believe you should be comfortable and confident in your skin, regardless of how many children you have, and you can get back your confidence with a mommy makeover.
What Is Included in a Mommy Makeover?
What will be included in your mommy makeover depends on the aesthetic goals you are trying to achieve. No two women are alike. Dr. Thomas T. Jeneby will meet with you to review your aesthetic goals and create a customized plan to help you achieve the look of your dreams. Among the most popular procedures and treatments included in a mommy makeover are those focused on improving the breasts, abdomen, buttocks and upper arms.
Among the most popular procedures included in a mommy makeover are those focused on improving the appearance of the breasts. Some women feel they need a breast lift in combination with a breast augmentation. Other women feel more confident about their bodies after a breast lift combined with a breast reduction. If you are looking to improve the appearance of your breasts after pregnancy and nursing, Dr. Thomas T. Jeneby has a solution for you.
What Can I Expect From Breast Augmentation in San Antonio, TX?
Breast augmentation in San Antonio can seem overwhelming because there are so many things to consider. What type of implant do you want? What shape will best help you achieve your ideal aesthetic? How much volume are you looking to add to your breasts? Should the implants be placed above or below the muscle? What incision pattern are you most comfortable with?
At the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas in San Antonio, TX, Dr. Thomas T. Jeneby makes things simple and stress-free. During your initial consultation, he will review your aesthetic goals, lifestyle and current body shape. Then he will help you decide which shape would enhance your aesthetic the best. He will ensure that the size increase you want will not make your new contours disproportionate to the rest of your body. He will even advise you on which textures are the most attractive and which materials are the safest and have the lowest maintenance requirements.
Childbirth is one of the leading causes of the structure of the vagina changing. While there are feminine rejuvenation procedures, like vaginoplasty and labiaplasty, you may also include a non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation treatment, such as IntimaLase, to gently restore the structure of your vaginal walls.
This revolutionary non-ablative laser treatment coagulates existing collagen fibers and increases collagen production. This tightens the vaginal canal and drastically enhances sexual satisfaction. While alternative laser and injection treatments can cause discomfort or pain and require extensive healing, there is no downtime associated with IntimaLase.
Upper Arm Improvement
With pregnancy comes weight gain. Some of that weight gain results in the fat cells in your upper arms expanding. When you lose your baby weight, you risk both sagging skin and excess skin. Many women choose to include an arm lift in their mommy makeover to tighten and reshape the skin and muscle tissues of the upper arm. Moreover, excess skin is often used to remove excess skin, and excess fat can either be reduced with liposuction or excised.
Another common region of the body mothers seek to improve is the buttocks. Buttocks improvement can come in many forms. For example, some women feel they need a butt lift. Others benefit the most from a Brazilian butt lift. If you’re self-conscious about the shape of your butt or the way your skin hangs off your buttocks, you may be a good candidate for a procedure designed to lift, augment or reshape your buttocks.
Brazilian Butt Lift
The phrase “Brazilian butt lift” is a bit of a misnomer. Rather than “lifting” your butt, it enhances the butt’s aesthetic by reshaping the silhouette and adding a bit of girth to your buttocks. While some surgeons use silicone implants to augment the buttocks, Dr. Thomas T. Jeneby uses fat grafted from your problem areas to help you add volume while contouring another part of your body. Most commonly, women choose to have fat removed from their hips, thighs or abdomen via liposuction before it is cleaned and prepared for transfer to your buttocks.
There are many advantages to a Brazilian butt lift over a traditional butt augmentation. There is no risk of an allergic reaction or other negative reaction because your butt is being augmented by your own fat rather than a foreign material. Moreover, it allows you to reduce fat from a part of your body that you can’t budge fat from. This can achieve everything from improving your self-confidence to making it easier to find clothes that fit properly.
Pregnancy can wreak havoc on your abdomen. On average, pregnant women put 10 to 12.5 pounds of fat onto their abdomen. This rapid, drastic weight gain can result in excess skin or sagging skin that does not rebound with time. Moreover, pregnancy can lead to such medical conditions as a ventral hernia or stress urinary incontinence. A traditional tummy tuck is an incredibly effective method for repairing the damage caused by ventral hernias. A mini-abdominoplasty is often used to reverse the triggers of stress urinary incontinence.
A mini tuck is one of the most common aesthetic services chosen by mothers. This procedure uses a short incision at or just above the pubic region. It is similar to the incision made for a cesarean section. However, it is much more discrete. This procedure is used primarily to tighten the abdominal muscles and remove excess skin below the navel. However, many clients have enough fat in the region that they benefit from an additional liposuction procedure performed at the same time.
A traditional tuck is a bit more extensive than a mini tuck. It addresses excess fat and skin both below and above the navel. During a traditional tummy tuck, the abdominal walls are sewn back together and tightened. This gives your entire stomach a flatter, more toned appearance. Tightened abdominal muscles can improve posture and drastically decrease back pain caused by lordosis resulting from poor posture.
During your initial consultation, we will discuss your aesthetic goals to determine which iteration of the procedure is right for you. However, if you have a history of keloid scarring, you may be a better candidate for a mini tuck. The incision created is much smaller and made at the bikini line where it is very rarely visible. Moreover, you are a better candidate for a mini tuck if you have tight skin above the navel. A little “give” in the skin is necessary to make a viable incision.
Liposuction is a cosmetic body contouring procedure designed to re-sculpt your contours by removing excess deposits of fat. This procedure can be performed just about anywhere, including the inner and outer thighs, upper and lower abdomen, flanks, upper arms, beneath the chin, at the bra line, the upper and lower back, the buttocks and the neck. If you have around an inch of pinchable fat, there’s a good chance the SmartLipo laser can sculpt your ideal body.
About the SmartLipo Laser
Dr. Jeneby uses the FDA-approved SmartLipo laser to assist in liposuction. This quick, simple, powerful procedure is performed under local anesthesia, and the SmartLipo device has permanently changed the liposuction landscape. This revolutionary technology allows clients to remove fat from trouble regions quickly and without stitches or pain.
How SmartLipo Works
The SmartLipo laser was designed specifically to make liposuction safer, more effective and more efficient than ever before. The procedure starts with the creation of a tiny incision in the targeted region where a cannula (thin tube) with a laser fiber is inserted. This laser fiber produces thermal energy which heats up the treatment site. With time, the treatment site is heated to the point that the excess adipose tissue is liquified and easy to be removed. Finally, the fat is removed via gentle, powerful suction.
What to Expect During the Procedure
Unless your liposuction is being performed in concert with other procedures that involve general anesthesia, you will be awake during the procedure. The local area is anesthetized to ensure you are comfortable. However, there is no need for general anesthesia or sedation. While you will not feel any pain or discomfort, you may feel a bit of pressure. On average, the procedure is over in 90 to 120 minutes. However, this depends significantly on how many areas you are treating and the size of the area or areas.
Timeline of Results
The results of liposuction are considered to be immediate because the excess fat cells are immediately removed from the treatment sites. However, your results will continue to improve gradually over the course of three to six months. Therefore, you will look like you are losing weight naturally without the help of a cosmetic surgeon.
What Results to Expect
The results you can expect from this procedure depend on several factors, including how much fat you have in the targeted site and your BMI. On average, only 10 to 12 pounds of excess fat and fluid can be removed safely during one procedure. Therefore, you may be able to lose six pounds from your abdomen, two pounds from your chest and two pounds from your upper arms. Typically, clients enjoy a 25 to 40% reduction in localized fat after each session.
Candidates for Laser-Assisted Liposuction
If you have a region or regions of your body with pockets of excess fat, there is an excellent chance that you are a good candidate for this procedure. In general, the only people who are poor candidates for this procedure are over 30 pounds away from their goal weight or not confident that they can maintain their ideal weight. However, the only way you can know for sure if this procedure is right for you is to come in for a consultation with Dr. Jeneby.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
Motherhood may be the best decision you have ever made. But it can be hard to feel confident with your post-natal aesthetic. Do you want to learn more about a mommy makeover or find out if it is right for you? Contact us at Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas in San Antonio, TX today to schedule your initial consultation. We can’t wait to meet you and help you get back the body of your dreams.