Mommy Makeovers are specially designed cosmetic procedures that help patients feel youthful and renewed after maternity, without long and painful recovery times. Dr. Rhee knows that motherhood is your top priority, but it’s important for mommies to feel as good about themselves as they do about their growing families.
In the past, women were resigned to living with these natural changes in their bodies, including drooping breasts and enlarged areolas. Now, however, more and more women are seeking the services of Dr. Rhee to rejuvenate their breasts to the youthful firmness they enjoyed before having children. Dr. Rhee personalizes each Mommy Makeover procedure to help her patients achieve the specific results they desire.
Dr. Rhee’s Mommy Makeover procedures will fit into your schedule and budget, but leave you with a renewed outlook and self-confidence that will reflect in even the smallest of your motherly duties. Dr. Rhee can perform different breast procedures during a Mommy Makeover. These include:
- Breast Lift
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Reduction
Mommy Makeover Breast Lift
The aftermath of pregnancy can leave you with sagging and uneven breasts, lost breast volume, drooping nipples and stretched areolas (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). A breast lift, or mastopexy, is performed to reverse these changes and restore a youthful shape and lift to your breasts.
This is accomplished by trimming excess skin and tightening supporting tissues to achieve an uplifted, youthful contour. After a mastopexy, the breasts are higher on the chest and firmer to the touch. Breast lifts after pregnancy can also reduce areolar size and reposition downward-pointing nipples.
Your post-maternity breast lift will be tailored to you, depending on your individual case and goals. Breast size does not change after a breast lift, nor does the fullness or roundness in the upper part of the breasts. Women who desire larger, smaller or more rounded breasts may want to consider combining a breast lift with a breast augmentation or breast reduction.
Mommy Makeover Breast Augmentation
After pregnancy and childbirth, many women lose breast volume once they are done breastfeeding and their breasts deflate back to their original state. This often results in smaller, empty looking breasts that can significantly affect a woman’s self-confidence in her motherly duties and daily activities.
Breast augmentation after childbirth places saline or silicone implants above or below the breast muscle, depending on each patient’s individual physique and personal preferences. This produces fuller, more youthful-looking breasts. The size and type of the implants used depends on the goals of the individual patient and Dr. Rhee’s recommendations.
Many women choose to combine their breast augmentation with a breast lift to achieve maximum results that reflect the youthful fullness and positioning they had before pregnancy.
Mommy Makeover Breast Reduction
Most women find that their breasts swell to a fuller size and shape while they are pregnant. Afterward, a natural reduction in breast size leaves some women with the empty-looking, drooping breasts discussed above. For many other women, however, the breasts remain larger than desired after childbirth. Breast reduction surgery may be the solution in these cases.
One reason women may seek breast reduction after giving birth is to restore the breasts to the smaller size they had before becoming pregnant. In addition, breast reduction can relieve the common symptoms of large breasts, such as pain, improper posture, rashes, breathing problems, skeletal deformities and low self-esteem.
Breast reduction achieves these goals by removing fat and glandular tissue and tightening skin to produce smaller, lighter breasts that are in a healthier proportion to the rest of the body.
During recovery, patients should be wearing compression garments in order to reduce swelling and bleeding. For those that want more than the average surgical bra can look to BodyFly. BodyFly is a line of body shaping activewear for patients that are recovering from breast or body surgical procedures. Dr. Rhee founded this company in 2016 to offer patients wardrobe options that incorporate compression benefits with fashion.
Additionally, BodyFly can benefit patients that have not had surgery or are recovered during their regular workouts. Our technology offers moisture wicking fabric, excellent breathability, enhanced circulation and a reduction in soreness which leads to longer stamina while exercising. Let BodyFly enhance your workout while supporting your body. For more information visit https://bodyflyusa.com/.
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