I have always said “God is a Man.”
After the man “delivers the goods”, it is the poor woman who has to suffer the effects and after-effects of pregnancy. Cosmetic footprints of pregnancy include varicose veins, deflation and sagging of breasts, stretch marks and weakened abdominal muscles.
Of course I, as a man, can never experience the joy of carrying and nurturing a life form inside of me. In the long run, however, I rather have an enlarged prostate than suffer the consequences of pregnancy!
Fortunately, mommy makeover surgery can reverse many of these effects. Mommy makeover surgery is a catch phrase. It involves reversing the effects of pregnancy on the breasts and abdomen.
If the breast has firm skin and the nipple is in a correct position, then only breast augmentation is necessary. If, however, the breast tissue and nipple have sagged, then a breast lift (mastopexy) is also required.
To address the abdomen, if one is lucky enough only to have excess fat, then liposuction will be performed to remove the fat. Most patients, however, will have loose skin, stretch marks and a “beer belly” due to weakened abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is then performed to address these issues.
It is important to realize many of the changes mentioned above also occur in patients with significant weight loss. Therefore, even if you are not a mother, plastic surgery can be of benefit to you.
I have noticed a dramatic change in the dynamics of couples after mommy makeover surgery. I think the renewed confidence and sex appeal of the female has a positive effect on the husband as well.
Michael A. Jazayeri, M.D. is a board certified plastic surgeon with over 10 years of experience. His office is located in central Orange County. To schedule a complimentary consultation, please call 714-834-0101.