Plastic Surgery After Pregnancy: Getting Your Body Back

December 16 2015

While motherhood is one of the most joyful and rewarding experiences in life, pregnancy often has several undesirable effects on a woman’s body. Many women experience a degree of breast sag (ptosis) after nursing, while weight gain causes skin to stretch and hang in body areas including the abdomen. For women who wish to restore their body and confidence following pregnancy, the Atlanta Plastic Surgery & Reconstructive Specialists can help. We offer several mommy makeover procedures to enhance the breasts and abdominal areas for a more beautiful physique. Here, we discuss our most popular mommy makeover procedures.

Tummy Tuck

Weight gain during pregnancy can cause the skin to stretch and droop and the abdominal muscles to weaken or separate. We offer tummy tuck in Atlanta (abdominoplasty), which repairs weakened or separated muscles and eliminates sagging skin for a more toned abdomen. Because excess abdominal skin is removed, stretch marks are often minimized or removed altogether for a more beautiful appearance.

Breast Augmentation

Breast implants restore beauty and volume to breasts that have become deflated following breastfeeding. Many of our Atlanta breast augmentation patients choose to combine implants with breast lift for a fuller and perkier appearance. During breast lift, the breasts and nipples are raised to a higher position on the chest wall. By combining the two procedures, the overall size, shape and position of the breasts are enhanced.


“Love handles” and “muffin tops” are common problem areas for women following pregnancy. Many mothers struggle to lose unwanted fatty deposits around the abdomen through just diet and exercise alone. Liposuction is often paired with tummy tuck surgery, breast lift and other body contouring procedures to remove small pockets of fat for a sleeker figure. The procedure can treat the abdomen, chest, neck, hips, buttocks and thighs.

What are Your Cosmetic Needs?

Choosing to undergo plastic surgery following pregnancy is a personal decision, as is the choice of which procedures to include in your mommy makeover. Mommy makeover is not a “one-size-fits-all” treatment. Our plastic surgeons will listen to your aesthetic concerns to develop a personalized treatment plan designed to  achieve your unique goals. These goals may include bigger, perkier breasts, a toned abdomen and/or thinner thighs and arms.

To learn more about your mommy makeover options and how they can restore or even improve upon your pre-pregnancy body, schedule a personal consultation today. Please call the Atlanta Plastic Surgery & Reconstructive Specialists at (404) 255-2975.