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*Charleston Residents Ask: What is a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy Makeover in Charleston, SCBecoming a mother can be one of life’s greatest joys. To create, carry, deliver and care for your child is a fantastic gift to be cherished. It’s no secret, however, that the process takes its toll on your body. There are many unique stresses involved with pregnancy, childbirth, and childcare, and a woman’s body (and heart!) will never be the same. Many of these physical effects can withstand the most stringent of diet and exercise routines. That is where a mommy makeover comes in.

What is It?

A mommy makeover is a combination of common procedures specifically designed to restore a woman’s body to its pre-pregnancy contours. The best part is, every mommy makeover is customizable to meet your specific needs and goals. The combination of procedures is chosen by you and your plastic surgeon after a comprehensive consultation. Every woman’s post-partum needs are different, and the mommy makeover is here to help.

Am I a Candidate?

If you are feeling the effects of having carried and/or nursed children, you could be a candidate for a mommy makeover. Symptoms treated under this umbrella often include:

  • Stretch marks
  • Stretched or sagging abdominal skin
  • Changes in breast size or shape
  • Sagging or deflated breasts
  • Stubborn pockets of fat
  • Varicose or spider veins

As every woman and pregnancy are different, you may find that you are experiencing some or all of the above symptoms. Whatever the issue, a consultation with Dr. Widenhouse will help you to put together the perfect package for your needs.

What Can I Expect?

Since a mommy makeover can involve a combination of various surgeries, it is important to discuss with your doctor what you need to do in preparation for your procedures and how to best care for yourself afterward. Depending on what you choose, you will need to factor recovery time into your schedule.

Contact Us Today

To find out if a mommy makeover is right for you, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Port City Plastic Surgery serves Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant and Summerville, South Carolina from two locations in Charleston and Daniel Island.