Dr. Marcia V. Byrd is the co-founder and director of Byrd Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center. Patients in Atlanta, Roswell and surrounding communities in GA may receive treatment at her state of the art facility. With her experience of more than two decades, she makes use of safe and appropriate surgical techniques for procedures such as mommy makeover.
Mommy Makeover Basics
A mother’s body typically undergoes profound changes following pregnancy and nursing. Many moms are left with a sagging tummy, unwanted pockets of fat in several locations, oversized or reduced breasts, stretch marks, and enlarged areolas. Exercise and diet may not be adequate to fix these problems. These conditions can be corrected effectively and a mother can re-gain her pre-pregnancy body with a mommy makeover.
Mommy makeover is not a single procedure, but a group of cosmetic surgeries that are combined to achieve the desired outcome. The procedure involves substantive reshaping of body and breasts, and a mom can expect to have a flatter tummy, shapely and youthful breasts, and more proportionate thighs, arms and other parts of the body. The procedure should be performed by a trained and experienced cosmetic surgeon, considering the extensive surgeries it may involve.
Following a pregnancy, breasts may tend to sag and lose volume, and the areolas may expand and nipples may point downwards. These conditions may be improved with a breast lift surgery. It involves removal of excess loose skin and tightening of the supporting tissue to regain a raised and firm contour. The breasts appear more youthful and nipples are re-positioned and areolas are re-sized with a breast lift. The technique is not meant to change breast size, for which an augmentation or reduction procedure may be considered.
In some cases, the breasts may tend to lose volume following a pregnancy, but in other cases, the larger size of breasts gained during pregnancy may remain unchanged after childbirth and nursing. If the breasts appear disproportionately large, a breast reduction surgery may reduce them to the pre-pregnancy size. This procedure becomes a part of the mommy makeover, if other surgeries make the body more proportionate and only breasts appear outsized. Smaller and lighter breasts also eliminate the problem of pain, discomfort, and limited movement.
Tummy usually bears the maximum brunt in terms of physical appearance following a pregnancy. Muscles in the tummy area become stretched and weak, skin and tissue become loose, and waistline become straighter, topped by stretch marks. Exercises or diet may not suffice to correct these conditions. Tummy tuck, as a part of a mommy makeover, can tighten muscles and skin, and make the tummy more firm and waistline more defined.
Liposuction may be combined with a tummy tuck and breast surgery to achieve overall proportion and shape. Certain excess pockets of fat in the thighs, hips, buttocks, abdomen, arms, neck, calves, ankles, inner knees and few other areas may occur, which may not respond to exercise. Moms who had a C-section may also have an unsightly scar or loose skin hanging from the scar. Liposuction can improve these conditions by removing excess fat deposits, and bringing every part of the body in proportion and shape.
An experienced cosmetic surgeon will evaluate a candidate’s medical condition and post-pregnancy features and figure in order to determine the suitability for a mommy makeover. The procedure will be customized to suit the unique needs of the patient. For instance, some moms may need breast implants to boost breast volume and fullness, while others may need a breast reduction. In some cases, just a breast lift surgery may be enough to improve the breasts.
Tummy tuck and liposuction may or may not be combined as a part of mommy makeover, depending on the patient’s body. A mom should have realistic expectations from the procedure, should not be excessively overweight or obese, should not have any immediate plans for another pregnancy, and should be willing to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle in order to maintain the results of a mommy makeover.
Mommy Makeover with Dr. Marcia Byrd
Byrd Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center, led by Dr. Marcia Byrd, is a premier facility for patients in Atlanta, Roswell and nearby areas in GA for a mommy makeover. As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Byrd approaches a procedure keeping the unique needs of the patient in mind for most satisfactory results.
She is board certified by the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of South Alabama Medical College and trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Alabama Medical Center.