Enjoy Your Kids without the Sagging

Mommy Makeover San DiegoHaving a baby is a life-changing experience like no other. Unfortunately for moms, it is also a body-changing experience like no other. The sagging and stretching that is a byproduct of pregnancy, delivery, and breastfeeding can leave a mom anything but thrilled with her post-baby body. While the changes may be easy to cover up if you lived in Maine, that’s not the case in sunny San Diego.

But Dr. Kearney can help you get your pre-baby body back with a mommy makeover.

What is a mommy makeover?

Because pregnancy dictates such a large amount of weight gained in a very limited area, your stomach and lower abdomen, it tends to stretch the skin and underlying tissue to the extent that can make it difficult to rebound from. The skin can be stretched to a degree where it can’t return to its former degree of tautness after you have the baby. This is even true if you lose all of your baby weight. In some cases, the stretching of pregnancy can cause the muscles in the abdomen to separate. And it’s not limited to the tummy area; the breasts also can have similar stretching and sagging from pregnancy and breastfeeding.

A mommy makeover can change the shape of the tummy and breasts — the two areas affected the most by pregnancy and breastfeeding. In a mommy makeover, Dr. Kearney combines two and sometimes more procedures into one makeover.

A tummy tuck will tighten the abdomen, and liposuction will remove pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. By doing this, you can achieve a flat stomach, as well as a slimmer waist and hips.

The second target of a mommy makeover is the breasts. A breast lift removes excess saggy skin and can be combined with implants to keep breasts looking young and perky. This is especially helpful after breastfeeding when the skin has been stretched and pulled down.

How soon?

Although you may be tempted to have the procedures performed right away after pregnancy, it’s best to wait at least a year. This may seem like an eternity, but it allows your body to settle into where it will be. If you’re breastfeeding, wait until you are finished. And, of course, if you’re thinking of having another child a mommy makeover needs to wait until after that delivery, as any improvements Dr. Kearney makes will be erased with another pregnancy.

You may not have the time machine to go back in time, but you can go back in time to your pre-baby body with a mommy makeover with Dr. Kearney. Call us at 858-677-9352 to schedule a consultation.

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      Increasing the frequency of cleaning and sterilization to not only include exam rooms but also the waiting room, restroom, all doors, counters, etc.

      Offering multiple hand sanitizer locations throughout the office

      Reducing the number of appointments per day as well as our office hours, to limit the number of people in the office, including staff members

      Minimizing patient overlap to allow for proper social distancing

      Testing all surgery patients for COVID-19 at their pre-operative appointments

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