Connecticut plastic surgery specialist Dr. Ellen A. Mahony discusses her approach for increasingly popular "Mommy Makeovers," which include tummy tucks as a key component.
Westport, Connecticut (April 2011) – Dr. Ellen A. Mahony has noted a recent increase in patients wanting "Mommy Makeovers" at her Connecticut plastic surgery practice. Mommy Makeovers typically include a tummy tuck combined with another procedure, such as liposuction or a breast enhancement.
"Motherhood is such a significant stage in a woman's life," says Dr. Mahony, known for her ability to listen to her patients and then design a customized treatment plan to help them fulfill their cosmetic goals. "However, along with the rewards of this experience come changes such as sagging skin on the tummy, loss of breast volume, and related concerns."
One of the most trusted and experienced Connecticut plastic surgeons, Dr. Mahony offers a variety of options for mothers who want to contour and rejuvenate their bodies after pregnancy and childbirth. "Many of my patients are particularly concerned with those frustrating fat deposits on their stomachs, hips, and thighs that even dieting and exercising can't remove," she notes. "They also often want to get rid of stretch marks, scars from cesarean section deliveries, and improve the shape and position of their breasts."
To address these concerns, Dr. Mahony's Mommy Makeover options include abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction, breast enhancement, and body lifts. Because so many mothers want to minimize recovery time, many of these procedures can be combined, allowing women to achieve the restored appearance they want without having to go through several recovery periods away from their families.
"Mothers often have that infamous 'muffin top' after pregnancy," says Dr. Mahony. "Combining liposuction with a body lifting procedure can be an effective and rewarding way to restore a woman's pre-baby body without the need for multiple recovery periods."
In addition to their midsections, women often are concerned about the changes to their breasts after pregnancy, particularly if they have nursed their babies. "As a breast enhancement surgeon, I find that many women worry that their breasts will never regain their youthful position and fullness after their pregnancies," Dr. Mahony comments. "When I meet with them, I review the ways in which I can reshape their breasts through advanced plastic surgery techniques at my Connecticut practice."