Dr. John LeRoy, Plastic Surgeon in Atlanta Georgia


Mommy Makeover Myths Debunked

For many mothers, combination body contouring procedures referred to as mommy makeover surgery, are pursued to address the physical effects of pregnancy: tightening lax skin and muscle stretched from a baby’s growth. Additionally, breast surgery such as breast lift or breast augmentation may be performed simultaneously with body contouring to reposition or add volume to breasts changed by breastfeeding.  The important thing to realize about these popular combination procedures is that there is no one-size-fits-all cosmetic solution.  Read on for the truth behind many of the mommy makeover myths.

mommy makeover surgeryMyth:  You have to be a mom to have combination liposuction and breast augmentation surgery.

Fact:  No, the choice to have cosmetic surgery is a personal one that patients from all walks of life make every day.  For many women, the physical changes to skin, muscle and fat on their abdomen and breasts caused by aging is the impetus for wanting cosmetic enhancement commonly associated with mommy makeover surgery.

Myth:  Liposuction is really only for areas that have lots of fat.

Fact:  Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. This body contouring procedure is designed to treat isolated fat deposits on the face and body that are resistant to change from regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle. To make sure that you optimize your satisfaction and also minimize the risk of surgical complications, it’s best to be within a few pounds of your goal weight before pursuing the surgery.  If you’re considering liposuction, make sure to visit our website’s BMI calculator to determine your proximity to a healthy weight.

Myth:  Breast implants will make my chest look younger and perkier.

Fact:  There is a common misconception that making breasts larger with breast implants is always the answer for restoring a more youthful appearance.  The fact is that, with age, the skin becomes more lax and less elastic causing breasts to assume a drooping appearance with weight or volume loss.  While breast augmentation using breast implants will address the need for more breast volume, the position and excess skin of the breasts are most effectively addressed with breast lift surgery.

To learn more about the breast surgery and body reshaping surgical techniques that Dr. LeRoy offers, visit his website.  You can also connect with Dr. LeRoy on Facebook, Twitter, and Google + for the latest plastic surgery news.

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