Is a Mommy Makeover right for you?

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It is common to often feel a pang of guilt at the thought of splurging on yourself once in a while.When it comes to cosmetic surgery, mothers can find themselves feeling especially remorseful or sometimes even selfish.At the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, we want you to understand that it’s OK to do something for yourself every now and then.

A woman’s body can change dramatically after giving birth. From skin discoloration to changing cup sizes to belly bulges, it is understandable that you would like your pre-pregnancy body back.Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Bradley Bengtson says “There are non-surgical and surgical procedures you can do that can help you look as good on the outside and you feel on the inside.”Wanting to schedule a mommy makeover is one of the procedures that many moms pursue.

One procedure affiliated with a Mommy Makeover is a breast enhancement.Many women choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery because of the way their breasts have changed due to pregnancy, giving birth, and gravity taking its toll over time.Breast augmentation surgery enhances breast size and gives you the desired shape, size, and projection you want.It is not a seasonal surgery. “You can move forward faster” says Dr. Bengtson with his innovative Fast-Trak Recovery Program, recovery time for most patients is 24 hours.

Another sought after procedure that is part of a Mommy Makeover is a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty.Even the healthiest of diets will not always help shrink unwanted inches around your waistline.Excess skin in the abdomen is one of the most common reasons women seek this procedure.Patients who choose a tummy tuck have the most common regret, that they did not do it sooner.This procedure is done on an out-patient basis with most patients returning to their daily active life after only 1-2 weeks of recovery time.
The last procedure affiliated with Mommy Makover, is body contouring.If you have experienced immense amount of weight loss, whether medically assisted or on your own, body contouring is a great route to take in order to lose sagging skin and undefined curves on your body.Post-weight loss body contouring is a surgical procedure that reshapes the skin and soft tissue of the body after dramatic weight loss.Treatable areas include the neck, face, hips, buttocks, thighs, arms, and others.

According to Dr. Bengtson, “skincare and other non-surgical procedures are inexpensive paths that can make a huge difference in your appearance”.Basic skincare procedures are also an option for helping you feel back to your beautiful self.With treatments like SkinCeutical Peels, SilkPeel Dermal Infusion Facials, and VI Peels, it’s easier to feel refreshed and renewed.Facial peels can reverse signs of aging and sun damage.They are painless and produce great results in a short period of time.

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