Pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood can result in concerns such as loss of breast volume, sagging breasts and a lax abdomen. These concerns typically do not respond to diet and exercise; surgical correction is the only effective option. If you want to restore your pre-baby figure in Harrisburg PA, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction can be combined in a single procedure known as a "Mommy Makeover."
Dr. John Stratis is a body-focused plastic surgeon with years of experience in Pennsylvania performing Mommy Makeover procedures. He can help you choose which body contouring and breast enhancement procedures can achieve your aesthetic goals.
The surgery will vary, depending on the procedures you and Dr. Stratis have chosen, but typically it includes a tummy tuck and a breast enhancement procedure performed under general anesthesia. For breast augmentation in Harrisburg, Dr. Stratis makes an incision in an inconspicuous location, such as in the crease below the breast, in the armpit, or around the nipple. The placement and type of the implant will vary, depending on your anatomy and implant choice. To elevate sagging breasts, Dr. Stratis can also perform a breast lift as part of this procedure.
Tummy tuck requires an incision in your lower abdomen, below the line of most underwear or a bikini. Through this incision, Dr. Stratis removes excess skin and fat and repairs lax stomach muscles.
For women concerned with small areas of excess fat on the hips, thighs, and other areas, liposuction in Harrisburg, PA, may be incorporated. Dr. Stratis makes small incisions in inconspicuous locations, and then removes excess fat through a tube called a cannula.
After your Mommy Makeover, you will need to give yourself enough time to rest, recover, and heal. Depending on the procedures performed, you may be given special guidelines. For example, with a tummy tuck, you will need to avoid stretched positions that would place strain on your incisions or on the sutured abdominal muscles. With most procedures, by taking care of yourself, eating a healthy diet, and exercising regularly once you have healed, the benefits of your Mommy Makeover will be long-lasting.