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I Just Had a Baby: Can You Help Me Get My Shape Back?

During pregnancy, high levels of progesterone and estrogen significantly impact your breast tissue, skin, and appetite. Many women experience stretch marks, loose skin, sagging breasts, and weight gain. 

The changes in your skin may be more severe if you don’t have the building blocks for collagen in your diet. Collagen is the protein responsible for skin elasticity, and it’s produced from certain amino acids found in food. Collagen can also be denatured when too much sugar is present in the diet.

Not all women experience permanent changes to their bodies after pregnancy. However, if your post-pregnancy body doesn’t look the way you want it to look, don’t fret. Dr. Richard M. Levin, our expert at Lancaster Plastic Surgery, helps his patients improve the appearance of their bodies after pregnancy.

Procedures recommended after pregnancy 

A mommy makeover is a series of procedures that can undo some of the negative changes that occurred as a consequence of pregnancy. During your consultation, Dr. Levin examines your body and asks you about the aspects of your appearance that you would like to change. Based on your responses, he explains what each procedure entails, how much it costs, and what you can expect during recovery.

Your goals determine what procedures are included in your mommy makeover. For example, your mommy makeover may include breast reduction, breast lift, or breast augmentation. If you gained weight and have excess skin on your tummy, you may consider getting a tummy tuck and liposuction. 

Also, by offering pixel skin resurfacing and prescription-strength skin care products, Dr. Levin can help you address breakouts, skin dryness, and changes in the texture of your skin.

Preparing for a mommy makeover 

Good candidates for mommy makeovers include mothers who neither plan to have more children nor suffer from vascular disease or diabetes, both of which can impair healing. 

Aside from looking at your medical records, Dr. Levin also runs certain lab tests to determine whether your body is strong enough to undergo the stress of surgery and anesthesia. 

Before your mommy makeover, you may be recommended to quit smoking and consuming alcohol, and avoid taking supplements containing ginkgo biloba, garlic, ginseng, and ginger.

Get your confidence back with a mommy makeover 

If you’re unhappy with the way your body looks post-pregnancy, contact us to schedule an appointment. Dr. Levin will answer all of your questions and advise you on what procedures may suit your cosmetic goals. You can find images of Dr. Levin’s past work in our before and after gallery.

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