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Mommy Makeover

Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back

The goal of a mommy makeover is to restore the shape and appearance of a woman's body after childbearing.

Mommy makeover words to know

Abdominoplasty

A surgical procedure to correct the apron of excess skin hanging over your abdomen.

Areola

Pigmented skin surrounding the nipple.

Capsular contracture

The development of scar tissue around the breast implant which may distort the shape of the breast.

Diastasis

Condition in which abdominal muscles have separated.

General anesthesia

Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.

Hematoma

Blood pooling beneath the skin.

Implant

A medical device containing either saline or silicone which is used to augment the size of the breast.

Intravenous sedation

Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.

Liposuction

Also called lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, this procedure vacuums out fat from beneath the skin's surface to reduce fullness.

Local anesthesia

A drug injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.

Mastopexy

Surgery to lift the breasts.

Saline implants

Breast implants filled with sterile salt water.

Silicone implants

Breast implants filled with an elastic gel.



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