Combining surgical procedures such as a tummy tuck and breast lift to address the physical toll associated with having children is known as a Mommy Makeover. It’s a popular option for New Orleans and Baton Rouge women who want to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies.
It’s not surprising that a nonsurgical version of the Mommy Makeover has emerged, especially given the technological advances in non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures. To be sure, the nonsurgical Mommy Makeover isn’t designed to match the results of a tummy tuck for excess abdominal skin. But treatments such as microneedling can reduce the appearance of stretch marks, and CoolSculpting® Elite can target stubborn pockets of fat that remain after having a baby.
Here’s a look at how we can address some common post-childbirth issues as part of a nonsurgical Mommy Makeover:
Often called the “mask of pregnancy” because it’s triggered by an increase in hormones during pregnancy, melasma is indicated by dark patches on the face. If topical treatments don’t fade melasma, we recommend a Melanage peel. This is a moderate, superficial skin-lightening peel that doesn’t burn or sting when applied to the skin and has the added benefit of improving the texture and tone of the skin. After treatment, the skin may feel dry and tight, with redness that has similar symptoms to a sunburn.
During pregnancy, hormonal changes often cause spider and varicose veins to appear on the face and legs. They often disappear months after the baby’s birth, but that’s not always the case. Sclerotherapy is a highly effective injectable treatment that causes veins to collapse.
If you’re self-conscious about abdominal stretch marks after having children, microneedling with the Genius® RF device is an excellent solution. Microneedling creates tiny puncture wounds that stimulate the body’s natural healing response, which includes the production of new collagen. The Genius device delivers radiofrequency energy to target the skin’s deeper layers.
Losing “baby fat” after being pregnant can be challenging, even for women who exercise regularly and watch what they eat. CoolSculpting “freezes away” localized fat, creating slimmer contours.
Stretching of the vaginal canal is often a concern for women who experience a particularly strenuous vaginal childbirth or those who have had more than one child. ThermiVa® uses radiofrequency energy to tighten the canal tissue and improve the appearance of the labia majora and minora.
Some women develop cellulite on their thighs and buttocks after having children. QWO® is a groundbreaking injectable treatment that dissolves the fibrous bands that pull down on the skin, creating cellulite’s dimpled appearance.
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If you want to learn more about nonsurgical treatments, such as microneedling and CoolSculpting, at our Baton Rouge practice that can reverse changes to your body, request a consultation using the online form. Or call us at (225) 399-0001 to schedule an appointment.