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Adam G. Tattlebaum M.D.

Postpartum Restoration A.K.A. The Mommy Makeover

As the proud father of two beautiful children and a plastic surgeon, I have had the first hand opportunity to see how such a magnificent miracle can dramatically alter the female body. Hereditary, unpredictable, and often unfair, pregnancy is a body-altering experience. The body is incredibly intelligent and throughout pregnancy has the ability to change dramatically in response to the hormones associated with it. The breast becomes fuller, the skin stretches and the abdominal wall and pelvic muscles loosen, among other things.

Unfortunately, the body does not always do as good of a job restoring itself. Following childbirth, skin loses elasticity and breasts often lose even more volume than they started with before pregnancy. The combination of loose skin and diminished volume can leave the breasts deflated and saggy. The abdominal wall can remain loose despite exercise, and weight can be unbearably difficult to lose. These effects are often discouraging for many women.

After pregnancy, and in general, I always encourage my patients to be healthy and attain a comfortable weight. This doesn’t imply stick thin and certainly does not involve crash dieting. It simply means a realistic weight that can be reasonably maintained.

Unfortunately, sometimes doing the right things such as eating an appropriate diet and exercising are not always enough. That is where I come in. The first part of my involvement is a consultation and physical examination to see if a patient would be healthy enough to undergo a Mommy Makeover and which procedures such as tummy tuck, breast lift, breast augmentation, liposuction, labioplasty and or another type of procedure they would benefit from. Safety must always come first and surgical treatments can only proceed after a clean bill of health is ascertained.

Here are the most common procedures or treatments I offer my postpartum patients:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Lift and Augmentation
  • Tummy Tuck mini or full
  • Liposuction
  • Labiaplasty

This is certainly not a complete list of the procedures that I perform on a postpartum patient, but these measures are in many ways the most gratifying. These are the options that many people initially explore with trepidation and ultimately regret not pursuing them sooner.

If you’re interested in a mommy makeover, you can get in touch online to get started.

August 12, 2011 5:34 pm
Categories: Mommy Makeover

Written by Dr. Adam Tattelbaum

Dr. Adam Tattelbaum is a highly skilled and compassionate plastic surgeon with over two decades of experience.

Double-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Tattelbaum believes in providing personalized patient care and customizes his treatment plans to suit the individual.

Dr. Tattelbaum's candid and realistic approach has earned him recognition, not only with his patients but in the Top Doctor lists of the Washingtonian and Bethesda magazines. He is also a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a mark of distinction in the field of cosmetic surgery.

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