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Mommy Makeover – “I just want my body back”

Mommy Makeover: any combination of cosmetic procedures that restore your before-pregnancy appearance, typically focusing on the breasts and abdomen. A typical mommy makeover might include a tummy tuck, a breast procedure such as an augmentation, lift or reduction and liposuction of the legs, arms or trunk.

“This is one badge of motherhood I can live without.”

Turn on Entertainment Tonight, and there isn’t a night that doesn’t regale soon-to-be, or new moms. Oh look, their little bump is just beginning to show. Isn’t it sweet? And Kate Middleton? The picture are precious. A third little royal. Instagrams of “adorable”, flood the site. What they never show is how un-cute mom’s body becomes after the big event. Selfies of over sucked, and pulled breasts and nipples? Tummies that tend to flop with all that extra 9-month weight gain? I am the proudest mom there can be. Except for the physical toll it can take. Why does life-changing have to go hand and hand with body changing? I need a mommy makeover.

“Gratifying, exciting, rewarding…what about stretched, saggy and droopy?”

Motherhood is a feeling that can’t be compared with anything else. Who knew love could sweep you up and carry you to such an unimaginably incredible state? Who knew this love could also sweep your body up into an unrecognizable version of yourself? There’s nothing that connects you more to your angel than nursing. There’s nothing that can deflate your breasts more than nursing. And then there are stretch marks and bigger and darker areolas. Doesn’t seem like a fair trade. My pre-baby body was something to brag about if I say so myself. Tight, toned, bikini-flaunting fabulous. My husband would agree, I’m sure. Now, I’m pretty sure he wonders what happened to it as much as I do. Even though he would never-ever as much as breathe the thought. No one is coo-ing over this.

“Our family’s growing, and so is my body.”

Baby number three. I’ve finally mastered the mechanics and challenges of taking care of more than baby number one. (Actually, baby one, is Alina, baby two, Bryan and baby three, Mirabel). And I wouldn’t exactly call them babies anymore. The youngest is already in kindergarten. (How time flies.) What I’m increasingly having trouble coping with is the shape all three have left my body in. I never did lose those last ten pounds. I actually gained, and kept more. Without a bra, my breasts are well…just depressing. I haven’t worn anything body fitting in years. The clothes I wear now could still actually pass as early pregnancy cover ups. When I have time, (wait…does any really busy mom have time?) I try to hit the gym, “try” being the operative word. I’ve bookmarked dozens of YouTube weight loss and toning videos, but somehow, get derailed laughing my butt off at videos of babies riding Roombas.

“It’s not just that I let myself go.

My postpartum depression seemed to last as long as my body remained so disgusting in my eyes. I’m still perpetually overwhelmed. OK, you’re supposed to gain some weight when you’re pregnant. But no one says you should keep it on for years. I was at the point of just ready to give up. I eat well and exercise, but nothing changes. That’s not me in the mirror. I love my kids, but I hate my body. Even after I stopped nursing (and that was a long time ago), my breasts stayed 2 sizes larger. And not in a sexy way. Bra-less, I felt hopeless. Everything seems out of proportion, and not just my breasts. The only thing that shrunk was my self-esteem.

I made sure I got the right surgeon for my makeover.”

Getting a mommy makeover (that’s what they call it when you get a full body boost), seemed like a more intense process than just getting one thing done. Breasts, lipo, tummy…it’s a lot. So it was imperative I found the absolute best plastic surgeon to do it. I mean I was turning my whole body over to them. Fortunately, I had a friend who had already had a makeover, and it renewed both her body and her spirit. Her surgeon was Dr. Thomas A. Narsete. He had performed literally hundreds of makeovers, leaving hundreds of frustrated women happy through the roof. His skill and expertise is unparalled; his techniques and technology the most advanced in the field. He spends a lot of time explaining what the surgery entails, letting you know that you can also do it in stages if you want. Whichever way is right for you, the results will be the same. Unbelievable. And wouldn’t you just love that?

Make an appointment now.

Mommy Makeover – I’m pregnant?

Mommy Makeover: any combination of cosmetic procedures that restore your before-pregnancy appearance, typically focusing on the breasts and abdomen. A typical makeover might include a tummy tuck, a breast procedure such as an augmentation, lift or reduction and liposuction of the legs, arms or trunk. 

“I dreamt of having children my whole life.”

If you grew up playing “mommy”, you weren’t alone. Having children and building a family goes back to before men could speak. Hey, that’s how we got here. So, you get married (or today, maybe not) and plan (or not- “surprise”!) Your husband was beyond excited he was going to be a dad. And your parents becoming grandparents? Over the moon. The world seems happy for you. You glow enough to warrant your well-wishers wearing shades. Your dreams all follow the perfection pathway—an easy pregnancy, reasonable weight gain, easy birth and 10 amazing little fingers, 10 wiggly little toes. Oh, and happily ever after.

“I got so big, my breasts were huge.”

It’s funny, you’ve seen pregnant women all around you. Celebs walk the runway showing off their growing breasts and baby bumps. They all look beautiful. Enviable.  They never get morning sickness. It’s not in their script, you’re sure.  But let’s talk about you. Besides just eating for two, you get to shop for two. O.K., that’s cool. But as your pregnancy progresses, you just start to feel heavy and often uncomfortable—a real slug. As your stomach expands, your ankles swell. Food cravings rule you (it’s true, don’t ask). Your stomach grows (and grows more than you thought possible, and as it does, it can get to a point where even expands-o-pants dig in. “How much have you gained”? people ask?  In addition to your bigtime growing belly, your breasts go through a lot of changes in preparation for nursing. Your breasts may feel itchy as the skin stretches, and you may even develop stretch marks on them. You may be able to see veins under the skin of your breasts, and you may find that your nipples are getting bigger and darker. After the first few months, your areolas – the pigmented circles around your nipples – will also be bigger and darker. An increase in blood volume makes breast tissue swell–possibly by as much as two cup sizes larger in preparation for nursing. If it’s your first child, it can be somewhat of a shock. If it’s not, you know what you’re in for. Oh, well, pregnancy is such a gift, and nursing forms such a bond.

“Is this my body?”

You’ve stopped nursing and suddenly you’re looking at someone else’s body in the mirror. You can have sagging breasts, uneven breasts, decreased breast volume, drooping nipples and stretched areolas (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). You blink, open your eyes, and yikes, it’s still all there. Or, in other cases, your breasts can become so much larger after childbirth that they are out of proportion with the rest of your body and they cause back pain.

Then there’s the flabby abs. Yikes! Your tummy has loose skin and stretch marks and your waistline has become thick and undefined. It can come as a shock that something so loving and beautiful as having a child, can take such a toll. And even if you manage to find the time to diet and exercise, those “last pounds” just won’t come off. How many time have you heard that one? It’s not just a matter of “letting yourself go”. The sight of all this can shock even the slimmest, most self-assured woman.  Worst of all, much of it can be permanent and can only be changed by surgery.

“I need a makeover.”

Time to take care of you.

You want your pre-pregnancy body back.

Flat as a board? Flat out unacceptable.

Nipples pointing down?

What’s the point of staying down with that?

You’re young. Whether you’re 25 or 40.  Why not look and feel young? When you’re dressed, no one sees it. But you know it’s there. And the thought of being attractive to your husband is beyond comprehension. What must he think?

To describe the desire for mothers to look and feel the way they did before having families, the term “Mommy Makeover” was born. A Mommy Makeover can restore confidence in your physical appearance. It can give you renewed sense of self. You can love your children and still think about yourself and how you feel as a woman and not just a mother. In addition to being a body changer, a Mommy Makeover can be an attitude changer. Who wouldn’t want t

“How in the world are you going to do this?”

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has revealed that as many as 62-percent of mothers seek plastic surgery to get their pre-baby figures back. There are multiple procedures to correct multiple issues. Every woman is different. The procedures listed below, can be done over time or all at once. It depends what your goals are when consulting with your surgeon.

  • Tummy Tuck – A Tummy Tuck removes loose, excess skin and fat, especially in the lower abdomen below the belly button. It can also remove stretch marks. If you’ve had a C-section, you’ll probably have unsightly fat hanging over your surgical scar.
  • Breast Lift – A breast lift elevates and reshapes deflated, sagging and uneven breasts, decreased breast volume, drooping nipples, and stretched areolas. It can tighten the breast skin and reposition the breast tissue to improve nipple position. (Back to round, contoured and even perky. Yeah!) Women who desire larger, smaller, or more rounded breasts may want to consider a breast augmentation or breast reduction along with the breast lift. Again, discussing the options with your surgeon will help you decide what is right for you.
  • Breast Augmentation – While some women can gain as much as two cup sizes during pregnancy, others can lose as much after. By restoring volume, the use of implants can safely correct dramatically different sizes existing between the two breasts. And you get to choose the size you’d like them to be.
  • Breast Reduction – Some mothers experience tremendous breast growth with pregnancy or weight gain. Growth that doesn’t lessen even after nursing. For these women, breast reduction is an option. In this procedure, your doctor will remove breast tissue and skin, making the breasts smaller, lighter, and more firm. For patients with large, sagging breasts, breast reduction provides a tremendous improvement in shape and nipple position, much like a breast lift.
  • Liposuction – Sometimes, it is just not the tummy or breasts that have changed. The stubborn, leftover pounds can settle anywhere. And when you combine them with any of the above issues, Liposuction is a way to treat problem spots that store disproportionate amounts of fat, such as the love handles, thighs or back. Why not get the shape you want all over?

“Tell me it’s true.”

In many, many cases, some women regrettably end up with problems in all these others. For others, there are just a few areas they want to see changed. What all these procedures can do is give you back the body you had before you got pregnant. While it might not have been perfect, it was perfect for you, definitely more attractive and youthful. Consider these options gain; A Tummy Tuck gives you a flatter, tighter stomach. The Breast procedures return a rounder, contoured and shapelier look and lift. Liposuction can help you get rid of that resistant fat that often remains after having a child.

With all this, a Mommy Makeover isn’t just a series of surgeries. It is something that reshapes your attitude, self-esteem and confidence. You could actually end up with a body that is better looking than you had before. Yes, absolutely possible. No more avoiding mirrors. Or bathing suits or especially your birthday suit. Your sex life will also be renewed with a body worth showing off. Look into it now. With the right surgeon, the results all remarkable. It’s true. Absolutely, posively.

“There’s only one doctor I trust to do it all.”

And fortunate for me, he’s in the Denver area . . . Dr. Thomas A. Narsete MD.

Dr. Narsete is a board-certified plastic surgeon, (crucial in any search you might do) of those very few Denver plastic surgeons who have performed hundreds of Mommy Makeovers and achieved the desired results every single time. He has a long, successful, beautiful and safe track record, the world over. His skill and expertise is unparalled; his techniques and technology the most advanced in the field. But it goes beyond that. Any surgery can make someone nervous, but Dr. Narsete makes you comfortable from the minute you meet. He cares deeply about each patient and what their goals and yes, even dreams are. He listens closely and encourages you to ask any questions, spending whatever time is necessary to make your Mommy Makeover experience the best it can be. He explains all your options in detail, creating a totally customized plan for you, personalizing all his techniques. And personally, isn’t that what you want?

Make an appointment now. Your time is here. Your makeover is waiting, mom.

Denver Plastic Surgeon Tells All About Mommy Makeovers

mommy makeoverLearn All About Mommy Makeovers

Pregnancy and childbirth are among the most rewarding privileges a women can experience. This miracle, however, often comes along with some wear and tear on a woman’s body as a result of carrying children. Common results may include stretch marks, saggy or less full breasts, and extra “baby weight.” Because a woman’s body is so impressive in its capability to carry, feed, and nurture another human life, it deserves a reward for doing so! The “Mommy Makeover” done by your Denver plastic surgeon, Dr. Narsete, is a perfect gift for a mother to give herself. It can include a Brazilian butt lift in Denver, breast augmentation in Denver, stretch mark removal, liposuction, tummy tucks, and more. If you’re not in the Denver area, your local accredited plastic surgeon should be able to assist with their own Mommy Makeover offerings.

It is important to make an appointment for a thorough assessment your plastic surgeon, so that he or she may address all of your desires for your post-pregnancy body and help you make them a reality. A “Mommy Makeover” generally focuses on three main areas of the body: the stomach, the breasts, and the hips. The core of the body is typically the area that displays most of the effects of pregnancy and childbirth. Skin in this area can also be addressed for reduction in stretch marks or tightening procedures. It is important to note that though the “Mommy Makeover” highlights the core, each woman will carry weight differently and have varying post-pregnancy body effects.

Often women who have recently become mommies have trouble losing the remaining fat tissue that is leftover from pregnancy. This stubborn layer of fat can feel impossible to get rid of, which is why your Denver plastic surgeon may suggest a tummy tuck and/or liposuction for this problem area. A tummy tuck procedure will remove any extra skin, fat, or tissue that is causing flabbiness in this part of the body. This surgery also smooths and tightens the skin, and contours the core, bringing back that youthful and slim pre-baby figure. Liposuction targets fat that lays underneath the skin in a suctioning procedure. Liposuction can be completed on many parts of the body, including but not limited to: stomach, thighs, and arms. Breast lifts and augmentations are very common and highly sought after procedures for post-baby mommies. This type of surgery is best when done after mothers are done having children and breastfeeding. A breast enhancement surgery can lift, plump, or reduce breasts to match your desired look. Lastly, a Brazilian butt lift will focus on lifting, tightening, and firming the butt area to your desired appearance. It will also take fat from problem areas and add it to the rear, creating a more shapely appearance at once.

Dr. Thomas Narsete, Denver plastic surgeon, is happy to consult with you to design a “Mommy Makeover” that is right for you. If your pregnancy has left you with a body you don’t recognize, or if you simply want to thank your body for all its hard work, contact Dr. Narsete today to address any concerns and get the body you deserve!