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Mommy Makeover

The birth of one's child is among the most precious moments in our lives. Unfortunately, the changes endured by a woman's body during pregnancy can often leave permanent damage which can leave her feeling less attractive and self-conscious about her appearance. The areas affected most are typically the abdomen, waistline and breasts. Two major things happen to the abdomen as the pregnancy progresses. As the tummy gets bigger the skin often can't accommodate the need to expand and tears begin to form in the dermis (commonly known as stretch marks). The dermis is the layer of skin that contains collagen and elastin fibers, which give skin its resilience. Once stretch marks develop the skin permanently looses its tone leaving it loose and crepy. In addition, as the tummy begins to grow, the midline abdominal muscles (rectus muscles) begin to separate in order to accommodate the growing child. This is also a permanent change and after the child is born it tends to leave women with a bulge in the mid-portion of their abdomen that does not improve, even with exercise. The breasts also undergo similar changes as a result of milk production. As the breasts enlarge, stretch marks often form, permanently affecting skin tone. As milk production subsides the breasts begin to shrink but unfortunately, often loose more volume than what they started with. The combination of loss of skin tone and loss of volume often result in a deflated appearance.

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Fortunately there are ways to reverse some of the untoward changes to your body that occur with pregnancy. The Mommy Makeover is a combination of plastic surgical procedures that are geared toward restoring a woman's body to its pre-pregnancy state. The Mommy Makeover usually consists of three elements; a Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation and Liposuction. Tummy Tuck removes loose, damaged skin and repairs the separation between the abdominal muscles which creates a tight and flat abdomen. Liposuction is then used to treat the love handle area thus completing a smooth transition from front to back, restoring the waist line that is often lost with pregnancy. Breast augmentation is then performed which restores fullness and volume to the breasts, returning them to a more youthful state. If significant drooping of the breasts is present a lifting procedure may be incorporated as well.

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"If you are a Mom in Southern California who wants and/or needs their pre-baby body back PLEASE do not shop around but RUN directly to Dr. Ruhge's office!" - J.C.

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If you would like to learn more about Mommy Makeover surgeries we invite you to meet with Dr. Ruhge for a private consultation at our office in Pasadena by calling 626.397.9095, or by scheduling an appointment online.