To Augment or Not To Augment: Defining a VIPS Approach To Achieve Your Aesthetic Goals During Your Mommy Makeover

May 12, 2022 | Body, Body Contouring

Are you excited about your mommy makeover and wonder if breast rejuvenation should be part of your plan? If the impact of pregnancy changed the size, shape, skin texture, and overall appearance of your breasts, it could be the perfect choice for you! Many mothers have visited the Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery (VIPS) and learned from Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. William J. Vinyard, MD, FACS, how breast augmentation can help achieve their aesthetic goals. We know some of the important questions you should consider when breast rejuvenation may be part of your mommy makeover plan, and we’re here with the answers!

 

Why Should I Consider a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy makeovers are one of our most popular cosmetic approaches to building confidence and self-esteem and achieving a renewed, youthful look! A combination of skin tightening and fat reduction surgeries, along with non-surgical procedures, helps frustrated mothers reclaim their bodies. 

You should consider yourself a candidate for a mommy makeover if you have done what you can through diet, exercise, and self-care but still have areas of your body that you want to improve. This is particularly the case for body areas like your breasts. Breastfeeding and hormonal changes can impact the look of your breasts to the extent that plastic surgery is the only remaining option for achieving aesthetic goals. 

How Does the Mommy Makeover Masters Ensure the Perfect Experience?

Dr. Vinyard and his team of experts will serve as a guide during your entire mommy makeover journey! The VIPS team ensures that you have insight from the very beginning until the end of your process, from the first consultation until enjoying your full and final results. 

Dr. Vinyard leads an in-depth consultation process that allows you to explore your goals and outcomes and helps you craft realistic expectations. Then, he will create a comprehensive treatment plan, allowing you to walk into your procedure with clarity on the next steps. After your procedure, you’ll receive post-operative instructions that outline a tailored step-by-step recovery protocol. Following your post-surgery instructions and regular follow-up visits to the VIPS office will ensure that you are on the right path to the amazing results you’ve been dreaming of! 

How Can a Mommy Makeover Help Me Regain My Youthful Breasts?

Two overarching procedures restore youthful pre-pregnancy breasts. First, breast augmentation relies on breast implants to restore lost volume and remove excess skin caused by pregnancy. This procedure can be performed alone or combined with your second option, a breast lift

Breast lift procedures create symmetry and elevate the breasts to create more projection, restoring the shape and youthful appearance many women desire. 

Mommy Makeover Breast Lift 

When it comes to breast lifts, there are multiple types and techniques that Dr. Vinyard can choose from:

#1: Lollipop Lift

The lollipop lift is the preferred technique used by Dr. Vinyard. Just like the name, the incision resembles a lollipop and is made just below the nipple. This technique removes loose skin and unwanted breast tissue and fat before employing skin tightening techniques to finish the lift. 

#2: Anchor Lift

The anchor lift is used for extreme sagging and achieving skin tightening. The technique, named after the shape of the incision, requires an additional incision compared to the lollipop lift. The anchor technique may be one of the best cosmetic choices for women who need a significant lift. 

#3: Donut Lift

By using a circular incision around the areola, the donut lift repositions the areola and the nipple, helps tighten the breast tissue, and lifts the skin. Also called a Benelli breast lift, the donut lift is a non-invasive technique used with implants to increase volume and improve sagging. 

A Few Tips on How To Maintain Your Breast Lift Results

Your breast lift results can last you for a long time, but with our Mommy Makeover Master tips, they can last you even longer! They’ll be similar to what you do post-procedure but offer long-lasting health and results if you continue following them carefully. 

  • Follow Dr. Vinyard’s recommendations carefully: He will provide you with clear instructions on diet, exercise, medication, and any other appropriate post-operative care. 
  • Keep hydrated: Hydration is a crucial factor in your body’s healing because dehydration causes fatigue, mood changes, and fluctuations in blood pressure. It is vital to drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine and alcohol during the recovery process. 
  • No smoking: You must avoid any nicotine or nicotine-based products during your initial recovery.
  • Eat well: A healthy diet, like hydration, will support your body’s natural healing process in the immediate weeks after your surgery. Maintaining a healthy diet is imperative, as weight fluctuations can impact your final results. 
  • Continue or create an exercise routine: Once you have the green light from Dr. Vinyard, exercise will become an essential part of optimal recovery and results. 

Breast Reduction Surgery

Are you dealing with overly large breasts? Then breast reduction surgery may be perfect for your mommy makeover plan! Very large breasts can cause embarrassment, impact self-confidence, and take an emotional toll on women. They can also be painful, create problems within the joints, back, neck, and shoulders, and cause excessive stretch marks. 

Dr. Vinyard approaches breast reduction from both functional and cosmetic viewpoints. The procedure removes and repositions fat, breast tissue, and skin while making the breast smaller. In addition, the procedure relieves some of the physical impacts of large breasts while restoring their youthful appearance. 

Breast Asymmetry Correction

You may also find that you have breast asymmetry, a condition that makes one breast larger than the other. Whether because of puberty, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or a medical condition, addressing breast asymmetry through your mommy makeover treatment plan is a viable option.

Start Your Mommy Makeover Journey at VIPS!

As you consider your mommy makeover goals, Dr. Vinyard and his team of experts wield many options for restoring a youthful look and feel for your body. A mommy makeover can be an easy and incredible addition to your treatment plan, and Dr. Vinyard and his team of experts are ready to support you in achieving your aesthetic goals. Contact us to schedule a personal consultation with us, or call  (772) 362-3357 to find out the next steps in your mommy makeover journey! Our office at 291 NW Peacock Blvd, Suite 103, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, proudly serves the South Florida area! We also invite you to check out our blog page, Facebook, and Instagram to learn more about the treatment options available at our office!

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