Our bodies are miraculous. Motherhood is miraculously transformational: it is a blessing in both body and spirit; however, post pregnancy, some patients are dissatisfied with the physical changes they have experienced. A “Mommy Makeover” consists of surgery that addresses both the breasts, and abdomen, at the same time. For some patients, a labiaplasty may also be sought due to physical changes they have experienced in post pregnancy. The “Mommy Makeover” is a surgery that, for the appropriate patient, allows moms an opportunity to restore their physical sense of self.
Drainless Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck, otherwise known as an abdominoplasty, is a helpful surgery to address excess skin and/or separation in the six-pack muscles (rectus diastasis). Dr. Hartmann also includes liposuction of the flanks to bring in the contour, resulting in a more hourglass figure. The incision is usually from hip to hip and will often help with lifting the mons area as well. There is usually another incision around the belly button and the rectus muscles are repaired. Dr. Hartmann has gone through specialized training to perform a special technique of internal stitches (progressive tension sutures), which results in no need for drains (allowing for a much more pleasant recovery). Other types of abdominoplasty a patient may desire are a mini abdominoplasty (skin of lower abdomen removed only), or a reverse abdominoplasty, which addresses skin excess that only presents on the upper abdomen (this is done with an incision line under the breasts). Candidates who chose to move forward with this surgery find it to be truly transformative.
An arm lift, otherwise known as a brachioplasty, can be an excellent option for those with excess skin of the upper arms. At times, the extra skin extends down the lateral chest wall, which can also be addressed at the same time, called an extended brachioplasty. Liposuction is performed simultaneously, sometimes to the outer arm, as well, to improve contour. The scar line is along the inside of the arm to best hide it from view. For patients who chose to undergo this surgery, the outcomes are very dramatic and liberating.
Medial Thigh Lift
A medial thigh lift involves the removal of excess skin, and fat, from the inner aspect of the upper thigh and sometimes the medial knee. The length of the incision is based on how much excess skin is present. Liposuction is often performed to improve contour. This can be a very gratifying surgery for patients who wish to enjoy improved contour of the medial thighs.
A labiaplasty is designed to remove redundancies in the labial tissue. This can be either the labia minora, majora, or both. Some people seek this procedure to alleviate discomfort due to the bulky tissue. Some people are looking to improve the visual appearance of the labia. Regardless your reasons, this procedure is very common and can be quite transformative for the patient. It is often done under local anesthesia. The skin is removed and closed with dissolvable stitches. For the appropriate candidate, this procedure is very transformative.
Gluteal Augmentation with Fat
Gluteal augmentation with fat, otherwise known as the Brazilian butt lift, is a procedure designed to improve buttock contour. This is performed with liposuction of the abdomen, lower and upper back, and other indicated areas. The fat is processed and transferred into the gluteal region according to anatomical need. This surgery has gained recent interest due to a 1 in 3000 mortality rate. In an effort to minimize risks, Dr. Hartmann adheres to guidelines issued by the ASPS Gluteal fat grafting Task Force (https://www.plasticsurgery.org/for-medical-professionals/advocacy/key-issues/fat-grafting-to-the-buttocks) to minimize risk of fat embolization.
Liposuction is a great way to improve contour in problem areas. In certain circumstances, the procedure can be done under local anesthesia. Patients experience permanent reduction in fat cells, thus reducing the problem area forever. The incisions are very small and are placed in strategic areas that allow for feathering, and cross-hatching, to optimize outcomes. Candidates for liposuction find much satisfaction in being able to specifically address their concerns in a direct, and effective, way.
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