Dr. Eric Chang, a plastic surgeon in Columbia, Maryland, has seen an increasing number of women at his practice interested in what’s popularly known as a “Mommy Makeover” procedure. Mommy Makeovers are tailored to the individual needs of each patient, but usually combine tummy tuck with a breast enhancement surgery like breast lift, breast enlargement, or breast reduction to recontour women’s bodies that have begun to stretch and sag after pregnancy.
“Pregnancy is a unique experience for every mom,” explains Dr. Chang. “And every woman needs a slightly different approach for cosmetic improvement after pregnancy. Naturally, pregnancy affects the abdominal area the most, so Mommy Makeover patients generally need abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck, at my cosmetic surgery practice to flatten out the stomach and create a more pleasing silhouette.”
Moms also come to Columbia Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to ask Dr. Chang about how they can improve the appearance of their breasts. After pregnancy, a woman’s breasts can begin to sag or lose volume, creating an unflattering appearance that leaves many moms longing for their old look. Lost volume can be restored with breast augmentation, while breast lift may be needed to reposition the breasts for a more youthful look. Many moms choose to combine augmentation and lift for a complete rejuvenation of their breast appearance.
“Returning to a more youthful breast contour is important to many moms,” adds Dr. Chang. “It helps them feel more attractive and in many cases improves their outlook and self-confidence. As I tell my Mommy Makeover patients, there is nothing wrong with wanting to feel attractive, and to regain the body that you had before your baby. Taking care of your family is key, and taking care of yourself is very important as well.”
During the consultation at Dr. Chang’s Columbia, Maryland plastic surgery office, he performs a complete examination and puts together a recommended set of procedures to help each woman achieve her desired outcome. While most Mommy Makeover patients in Maryland choose tummy tuck and breast enhancement, he offers a complete menu of cosmetic surgery and non-surgical services to help women look their best.
Patient safety and comfort are crucial components of any Mommy Makeover procedure at Columbia Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. “Maryland moms who choose plastic surgery need to know the risks involved and also need to know that I follow specific protocols to maximize safety during procedures and recovery,” says Dr. Chang. “Safety is the priority with every cosmetic surgery procedure I perform in Columbia, Maryland. By combining such procedures as tummy tuck and breast augmentation, my Mommy Makeover patients are able to target several areas of cosmetic improvement with a single recovery period, allowing them to get back to raising their families and start enjoying their enhanced figure.”