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Mommy Makeovers in Charlotte with Dr. Erik J. Miles

After Baby: Getting Your Body Back Post-Pregnancy in Charlotte

No matter how hard we work, pregnancy leaves its mark on the body. Strength training, a mindful diet, and a good dose of cardio help new mothers drop excess weight, however these efforts do not always repair the unexpected sags, puckers, and shifts that happen as a result of carrying a new life.

For those mothers who wish to reclaim their pre-baby physique, cosmetic procedures offer a way to look amazing post-pregnancy. Whether opting to undergo a single procedure to improve a specific problem area or choosing to build a custom package of procedures for all over improvement, mothers in Charlotte and the surrounding areas rely on Dr. Erik J. Miles to help them build a better post-baby physique.

Breast Lift/Augmentation in Charlotte with Dr. Erik Miles

The natural pull of gravity affects the perk and profile of breasts, however pregnancy and breastfeeding expedite the process. Mothers find this feminine feature suffers significant alteration as a result of weight loss after pregnancy. Once a child is weaned from breastfeeding, the breasts lose density and resiliency. The delicate skin may pucker and sag leaving new mothers dissatisfied with their décolletage.

A breast lift (mastopexy) procedure may be employed to lift sagging breasts to a more youthful position on the chest. Using the natural tissue of the breast, the cosmetic surgeon is able to restore pre-pregnancy fullness and shape.

The mother may also opt to undergo breast augmentation to both increase the size and improve the lift of the bust.  The use of implants help restore lost volume as well as lift the existing breast tissue. Your surgeon will work with you to determine the size and shape desired.

Body Contouring Charlotte, Dr. Erik Miles

The area most dramatically affected by pregnancy is the stomach. Skin and abdominal muscles must shift and stretch to accommodate the size of the baby. This growth puts unprecedented pressure on the skin which must stretch beyond its capacity and can prove traumatic to the abdominal muscle wall, sometimes even causing it to split. Once the baby is born, mothers struggle to return the stomach to its pre-pregnancy shape, however sometimes diet and exercise is not enough to repair the damage done.

Abdominoplasty, better known as a tummy tuck, allows the cosmetic surgeon to lift and reshape the abdominal area. By removing excess skin and repositioning the abdominal wall, Dr. Miles creates a slender and supple midsection.

The abdominoplasty works best for mothers who have achieved and maintained their ideal weight. It is also imperative to reserve this procedure for mothers who have finished having babies. The restructuring of the stomach cannot bear the pressure of a new pregnancy.

In addition to abdominoplasty, liposuction offers new mothers the opportunity to target stubborn areas where fat has pooled. Common target areas include the midsection, upper thighs, and upper arms. Liposuction can be used in conjunction with a breast lift or abdominoplasty procedure, or may stand on its own to remove unwanted fat from specific areas of the body.

Take your time getting back into shape after pregnancy. The body often surprises us with its resiliency and ability to bounce back from the changes of pregnancy. However if you are still dissatisfied with your physique post-pregnancy, keep in mind that surgical options exist to help you snap back into your best shape. A post-pregnancy procedure can help you regain body confidence, fit into your pre-baby wardrobe, and help you be the fittest mom in Charlotte!

Dr. Erik J. Miles
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