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Tummy Tuck | Abdominoplasty | Mountain Brook | Birmingham | Vestavia Hills

The Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck, removes the excess skin and fat from the middle and lower stomach and aids in improving the abdominal profile by tightening the abdominal muscles and creating a “corset”. The appearance of the abdomen changes as the patient ages, after pregnancies and possibly after prior surgical procedures and is influenced by smoking and heredity. It is a preferred procedure for Patients who have lost a lot of weight after lap band surgery or other bariatric surgery or weight loss through diet and exercise. The best candidate is a healthy non-smoker who has lower abdomen saggy skin and fatty tissue, who has stretch marks after pregnancy or after weight loss. Often times these changes can only be improved with cosmetic surgery abdominoplasty. There are occasions where the patient still weighs more than the optimal weight but the abdominoplasty gives you a kick start towards a healthier lifestyle.

If you anticipate significant weight loss or a pregnancy in the near future, Dr. Gene Moor may suggest that you postpone your surgery to get optimal final results. For post bariatric weight loss patients, Dr. Moor recommends that your weight should have been stable for the last 6-12 months prior to surgery. The Abdominoplasty, which is a cosmetic surgery, is done at Grandview Medical Center or at Brookwood Medical Center here in Birmingham and lasts 2-3 hours. The incision is made as low as possible on the abdomen at the level of the pubic hair (bikini line) to make it as inconspicuous as possible. The incision extends horizontally across the abdomen toward the hip bones. The abdominal skin and fat is elevated off the abdominal muscles and the weakened abdominal muscles are repaired and sutured and the excess skin and fat is excised. The skin is pulled down but the navel remains in the same position on the abdominal wall. The navel is brought out through a new skin opening. The incision is then closed with dissolvable sutures. Post-operatively you may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a compression garment to reduce swelling and provide abdominal support. Resolvable sutures are used. The drainage tubes placed during surgery are closely monitored and are removed early in the post-operative period. Dr. Moor will you detailed post surgical instructions that will help speed up your healing process and recovery. Normal activities can be resumed in two to four weeks in most cases and strenuous activity (sit ups and heavy exercise or lifting, etc.) may be resumed in two to three months. It may take up to 6-12 months for the swelling to completely resolve and you are able to appreciate the final result.


The end result should be a flatter contoured abdomen with tighter skin and a better overall contour. The scar is inconspicuous at the bikini level. The abdominoplasty results can be complimented with other cosmetic procedures such as Liposuction of the love handles and waist for a better lower body contour as well as a Mommy Makeover, hysterectomy, corrective or reconstructive surgery or breast rejuvenation.

Panniculectomy

A Partial Abdominoplasty or Panniculectomy is usual for individuals whose excess fat is confined to the lower abdomen. Although it is often a cosmetic procedure, it can be considered a reconstructive surgery if it is needed to relieve pressure sores, rashes in the groin area, and back pain as well as in conjunction with a hernia repair.

With a Panniculectomy the return to normal is much quicker than with an Abdominoplasty, but the cosmetic results are also very different. Your insurance may or may not pay for this procedure, depending on their definition of the term “medically necessary”.

Liposuction

Liposuction for men and women is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures done at Alabama Plastic Surgery. If you have good skin tone and good skin elasticity, Dr. Gene Moor can slim and re-shape specific areas of your body by removing the excess fat with Liposuction. Liposuction is the treatment of choice for both men and women who have localized excess subcutaneous fat without redundant skin. Patients with moderate skin laxity who also have excess fat can obtain a contour reduction from liposuction. However, severe skin laxity requires direct surgical excision of skin and fatty tissue.

In my practice most often the liposuction is really an Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction. Ultrasound helps me more efficiently in removing unwanted fat. It breaks up the fat cells to reshape specific areas of your body. This gets rid of unwanted fat deposits, thereby improving your body contour. This assists in enhancing your body image and allowing your clothes to fit better. There are many individuals, regardless of how much exercise or dieting they do, who continue to accumulate fatty deposits in certain areas of her or his body. These fat deposit areas may be more related to genetics than to weight control and exercise. The best candidates are within 30% of their ideal body weight and who have good skin elasticity and muscle tone and do not smoke and suffer no medical condition that can impair healing. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, and it is important that the patient has realistic expectations about the surgical results.

Liposuction can be applied to almost every region of the body and often to more than one region at the same time. The most treated areas of localized fat by Dr. Gene Moor are as follows: abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, neck, chest and back. Less frequently the knees, calves, and ankles are done. Liposuction is quite often elected in conjunction with Abdominoplasty and women with a Breast Augmentation.

For the very best results, Dr. Moor performs liposuction while you are under general anesthesia (it does hurt) at Grandview Medical Center or Brookwood Medical Center on an outpatient basis. At times, Dr. Moor will use local anesthesia depending on how aggressive he needs to be in suctioning out the fatty material. Under local anesthesia the specific region is treated while you are awake.

Liposuction is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions. A thin hollow tube, known as a ‘cannula’ is inserted through the incisions to
suction out the excess fat using a syringe or vacuum. Keep in mind that Moor is actually ‘sculpting’ in order to create or improve your body contour. After removing the desired amount of fat, the ‘snake bite’ incision wounds are sutured and a compression girdle or other compression garment is applied, depending on the area. The garment is worn for several weeks to reduce swelling and to provide additional support to the treated areas. The improved body contour may be noted immediately but mostly in 4-6 weeks - after the swelling and fluid retention have subsided. You can get back to normal activity in one to two weeks. Results should be seen immediately and will continue to improve for the next several months.

Ultrasonic Liposuction

Liposuction is the most commonly performed plastic surgery across the country. Alabama Plastic Surgery offers the newest liposuction procedure which uses ultrasound (‘ultrasound-assisted liposuction’) to break up the fat cells. Broken up fat cells make for a more complete elimination of fat and facilitates a smoother body contour and stimulates shrinking of the skin. Above all, ultrasonic liposuction allows for more fat to be removed. Ultrasonic liposuction is a safe and reliable technique which improves the results of liposuction, particularly in men and patients who may have had previous conventional liposuction who may not be satisfied with the results.

Fat tissue in male patients is more fibrous than in women and therefore more difficult to get out than in female patients. Dr. Moor feels that for men, ultrasonic liposuction gives much better results. Men who request abdominal suction lipectomy, (liposuction of the abdomen) must be examined with particular care since much of the abdominal protuberance may be caused by intra abdominal fat that cannot be corrected by liposuction. Men tend to accumulate fat evenly around the trunk, which shows as an increased girth or thick torso. Dr. Moor uses the ultrasonic liposuction to treat the ‘love handles’ and the abdomen (‘stomach’) to help reduce the belt line (waist) size.

Dr. Gene Moor uses ultrasonic liposuction with almost every liposuction procedure. Not all plastic surgeons go to this length to achieve best results. Ultrasonic liposuction is an added technique that even though it prolongs the procedure Dr. Moor finds that the results are far superior and that it is well worth the extra time and effort.

SmartLipo@ is a laser method of fat removal promoted by a biomedical company involving a ‘minimally invasive technique’. The Ultrasound does the same thing while using a different technology. 

Vaser liposuction is a liposuction technique that Dr. Moor uses at Grandview Medical Center.

Body Contouring

Cosmetic Body Contouring can effectively address areas that are resistant to exercise and diet. Problem areas of localized fat deposits, excessive and loose sagging skin, a protruding abdomen in various degrees, sagging breasts or buttocks can be difficult or impossible to get rid off without surgical intervention. These stubborn areas are caused by the aging process, fluctuation in weight, smoking, pregnancy, prior surgery and genetics. If you struggle with a disproportionate contour Dr. Moor will help you in deciding which surgical procedure(s) will be of most benefit to you. Cosmetic body contouring procedures are an effective treatment of body contours from the small isolated fat pockets to the excision of large amounts of skin and fat after post bariatric weight loss surgery. Despite good health, a reasonable level of fitness and a healthy diet, some people find that they still struggle with disproportionate body contours. Since there are areas of the body that do not respond well to the above measures, surgical intervention may be helpful.

 

In your consultation with Dr. Gene Moor at ALABAMA PLASTIC SURGERY you will get the opportunity to discuss your wishes and learn your treatment options. Dr. Gene Moor will give you a professional opinion as to which procedure is best for you. Together with Dr. Moor you will design a personal plan taking into account the extend of your problem areas. This procedure or these procedures may be performed on the same day or as in severe weigh loss, Dr. Moor may recommend staged procedures over time. On occasion he will design a custom operation to meet your specific needs.

Dr. M. Eugene Moor at ALABAMA PLASTIC SURGERY Birmingham, Alabama 35223 uses the most up to date techniques and equipment. Cosmetic body contouring is an effective treatment of body contours from the small, isolated fat pockets to the excision of large amounts of skin and fat after post bariatric weight loss surgery. In your consultation with Dr. Gene Moor at ALABAMA PLASTIC SURGERY you will discuss your wishes and learn your treatment options:

  • Liposuction
  • Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck
  • Belt lipectomy or Belt lift
  • Mastopexy or Breast lift
  • Brachioplasty or Arm lift
  • Panniculectomy
  • Thigh lift

Dr. Gene Moor will give you a professional evaluation as to which procedure is best for you. At times he may recommend several procedures that can be performed simultaneously or in stages. The MommyMakeOver is an example. Dr. Gene Moor is an expert in liposuction, abdominoplasty, belt lipectomy, arm lift, thigh lift and treatment for post bariatric patients as well as all breast surgery. Liposuction combined with abdominoplasty is often done at Alabama Plastic Surgery.

These procedures are not intended as weight loss procedures and the best results are usually achieved when the patient is close to her or his ideal weight. However, they can do a lot to achieve a positive body image. There are many occasions when the patient is still in excess of the ideal weight and surgical intervention helps give female or male patients a kick start towards a healthier life style.

Liposuction

Liposuction is a surgical technique used by Dr. Moor to remove narrow deposits of excess fat that remain in specific areas of the body despite dieting and exercise. Dr. Moor uses Vaser liposuction for the medial thigh gap.  Liposuction can be performed in the face, neck, arms, breast, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, knees, calves, and ankles. Dr. Moor uses a combination of the Vaser (Ultra Sonic) liposuction and traditional Liposuction to achieve the desired result. See Liposuction under procedure.

Abdominoplasty

A healthy diet and regular abdominal workouts sometimes does little to eliminate excess fat and loose sagging skin in the abdominal area. An Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) removes the excess skin and fat from the abdomen resulting in a flatter, tighter abdominal profile.

Belt Lipectomy

Aging, pregnancy, or any significant fluctuation in weight, as well as genetic factors, may contribute to poor tissue elasticity resulting in the sagging of skin. With the Belt Lipectomy, the redundant lower abdominal and buttock skin is excised. The person who suffers from loose sagging skin and uneven contour of the lower trunk, abdomen, and buttocks region may want to consider a Belt Lipectomy.

Mastopexy - Breast Lift

The Breast lift raises and firms the breast by removing excess skin and tightens the surrounding tissue to re-shape and support the new breast contour. The areolar may be reduced in size and/or breast implant may be added.

Brachioplasty - Arm Lift

Brachioplasty reduces the excess skin that droops downward from the under arm region to the elbow, "flags" or "wings". The end result is a reshipped arm with smoother skin and contour.

Mini Tummy Tuck

The mini tummy tuck is best suited for the young, post pregnancy patient who has minimal redundant skin and suffers from the post pregnancy lower abdominal bulge.

Thigh Lift

The thigh lift reduces excess skin and fat of the medial thigh, resulting in smoother skin and better promotional contour of the thigh. The incision varies based on the area to be treated. Dr. Moor will design a procedure, with your help, that best suits your needs.

Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover is a term most often referring to commonly performed cosmetic procedures for postpartum women. The most common procedures preformed are tummy tucks, breast lifts, liposuction, and breast augmentation. Dr. Moor will help you decide which combination of these procedures best fit your goals.

Fat Transfer

Fat transfer is a process of aspirating fat from one location of the body and injecting it into another. Fat grafting can be used to treat facial wrinkles, correct atrophic aging of the hand, post surgical and post traumatic defects, to injecting the breast or buttocks to increase volume. Please consult Dr. Moor at Alabama Plastic Surgery for more details.

 

 

Mini Tummy Tuck

If the area of concern is small and central, a mini-abdominoplasty or mini tummy tuck is all that may be needed. This procedure is ideal for the woman who is close to her ideal body weight, who has had children and who has developed an abdominal wall laxity (stretching) due to the separation of the abdominal musculature. The abdominal wall tone and contour can be restored with plication of the stretched abdominal muscles. In many cases liposuction of the waist, ‘love handles’ region is done at the same time as the Abdominoplasty to give a better overall contour of the lower abdomen and waist region.

After Extreme Weight Loss After Post Bariatric Surgery

Studies have shown that after massive weight loss, Body Contouring produces an enhanced body image with a positive effect on the future success of long term weight management.  One procedure may be all that is desired, but usually the approach to the post bariatric surgery patient is by ‘staging’ the multiple contouring procedures. In other words: plan several consecutive surgeries over time. The time intervals are necessary because some procedures require that you recuperate from your surgery and also to wait for the stabilized result of the previous surgical procedure. The staging of the procedures helps ensure the best outcomes and enhances patient safety.  The surgical plan of staging is based on the BMI (patient’s Body Mass Index). More procedures can be performed in fewer stages on patients with smaller body mass index. Dr. Moor will discuss with you how the procedures and their stages should be tailored according to your individual needs.

Arm Lift | Brachioplasty | Mountain Brook | Birmingham | Vestavia Hills

The Arm Lift, also called Brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove the excess skin from under the arm. The skin of the upper arm may be droopy, sagging and deflated. Sometimes the Patient complains of the arms being loose and full of excess skin and fat. After weight loss or bariatric surgery, the upper arms from the axilla (or arm pit) to the elbow may be ‘bat wing like’ in appearance. This condition may influence your choice of clothing or you may just be the person who has fat arms and has difficulties finding tops that fit properly. Dr. M. Eugene Moor can give you an Arm Lift which may be the solution to the problem.

The trade off is a visible scar that may extend from the axilla to the elbow. This scar, over time, usually becomes less noticeable and visible.
The number of brachioplasties performed at ALABAMA PLASTIC SURGERY over the last few years has significantly increased. Women are willing to accept the scar in order to have a more pleasing shape and contour of the arms and to also enjoy expanded fashion choices.

At surgery Dr. Moor removes the skin and fat of the upper portion of the arm from the axilla to the elbow. Liposuction of the arm may also be chosen in together with the brachioplasty, to give a more refined look. The scar may be placed on the medial arm (inside of the arm) or the posterior arm (the back of the arm) depending whether or not other procedures are done in conjunction with the brachioplasty and according to individual patient preference.

This brachioplasty surgery is done at Brookwood Medical Center or at Grandview Medical Center. After the completion a surgical dressing will be applied and small drainage tubes will be placed under the skin which will be removed in two to five days.

Body Lift | Mountain Brook | Birmingham | Vestavia Hills

Body lift surgery may be referred to as Lower Body Lift, Belt Lipectomy, Circumferential Lipectomy or Extended Abdominoplasty. The Body Lift removes the excess skin and fatty tissue from the middle and lower abdomen, hips, upper lateral thighs, lower back and buttocks.

As one ages, the skin loses elasticity, and sagging skin develops in the midsection of the body. Aging, sun damage, smoking, pregnancies, fluctuations in weight and genetics all contribute to poor tissue elasticity and can result in pronounced sagging in the lower body region. The Body Lift may be appropriate for the patient who needs an abdominoplasty and/or panniculectomy and has excess tissue in the waist and buttocks region. Body lift surgery is not intended for weight loss. Body lift surgery may be combined with liposuction, and if good skin tone and localized fat deposits are present, liposuction may be all that is needed. There is a variety of techniques that Dr. Gene Moor performs that may be considered a Body Lift with different emphases on regions of treatment.

 

Body Lift surgery is done under general anesthesia at either Grandview Medical Center or Brookwood Medical Center. The surgery may last from four to six hours, depending on what combination of procedures are performed. After ascertaining what the specific goals are, and after extensive consultation with you, Dr. Eugene Moor designs the exact and individualized surgical procedure(s) for you.

The elements of the Body Lift consist of a belt-like excision of the excess skin and fat of the lower back, the buttocks and waist and ‘blend in’ or connects these incisions to a panniculectomy or an abdominoplasty. The scars are placed in the most inconspicuous places possible. The overall intent is to create a more defined waist with less impact on the thighs and a flatter, more contoured abdomen. Drain tubes will be placed under the skin to eliminate fluids and blood that may accumulate. Post operatively, Dr. Eugene Moor strongly encourages early ambulation, in other words he encourages you to walk around in frequent intervals. For the first week or two lying down and standing are the preferred positions; sitting is discouraged. You still need to walk around however. The drain tubes will be removed when the monitored drainage is at an acceptable level. The post operative pain is closely monitored and is treated with oral medications.

Thigh Lift | Mountain Brook | Birmingham | Vestavia Hills

The thigh lift is a surgical procedure that removes the excess skin and fat from the thigh. The goal is to achieve a thigh that is firmer, tighter, and more youthful looking.

After weight loss, bariatric surgery, or the normal aging process, the skin of the thigh looses its elasticity and the result is laxity of the skin. The skin may become droopy, saggy and deflated. If the patient is trying to reduce the size of the thigh that is caused by fat, or a desire for a thigh gap, then liposuction is the treatment of choice.

In situations where the patient has a fatty thigh and poor skin elasticity, a combination of liposuction and skin excision is necessary. In some circumstances when the thigh is large, Dr. Moor may suggest liposuction of the area first and skin excision at another time if the skin shrinkage and contour could not produce the desired results. The thigh lift is an individualized procedure and Dr. Moor designs a surgical plan that best fits your needs.

Belt Lipectomy

Body lift surgery may be referred to as Lower Body Lift, Belt Lipectomy, Circumferential Lipectomy, or Extended Abdominoplasty.  The Body Lift removes the excess skin and fatty tissue from the middle and lower abdomen, hips, upper lateral thighs, lower back, and buttocks.

As one ages, the skin loses elasticity, and sagging skin develops in the midsection of the body.  Aging, sun damage, smoking, pregnancies, fluctuations in weight and genetics all contribute to poor tissue elasticity and can result in pronounced sagging in the lower body region.  The Body Lift may be appropriate for the patient who needs an abdominoplasty and/or panniculectomy and has excess tissue in the waist and buttocks region.  Body lift sugery is not intended for weight loss.  Body lift surgery may be combined with liposuction and if good skin tone and localized fat deposits are present, liposuction may be all that is needed.  There are a variety of techniques that Dr. Gene Moor performs that may be considered a Body Lift with different emphases on regions of treatment.

Body Lift surgery is done under general anesthesia at either Grandview Medical Center or Brookwood Medical Center.  The surgery may last from four to six hours, depending on what combination of procedures are performed.  After ascertaining what the specific goals are, and after extensive consultation with you, Dr. Eugene Moor designs the exact and individualized surgical procedure(s) for you.

The elements of the Body Lift consist of a belt-like excision of the excess skin and fat of the lower back, the buttocks and waist and 'blend in' or connects these incisions to a panniculectomy or an abdominoplasty.  The scars are placed in the most inconspicuous places possible.  The overal intent is to create a more defined waist with less impact on the thighs and a flatter, more contoured abdoment.  Drain tubes will be placed under the skin to eliminate fluids and blood that may accumulate.  Post operatively, Dr. Eugene Moor strongly encourages early ambulation, in other words, he encourages you to walk around in frequent intervals.  For the first week or two, lying down and standing are the preferred positions; sitting is discouraged.  You still need to walk around however.  The drain tubes will be removed when the monitored drainage is at an acceptable level.  The post operative pain is closely monitored and is treated with oral medications. 

Fat Injections & Fat Grafting

Fat Grafting, or Fat Injections is a surgical procedure that extracts fat from one area of the body by liposuction (link to liposuction) and injects the fat into another area of the body.  The primary areas of fat removal are the abdomen, the thighs, and the buttocks. 

  • The goal of fat grafting is to provide more volume in locations where the fat has decreased. 
  • Fat injections can be done to the deep folds of the face and around the mouth and enhance the size and shape of the lips. 
  • Fat grafting to the breasts may be done for a primary breast augmentation and as an adjunct to breast reconstruction.
  • Fat injections may provide a smoother contour to the breast and provide volume in locations that the reconstructive process does not.
  • Fat injections are useful for the correction of depressions in the legs and buttocks sustained after trauma and surgery.
  • Large volume injections of fat to the buttocks are done to re-shape and/or augment the gluteal regions (buttocks).
  • Fat injections to the hands replace the lost and atrophied fat that occurs with advancing age.  The goal is to create a more youthful, full-looking top of the hand.  You are trying to hide the veins and tendons that have become more visible as the hand atrophies over time.
  • Fat grafting improves the texture, suppleness, color, and quality of skin in scars, burns, and radiated tissues.

 

If you are interested in this procedure, please call Dr. Gene Moor at ALABAMA PLASTIC SURGERY (205) 871-2002.

After Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss | Mountain Brook | Birmingham | Vestavia Hills

Studies have shown that after massive weight loss, Body Contouring produces an enhanced body image with a positive effect on the future success of long term weight management. One procedure may be all that is desired but usually the approach to the post bariatric surgery patient is by ‘staging’ the contouring procedures. In other words: plan several consecutive surgeries over time. The time intervals are necessary because some procedures require that you recuperate from your surgery. The staging of the procedures helps ensure the best outcomes and enhances patient safety. The surgical plan of staging is based on the BMI (patient’s Body Mass Index). More procedures can be performed in fewer stages on patients with smaller body mass index. Dr. Moor will discuss with you how the procedures and their stages should be tailored according to your individual needs.

Stage One:

It is generally agreed that some type of procedure involving the abdomen may be performed first in order to address the lower body. If the waist, lower back and lateral thighs also need to be addressed, Dr. Eugene Moor at ALABAMA PLASTIC SURGERY in Mountain Brook Birmingham, Alabama may perform a Belt Lipectomy or Extended Abdominoplasty.
The thigh, waist, lower back and buttocks can be addressed individually without the abdominoplasty. A Thigh Lift or Buttock Lift may be chosen as a first stage procedure.
The abdomen is usually addressed with an Abdominoplasty or a Panniculectomy. Even though these procedures are all considered cosmetic and insurances don’t pay for them anymore, the panniculectomy only may be an insurance covered procedure under certain circumstances.

 

Stage Two:

In stage two the upper body is addressed: the upper body consists of the upper arms, lateral chest, breasts and back. The female breast in post bariatric or massive weight loss is usually very ptotic (very droopy) and suffers from various degrees of volume loss. The Breast Lift-Mastopexy re-shapes the breast by reducing the size of the skin envelope. An Augmentation with Mastopexy is done if more breast volume is needed, in addition to reducing the breast envelope which is done by means of the mastopexy or breast lift. There are occasions when the breast was not affected by weight loss and a Breast Reduction is indicated to bring the breast in proportion to the rest of the body. The flabby and saggy, under arm tissue is treated by an Arm Lift-Brachioplasty. Your scars will be noticeable either on the medial or on the posterior aspect of your arm. The lateral chest rolls of skin extending to the upper back are accentuated by the bra and should be addressed.

Stage Three:

The appearance of the thighs after post bariatric surgery is highly variable from patient to patient. You may have deflated thighs with minimal excess skin or you may have deflated thighs with a lot of excess skin, while other patients have massive amounts of residual fat due to minimal fat loss in the thighs. Dr. Eugene Moor will evaluate the thighs and determine if liposuction alone can treat the large thigh or if a Medial Thigh Lift needs to be added to the treatment plan. In some cases the medial thigh can be treated with a horizontal incision in the groin but in most cases a vertical incision down the medial aspect (inner part) of the thigh needs to be added.

All patients respond individually and differently after bariatric surgery. Dr. Eugene Moor will meet with you and design a treatment schedule. Not all operations are necessary for everybody and Dr. Moor will help you prioritize the desired procedures. Some of the post bariatric surgeries will require an overnight stay at Brookwood Medical Center or Grandview Medical Center. While other post bariatric procedures can be done on an out patient basis. The amount of time between these surgeries should be two to three months, or at least until you are back to normal activity.

Discounts for Post Bariatric Surgeries:

When the patient chooses multiple procedures in stages, discount arrangements on Dr. Moor's surgeon’s fee are possible for stages two and three, or related subsequent procedures. 

Mommy Makeover

A Mommy Makeover at ALABAMA PLASTIC SURGERY focuses on the breasts, the abdomen, localized fat reduction, and changes in skin pigmentation.

Becoming a mother doesn’t mean you cannot look as good, or better than before pregnancy.  Pregnancy and motherhood is a happy time.  However, the physical change of pregnancy can be disheartening.  Some women are lucky and can bounce back to their original figure, others cannot.  Plastic surgery can help you regain your pre-pregnancy form and say good-bye to your post-partum figure.  Dr. Gene Moor at ALABAMA PLASTIC SURGERY in Mountain Brook Alabama 35223 does most of these procedures on an outpatient basis and you can return to your busy life relatively soon. 

The ‘Mommy Makeover’ is designed for women who have had children recently and usually don’t plan to have any more children.  Plastic surgery is becoming more and more popular and accepted.  There is no reason not to consider plastic surgery to improve that post-partum figure.

During pregnancy skin is stretched and weight is gained.  There is a persistence of localized fat, even after a large amount of weight has been lost.  There is a limit on how much the post-partum skin can return to the pre-pregnancy state.  When you look in the mirror you may be unhappy with the hanging, deflated breasts, the abdominal apron, localized fat pockets, as well as changes in skin.                   

Your breasts during pregnancy swell, and the milk glands may  replace the fatty tissues.  After child birth, the breast size usually decreases with the remaining breast in a larger envelope of skin.  The envelope can be filled with an implant and return the breast to a more youthful look.  It is unlikely that breast enlargement will interfere with subsequent breast feeding and subsequent pregnancy. 

In some rare instances  after child birth, the breasts stay large or even continue to enlarge. Once the breasts are a stable size and the patient feels that her breasts are uncomfortably large, a Breast Reduction can be performed. Excessively large breasts may be detrimental to self-esteem and unfortunately can lead to back and neck pain, shoulder pain, as well as poor posture because of the extra weight.

Excessively large breasts may limit the level of activity: bending forward or stooping becomes difficult and may be interfering with work.  The ability to do certain physical exercises and post-partum activities may also be impaired.

Another common scenario for women to experience is upper pole breast flattening, and gaining a few pounds after child birth. These women tend to have a large breast size before pregnancy, with upper pole fullness and minor sagging.  While definitely not interested in a breast reduction before pregnancy because these women liked their larger breasts, things may change after pregnancy:   sagging, upper pole breast flattening (atrophy), may be relieved with a breast reduction. The patient seeks a breast reduction to help relieve her chronic symptoms related to the weight of large breasts and to make her breasts more proportionate to her body as well as have a more youthful look.