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    Are You Claiming Your Stretch Marks As a Badge of Honor?

    Most women would agree that motherhood is one of the best feelings in life. But, pregnancy and childbirth can leave many women with a body they are no longer proud of. For many women this would include lost volume in the breast, a sagging component to the breast, loose and lax skin on the abdomen, and in many cases stretch marks. Some would say the stretch marks are a” badge of honor”, “well-deserved”, and just part of life. For those who have that position, and are happy, that’s great! For others, maintaining your most youthful appearance and having more wardroom choices is important. There is no reason to accept a post-pregnancy body if you are not happy with the way you look when you look in the mirror. Dr. Kim consults with many women who have made the decision to return to their pre-pregnancy body contour and shape. Typically, Dr. Kim will recommend what is known as a mommy makeover. The mommy makeover consists of some type of breast augmentation combined with an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. For most patients the breast augmentation is either a breast lift combined with breast implants, or a breast augmentation using breast implants. Depending upon the degree of sagging to the breast a breast lift may or may not be needed. For the abdomen Dr. Kim will typically recommend an abdominoplasty which will include removing the loose and lax skin as well as tightening the abdominal muscle for a flat and more aesthetically pleasing stomach. The mommy makeover is a very popular procedure and the overwhelming majority of women are thrilled with the results.

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