Real women aren’t the only ones who get plastic surgery. It turns out that Kim Kardashian has treated herself to a full mommy makeover after the birth of her 2nd child. The curvy 35 year old didn’t want to waste any time getting her body back in shape after the birth of her son - and that meant getting some of the best plastic surgeons to help her.
No detail was left out, and it seems as if she had no hesitations or anxiety about going under the knife whatsoever!
So what is she likely to have had done for her mommy makeover?
Having your tummy stretched out by a baby more than a time or two can wreak havoc on the abdominal wall muscles and the skin around your waist. Saggy skin may not be able to bounce back on its own, leaving “flab” or a “muffin top” behind, even after weight loss. Tummy tucks also help tighten up the muscle underneath, so it’s not just about handling excess skin.
Baby fat leftover in the hips, legs, and tummy are hard to erase with exercise alone. Contouring the area with liposuction or some other type of laser therapy can give you a toned, flatter abdomen. Most opt for traditional liposuction, as it permanently destroys fat cells and makes it easier to prevent fatty buildup from coming back.
Breast Augmentation or Lift
Kim has always been obsessed with her body, and it’s no secret why. Her vivacious curves are the talk of the town and something that many women compare themselves to when they’re consider having surgery done on themselves.
Even with those great curves, she likely experienced some breast growth, stretching, and sagging during pregnancy. Women often do, whether or not they nurse may not even make a difference. Kim will probably had a bit of a lift done to add more fullness to her chest and avoid drooping or sagging when she hops back into a bathing suit this summer!
Cosmetic Surgery “Down There”
Do we know if Kim had a vaginal makeover? No. But plenty of women do after they give birth to a baby. Why? Because it tightens up the skin, makes things look more tidy down there, and reshapes the inner labia so that the stretched skin doesn’t rub inside of your clothes. A lot of women do it to feel more comfortable in bed, and some even report that it increases their stimulation.
After having a baby, every woman experiences changes that can impact them physically, athletically, socially, and emotionally. There’s no shame in doing something about it, either.
Women like Kim who gain 40 or 50 pounds during their pregnancy (she admitted just 6 weeks before her birth that she had already gained 52 pounds) truly have their work cut out for them. Even if they’re able to drop the weight through diet and exercise, it’s normal to consult a plastic surgeon to polish off the finishing touches.
To make an appointment, you can contact the office of Dr. Frank Agullo by calling (915) 590-7900 or by filling out our online contact form.
A familiar misconception is the idea that cosmetic surgery isn’t beneficial past the surface of the skin. But that’s not true! Investing in aesthetic treatments by a board-certified plastic surgeon can help you boost your confidence, improve your appearance, and change your lifestyle.
Not only that, but cosmetic treatments can also be beneficial to your health and well-being. Here are just a few examples:
It’s not uncommon for women with larger breasts to experience pain or discomfort in their back, shoulders, or neck. Reducing the size of the breasts to one that is lighter can improve posture, reduce spinal problems, and even make it easier to workout at the gym. Some women also experience frequent skin irritation or infection under their breast tissue, so a reduction makes it much easier to reduce the likelihood of these conditions.
For women who experienced tuberous growths, or asymmetry to the point that it interferes with their posture, breast augmentation can create a healthy fit for your profile and reduce your risk of back pain.
Getting a “nose job” could actually help you breathe easier, due to correcting a deviated septum or other anatomical irregularities that reduce oxygen flow. Rhinoplasties offer straightforward results to my patients with obstructed nasal passages.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
If droopy eyelids (ptosis) interfere with your line of vision, a simple lift can improve your eyesight.
Suddenly you’ll see better again, without having to wear glasses!
A tummy tuck reduces the excess fat and skin along the waistline - decreasing your risk of diabetes, reduce certain types of incontinence, and relieve back pain as the muscular positions are corrected. Enjoy a flatter, more toned stomach that diet and exercise alone haven’t achieved.
After significant weight loss, reducing excess skin in the arms, lower body, thighs, or breasts can improve posture, reduce your risk of diabetes, and even reduce incontinence caused by stress. Say goodbye to the “waving” skin when you walk or raise your arm, and hello to tighter fitting clothes.
Liposuction can be used to reduce the amount a person sweats under their armpits - something that can interfere with everyday social relationships. The procedure can also bone completed using a laser. Liposuction is often used for men who need breast reduction due to excessive fatty tissues in their chest.
After childbirth, many women experience scar tissues caused by tearing, looseness of the vaginal walls, or chafing because of naturally large labia. Plastic surgery can reshape and recontour the vaginal tissues for greater comfort in your favorite clothes (or with the person you love.) Through vaginal rejuvenation you can achieve your desired look.
Of course, the psychological benefits of plastic surgery are significant. Being able to overcome the embarrassment of specific anatomical irregularities can give my patients a new-found freedom that literally changes their life for the better. If you’ve been thinking about having some type of cosmetic procedure performed, and you just can’t justify it for looks alone - it’s time to look even deeper, and see how treatments can improve things other than just your appearance.
To learn more about your options in plastic surgery, you can make an appointment at the office of Dr. Agullo by calling (915) 590-7900 or filling out our online contact form.
A lot of women, especially after having children, feel like the lips or labia of their vaginal walls have become looser, sagging or that they have difficulty with bladder control. This can be a shameful topic, for sure. As doctors we have an obligation and compassion to be discreet, so let me give all of you women out there some peace of mind. You are not alone!
Hundreds of thousands of women each year seek “labiaplasty”, which is a procedure that tightens up the walls of a vagina after it has become loose. When skin loses elasticity due to aging or childbirth, it can be embarrassing for a woman. Sometimes a simple thing, such as coughing or sneezing, can lead to incontinence. Sex can also feel better after labiaplasty because it improves the sensitivity of the vagina for many women.
Be forewarned that surgical tightening is not a guarantee of better sexual response, more orgasms or even desire; but for some women the noticeable improvement in the tightness of the vaginal walls is enough to give them greater pleasure or stimulation with their partners during intercourse.
Labiaplasty is a form of plastic surgery that is not typically covered by insurance. It can, however, be done in conjunction with vaginoplasty, which means that both the “lips” and the inner and outer part of the vagina is tightened up by the plastic surgeon. Some women get both procedures, while others choose one or the other. It is important to note that labiaplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery which changes the appearance, while vaginoplasty is considered a type of reconstructive surgery that improves the function of that part of a woman’s body.
It is very important to know which type of cosmetic procedure you want, but this is something that Dr. Agullo of Southwest Plastic Surgery can discuss with you in confidence. You can ask questions about the differences between labiaplasty and vaginoplasty and decide whether either one – or both – of these highly sensitive procedures are right for you. Call (915) 590-7900 for a private consultation.