Muscle Malady May be to Blame for Cosmetic Concerns Remedied by Mommy Makeover Surgery and the Band Aid Facelift
Muscles are vital to human existence. Responsible for enabling movement, keeping the heart beating, and the lungs active, muscles are also needed to keep us looking young. Atlanta plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. John LeRoy often hears cosmetic concerns from mommy makeover surgery and facelift patients who believe their areas of concern are the result of excess fat or loose skin when in fact, lax or malpositioned muscles are to blame.
Many mothers (1/3 of all pregnancies) experience muscle separation from the rapid growth of the abdomen during pregnancy. Resulting in a permanent “pooch” appearance, abdominal muscle separation occurs when a mother’s uterus expands rapidly and the abdominal muscles that lie in front of the organ aren’t elastic enough to accommodate the baby’s growth and begin to protrude. The bulge created by this loose muscle tissue is easily mistaken for residual baby weight; however, no amount of exercise can fix the issue. Dr. LeRoy uses tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) to surgically realign the rectus abdominis muscle to its proper, vertical position along the front of the torso. Additionally, breast tissue can stretch during pregnancy and require a breast lift (mastopexy) or breast augmentation (breast implants) to reverse.
Similarly, Dr. LeRoy often hears complaints from facial rejuvenation patients about sagging jowls. While many think this is the result of stretched skin, loose facial muscles can also be to blame. As the face ages, muscles begin to pull downward and contribute to a “scowl” expression. Using the“Band Aid” Mini Facelift, Dr. LeRoy carefully moves the muscles back to their original position to restore a youthful, natural appearance: like you, just ten years younger. Dr. Leroy also uses blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) or facial implants to augment/ restore youthful musculature.
While cosmetic surgery is not a substitute for a healthy diet, exercise, and skin care regime, the breast enhancement, body contouring, and facial procedures Dr. LeRoy performs can help remedy the underlying conditions contributing to cosmetic issues. To learn more visit Dr. LeRoy’s website and continue to read his blog.