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Chicago Plastic Surgeons Assist Mothers In Regaining Their Pre-Pregnancy Physiques

Drs. Brian Braithwaite and Lorri Cobbins use a combination of various cosmetic plastic surgery procedures to help women reverse the changes to their bodies caused by pregnancy.

Chicago, IL – Dr. Brian Braithwaite and his partner Dr. Lorri Cobbins operate their Chicago plastic surgery practice with the knowledge that along with the gratification of motherhood, bearing and rearing children is difficult work. After pregnancy, most women experience dramatic changes to their physique. Since even the most vigorous exercise regimes and diets cannot always reverse these changes, Drs. Braithwaite and Cobbins offer mommy makeover procedures at The Aesthetic Institute of Chicago to help restore mothers’ pre-pregnancy bodies.

According to Drs. Braithwaite and Cobbins, about 15% of their private practice consists of mommy makeover patients. These women have experienced changes in their breasts, hips, thighs, and abdominal areas. The ideal mommy makeover patient is a woman who is at or near her ideal body weight, no longer plans to have any future pregnancies, and is on a proper diet and exercise regimen.

Most patients who visit The Aesthetic Institute of Chicago for mommy makeover procedures have already lost much of the weight gained during pregnancy. Although they are already following a healthy diet and exercise regimen, they are still unable to obtain their pre-pregnancy physique and turn to Drs. Braithwaite and Cobbins for additional assistance. Because each patient has individual concerns and cosmetic goals, each mommy makeover involves a unique combination of various procedures including:

Depending upon the consultation and physical examination, the abdominoplasty portion of the procedure may require a standard abdominoplasty or mini-abdominoplasty. Typical areas of liposuction can include the flanks or love handles, the inner or outer thighs, the abdomen, or the upper back.

Drs. Braithwaite and Cobbins, each a board-certified Chicago plastic surgeon, highlight that any patient who undergoes multiple procedures should expect a slightly longer recovery period. Women who combine abdominoplasty with an additional procedure should rest for a minimum of 5-7 days. After two weeks, patients can resume light exercise such as walking on the treadmill and fully return to their normal activities after 6 weeks.

About Brian Braithwaite, MD

Dr. Brian Braithwaite is a graduate of the University of Chicago and earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Braithwaite served as Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in addition to working at his private Chicago practice located in the West Loop. He is available for interview upon request.

About Lorri Cobbins, MD

Dr. Lorri Cobbins earned her medical degree from Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri. A board-certified plastic surgeon, she is an award-winning researcher and practitioner in addition to working at her private Chicago practice located in the West Loop. Dr. Cobbins is available for interview upon request.