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Being a mom is pretty amazing but pregnancy can trigger changes to your body that may be less than amazing. Allergan, a trusted leader in aesthetics, recently launched this initiative to encourage women to focus on themselves after all they do for their families. My Breasts, My Body, My Turn is a new Allergan campaign that helps women address changes in their bodies brought on by pregnancy.

 

Dr. Lawton and patient, Harmony Russell

Dr. Lawton and patient, Harmony Russell

Dr. Tenley Lawton, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, and her patient Harmony recently hosted an enlightening dinner discussion at Betony restaurant about the procedures and their personal experiences. Harmony is a young mom to three kids who didn’t want to look overdone.

Dr. Tenley Lawton, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, California, is a proponent of the My Breasts, My Body, My Turn program. “We’re trying to bring awareness to women to let them know that there are procedures available to them to address some of the changes that they’ve seen during pregnancy,” she told Mommynoire. “These include a deflated appearance and loss of volume in their breasts and loose skin on their stomach that they can’t address through diet and exercise.”

Lawton added that many patients are relieved to hear that there are safe and effective procedures available to address these issues. “We want women to know that there is opportunity to address them, but still get back to their families as soon as possible,” she said.

Harmony Russell is a patient of Dr. Lawton: “I became a patient of Dr. Lawton after I had three C-sections and nursed each of my children for a year. I found that with each pregnancy my breasts became very saggy and deflated and I had a lot of extra skin around my stomach, which was also saggy,” Russell confessed. “I was very faithful to diet and exercise but it didn’t take away all of the sagginess so I wanted to seek out some other opportunities. I met with Dr. Lawton and we addressed some of my concerns.”

“I felt like we were able to tailor my treatment to exactly what I wanted. I didn’t want to look overdone and I wanted to make sure the safety aspect was a concern. Really I wanted to get back to where I was.”

Russell says her body caused her to shy away from activities with her family, which made her stand out, especially in sunny California. “I was that mom that sat in the chair on a 90-degree day and didn’t participate in events. I was the wife that didn’t want her husband to see what she looked like and would often shoo him out of the room. And I didn’t even want to look at myself. After a lot of thought about this and meeting with Dr. Lawton I felt very safe with her, especially because she is a mommy herself.”

She decide to schedule the surgery and had a tummy tuck,  a breast augmentation and a lift. “It was a two-week recovery time and I was back to being a mommy in no time,” Russel told us. “I’m very pleased with the results. I now find that I am the mom who is getting out of the chair and initiating events with my kids. I no longer shoo my husband away. I’m encouraging him to stay in. And I’m looking at myself in the mirror once again. So it’s been a very good experience for me.”

When you’re ready to do something, talk to your plastic surgeon about which Allergan aesthetic product may be right for you. You and your surgeon can choose from a full range of offerings, starting with Natrelle® breast implants.

That’s exactly what these moms did and you can too. Follow along on their journeys as they discover their options for breast and body.

Visit ItsMyTurn.com* to try an interactive consultation tool and explore all of the breast and body treatment options available to you after childbirth.

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