Mommy Makeover

A Mommy Makeover refers to combining multiple procedures such as breast augmentation and tummy tuck to improve self-confidence and body image after pregnancy. The procedures are tailored to each patient’s goals for her “makeover.”

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What is a Mommy Makeover?

A ‘Mommy Makeover’ is a combination of procedures to address both tummy and breasts. After children, many women are unhappy with the appearance of these areas (because of changes during pregnancy and breastfeeding) and addressing them can restore (or improve) your earlier appearance. A Mommy Makeover is tailored to address your specific concerns.

A tummy tuck or liposuction are the most common options to address the tummy. CoolSculpting may also be used.

Breast augmentation, breast lift or reduction are usually combined with the abdominal procedure to provide overall improvement.

Who considers a Mommy Makeover?

Women who are unhappy with the appearance of their abdomen and breast after pregnancy often consider a Mommy Makeover. Some women without children undergo the same combination of procedures to lessen the changes of normal aging and ‘a life well lived’.

Good candidates are healthy women who:

  • Are in good physical shape
  • Are done having children
  • Have a stable body weight.

What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and smooths a loose, stretched out belly by tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. Depending on the degree of contour and skin problems - incisions are placed low and also around the belly button. The goal is to give a flatter, smoother abdominal contour. If skin is a problem on the abdomen, a tummy tuck will better address this problem than liposuction or CoolSculpting alone.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, is a procedure that sculpts the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, creating a more desirable contour. While liposuction improves shape related to fatty deposits, it does not change muscle tone or sagging skin. Expectations and goals are discussed during your consultation. If there is good muscle tone and no extra skin, liposuction can be a great option.

What is a breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is more than simply enlarging the breasts. Breast augmentation offers customization that produces a look that is natural, balanced and beautiful. The operation is more popular now than at any time in its history. Breast augmentation does not correct drooping or the position of the nipples, so your goals will be addressed at your consultation.

What is a breast lift?

Breast lift, also called mastopexy, is designed to reshape the breast, and elevate the nipple & areola to a more youthful position. Breast tissue is generally not removed so there is only a small chance of change in nipple sensation. Breast lift is often combined with breast augmentation when the breasts appear “deflated” and you desire more fullness. Breast lift can also include a small reduction in volume if you feel your breasts are larger than you would like.

Where is the procedure performed?

Surgery is usually performed at Plastic Surgery Aesthetic’s nationally accredited surgical suite. Surgery may be performed at a local surgery center depending on individual health status

Anesthesia providers monitor your heart & lungs and keep you comfortable during surgery

What is normal recovery?

Recovery varies based on what surgeries are performed. This will be discussed at your consultation, and more information can be found in the areas for each specific procedure you are considering.

What are the expected results?

An improved balance between breast and body is the usual outcome. Improved self confidence and body image are common findings after a Mommy Makeover.

Patients who intend to lose significantly more weight, or plan future pregnancies, should discuss these issues at the consultation so you understand what effect these could have on your long term results.

Are there potential complications?

All procedures come with some potential risks. The majority of these are minor. Smoking increases your risk for numerous complications and may lead to your surgery being canceled. General risks of any surgical procedure can be found on our information page by clicking HERE.

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