Rediscover your pre-baby body with a customized mommy makeoverA Mommy makeover is a catch-all phrase that refers to a specialized combination of body contouring procedures, performed together to improve the physical changes that linger long after pregnancy and breastfeeding. One reason for its popularity is that the mommy makeover has no set components; each procedure is custom-tailored to fit the individual patient's unique needs. However, the surgical approach generally starts with a breast and abdomen contouring procedure, then adding additional elements as needed.
What can I expect?Your Mommy Makeover may include Breast Augmentation, a Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, a Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty), and Liposuction.
As the breasts and abdomen are the primary areas of change with motherhood, a mommy makeover will often center around a breast and abdomen procedure.
During pregnancy and breast-feeding, breasts can significantly enlarge, sometimes by multiple cup sizes. This means that when they return “normal” several months after breastfeeding is done, there is often a significant loss in breast volume and noticeable sagging.
Similarly, the skin and muscles of the abdomen are significantly stretched during pregnancy to safely accommodate the growing baby. Unfortunately, after childbirth, these layers may not bounce back to their taut, pre-baby shape. Many women end up with sagging skin and a loss of abdominal muscle tone, which can lead to a lack of core strength and even back pain.
Breast implants can restore the lost fullness and volume, while a breast lift will tighten the sagging skin, lift the nipple, and improve shape. Due to evolving techniques, today’s breast augmentations are safer and more effective than ever.
For those women who have disproportionately large, uncomfortable breasts after childbirth, a breast reduction surgery can alleviate the discomfort and provide smaller, perkier breasts.
The procedure of choice for women with post-baby, sagging abdominal skin is a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). The procedure involves removing/tightening the abdominal skin, tightening the loose muscles, and often liposuction to further contour the abdominal silhouette.
To further improve one’s figure, additional procedures include liposuction, a thigh lift, arm lift or a Brazilian butt lift.
Depending on the patient’s desires and surgeon’s recommendations, a mommy makeover may be performed during one single operation, or for safety reasons, may be spread out over multiple surgeries.
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