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What Procedures Does a Mommy Makeover Consist of?

Posted January 31, 2021 in Mommy Makeover

The changes that the female body goes through during pregnancy are often drastic and permanent. Restoring a woman’s pre-baby body is only possible with surgery that properly addresses these specific changes. The Mommy Makeover procedure is a custom-designed, personalized procedure that focuses on correcting each and every area of the body that needs rejuvenating after childbirth. Since most women desire improvements to several areas, the Mommy Makeover uniquely incorporates multiple procedures to address the woman’s needs. Most often it includes one or more of the following: breast augmentation, breast lift surgery, liposuction, and/or tummy tuck surgery.

A Mommy Makeover is a Combination Procedure

While a pregnant woman is growing a baby, her body goes through many alterations. Prominent changes include a growing abdomen, enlarging breasts, and increasing amounts of localized fat. Since multiple areas of the body are affected, multiple procedures are necessary to reverse the effects.

To reduce the hassles and costs of undergoing several different surgeries and postoperative recoveries, the Mommy Makeover combines all necessary procedures into one. The patient receives treatment for all desired areas of the body in a single surgery session (incorporating multiple surgical techniques) so that she only has to endure one surgery day and one postoperative recovery. This significantly reduces the expenses and stresses associated with getting several major surgeries and allows the patient to enjoy her full results all at once.

What Procedures are Included in a Mommy Makeover?

While a Mommy Makeover can be customized to include any number of procedures, most often it includes one or more of the following:

  1. Breast Augmentation: It is not uncommon for a woman’s breasts to lose volume and become deflated and shapeless after pregnancy and nursing. For this reason, a Mommy Makeover usually includes breast augmentation, in which the surgeon inserts breast implants to improve breast size, fullness, and shape.
  2. Breast Lift: Breast swelling during pregnancy and the subsequent swelling and shrinking while breastfeeding can weaken the tissue, causing premature breast sagging. A Mommy Makeover may include a breast lift to provide much-needed support and more youthful breast projection.
  3. Tummy Tuck: The post-pregnancy belly often has a combination of excess loose skin, stretch marks, and weakened stomach muscles. A tummy tuck is frequently included as part of the Mommy Makeover to tighten the abdomen, remove excess skin and stretch marks, and reclaim a firmer, flatter abdomen.
  4. Liposuction: Localized fat gained during pregnancy is often extremely difficult to shed. The Mommy Makeover procedure can include liposuction, which suctions out stubborn, accumulated fat cells from nearly anywhere on the body.

A Mommy Makeover is personally tailored to the patient’s needs, which means it may have all four of these procedures, or it may have only two or three of them. If desired, other procedures may even be included. For example, some women may want to get a breast reduction to reduce overly large breast tissue. Other women may desire various non-surgical treatments like facial injectables to address skin volume loss, fine lines, and wrinkles. Whatever your needs, the Mommy Makeover procedure can help you restore your pre-baby body and recapture a more youthful figure.

To learn more about what is included in a Mommy Makeover, or to request a consultation for a Mommy Makeover, call (657) 294-8375 or fill out our online contact form. Our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andres Taleisnik will be happy to answer all your questions and help you achieve the slim, youthful body contours you desire.