Although motherhood can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life, it can also result in unwanted changes to the breasts, stomach, and overall figure. A Mommy Makeover addresses these issues, allowing mothers to regain their pre-pregnancy body or make it look even better than before.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a customized combination of treatments and surgeries designed to give women back their pre-baby body or improve the body areas most affected by childbearing. The procedures address aesthetic concerns of the breasts, abdomen, thighs, and other areas affected by pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight gain or loss, and age. The goal of a Mommy Makeover is to restore a tighter, lifted, and more youthful appearance to the body’s contours.
Components of a Mommy Makeover
A Mommy Makeover typically includes a combination of procedures, such as:
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
A tummy tuck addresses excess loose skin, abdominal muscle laxity and separation, and excess fat that does not respond to diet and exercise. The procedure allows the stomach to be flatter and more toned.
Liposuction improves body contours after weight gain during pregnancy. The procedure involves inserting a cannula directly below the skin’s surface to suction out excess fat deposits in the abdomen, back, arms, or thighs. Liposuction is often combined with a tummy tuck for more optimal body-contouring results.
Breast Augmentation or Lift
A breast augmentation restores lost volume that can occur from pregnancy or breastfeeding. Breasts may appear to sag or droop, but adding implants through surgery can enlarge the size of the breasts to closely resemble a mother’s pre-baby body or achieve the fuller appearance that pregnancy provides.
A breast lift addresses sagging breasts by decreasing the excess skin that contributes to their droopy appearance. The procedure can also raise or reposition the nipples, which can be affected by loss of breast tissue and skin elasticity after childbirth.
Breast augmentation is often combined with a breast lift to increase overall breast volume and further improve the appearance of “deflated” breasts.
Customizing Your Makeover: Procedures Tailored to Your Needs
A Mommy Makeover is not a one-size-fits-all procedure, as mothers will have different cosmetic concerns that require a customized surgical plan. Some might be dealing with changes in their breasts, while others may be more concerned about their abdomen and thighs. Your surgery will be personalized according to your unique needs, anatomy, lifestyle, and aesthetic goals.
Ideal Candidates for a Mommy Makeover
You are a good candidate for Mommy Makeover if:
- You are in overall good health.
- You want to restore a more toned and youthful figure.
- You are done having children.
- You are at a stable weight.
- You are no longer breastfeeding.
- You are free of pre-existing health conditions.
- You have reasonable expectations of your procedure outcomes.
Combining Other Cosmetic Procedures With a Mommy Makeover
A Mommy Makeover may typically be a single-stage procedure, but it is not limited to the procedures mentioned above. Since it is customized according to each patient’s unique needs, a Mommy Makeover may be combined with other plastic surgery procedures, such as female genital surgery or vaginal rejuvenation.
Learn More About Mommy Makeovers
At Bronx Plastic Surgery in New York, we are committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals while providing you with the highest level of care. Our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Robert Goldstein and Dr. Brandon Elnekaveh, can answer all your questions and concerns about a Mommy Makeover or other plastic surgery procedures. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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