The Mommy Makeover is a relatively new term in the world of plastic surgery. It is not one specific surgery, but rather a group of different surgeries performed together as one procedure. The Mommy Makeover is designed to address the concerns that mothers have with their bodies after pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing. The female body can often be permanently altered by the experiences of motherhood, in a variety of ways that diet and exercise cannot correct. With the surgeries that comprise a Mommy Makeover, these concerns can be addressed and corrected all at once.
What Surgeries Are Involved in a Mommy Makeover?
Since the body can be altered in so many ways after pregnancy, there are several different techniques involved in the Mommy Makeover that can help women regain their pre-pregnancy bodies. The three main components of many Mommy Makeover procedures are:
Breast enhancement surgeries, such as breast augmentation and/or breast lift. Your plastic surgeon can help you determine if you need to add volume to your breasts or just a lift to counteract any sagging and drooping. These surgeries can also be combined if needed to create breasts that are both lifted and enhanced in size.
Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck. This procedure removed excess skin and fat from around the tummy and tightens the abdominal muscles for a sleeker look.
Liposuction. This procedure is designed to remove unwanted pockets of fat from specific areas, often the back, hips, thighs, and more.
Other procedures can be added to the Mommy Makeover, such as a butt augmentation. Some procedures may also include techniques to address concerns of the facial area and even the genitals. Ask about ways you can tighten the skin, remove cellulite, and reduce stretch marks as well. The duration of your surgery and recovery time will vary greatly depending on how many surgeries you are having done and the extent of the work that is required.
What Reasons Do Patients Give for Having a Mommy Makeover?
When women are seeking the surgeries included in a Mommy Makeover, there are many common concerns that come up during their consultations. For the most part, these concerns are related to the pregnancy-related changes in the breasts and the tummy, as well as the effects of related weight gain and skin stretching. Whether you need one procedure from the Mommy Makeover list or several, you may hear yourself complaining about one of the following issues:
- Breastfeeding made my breasts saggy and deflated.
- My breasts are smaller after pregnancy.
- I gained weight during pregnancy and have leftover fat lumps in unwanted places.
- Diet and exercise haven’t helped me get my body back in shape.
- I have loose skin around my tummy.
- There is a pooch of skin and fat in my lower belly that won’t budge.
- I had one or more C-section deliveries and my abdominal muscles are separated.
- My body doesn’t look like my body anymore.
- My clothes don’t fit right because of the excess skin and fat lumps.
- I am embarrassed to dress the way I want because of how much my body has changed.
Every mother has her own reasons for seeking the surgeries of the Mommy Makeover, and these are only a few of them. Any specific concern that can be addressed by breast enhancement, a tummy tuck, or liposuction is worth discussing with an experienced plastic surgeon. Talk about your desire for one or more of these procedures to determine if this is the right approach for you.
Regain Your Pre-Baby Body with a Mommy Makeover
Whatever your reasons for seeking a Mommy Makeover procedure, schedule your initial consultation with a plastic surgeon specializing in body contouring treatments. At Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, Dr. Ran Rubinstein can help you to achieve your best results. With VECTRA 3D Imaging, your consultation will give you an accurate look at the projected results of your Mommy Makeover surgeries.
Renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ran Rubinstein at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists of Newburgh, New York. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is the only specialty plastic surgery practice in the Hudson Valley area with an on-site joint commission certified surgical suite. To contact Dr. Rubinstein, please call 845-863-1772. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is located at 200 Stony Brook Court #2 in Newburgh, New York.