The mommy makeover is a term that refers to a series of surgical procedures that may include the tummy tuck, liposuction, breast augmentation, breast lift, buttock augmentation and other procedure. These techniques are designed to restore a woman’s body after pregnancy and childbirth by removing excess skin and fat while tightening and uplifting certain parts of the body. Pregnancy and childbirth can change the body significantly and it may be difficult to restore one’s pre-pregnancy figure even with proper diet and exercise. The mommy makeover can rejuvenate the body, especially sagging breasts or excess skin and fat around the abdominal area. Techniques can also be used to address facial and genital areas as well.
Most women in good health are able to pursue the mommy makeover. It is advised that women consider the mommy makeover after they have finished having children in order to get the most out of the procedure. It is also recommended that women be at or near their target weight prior to the procedure to get the best results. Each woman is different and the procedures that they select will depend on their body type and the type of results that they would like to achieve.
The following is an overview of the some of the procedures which may be included in a mommy makeover:
The tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the abdominal area. This is great for women that have a lot loose skin or a pocket of fat around the area that has not gone away after diet and exercise.
The breast augmentation procedure enhances the breasts by adding more volume through the use of a saline or silicone gel implant. This is recommended for women who have lost breast volume following pregnancy or breastfeeding and are looking to restore fullness.
The breast reduction procedure is designed to remove breast tissue in women with very large, heavy or pendulous breasts. The weight of excessively large breasts can cause discomfort and self-consciousness. Pregnancy and childbirth can affect the size and shape of the breasts and a breast reduction procedure may be recommended for some women that have larger breasts.
The breast lift is designed to uplift sagging breasts and make them look more youthful. Many women experience sagging breasts after childbirth and breast feeding, and the breast lift can help to restore the breasts to a more youthful shape and position. The breast lift can also be combined with the breast augmentation procedure as well.
The butt lift is a surgical procedure that is designed to sculpt and reshape the buttocks. After childbirth, some women may have excess fat or loose skin around the buttocks. The butt lift will surgically remove some of the excess skin and fat to create a smoother, more shapely buttocks.
The liposuction procedure is designed to remove excess fat from various parts of the body including the neck, knees, buttocks, upper arms, calves, thighs, abdominal area, or back. It suctions out the fat from the target areas and it can create a more shapely figure for the woman. It is supposed to target parts of the body that have not responded to diet and exercise, but it is not intended to be a weight loss procedure.
The mommy makeover can combine many of these techniques to address a woman’s individual concerns. The process can be completed in steps over the course of several months or several procedures can be combined during one surgery. If you think that you may be a candidate for the mommy makeover, it is advised that you visit a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss your goals and needs.
Patients have the opportunity to view their potential results during consultation through the use of Canfield VECTRA 3D Imaging. Dr. Rubinstein is able manipulate patients images with specialized software and show patients how each change is represented visually in their body. This is especially helpful with combination procedures like the Mommy Makeover, allowing the potential results to be viewed with the various techniques that can be used.
Renowned 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. Please call 845-863-1772 to contact Dr. Rubinstein for a consultation.