Self-improvement is often the theme of many people’s New Year’s resolutions. It’s no wonder that a Mommy Makeover is a popular surgery that many women seek when they are done with childbearing to address lost breast volume, sagging abdominal skin and other unwanted changes in their body. Read on to learn more about the Mommy Makeover and who should consider this all-in-one surgery.
The term “Mommy Makeover” was given to name a combination of procedures that help women improve certain areas of their bodies after pregnancy and childbirth. This surgery also benefits women who have experienced unwanted changes in their bodies as they age or if they’ve lost a significant amount of weight.
Good candidates for surgery are women who are in good overall health and unhappy with the appearance of their body. A Mommy Makeover will reshape the breasts and restore volume if desired, create a flatter, tighter tummy and get rid of stubborn fat pockets that have resisted diet and exercise efforts.
Each Mommy Makeover is custom-tailored to the patient and her desires. During the consultation and physical exam, your surgeon will discuss a customized surgical plan with you. The most common procedures include breast augmentation with or without a breast lift, a tummy tuck and liposuction. Some patients ask for vaginal rejuvenation at this time as well.
A breast augmentation helps women restore lost breast volume from pregnancy and breastfeeding. Silicone gel or saline implants will help you achieve the shape and size you desire. Silicone gel implants are the most popular as they often look and feel most like natural breast tissue. Your surgeon will help you determine which implants would be best for you based on your preferences. A breast lift may be included if you need to lift and reshape sagging breasts.
A tummy tuck will repair and tighten abdominal muscles that become separated during pregnancy as they don’t bounce back after childbirth. Your surgeon will remove excess skin and potentially minimize the appearance of stretch marks as well. Liposuction will remove excess fat and sculpt a more contoured appearance.