Mommy Makeover 101

When researching specific plastic surgery procedures, one might come across the term “Mommy Makeover.”  Mommy Makeover is a broad term used to describe a series of procedures a woman might have done following pregnancy to reach her desired post-pregnancy body, which is not always attainable by diet and exercise. Our team of dedicated surgeons are proud to offer an array of procedures that can help a woman feel confident in her own skin following the changes her body may undergo during pregnancy and nursing.

What does a Mommy Makeover entail?

Mommy makeovers are customizable depending on the individual patient’s wants and needs. At your cosmetic consultation, your highly trained plastic surgeon will listen to your concerns and work with you to achieve your desired outcome. Below are some of the common procedures that a Mommy Makeover can include.

Tummy Tuck

Following childbirth, many women decide to undergo a tummy tuck procedure to tighten the skin around their abdomen. A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin of the abdomen. A full abdominoplasty can also tighten muscles that have been separated and weakened over time or during pregnancy (known as a diastasis recti repair). A tummy tuck may also improve the appearance of stretch marks.  If there is some excess fat a patient wishes to remove, liposuction may also be done at the time of a tummy tuck.

Breast Augmentation

Many women wish to restore their breast volume following childbirth, which can be done by a breast augmentation procedure. Breast augmentations enhance the size and shape of the breast by means of implants, which can be silicone or saline. There are many different options regarding types of incisions and implant shapes and sizes, which your surgeon will discuss with you to make the best decision.

Breast Lift

Breast lifts can be performed alone, or in conjunction with a breast augmentation. Many patients desire a breast lift after pregnancy and nursing, which often causes the breasts to sag, as well as lose elasticity and firmness. This can be corrected by a breast lift. Breast lifts raise and firm the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.

Breast Reduction

Since every patient’s body is different, some may request a breast reduction as part of their Mommy Makeover. This is because some women’s breast may become larger during pregnancy and result in them wanting a reduction. Breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a more proportionate breast size and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts. Your surgeon can also make aesthetic changes to the areola surrounding the nipple.

 

Liposuction

Stubborn areas of fat may be hard to lose, especially following childbirth. In cases where diet and exercise do not provide results, liposuction may be needed to achieve a patient’s desired outcome. Many patients who request Mommy Makeover procedures often incorporate liposuction to remove fat in various areas typically including the stomach, thighs, and buttocks. Our surgeons also offer liposuction in other areas like the chin, bra roll, hips, ankles and arms. Your surgeon will discuss your options during your consultation.

Labiaplasty

After healing from childbirth, if a woman is not intending to have any more children, she may wish to have a labiaplasty as part of her Mommy Makeover. Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure which alters the labia minora or inner lips of the vagina. During a labiaplasty operation, a vaginoplasty to tighten the vaginal opening and wall along with liposuctioning of the suprapubic (fatty area above the vagina) area can be done to provide a complete vaginal rejuvenation. A labiaplasty essentially involves surgically reducing the size of the inner labial lips to create a more symmetrical relationship to the rest of the vagina.

 

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