Becoming a mom changes your life forever in an amazing way! However, pregnancy may permanently alter your body by stretching out abdominal muscles, leaving behind sagging skin, or creating unwanted fat deposits. A Mommy Makeover combines several procedures in one to restore your body, recreating youthful, feminine contours that inspire confidence in your appearance.
Am I a good candidate for a
If you are otherwise healthy, a non-smoker and at a stable weight, you could be a good candidate for a mommy makeover to rejuvenate breasts and body that have undergone changes due to pregnancy, weight loss or aging. A Mommy Makeover is not recommended for women who plan to have more children or who are still nursing a child.
Which procedures can I include in my Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover typically involves any combination of the four procedures listed above (tummy tuck, liposuction, breast augmentation, and/or breast lift). However, this procedure is completely customizable and may combine other related procedures such as facial resurfacing or vaginal rejuvenation to get you closer to your pre-pregnancy appearance.
A Mommy Makeover typically includes a tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, to repair separated abdominal muscles called a rectus diastasis, remove sagging skin, and eliminate stubborn belly fat. Afterward, you will have a firmer and flatter abdomen with a narrower waist contour and an “innie” bellybutton.
A Mommy Makeover may incorporate liposuction anywhere on the body. Whether you have extra fat on your abdomen, hips, thighs, upper arms, or anywhere else, liposuction can help you smooth these areas to achieve a better contour.
A Mommy Makeover may include breast augmentation for women whose breasts have become deflated after pregnancy and nursing. With the use of implants or fat grafting, this customizable procedure adds volume for fuller looking breasts.
A Mommy Makeover may include a breast lift to reverse tissue sagging. This procedure brings the nipple and areola back to the correct location to give a youthful shape to the breast. It can also be done in combination with breast augmentation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the advantages of getting a Mommy Makeover?
Reclaiming your body is the most significant advantage of getting a Mommy Makeover. Many patients feel incredibly empowered after they witness their surgical results. Other advantages include reduced cost, fewer surgeries, and less down time in comparison to undergoing these procedures individually.
How does a Mommy Makeover work?
A Mommy Makeover combines the predetermined procedures and completes them all in one day. Therefore, you will only have one surgery day and one recovery period before you can enjoy your results.
Does a Mommy Makeover eliminate stretch marks?
By removing loose abdominal skin, a Mommy Makeover may eliminate many stretch marks on the abdomen if they are in the area of skin removal. While some stretch marks may remain, the skin will be pulled taut over the abdomen so that the skin is no longer loose and saggy but flat and firm.
Can I have children after a Mommy Makeover?
While fertility is not affected by a Mommy Makeover, a new pregnancy after surgery may reverse the positive effects of your procedure. It is best to wait to undergo a Mommy Makeover until you have completed your family.
How long is the recovery after a Mommy Makeover?
Because a Mommy Makeover includes several procedures and differs from patient to patient, the length of recovery will vary. For most patients, the initial recovery will last 7 to 14 days before you will feel up to doing your normal light activities. It will be approximately 6 weeks before you will be ready to perform strenuous activities such as running, lifting weights, and abdominal exercises.
How much scarring should I expect?
Scars are unavoidable due to the need for surgical incisions to perform the desired improvements. However, incisions are skillfully hidden in inconspicuous locations so that most scars can be hidden even while wearing swimwear. Usually surgical scars will fade over time to faint lines.
What results can I expect?
The Mommy Makeover can be entirely tailored to meet your needs. Depending on the procedures included, you can look forward to having a trimmer figure, firmer abdomen, and youthful and full breasts. Patients who undergo a Mommy Makeover are usually thrilled with their results!
"Each woman has a different ideal and her own individual anatomy. I listen to you and your body to find options for beautiful and natural results. "
- Joyce Aycock, MD