A woman’s body goes through extreme changes during pregnancy, childbirth, and while breastfeeding. In some instances, these changes are irreversible and exceed the scope of just diet and exercise to fix. The Mommy Makeover isn’t just one specific operation, but is a combination of procedures tailored to the specific needs of each patient. It helps women get their pre-pregnancy body back, addressing issues like sagging breasts, loose skin, and cellulite.
The Mommy Makeovers we offer are a customized combination of suction-assisted liposuction (SAL), mastopexy, and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) procedures, each of which are tailored for our individual patients according to their concerns, problem areas, and desired outcomes for the procedure. Undergoing all of these procedures at once reduces necessary downtime compared to undergoing the surgeries separately, and gives moms the chance to dramatically improve their appearance in a short amount of time.
Suction Assisted Liposuction (SAL)
Traditionally known as just liposuction, SAL utilizes a suction device to remove fat from underneath the skin through a thin, hollow tube that is inserted manually into the treatment area. Due to hormonal changes, many mothers find that even with dedicated diet and exercise routines, stubborn areas of unwanted body fat still linger on their hips, thighs, buttocks, and abdomen. Liposuction removes this unwanted fat to create a more contoured look in these areas and diminish the appearance of dimpled cellulite beneath the skin.
Abdominoplasty – aka Tummy Tuck
While liposuction can remove unwanted fat from stubborn areas including the stomach, it doesn’t address the problem that many women have after pregnancy of unwanted loose skin. Loose abdominal skin is a common post-pregnancy concern for women, particularly those who carried larger babies or even multiples. A tummy tuck surgery can restore firmness to the stomach again by removing loose skin and tightening the muscles underneath. We offer a variety of different tummy tuck procedures depending on the specific needs of the patient. These include:
- Traditional tummy tuck – full abdominoplasty
- Extended tummy tuck – belt lipectomy
- Mini tummy tuck – short scar abdominoplasty
Mothers who already have C-section scars can either use the same scar for their tummy tuck procedure or have the surgeon remove the scar entirely, eliminating the need for multiple surgery scars.
Mastopexy – Breast Enhancement
The hormonal changes alone during pregnancy can cause permanent changes to breast, making them sag more after childbirth. This is especially the case for women who breastfeed their babies for an extended period of time. As part of the Mommy Makeover, we offer a mastopexy procedure which essentially lifts sagging breasts to give them a more youthful appearance that women enjoyed pre-pregnancy. Women who are still happy with the volume of their breasts may opt just for a mastopexy, while women who feel they have lost volume in their breasts or always wanted bigger breasts even before pregnancy may opt for a breast augmentation procedure in addition to the mastopexy for an even more ideal look.
To learn more about our Mommy Makeovers or to make an appointment to determine if you are a good candidate for the Mommy Makeover procedure, contact us today.