A mommy makeover is any combination of cosmetic procedures that restore your before-pregnancy appearance, typically focusing on the breasts and abdomen. A typical makeover might include a tummy tuck, a breast procedure such as an augmentation, lift, or reduction, and liposuction of the legs, arms or trunk. The term "mommy makeover" may be new, but the procedures involved have a long, successful, and safe track record.
Pregnancy can take a toll on our bodies, affecting our breasts, tummies, legs, and more. Whether you choose a healthy regimen of diet and exercise, minimally invasive cosmetic treatments, cosmetic procedures, or all of the above, you might also consider a Mommy Makeover to get back in shape.
A Mommy Makeover addresses a woman's post-pregnancy body issues in a single session surgery that typically combines the following:
These multiple procedures restore, or improve, post-pregnancy bodies.
While this is a great way to take care of two of the biggest post-pregnancy complaints in one operation, it's important to remember that combining procedures leads to longer surgery time and potentially a greater risk of complications. The biggest concern with multiple procedures in one surgical session is the length of time the patient is under anesthesia; multiple procedures such as a tummy tuck and breast surgery are frequently performed at the same time, and usually take from three to five hours.
When to Consider a Mommy Makeover
- If your pregnancy has negatively affected the size and shape of your breasts
- If you're distressed about your sagging tummy and stretch marks
- If pockets of fat on your waist, abdomen, arms or thighs do not improve with diet and exercise
Find out how to prepare for your surgery here.