Mommy makeovers get their name from the full-body transformation that can be achieved to restore a woman’s appearance after childbirth. And let’s face it…every woman wants to have her pre-pregnancy body back after having kids. Many changes take place in a woman’s body after childbearing. These changes usually affect the breasts, abdomen and back. Thankfully, there are numerous surgical and nonsurgical options for women seeking to reverse these changes. Some advertisements swear by garments to lift the breasts, and belts and compression devices to give you the illusion of a smaller waist. All of these are just temporary solutions, that won’t address the real problem areas. Only a mommy makeover can be custom-tailored to fit an individual’s needs.
As an insider, I will share the surgical secrets behind the Mommy Makeover. With these tips, you will be able to make an informed decision that will last a lifetime.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
The Mommy Makeover is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. It involves correcting 2 or more body areas where physical changes may have occurred as a result of pregnancy and breastfeeding. The two primary areas affected by childbirth are the breast and abdomen.
- Breasts: During pregnancy, breasts go through many changes in size and shape. Some of these changes can be exacerbated by breastfeeding. While a supportive bra can help women with minimal changes to breast size and volume, it may not be enough for women who experience significant changes. Surgical options such as breast augmentation and breast lift are often key components of a Mommy Makeover, restoring breast shape and size. For women with larger breasts, Breast Reduction can be performed to improve appearance and comfort.
- Abdomen: The abdomen is the area most affected during pregnancy. The abdominal muscles and skin have to stretch to accommodate the growing baby. Naturally, most moms have difficulty getting their tummies to return to their pre-baby appearance. A tummy tuck can be performed to remove excess skin and fat, and abdominal muscles can be tightened to create a flatter tummy. Liposuction is often used during a tummy tuck procedure to help contour the abdomen into an hourglass shape again.
- Other areas of concern: Additional procedures such as liposuction of the back and flanks, fat transfer to buttocks, and labiaplasty are also commonly performed during a Mommy Makeover. Because each woman’s body is affected differently by childbirth, this procedure is truly tailored to each woman’s needs. Regardless of factors like genetics, age, body type, and number of pregnancies, a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon will help you achieve a stunning transformation.
The most experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeons will know how to guide a patient through all the different procedures to achieve the desired results. Good luck on your research and I hope that these Mommy Makeover Insider Tips help you in making the best decision for YOU.
Azul Jaffer MD
Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Medical Director of Plastic Surgery at Azul Plastic Surgery