What is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a combination of surgeries designed to restore a woman’s pre-baby body. Combining procedures ensures quicker results and requires only one recovery period.
A mommy makeover generally focuses on the breasts and abdomen, which are the areas of the body most affected by pregnancy and childbirth.
What Procedures are Included in a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover typically includes the following procedures:
The size of the breasts often changes during pregnancy and breastfeeding causing them to lose volume and look deflated. A breast augmentation can restore fullness.
Breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty enhances the size, shape, and projection of the breasts. It can also improve breast symmetry.
Breast enlargement typically involves using silicone or saline breast implants to augment the size of the breasts.
A breast lift or mastopexy is another popular mommy makeover procedure. A breast lift addresses the problem of droopy breasts by removing excess skin and lifting and tightening the surrounding tissue. It elevates the breasts on the chest wall, and this makes the breasts look perkier and more youthful. However, a breast lift does not alter the size of the breasts.
Some women may need a breast lift and breast augmentation to achieve the look they desire
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is often included in a mommy makeover as it firms and tones the tummy. It also corrects separated or weak abdominal muscles. The abdominal muscles often become separated during pregnancy resulting in a ‘belly pooch.’ A tummy tuck tightens the underlying muscles to restore the tone of the abdominal area.
Dr. Coville will remove excess skin and fat during tummy tuck surgery, and this will make the tummy look flatter and more toned.
Liposuction removes fat from specific areas of the body to sculpt and tone the body. The abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs, and upper arms are some of the most common areas for liposuction. Liposuction is often combined with a tummy tuck to achieve optimal body contours. Liposuction targets isolated pockets of fat, so it is not a substitute for weight loss.
Buttock augmentation and vaginal rejuvenation are two of the other procedures that may also be included in a mommy makeover.