What a mother goes through during pregnancy and delivery is remarkable. Bouncing back after it all sometimes takes a little bit of help, and that’s where the Mommy Makeover comes in.
This multi-part cosmetic surgery includes a special group of four procedures that can improve a mother’s appearance after pregnancy. Together, they make up the Mommy Makeover, which can restore your body and help you reclaim your pre-pregnancy physique.
4 Procedures in the Mommy Makeover
The four most common procedures involved in this combination of body-contouring and body-enhancing surgeries are:
- A breast lift (mastopexy)
- Breast augmentation
- Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
These surgical procedures will help restore a more youthful appearance to your breasts, abdomen, and other “trouble” areas that can undergo drastic changes during pregnancy and childbirth.
The Breast Lift
One of the biggest complaints of new moms is the sagging breasts they suddenly have after pregnancy and breastfeeding. A breast lift will reshape and raise droopy breasts, elevating them and restoring the “perk” they had before.
This surgical procedure can prop the breasts if they’ve lost firmness because of pregnancy and breastfeeding. Women with nipples that point to the side or down due to breastfeeding can also benefit from this procedure.
During a breast lift, doctors remove excess skin from your breasts and tighten the remaining skin tissue to support and reshape your new curves. A breast lift usually takes between one and a half to three hours. Incisions are most often made under the breast, where the skin will be removed.
Post-op, you’ll need to get plenty of rest and limit your movement. Bandages are initially applied and once they are removed, you’ll wear a special surgical bra for a few weeks.
A breast lift is often requested in conjunction with a breast augmentation. Results last over 10 to 15 years.
The breasts can lose firmness, perkiness, and even size after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. That’s why breast augmentation is a necessary part of the Mommy Makeover. If you’re one of the many moms who want a fuller profile一whether you’ve lost breast volume or not一you can gain a natural, voluptuous look with breast augmentation.
Various techniques can be used for this procedure, which you will discuss with your surgeon ahead of time. Those who want to enhance their curvy body shape and increase the volume of their breasts after becoming a mom can achieve their aesthetic goals with breast augmentation.
The procedure leaves minimal scarring, and you’ll enjoy resting and practicing limited movement for a while to speed up your body’s healing process in the post-op phase.
Results can last for 20 years or more.
The abdomen is the body area that goes through the most drastic change during pregnancy. After birth or even after rapid weight loss, excess fat and skin can stick around longer than you might like.
An abdominoplasty, also called a tummy tuck, can flatten the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin. An incision is made near the pubic region at the lower abdomen, and a tube is inserted to remove excess fat. The skin is then shaped and tucked.
Along with the skin, abdominal muscles are also tightened during this procedure. Minimal scarring results, and the skin complexion heals, leaving you with an evenly toned, flat abdomen.
Results can last a lifetime if you continue to engage in a healthy lifestyle and eat healthy after surgery.
Liposuction (often simply called lipo) is a very popular and well-known fat-removal procedure. It is most often used to eliminate fat on the abdomen, arms, thighs, buttocks, hips, and back. During liposuction in Wellington, FL, the plastic surgeon makes a small incision in the area and inserts a small cannula (tube) to suction fat, giving you a smooth, slimmer silhouette.
This body-sculpting procedure is the same one used as part of an abdominoplasty. Since it’s viable on many different body parts, you can address multiple areas during one operation.
Liposuction can be done while a patient is under local or general anesthesia. After excess fat is broken up and vacuumed from beneath the skin, the surgeon closes the incision and applies a bandage or compression dressing. This supports the area and reduces swelling while preventing bleeding.
There are different types of liposuction procedures available. You and your surgeon will discuss which will be best for your Mommy Makeover. Liposuction can last anywhere from half an hour to several hours, depending on the amount of fat you want to remove and how many areas you choose to address.
After this surgery, you may have to wear a support garment for several weeks, and you’ll need to get plenty of rest while limiting movement. These recovery strategies will speed up your healing process and ensure you’ll get the beautiful results you deserve.
Liposuction results are permanent as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle following the procedure.
Schedule a Consultation Today for Your Mommy Makeover in Wellington, FL
Dr. Nir has changed women’s lives in Wellington, FL, and beyond with the revolutionary Mommy Makeover. Countless patients have met their aesthetic goals after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.
With the procedures included in the Mommy Makeover, you’ll enjoy a smooth, streamlined silhouette, breasts that you are happy with, a flat abdomen, and more. Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery offers a wide variety of procedures and surgical solutions to rejuvenate and enhance the beauty of your body.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about obtaining naturally beautiful results with the Mommy Makeover.