For many women, pregnancy is both a blessing and a curse. Not only is it physically demanding on your body, but it also changes the way your body looks even after you give birth.
The good news is that you can reverse many of these changes with a little bit of help. Whether it’s been a year since you gave birth or a decade, a mommy makeover may be what you’re looking for to help restore your pre-baby body.
At Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery in West Palm Beach, FL, we are proud to help moms of all ages bounce back after childbirth with this advanced collection of procedures.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a popular plastic surgery procedure that combines multiple surgeries into one to address pregnancy-related changes.
What Procedures Are Included in a Mommy Makeover?
Every mommy makeover procedure is customized to fit the individual’s needs. As a result, you may not need all of the surgeries that are typically included. Or you may need more. With that being said, a mommy makeover typically includes the following:
- Tummy tuck
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
Learn more about each of these procedures and some other common complementary procedures that can be added to give you your desired results.
For many moms, their tummy is their biggest concern. What used to be firm and toned is now soft and stretchy. That’s why tummy tucks are routinely included in mommy makeovers to help patients achieve a tighter, firmer, and better-contoured abdomen.
During a tummy tuck, we make a horizontal incision from one hip to the other to expose the abdominal cavity. From there, we will repair weakened or separated abdominal muscles, if necessary. It is common for these muscles to separate during pregnancy, and this condition is a leading cause of the notorious mommy pooch.
Next, we pull the abdominal skin taut, trim off any excess skin, and suture the incision shut. Depending on how much excess skin you have, a full or extended tummy tuck with belly button relocation may be necessary.
After childbirth, many women find that no matter how hard they try to slim down, stubborn fat deposits still linger. As such, liposuction is par for the course when it comes to mommy makeovers. Liposuction is ideal for targeting areas that do not respond to diet and exercise, such as the following:
- Upper arms
- Upper thighs
During liposuction, we start by making a small incision in the target area. Then, we slide a long, thin metal tube called a cannula into the incision. The cannula is attached to a vacuum device, which sucks out unwanted fat cells.
Liposuction is not meant to lead to significant weight loss. Instead, it is meant to smooth out and improve your body’s natural contours.
Breast augmentation surgery, which is commonly referred to as a boob job, is meant to enhance the size and shape of your breasts.
Whether you have naturally small breasts that you want to enhance or breastfeeding has left you with drooping, deflated, or uneven breasts, we can help you find the right size, shape, and type of implants to complement your frame.
If you want to increase your breast size without implants, ask us about a fat transfer breast augmentation procedure. Instead of inserting implants, we can inject your own fat that is harvested from another area of your body with liposuction.
This fat is most commonly harvested from the buttocks, stomach, or thighs during a fat transfer breast augmentation.
Some women don’t need an augmentation but could benefit from a simple lift. If you are happy with the size of your breasts but wish to improve their shape or fullness, a breast lift may be right for you. We can also address sagging breasts and downturned areolas with a breast lift procedure.
Other Procedures to Complement Your Results
Depending on your cosmetic concerns and goals, we may be able to include other procedures in your mommy makeover surgery, such as the following:
- Nose job
- Brow lift
- Body lift
- Dermal fillers
We will discuss all of your cosmetic concerns when you come in for a consultation and build the best mommy makeover treatment plan for you.
Why Do People Choose to Get Mommy Makeover Surgery?
Many women choose to get a mommy makeover to restore their pre-baby body. However, it’s possible to achieve this goal with three or four separate procedures spaced out over many months. So why do people choose to get all of them done at once? It’s simple:
- Combining procedures saves time and money
- A mommy makeover provides full-body results
- Combining procedures simplifies recovery into a single timeframe
The decision to get any plastic surgery is highly personal, but we will support you no matter what you decide.
How Long Does Mommy Makeover Surgery Take?
Mommy makeovers are done under general anesthesia and generally take about three to five hours to complete. The exact length of time it takes will depend on what procedures you opt for. For example, a fat transfer breast augmentation takes a little longer than a standard augmentation.
Additionally, it may take longer than five hours if you choose to add any additional procedures.
Bounce Back Faster with a Mommy Makeover in West Palm Beach, FL
At Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery, we are proud to help moms look and feel their best. Reach out to us today to set up your personalized mommy makeover consultation.