What is a mommy makeover?
The goal of a mommy makeover is to restore the shape and appearance of a woman's body after childbearing. Many women notice changes in their bodies post-pregnancy. There are many areas of the body that can be addressed, most commonly the breasts, abdomen, waist, genitalia and buttocks.
Possible procedures in a mommy makeover:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast Lift
- Buttock augmentation
- Tummy tuck
- Vaginal rejuvenation
The mommy makeover procedure is designed to do two things: lift and reshape the breasts and tighten the abdominal area. This is achieved by removing the stretched skin that developed as a result of pregnancy and/or breastfeeding.
The excess skin developed during pregnancy is removed to lift and firm up your breasts. This will restore them to a look and feel similar to their pre-pregnancy look and feel. Mommy makeovers can also include breast implants, depending on the patient’s preference. If a woman’s breasts grew disproportionately large as a result of pregnancy, she may choose a breast reduction.
The muscles of the abdomen are tightened, and the excess skin that developed during pregnancy is removed. With tighter abdominal muscles, your stomach appears flatter. The removal of excess skin helps to smooth the tummy area.
Liposuction can remove fat from the hips, love handles, and thighs where weight gained due to pregnancy just won’t go away.
While the traditional mommy makeover typically includes a breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction, you can customize your own makeover based upon goals for your body. Some women choose to have additional liposuction in other parts of the body. Others choose additional reshaping procedures such as a thigh lift or facial injections.