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What Is A Mommy Makeover
A safe and effective solution for women who would like to regain their pre-pregnancy breasts and/or body is often referred to as a Mommy Makeover. This procedure has become the popular name for combining two or more cosmetic procedures that correct the effects of pregnancy into a single, safe, and oftentimes transformative surgery.
It is important to select a highly trained and experienced plastic surgeon for any combination of breast and body procedures. Mommy Makeover surgery not only restores a woman’s pre-pregnancy appearance, but it can also make a meaningful difference in a mother’s quality of life.
Why Do Women Choose The Surgeons of DeLuca Plastic Surgery
Women select DeLuca Plastic Surgery because of the beautiful, technically precise results. The surgeons and the staff at DeLuca Plastic Surgery have the experience of performing over 2,000 breast procedures, as well as 2,000 body-contouring surgeries, including tummy tuck and liposuction. Providing the highest level of care, both before and after surgery. Dr. Tauber and Dr. Yan have an artist’s eye for beauty, symmetry, and proportion – which is important during combination procedures where multiple areas are tightened, lifted, sculpted, boosted, and/or tucked.
Which Procedures Make up a “Mommy Makeover”
The combination of procedures performed during a Mommy Makeover is different for each woman and depends on her aesthetic goals. Most often a Mommy Makeover combines breast and belly surgery with an aim towards reversing the dramatic changes to the body brought on by pregnancy and breastfeeding. The combination of surgeries can also be sought, however, for other dramatic changes to the size and shape of the body – such as after massive weight loss.
The changes to the breasts after pregnancy and massive weight loss make surgeries to correct test changes fundamental to the concept of the mommy makeover. Some patients desire breast augmentation with implants in order to regain lost size and fullness. Others will require a mastopexy, or breast lift, in order to raise the tissue into a more pleasing position. Most often, however, patients will need a combination of both surgeries, a breast lift augmentation, to both replace the lost volume and lift the breasts into a more natural position.
Get more details on breast lift versus breast aug surgery by reading our blog post: Do I Really Need A Breast Lift?.
With massive weight gain or pregnancy, the belly wall skin, and muscle gets stretched out. Diet and exercise can restore some of the shape of the belly. If a woman is lucky, she may only have some focused areas of excess of the belly, arms, legs, or neck that bother her. These are able to be addressed with liposuction – a surgery that removes fat from under the skin using suction and long thin tubes.
Many women are left frustrated, however, that despite all their efforts, they are still left with hanging skin and a pooch belly. An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, can help correct these problems. The extent of the tummy tuck varies from mini to extended. Most women after pregnancy will benefit from a full tummy tuck – removing loose, stretched-out skin and tightening the abdominal wall. Often liposuction and tummy-tuck are combined into one powerfully transformative procedure.
Get help figuring out what belly sure is for you. Check out our blog post: Do I Really Need A Tummy Tuck?.
A Mommy Makeover is not limited to breast and belly. Each woman is different and the changes she has experienced with weight loss and pregnancy are unique to her. Other surgeries that one considers are further body restoration surgeries such as an arm lift, thigh lift, or Brazilian butt lift, facial rejuvenation procedures such as a face and neck lift, or labial rejuvenation through a labiaplasty. The needs are personal. DeLuca Plastic Surgery can combine any and all of these surgeries into a plan that works for you.
If you have never knew there was surgery for “down there,” check out our blog post: Current Trends In Labiaplasty.
Mommy Makeover Cost and Recovery Time
A combination of breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction is generally the most surgery the surgeons at DeLuca Plastic Surgery recommend in one sitting since it can take up to 5 hours to perform and requires several weeks of recuperation. Because two or more procedures are performed at once during a Mommy Makeover, the total cost will be lower than if you were to schedule each surgery separately. This is because the anesthesia and operating room time of a combined procedure are less than what it would take to perform each procedure alone.
Get more details on the management of swelling and scars in blog post: Post-Operative Care After Plastic Surgery.
Before and After Photos
You will see various photos of mommy makeover procedures. Feel free to browse through the images so that you may have a photographic idea of what to expect from your mommy makeover surgery.
Check out our full Full Mommy Makeover Gallery.