The Mommy Makeover is designed to help moms restore the parts of their figure that have been hardest hit by childbearing. Most candidates for a mommy makeover are those who have given birth, but as I tell my Orange County plastic surgery patients, any woman who would like to combine breast surgery with liposuction and/or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) can benefit.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
While motherhood is of course a beautiful and meaningful endeavor, it can leave stretch marks, a lax, bulging abdomen, sagging breasts and residual fat deposits. However, you don”t have to be a mother to experience these problems. “Mommy Makeover” is really a catch-all term to describe the combination of breast enhancement and body contouring procedures that address these concerns. Viable candidates include women, generally in their 20s through 40s, who are interested in combining procedures such as:
- Breast augmentation, reduction or lift
- Body or thigh lifting procedures
- Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
While each patient”s results and recovery time will vary, Mommy Makeovers offer some distinct advantages over procedures performed separately. For one, a Mommy Makeover can require less overall time in the operating room. There may also be cost savings, since anesthesia and facility fees are less than they would be for separate surgeries. Consolidating these procedures also consolidates your recuperation time, which can be a tremendous benefit.
If you are interested in a mommy makeover, talk with a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine the combination that will respond to your body most effectively.