Most moms will tell you that they wouldn’t trade motherhood for anything in the world. Still, it’s hard for many women to ignore the toll pregnancy takes on their bodies. That’s why mommy makeovers have become such a popular plastic surgery treatment. At my Boston-area practice, and most practices, a mommy makeover consists of some combination of the following:
- Tummy tuck – This surgery creates a flat, smooth midsection and slimmer waist by correcting the loose skin, separated abdominal muscles, and excess fatty tissue that pregnancy can produce.
- Breast enhancement – Breast augmentation, breast lift, combined augmentation-lift, or breast reduction can return the breasts to their pre-pregnancy, pre-nursing appearance — or better!
- Liposuction – Losing the baby weight is easier said than done. Eliminating pockets of exercise-resistant fat can be nearly impossible. Liposuction surgically sculpts attractive contours by permanently removing stubborn fat.
- Facial procedures – Some women want to restore a more youthful facial appearance to complement their rejuvenated body.
A mommy makeover may involve tummy tuck and breast reduction for one patient and liposuction, breast augmentation, and eyelid surgery for another. Your surgeon will customize your treatment to your needs and goals.