“Mommy makeovers” are a growing trend in cosmetic surgery and many women consider having their own mommy makeovers post-pregnancy. A mommy makeover typically consists of multiple plastic surgery procedures that help restore and/or improve the appearance of a woman’s body after having children. The most common procedures in a mommy makeover involve the breast, abdomen, waist, genitalia and buttocks, and the procedures can even sometimes be performed in one stage with a qualified cosmetic surgeon.
Plastic surgery procedures in the mommy makeover vary depending on the patient, but many women go for a breast lift or breast augmentation, liposuction, a tummy tuck and a butt lift.
Many women opt for a breast lift or breast augmentation after having children. A breast lift will help correct the breast ptosis, or sag, that occurs with gravity and after childbirth. The different variations of the breast lift can be tailored based on the volume of the breast skin and age. A breast augmentation can be done with implants placed behind the muscle, or in front of it, depending on the current breast tissue.
Other cosmetic surgery procedures, including tummy tucks, liposuction, butt lifts and more, are also popular “mommy makeover” options. A tummy tuck will involve four steps, which includes the removal of excess skin, abdominal muscle tightening, liposuction and then the repositioning of the belly button to create an aesthetic look that is pleasing. Liposuction can be offered to avoid bigger scars, but still provide the right aesthetic. With liposuction, small tubes are inserted and suction is used to remove the excess fat. The skin then re-drapes over the new contour and shape of the body.
At Brooks Plastic Surgery, we are trained in all the typical mommy makeover procedures. We also offer CoolSculpting, which is a fat freezing procedure that can help get rid of unwanted fat without surgery. This non-invasive treatment is cleared by the FDA and has minimal risks when compared to other cosmetic surgery options. When using CoolSculpting as part of a mommy makeover, patients can experience a faster recovery, instead of doing a traditional tummy tuck or liposuction.
When deciding whether or not to have a mommy makeover, it’s important to decide if you are done having kids. While it’s possible to still have children after plastic surgery procedures, it can reverse some of the effects. A breast augmentation can also make breastfeeding difficult for any future children. Mommy makeover patients should be aware that recovery can be a painful process, so it’s a good idea to have someone there to help take care of your children during the healing process.
Brooks Plastic Surgery can help determine the right procedures for your mommy makeover to get the body you dream of. Contact us today at 954.501.0505 for a consultation.