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. A mommy makeover is typically performed as a single stage procedure. There are many techniques used to perform a mommy makeover, and many factors should be taken into consideration when choosing which techniques are best Dr. Rodriguez will discuss which is the best procedure suited for you.
Childbirth creates many changes in a woman’s body that, while good for the health of the baby, may not be to her liking afterward. A “mommy makeover,” as the name suggests, combines a number of plastic surgery procedures into a single effort to “turn back the clock” on a woman’s body after she has given birth and weaned her child.
With a mommy makeover, once a mother has transitioned her child away from breast milk, she can restore her body to how it was pre-pregnancy—or perhaps more to her liking—in one dramatic operation.
The Mommy Makeover Procedure
A mommy makeover is a fairly standard combination of cosmetic surgery procedures that are performed together during one operation: a breast lift, a tummy tuck, and liposuction (normally of the tummy and lower body). These are, in fact, the most common plastic surgery procedures for women overall. Sometimes breast augmentation using implants is also performed, if necessary or desired, and women who have had a Caesarean section may opt for scar revision.
These procedures collectively address the most common effects of birthing and breastfeeding on a woman’s body: weight gain and skin stretching in the abdomen, and loss of firmness and possible “deflation” in the breasts. The advantage of a mommy makeover is that the results are achieved all at once, and the recovery times for multiple procedures are combined. A woman achieves (or recovers) the body image she wants.