Pregnancy and motherhood can reshape your body and affect your self-image and self-confidence. Like many women, you may find that workouts are not as effective as they were before pregnancy. A mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery techniques designed to restore your body shape from the physical changes caused by pregnancy, delivery, and breastfeeding. The makeover process begins by consulting with a plastic surgeon to discuss your unique concerns and goals. Still, you may wonder which procedures your mommy makeover will include.
What Does a Mommy Makeover Include?
Generally, a mommy makeover includes procedures to improve your breasts and abdomen’s shape, size, and contour. Pregnancy affects each person’s body differently, so your makeover will be unique. Your plastic surgeon will customize your treatment plan based on your preferences and goals.
Your makeover may include one or more procedures, including:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Breast reduction
- Lower Body Lift
- Tummy tuck
How Do Mommy Makeover Procedures Work?
Each mommy makeover procedure has unique effects on the target areas, and we will explain how each technique works.
Breast augmentation increases your breast size with breast implants, a fat transfer, or both. Your doctor may use this technique to enhance your breasts in these ways:
- Restore volume
- Improve shape
- Achieve symmetry
- Increase projection
- Balance breast and hip contours
A breast lift rejuvenates breasts that may lose shape from pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight fluctuations. During this mommy makeover procedure, your plastic surgeon will remove excess skin and tighten the surrounding breast tissue for these improvements:
- Improve profile
- Reduce enlarged areola
Your doctor will remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve your desired breast size during a breast reduction. The aesthetic and emotional benefits of reducing disproportionately large breasts include:
- Achieve proportion with your body type
- Relieve discomfort and pain
- Relieve embarrassment or emotional distress
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a popular mommy makeover technique that reshapes your abdomen after fluctuating weight and pregnancy. After your surgeon removes excess fat and skin, you will experience these benefits:
- Restore weak or separated abdominal muscles
- Lift sagging abs
- Smooth and firm your abdominal profile
Lower Body Lift
If pregnancy and weight gain caused sagging in your body’s trunk and you lost skin elasticity, your doctor may recommend lower body lift (circumferential abdominoplasty). Your plastic surgeon may remove excess fat and skin to lift and reshape these areas:
- Lower back
Liposuction removes excess fat and restores shape and proportion. Your doctor may perform liposuction along with a tummy tuck or breast reduction. Liposuction improves contour in the following areas:
Request a Mommy Makeover Consultation
Consulting with a plastic surgeon will answer your questions about a mommy makeover and help you understand which procedures may benefit you. Dr. Flugstad and Dr. Rivet of Denton Plastic Surgery welcome you to contact us today for a consultation.