Top 5 Mommy Makeover Procedures

  • Mommy makeover

    Most women gain 25 to 35 pounds during pregnancy. Fatty tissue in the breasts, abdomen, hips, lower back, buttocks and thighs can drastically change the shape of your body. Although this weight gain is essential for helping your baby develop, it’s not always the easiest thing to get rid of after birth. This is especially true as you get older, or have more children.

    One of the more popular cosmetic surgery trends in recent years has been the “mommy makeover,” a series of post-pregnancy treatments geared towards helping women regain their pre-pregnancy figure. Capable of helping all women look and feel their best again, mommy makeovers are particularly popular among older mothers who are not planning on having additional children, and those who are finding it more challenging to regain their pre-pregnancy figure naturally.

    There are a number of different cosmetic procedures that can fit under the mommy makeover umbrella. Here are five of the most popular ones:

  • 1: Breast Augmentation

    breast augmentation

    Hormonal changes during pregnancy can cause your breasts to grow significantly. After you give birth and start to shed the excess weight, your breasts may begin to sag. This can be especially true after you finish breastfeeding and the breasts deflate further. The resulting appearance is often referred to as “pancake” breasts. Post-pregnancy breast augmentation with implants after surgery can correct any such issues.

    For women with smaller pre-pregnancy breasts, the increase in size experienced during pregnancy might even be a welcome change that they seek to make permanent.

    You will need to wait several months after giving birth to allow your breasts to settle. If you plan on breastfeeding, that is another consideration that could inhibit your breast augmentation timing.

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  • 2: Breast Lift

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    Breast lift (mastopexy) can be performed after pregnancy in order to raise and reshape sagging breasts. Excess skin and enlarged, drooping areolas are a common byproduct of post-pregnancy weight loss and breast-feeding. Breast lift is the perfect solution for dealing with any such issues and restoring your breasts to their perky, pre-pregnancy shape.

    Depending on your aesthetic goals, you may elect to have breast implants with your lift. This will increase the cost of the procedure, but it can give you more flexibility in achieving the breast shape you’re looking for.

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  • 3: Tummy Tuck

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    As your baby grows, so too does your abdomen. Your abdominal muscles can weaken and separate, and your skin can stretch to the point that collagen is broken, resulting in stretch marks. These marks tend to be centered around the belly button and can take on an unsightly, reddish-purple color.

    After pregnancy, your abdomen will shrink significantly, but you may find that stubborn fatty deposits or loose, sagging skin is an issue. Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) can be used to tighten and tone the abdomen, removing excess skin and fat. Separated abdominal muscles can even be tightened with sutures.

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  • 4: Butt Lift

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    Butt lift, including the Brazilian butt lift, has become an increasingly popular addition to the mommy makeover lineup as women seek to address sagging of the buttocks that comes with post-pregnancy weight loss. As with other cosmetic “lift” procedures, your surgeon will remove any excess skin and fat, helping to tighten and tone the area.

    Not to be confused with a traditional butt lift, the Brazilian butt lift is a fat grafting procedure that involves injecting fat into the lower buttocks to reshape the area. Excess fat can be taken from your abdomen or thighs, purified, then re-injected into targeted areas of your buttocks.

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  • 5: Liposuction


    Once your weight stabilizes after giving birth, you might find that you’ve still got some annoying fat deposits preventing you from reclaiming your pre-pregnancy shape. Liposuction is an excellent treatment for helping to sculpt and smooth these troublesome areas on the back, hips and thighs. Performed in conjunction with one or more other mommy makeover procedures, it can be the difference maker in really helping you achieve your post-pregnancy aesthetic goals.

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  • Are You a Candidate?

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    To determine if a mommy makeover procedure can help you restore your body to your pre-mommy days, schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon for a comprehensive evaluation. Your surgeon will ask you a variety of questions, including:

    • Are you done having children?
    • Are you at a stable weight?
    • Are you finished breast-feeding?

    It’s imperative that you approach mommy makeover surgery at the optimal time after child birth. This allows your hormones to readjust to their normal levels, and your weight to stabilize. If you are planning on having more children, your doctor will likely advise you to avoid certain treatments such as tummy tuck, or suggest postponing your makeover.


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