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Mommy Makeover

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

The experience of pregnancy and becoming a new mother can take a dramatic toll on your body, resulting in a less than desirable appearance. Many women experience volume loss in the breasts, a flabby tummy, and unwanted fat deposits after their pregnancy. For many of these women, no amount of diet and exercise will restore their firm, youthful bodies. The mommy makeover targets the major problem areas women struggle with following pregnancy. The goal of a mommy makeover is basically to tighten and restore an attractive breast and torso.

The Benefits of a Mommy Makeover

Larger,

firmer breasts

Flatter,

more toned stomach

Elimination

of bothersome fat deposits

Restores

a fitter, pre-baby body

Helps

you reclaim lost confidence

Combining

procedures saves time as well as money

Mommy Makeover Areas of Concern

Breast Lift

Breast lift is ideal for women whose breasts have begun to sag following their pregnancy

Drooping breasts are a common result of pregnancy and nursing

Sagging breasts may appear deflated or shapeless

Breast lift removes excess sagging tissue and repositions the remaining skin and tissue

Breast lift restores a firm breast and improves the projection of the breast

During a breast lift, the areola and nipple can be repositioned for a more youthful and aesthetic breast appearance

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is ideal for women who have experienced volume loss in their breasts following pregnancy

Volume loss occurs because of a loss of both fat and breast tissue, especially after nursing

Breasts that have lost their volume may appear small or undefined

Breast augmentation uses implants to increase the size and redefine the shape of the breasts

Patients with pronounced breast sagging may require a breast lift in combination with their augmentation

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is ideal for women who have excess abdominal skin and loose abdominal muscles as a result of their pregnancy

The rapid expansion of abdominal tissue during pregnancy makes it difficult to restore tight, firm contours through diet and exercise

A tummy tuck trims away excess skin and fat and tightens the abdominal muscles by stitching them together

The remaining skin is draped to highlight the new abdominal contours

Liposuction

Liposuction is ideal for women who have troublesome fat deposits that may be resistant to diet and exercise

It is common for women to put on fat during their pregnancy and struggle to rid themselves of it afterward

Liposuction eliminates excess fat using a cannula that is inserted through tiny incisions

Common treatment areas include the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, and back

Things To Consider Before Deciding

  • A mommy makeover is designed to rejuvenate your body after pregnancy. Women should only undergo the mommy makeover procedure after they are certain they are finished having children.
  • Women choosing to undergo a mommy makeover shouldn’t be nursing at the time of the procedure.
  • Recovering from a mommy makeover can take several weeks. You will need to avoid heavy lifting for at least three weeks because of the tummy tuck. It is important to ensure you have a strong support system at home to help with some of your mommy duties while you recover.
  • A mommy makeover is designed to restore your pre-baby body and help you feel more attractive and confident. However, women must have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with a mommy makeover. Dr. Boyd will be sure to explain the limitations as well as the benefits.

Before & After

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Frequently Asked Questions

General anesthesia is used during the mommy makeover to ensure patient comfort and safety.

The amount of scarring will depend on the techniques used for your breast and abdominal procedures. No matter the extent of correction, Dr. Boyd takes great care to place all incisions in discreet locations to minimize the visibility of scars. Most scars are likely to fade over time.

You will likely experience some bruising, swelling, and redness. Pressure on the chest and tightness in the abdomen may cause some mild discomfort. An abdominal compression garment is applied to reduce swelling. You will rest for several days in a reclining position with your hips flexed.

Initially, you might experience some mild to moderate discomfort, but most patients say this only lasts two to three days. To control any associated pain, ample oral medication will be prescribed.

One benefit of the mommy makeover is that it can be customized based on the needs of each patient. Only procedures that will enhance your appearance need to be included as part of your mommy makeover.

In males who have experienced a massive weight loss or who have aged badly, there is often excessive breast development or skin looseness in addition to an unwanted abdominal fold. These patients are excellent candidates for gynaecomastia correction (excision of male breast tissue) combined with a tummy tuck. And, yes, we could term it a ‘daddy do-over’ although there is no requirement that the individual father any children.