What Procedures Are Included in a Mommy Makeover?

What Procedures Are Included in a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy makeover is a blend of plastic surgery techniques designed to address concerns that women who have gone through pregnancy and breastfeeding face. The body contouring measures work to alter physical appearance.

Mommy makeovers are ideal for women who are not impressed with their body changes after pregnancy. The procedure follows an individual's needs.

Procedures in a Mommy Makeover

Breast augmentation is among the procedures done in a mommy makeover procedure. The surgery involves transferring fat or using breast implants to enhance the size of the breast. When fat is transferred from one part of your body to your breasts to improve their volume, the procedure is called augmentation mammoplasty.

Breastfeeding can cause your breasts to sag. Removing excess skin and tightening the tissues surrounding your breasts through a breast lift or mastopexy procedure can reshape and support your breast contour. Breast reduction or reduction mammaplasty removes the excess skin, breast fat, and glandular tissue to achieve a smaller breast size that is more proportional to your body size and liking.

Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure creates a smoother and firmer abdominal profile by removing excess abdominal fat and skin to restore separated and weakened muscles. Liposuction is among the procedures done in a mommy makeover to reshape and contour areas of your body by removing the excess fat deposits. Liposuction also treats cellulite effectively.

How to Prepare for a Mommy Makeover

Mommy makeover surgery gets done in a hospital setting and uses general anesthesia. In preparation for the makeover, your doctor may ask you to get a few tab tests, stop smoking, avoid taking certain drugs such as anti-inflammatory drugs, or adjust the current medications you are taking.

Benefits of a Mommy Makeover

If you are considering or have ever considered having a mommy makeover, here are some benefits you can get out of it:

  • Restores your confidence – Childbirth can affect your body and take away your belief in yourself. Carrying a baby in your womb for nine months can cause a lot of strain to your body. A mommy makeover can increase your confidence by correcting the effects of pregnancy on your body.

  • Restores your pre-pregnancy figure – A mommy makeover can benefit you if you cannot get your figure back because of loose skin and excess weight.

  • Restores your breasts' shape and fullness – A breast lift or enhancement can correct breast sagging and loss of fullness from pregnancy. 

  • Tightens loose skin – Tummy tucks help tighten the flanks and loose skin around your abdomen for a flatter and smoother appearance.

  • Removes stretch marks – A tummy tuck procedure can get rid of stretch marks below your belly button.

Risks of a Mommy Makeover

The potential risks of having a mommy makeover include:

  • Bleeding.

  • Infection.

  • Poor incision healing.

  • Loss of nipple sensation.

  • Hematoma.

  • Unfavorable scarring.

  • Anesthesia risks.

  • Capsular contracture.

  • Implant leak.

  • Seroma.

  • Inability to breastfeed.

  • Pulmonary and cardiac complications.

​​​​​​​When to See a Doctor

It is crucial to see a doctor if you develop any complications after the surgery. Also, if you have persistent pain, it is ideal to contact your doctor.

For more on the mommy makeover, visit Scott Harris, MD, at our office in Plano, Texas. You can call (972) 736-9600 today to schedule an appointment.

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