What is a Mommy Makeover?
The term “ Mommy Make-Over” gets used often, but some of my patients are a little confused as to what it actually means. And while any procedure that makes Mom look younger could essentially be included, a true Mommy Make-Over more specifically applies to those procedures designed to correct the changes that occur with child birth. And the two areas of the body that change the most are the abdomen and the breasts. So let’s start there.
Motherhood is undoubtedly one of life’s most rewarding experiences. Unfortunately, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding can take a toll on a woman’s body. If you are unhappy with the way your body looks after having children and nursing, True Beauty San Diego Aesthetic Surgery & Medicine can help. Our La Jolla plastic surgery practice offers a special treatment called mommy makeover, which combines body contouring and breast enhancement procedures that aim to restore a woman’s pre-baby body. Every mommy is unique and so is every mommy makeover; our expert team will customize your treatment plan to meet your specific aesthetic needs and goals.
What Does Mommy Makeover Address?
Mommy makeover addresses common pregnancy-related changes to the body and breasts, including:
- Breasts that have lost volume or become deflated due to weight fluctuations after pregnancy and nursing
- Breasts that have lost their youthful and perky position
- Oversized or downward-pointing nipples
- Asymmetry between the breasts after nursing
- Stubborn fat deposits and loose, excess skin on the abdomen
- Separated abdominal muscles
- Small deposits of fat on the buttocks, thighs, hips or lower back
For optimal results, we recommend you wait to undergo mommy makeover until you are finished having children, as weight gain from future pregnancies can sabotage the results of treatment. You must also wait at least six months after giving birth before undergoing the procedure and six months after you are no longer breastfeeding your children. This allows your body ample time to fully heal from pregnancy and stabilize in weight.
Depending on your areas of concern, your mommy makeover may include a combination of the following procedures:
Breast augmentation: Fullness and volume are restored to flat and shapeless breasts with the placement of saline or silicone implants. Breast augmentation can also be used to improve symmetry between the breasts.
Breast lift: Breast lift eliminates excess skin and re-sculpts the breast tissue for a more youthful position and shape. The procedure can also be used to relocate the nipples and areolas higher on the breast mound and correct downward-pointing or oversized nipples. Breast lift can be combined with breast augmentation to create fuller and perkier breasts.
Tummy tuck: Also known as abdominoplasty, tummy tuck eliminates loose, saggy skin, repairs separated or weakened muscles, and removes excess fat from the abdomen. In some cases, tummy tuck can improve the appearance of stretch marks below the navel. The belly button can also be relocated higher on the abdomen.
Liposuction: Liposuction is used to eliminate localized pockets of excess body fat that are resistant to weight loss efforts. The procedure can be performed on the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, back and even underneath the chin and on the neck.
Contact True Beauty about Mommy Makeover
For more information about mommy makeover and how it can restore, or even improve upon your pre-baby body, True Beauty invites you to schedule a consultation. Contact us by calling (858) 454-SKIN (7546) or emailing us today.