The “mommy makeover” procedure is a cosmetic surgery that addresses body contour irregularities which typically result after pregnancy, childbirth, and breast-feeding.
In most mommy makeover procedures, a tummy tuck and breast augmentation or breast lift are performed simultaneously. This may also be combined with liposuction if needed.
A tummy tuck, also called an abdominoplasty, removes the excess abdominal tissue and restores the abdominal muscles after they have been separated during pregnancy or weight gain. The primary goal of a tummy tuck is to improve the aesthetic appearance and contour of the abdomen, but it can also address abnormalities such as rectus diastasis and certain types of abdominal hernias that may follow after pregnancy.
Breast augmentation uses implant placement in order to restore volume loss in the breasts which oftentimes results after breastfeeding. A breast lift may also be preformed in order to correct drooping or sagging. The goal is to restore a natural, lifted, and filled out appearance to the breasts.
Liposuction may be combined with these procedures in order to target pockets of fat such as “love handles,” “saddle bags,” or “bra rolls.” It can sometimes be very difficult to lose these pockets of fat after pregnancy, therefore liposuction offers a way to permanently remove these fat pockets in order to provide an overall improvement in body contour.
The recovery time after a mommy makeover procedure is about 4-6 weeks before returning to light exercise, and 3-6 months before returning to heavy exercise. Most people are able to resume their daily routine after 2-4 weeks.
After surgery, is important to maintain a healthy and stable body weight with proper diet and exercise to maintain long lasting results. It is best to wait at least 6 months to a year after childbirth before proceeding with a mommy makeover to insure the best outcome.
If you are looking to get your pre-baby body back, book your consultation with Dr. Kendall Peters today to learn if the mommy makeover procedure can be right for you!