There is no doubt that pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding mean big changes for the body. Women often experience weight gain, changes in their shape, damage to their abdominal muscles and fluctuations in their breast size as a result of these phases. For other women, these changes can be long-lasting, which can be frustrating, especially after they are done having children. Dr. Jack Peterson can help with body-shaping procedures.
One popular procedure, or rather, procedures, is the “Mommy Makeover.”
The Mommy Makeover historically combined the abdominoplasty tummy tuck and a breast augmentation procedure. However, today, the Mommy Makeover can include whatever surgical procedures the patient wants to combine to treat the body areas she wants to reshape.
The procedure often includes a combination of the tummy tuck, the breast-lift or breast reduction surgery. Some women also include a breast implant augmentation or natural breast augmentation procedure, a thigh-lift, abdominal and flank liposuction, and even the brachioplasty upper arm-lift procedure. Some women also choose to add the Brazilian Butt-Lift procedure.
What goes into a Mommy Makeover is really up to the patient’s individual goals for her treatment.
Why Combine Procedures?
Combining procedures has its benefits. The patient only has to go under general anesthesia once. Another advantage is that there’s only one recovery time. Finally, you get everything you want done at once – so you get the exact look you’re going for in one fell swoop!
What Makes a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Good candidates for the Mommy Makeover are women who are in good health without underlying health conditions and those who want to improve the shape and tone of their body. Ideal candidates will also be nonsmokers.
When Is the Best Time to Get a Mommy Makeover?
Women should consider a Mommy Makeover after they are finished having children and are through breastfeeding. It is a good idea also to have your appearance goals clearly defined so that you can communicate with your plastic surgeon the look you want and maximize your procedures to get the results you’re hoping for.