Many of today’s moms don’t feel like they have to sacrifice the way they look just because they have had children. “Mommy makeover” is an individualized surgical plan geared to the goals of women who have had children and want to rejuvenate their bodies. Childbirth can take a toll on the physique. Most women become frustrated when dieting and exercise do not fully restore the body to their pre-mommy shape. Women who are serious about finding a solution turn to the ultimate fix, mommy makeover. A woman’s self-esteem and self-image are often tied to her appearance, making sagging breasts, deflated breasts, excess fat and/or excess stomach skin a serious problem.
Popular Mommy Makeovers Include:
- Tummy tuck and breast augmentation
- Tummy tuck and breast lift
- Liposuction and breast augmentation
- Liposuction and breast lift
What happens to the body during pregnancy
Pregnancy hormones, weight gain and subsequent breast feeding cause the breast tissue to enlarge. As the tissue enlarges, the skin stretches. Unfortunately, when the tissue returns to its normal size, the skin doesn’t always follow suit. The skin does not recover the same integrity afterward because the elastin and collagen fibers have been permanently changed. This is especially true for older mothers whose skin elasticity is already altered due to the normal aging process. This skin stretching can cause changes to the shape and overall size of your breasts.
In addition, as the pregnancy progresses and the baby grows, the expanding uterus pushes against the muscles of the abdominal wall, stretching them out. These muscles may be permanently altered, causing weakness and sometimes even separation of the actual muscle structures themselves. The skin of the abdomen may also be damaged due to breakdown in elasticity.
A mommy makeover plan that is customized to your unique needs can address these issues.
Who is a good candidate for mommy makeover surgery?
Any woman who has concerns about her body after pregnancy can be a candidate for mommy makeover surgery. These procedures can be performed at any stage, as long as the patient is not currently pregnant, is healthy and is fit to undergo the surgery. (For you new moms, you will want to wait until you are done breastfeeding before considering these procedures.) Whether you are a new mom or a mom who waited a few years until her children were older, a customized mommy makeover treatment plan can help you attain your aesthetic goals.
How do I plan for mommy makeover surgery?
During your initial consultation, you should be frank about your expectations so that your surgeon can discern the best way to meet your cosmetic goals. In order to ensure the best treatment possible, you should also inform Dr. Lazzaro about your general health, smoking habits and any medications you take. At that time, Dr. Lazzaro will fully discuss what treatments may be most effective for your concerns. Costs of surgery at Aestique® Medical Center will be discussed by our patient coordinators at the time of your consultation.
Dr. Lazzaro will inform you about surgery preparations, including the details of eating, drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medicines. All pre-operative and post-operative instructions will be thoroughly explained and documented to help ensure satisfactory results.
What happens during mommy makeover surgery?
Depending upon what combination of procedures the doctor and you decide upon, the technique, recovery and post-operative care can vary. You may want to read more about the individual procedures here to obtain more information.
Mommy makeovers are considered cosmetic and therefore are not covered by insurance. To schedule your mommy makeover consultation appointment, please contact Aestique® Medical Center today.
Before and After
This 26 year old previously had a breast augmentation and lipo to the trunk performed. She had since had a child via C-Section and is concerned about some excess skin on her abdomen and the loss of volume in the upper portion of her breasts.
AGE 26 HEIGHT 5’ 5” WEIGHT 150
PROCEDURES Abdominoplasty, Periareolar Mastopexy by Dr. Theodore Lazzaro
This 35 year old mother of 2 complained of redundant skin and fat of her lower abdomen and some periumbilical stretch markings and loss of breast volume. Dr. Lazzaro performed a tummy tuck and a breast augmentation using a 475 moderate plus implant on the right and a 400 on the left to restore this Mom to her pre baby body.
AGE 35 HEIGHT 5’ 6” WEIGHT 130
PROCEDURES Abdominoplasty, Breast Augmentation by Dr. Theodore Lazzaro
This 49 year old mother of 4 and was unhappy with excessive skin on her abdomen even after losing weight and had laxity in her breasts after breast feeding and weight loss. Dr. Lazzaro performed a mastopexy first and then a tummy tuck about 6 weeks later to restore this Mom’s confidence.
AGE 49 HEIGHT 5’ 1” WEIGHT 128
PROCEDURES Abdominoplasty, Mastopexy by Dr. Theodore Lazzaro
This 26 year old had lost 60 pounds through diet and exercise. She was unhappy with the fold of skin on her abdomen and the significant loss of volume in her breasts after her weight loss. Dr. Lazzaro performed a tummy tuck and liposculpture of her hips to give her the contour she was hoping for along with using 475cc High Profile implants to give her the restored volume in her breasts.
AGE 26 HEIGHT 5’ 8” WEIGHT 160
PROCEDURES Abdominoplasty, Liposculpture of hips, Breast Augmentation by Dr. Theodore Lazzaro
This 35 year old mother of 3, all via C-Section, wanted to restore her breasts to what they were before breast feeding and flatten her belly to rid her of the redundant fat around her belly button area. Dr. Lazzaro performed a tummy tuck and a breast augmentation using a 300cc Moderate Plus implant on the right and a 475cc on the smaller left to provide symmetry as well as performing a Wise Mastopexy to give her a lift.
AGE 35 HEIGHT 5’ 5” WEIGHT 155
PROCEDURES Abdominoplasty, Mastopexy, Breast Augmentation by Dr. Theodore Lazzaro