A mommy makeover is a life-changing experience that can provide a major boost of confidence both physically and mentally.
What Procedures are Included in a Mommy Makeover?
The procedures performed are chosen on an individual basis and will depend on your unique cosmetic needs and concerns. However, in general, a mommy makeover consists of a combination of the procedures listed below.
Medically termed abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is among the most common surgical procedures performed in the country. This procedure removes excess fat and skin to tighten and reshape the abdominal area, tightens the underlying muscle structure, and smooths or removes stretch marks on the lower abdomen.
As a result of pregnancy, the breasts often lose their plump, youthful shape and elasticity. With a breast lift, an anchor-shaped incision or incision around the areola is made. The nipples may be repositioned on the restored breast mound to be facing forward or reduced in size for a more appealing look. By relocating the areola and removing excess skin, the breast is lifted, restoring a youthful, rounded shape.
For mothers who have gone through breastfeeding their children, the breasts may have lost volume and are now appear deflated and flat. In these cases, Dr. Stephens may suggest a breast augmentation or enhancement. Both saline and silicone implants are available, and it will be determined during your consultation which will be best for your individual needs.
In areas of excess fat such as the abdomen and stomach, liposuction may be used to surgically vacuum the fat away. Often used in conjunction with the tummy tuck, this procedure extracts excess fat, followed by the surgical aspects of a tummy tuck to tighten and resculpt the muscles and skin.
Dr. Stephens also offers other cosmetic procedures for a mommy makeover that can be discussed during your consultation. You will be informed of the possible risks and side effects of these procedures as well the aftercare details so that you’re fully informed about what to expect.