mommy makeover | plastic surgeon | plastic surgery | tri cities

Mommy makeovers grow in popularity each year. After having children, women often find that they have sagging breasts, loss of breast volume, saggy skin on their tummys and a separation of the abdominal muscles known as diastasis recti. For women who want to reclaim their pre-baby figures, a mommy makeover is often the answer.

Mommy makeover is a term that refers to the combined surgeries that are performed to restore a women’s body to its pre-pregnancy shape.The mommy makeover combines a tummy tuck with a breast augmentation or a breast lift with or without an implant.The abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) part of the surgery helps flatten the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin, and tightening the abdominal muscles which may have separated as a result of pregnancy.

The breast augmentation part of the surgery will add volume to fill in the loose skin, while the mastopexy will reshape the breast without increasing the cup size. Anyone planning on losing a significant amount of weight, and women planning on having (more) children, should wait before undergoing this procedure. This surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, and most people need pain medication for 7 – 10 days afterward. Full recovery to normal activity, such as exercise, generally takes 4- 6 weeks.