Is a Mommy Makeover Enough?

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The Mommy Makeover is common for women looking to restore tone and youthfulness to their bodies after having children. This procedure targets areas most commonly affected by pregnancy like the breasts and abdomen. However, the bustline and stomach are not the only areas that see a difference after children.

A mother holding her daughter while enjoying the results of her Mommy Makeover surgery.For women whose post-pregnancy body alterations expand beyond these two regions, additional surgical procedures can help to restore a slim and trim physique.

What Does a Mommy Makeover Consist Of?

The Mommy Makeover is a mixture of surgical procedures that allow women to regain their pre-pregnancy figure. While this is tailored to the patient, the Mommy Makeover traditionally includes liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast lift and/or breast augmentation.

Before and after photos of a patient who underwent a Mommy Makeover (breast augmentation and tummy tuck) with Dr. Schlechter.

Before and after photos of a patient who underwent a Mommy Makeover (breast augmentation and tummy tuck) with Dr. Schlechter.

Liposuction removes localized pockets of fat around the abdomen and on the hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, and neck. This can be performed on any region of the body that is experiencing unwanted excess fat. Unfortunately, liposuction can only target the fat cells, it cannot address excess skin, and it cannot raise and tighten sagging breasts.

Tummy tuck surgery is performed to remove excess skin on the abdomen and tighten the muscles that may have loosened, stretched, or ripped during pregnancy and childbirth.

Breast surgery repairs sagging, deflated, or misshapen breasts after childbirth. The breasts are the most susceptible to pregnancy and childbirth-related changes. Your breasts go through so much during that process: they swell to allow for milk production, they experience the trauma with breastfeeding, and they shrink after you stop breastfeeding. Breast augmentation is performed to restore volume to the breasts, and breast lift surgery is done to remove excess skin and stretched tissues that contribute to the sagging.

For some women, this combination of procedures is enough to restore the patient’s desired physique. However, other women have additional concerns.

What Procedures Can Be Combined With a Mommy Makeover?

Skin Removal Procedures

While tummy tuck surgery is a skin removal surgery, it only removes excess skin on the abdomen. And, unfortunately, the midsection is not the only region that develops excess, loose skin. Some women find that they have skin laxity after pregnancy and/or after liposuction, frequently on the arms or upper thighs. To achieve the best results, many women choose to add an arm lift or a thigh lift to their Mommy Makeover procedure. These skin removal procedures will trim away the excess so that slimmer shapes and firmer musculature are exposed.

Before and after photos of a patient who underwent arm lift surgery with Dr. Schlechter.

Before and after photos of a patient who underwent arm lift surgery with Dr. Schlechter.

Brazilian Butt Lift

While many women desire to trim and tighten areas after pregnancy, other women discover that they lost volume in regions that they want it. The butt is one of these areas. Many women are dissatisfied with the lackluster shape, firmness, and height of their butt after having children. The Brazilian Butt Lift raises the elevation of the butt and enhances the shape and size of the backside. It does this by using the fat previously taken through liposuction and injecting it into various regions of your derriére to lift and sculpt your buttocks. For some women, this procedure can be the final piece of their new motherhood transformation.

For more information about the Mommy Makeover, contact Dr. Schlechter at Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery by calling (610) 678-9200 or by filling out our online contact form.

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