4 Popular Mommy Makeover Corrections You Should Know About
Posted February 01, 2021 in Mommy Makeover
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Becoming a mother brings some of life’s greatest joys, but the effects it has on the body can create unflattering changes you never saw coming. Drooping breasts, loose abdominal skin, excess fat, and an unshapely backside can leave women feeling less attractive than before their journey into parenthood.
Thankfully, the Mommy Makeover can address all of these concerns as it combines surgeries involving the breast, abdomen, waist, and butt to restore your body to the contoured appearance you once had.
Being aware of the benefits a Mommy Makeover can offer is key to getting the care you need and the body you deserve.
Can I Improve the Appearance of My Breasts With a Mommy Makeover?
Many women are happy to discover that pregnancy can cause their breasts to become larger. However, Once the pregnancy is over, the breasts lose their full appearance and become deflated or droopy.
Customized breast augmentation is traditionally always performed as part of a Mommy Makeover to restore a full bust appearance. This procedure restores breast volume via saline or silicone implants.
Unfortunately, breast implants do not always correct all of your breast concerns as it only addresses the size and not breast position or ptosis (breast sagging).
Luckily, a combination of breast augmentation and a breast lift can achieve both an improvement in size and position/perkiness. During a breast lift, sagging skin and tissues, downward-pointing nipples, stretched areolas, and uneven breasts can be corrected.
Can My Mommy Makeover Reduce Fat?
Liposuction can be performed during your Mommy Makeover to reduce excess fat deposits nearly anywhere in the body.
Many new moms develop stubborn fat deposits in the flanks, arms, legs, hips, thighs, or back. Liposuction removes this fat with a thin hollow cannula and only requires small, discreet incisions.
When performed by a skilled surgeon, liposuction will dislodge fat in the suctioned area, expose underlying muscle tone, and enhance contours.
Will a Mommy Makeover Get Rid of My Stomach Pooch?
Tummy tuck surgery is the most common surgery performed during a Mommy Makeover as it addresses a bulging stomach, loose abdominal skin, and diastasis recti—all byproducts of pregnancy and childbirth.
During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles and skin “stretch” to accommodate the growing stomach. Loose skin, stretch marks (on the skin that is removed), and weak stomach muscles can all be addressed with tummy tuck surgery by eliminating excess skin and fat, restoring the abdominal muscles, and repositioning the belly button to a natural, youthful position.
How Can I Get a Bigger Butt With a Mommy Makeover?
While not as common as breast enhancement, liposuction, and tummy tuck surgery, a rounder and fuller backside can be achieved with a Mommy Makeover by including butt augmentation.
By repurposing fat from problem areas formed during your pregnancy, patients can naturally augment their buttocks without worrying about implants or foreign materials in their body.
Once a patient fully recovers from the harvesting and fat grafting process, they will be able to notice new volume in their backside and a round shape they never thought was possible.
A Brazilian Butt Lift is a natural accompaniment to liposuction as it repurposes the fat removed with liposuction; however, not all women are candidates to undergo this procedure during their initial Mommy Makeover. Some women need to undergo a BBL after recovering from the other treatments—such as breast augmentation. This is because it can be challenging to undergo a simultaneous recovery from breast and butt enhancement since both your front and back are compromised.
Have More Questions About the Mommy Makeover?
Dr. Koch is happy to discuss the Mommy Makeover process and discuss other cosmetic procedures that may benefit you.