What Is Included in a Mommy Makeover?
Published on March 15, 2018 by Andrew Barnett
Many of the women who come into my practice feel frustrated with their post-pregnancy body. Having children affects every woman differently. For some, even with extensive dieting & exercising, childbearing and breastfeeding can diminish the work they previously put into keeping fit. Breasts can become sagging or deflated. Stretch marks and fat pockets that just won’t go away are commonly present on the abdomen and thighs. If this sounds familiar and you no longer plan on having children, you may be a good candidate a mommy makeover.
A mommy makeover is a loose term for a combination of surgical (and occasionally non-surgical) procedures aimed at correcting changes that happen due to pregnancy, weight gain, and breastfeeding. During your in-office consult, we’ll go over all your post-pregnancy concerns. It’s important to be open and honest about your expectations at this time. After your evaluation, I may suggest one or more of the following procedures (or something different altogether) to help you attain your ultimate goals.
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is personalized to fit each woman’s individual needs. Once we identify your specific concerns, we can create a customized plan to give your breasts a more attractive appearance. Your breast lift may include reshaping of the breast gland, repositioning or resizing the nipple, and removing excess skin that’s causing unwanted droopiness. Women seeking to increase the size of their breasts may want to consider pairing an augmentation alongside their breast lift.
A breast augmentation (commonly referred to as a ‘boob job’) can increase the size of your breasts and enhance the shape giving you an aesthetically pleasing look. Having done well over 5,000 breast procedures, I can assure you that no two women are exactly the same. However, I will do my absolute best to help you achieve your desired results. We’ll look at a wide variety of before and after photos, have you try on various implants inside your bra, and discuss the type of implant (we have silicone and saline options) that may be suited to your needs.
An abdominoplasty surgery (aka a tummy tuck) allows me to tighten muscles and remove excess skin and fat in the abdominal region. Stretch marks below the belly button can also be addressed during the procedure. Based on your individual needs, you may be suited for either a mini-abdominoplasty or a full abdominoplasty. At your consultation, I’ll explain both procedures in-depth and give suggestions about which option may be best for you.
*Individuals Results May Vary
Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that allows women to restore their pre-pregnancy shape (or even better!). Unwanted pockets of fat in the neck, tummy, thighs, hips, bra-area, and more can all be reduced in size with the help of liposuction. I typically suggest liposuction for women who are within 20 pounds of their ideal weight. Many women opt to have both a tummy tuck and liposuction performed at the same time for a dramatic sculpted look.
Ready to look and feel your best? Schedule a consult to talk about your options today. Consultations are available in both our San Francisco and Walnut Creek offices.You may schedule for either location by calling (415) 879-8735. Renee or Laurie will help you with the scheduling and answer any pre-consultation questions you may have!