What Procedures Are Included in a Mommy Makeover?

mommy makeovermommy makeover is a combination of individual cosmetic surgical procedures designed to help a new mother regain her pre-baby body. It’s highly tailored to each patient’s needs, so there is not a specific set of procedures that make up a mommy makeover. However, it typically includes an abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, and breast lift. Here is what you need to know.

Procedures Included in Mommy Makeovers

Abdominoplasty

Commonly known as tummy tuck surgery, an abdominoplasty is usually the core component of a mommy makeover. Pregnancy involves a large weight gain in nine months, which can result in permanent changes to a woman’s body. In particular, it can cause the connective tissue that runs through the abdominal muscles to become irreversibly stretched, a condition known medically as diastasis recti.

An abdominoplasty is needed to correct diastasis recti, as it will not respond to diet and exercise. In addition, the sagging abdomen and stretch marks that occur after pregnancy may also require surgery to correct. An abdominoplasty involves several discrete steps, including tightening of the abdominal muscles, removing excess skin and fat, and repositioning the remaining tissue. Your body weight should remain within a narrow range for at least six months before undergoing abdominoplasty to ensure you don’t gain weight afterward, which would essentially reverse the results of this procedure.

Breast Augmentation

The fluctuating weight changes and hormone levels that occur during pregnancy, combined with the effects of breastfeeding, can cause the breast skin to stretch, resulting in a deflated appearance. Breast augmentation can help restore the size, fullness, and symmetry of the breasts by inserting implants. Breast implants typically contain a silicone or saline solution, each of which has its advantages and disadvantages.

Breast Lift

A breast lift, known medically as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to reduce the breast skin envelope, placing the breasts higher on the chest. In most cases, it also involves repositioning the areola and nipple to a more natural location. A breast lift doesn’t remove any tissue by itself, although it’s often combined with breast reduction.

Are You Ready for a Mommy Makeover?

Dr. Stan Castor is a highly skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon with an impressive educational background and professional accomplishments. His commitment to patient care and satisfaction led him to open his own practice to dedicate more time to his family and patients. 

Dr. Castor has over a decade of experience in plastic surgical procedures for patients in Tampa, Florida, and surrounding areas. Scheduling a consultation with Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery for a mommy makeover will give you peace of mind, knowing that you are in the hands of a trusted surgeon who values your well-being above all else. See if a mommy makeover is right for you by contacting our Tampa, FL office at (813) 971-2000 to schedule your appointment.

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