The "Mommy make-over"Posted on April 3, 2010
Here at our Orlando plastic surgery practice, it’s very common for me to see women in their 30’s and 40’s who would like to restore their body to the “way it used to be”, back before pregnancy. Typically, the body parts most affected by the wear and tear of pregnancy are the tummy and breasts.
A tummy tuck and breast augmentation or breast lift can work wonders for these patients. We call this combination the “Mommy Makeover”. Often, a proportionately-sized breast implant will restore the volume and fullness that was lost as a result of pregnancy. We might additionally suggest a breast lift, if the nipple position is low.
A tummy tuck can get rid of stretched out skin, and lower abdominal stretch marks – and can also repair separated abdominal muscles. If needed, we also do a little liposuction around the waist, which helps to give a youthful figure.
And we do our special belly button technique, that we’ve discussed in an earlier chapter of PSB, as part of our tummy tuck.
The Mommy Makeover can sometimes be done during one surgery, depending on the length of anesthesia needed. Other times it is best to divide the procedures up over more than one day. (It’s really all about doing what is safest.)
The results have been very gratifying. When your patients say, “Doctor, I never looked this good, even before I was pregnant!” – you know you’re really on to something.