After having children, many mothers are interested in plastic surgery procedures that can address the effects of pregnancy on their breasts and midsection. During my consultations with each patient, I explain and discuss breast surgery, liposuction, and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) to help them plan their mommy makeover. As a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast and body procedures, I frequently meet with patients seeking combination procedures similar to a mommy makeover to address concerns caused by factors such as aging or weight gain/loss. While combined breast and body surgery is commonly requested by mothers, these procedures are not exclusive to just mothers but also available to other patients who are troubled with unwanted fat and/or excess skin.
Mommy makeover surgery can include a breast procedure like mastopexy (breast lift) or breast reduction to address the effects of breastfeeding and pregnancy. Body contouring procedures like tummy tuck can remove excess skin caused by stretching of the abdominal area and unwanted fat in the same area. Tummy tuck surgery can also repair abdominal muscles that have separated or weakened due to pregnancy. For other areas of stubborn, unwanted fat, liposuction can safely remove it for a leaner, more proportional contour.
While combination surgeries can be performed on almost any patient, I usually recommend for female patients to wait until after they are finished having children before considering comprehensive surgery like a mommy makeover. The effects of pregnancy can reverse results, and patients who are finished with having children and/or nursing will have longer-lasting cosmetic results. Patients can have individual procedures performed, but mommy makeover surgery provides overall rejuvenation while reducing costs and downtime and minimizes the need for additional procedures.
If you are interested in a breast or body contouring procedure or mommy makeover, contact my office to schedule a consultation. Also, be sure to connect with me, Dr. Allyson Maske, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news and updates.