A mommy makeover is actually a customized combination of body contouring plastic surgery procedures specifically designed to help a woman reclaim the look her body had before the effects of pregnancy and childbirth. While the various procedures involved can vary, depending on the individual needs of the patient, pregnancy can potentially affect every part of the body, so a mommy makeover may consist of one or more of the following:
- A breast lift or a breast augmentation procedure for those women whose breasts have begun to sag and droop due to the effects of age and gravity
- A breast reduction (often in conjunction with a breast lift) for women whose breasts have become uncomfortably large from the effects of pregnancy and breast feeding
- A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, to flatten and tone the abdominal area for women who have excess, sagging skin from the stretching of their midsection after pregnancy
- Liposuction to re-sculpt and contour areas of the body that have accumulated pockets of stubborn fat and create a more toned and shapely appearance
In addition, many women may also choose to undergo other targeted body contouring procedures, like spider vein treatment, arm lifts, or thigh lifts, to help address their specific areas of concern. Because these procedures are performed during a single surgical session, patients generally experience shorter recovery times than if they had undergone them in succession and can start enjoying their mommy makeover results more quickly.