Pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing affect the entire body – not just the stomach. A ‘Mommy Makeover’ is a series of procedures that target a woman’s post-pregnancy body issues in a single-session surgery that typically combines treatment of the breast and abdomen in one surgical procedure including some of the following:
- Tummy tuck
- Breast enhancement – lift, reduction, or augmentation
- Fat removal with liposuction
- Skin tightening or stretch mark improvement
Candidates for a mommy makeover include any woman who feels that pregnancy has negatively affected the shape of their body and has not seen results with diet and exercise. Often, women who had a C-section find that fat and skin hangs over the surgery scar. Candidates must be in good general health and have realistic expectations for the procedures. You should also be finished having children and nursing for optimal results.
During your consultation, you will discuss your body concerns and goals with your surgeon. Dr. Moenster will recommend if all of the procedures can be performed at once or not. Many moms prefer one slightly longer recovery period than several recovery periods. Depending on the procedures performed, you may be recovering for two to three weeks and may not be able to do any heavy lifting (including children) for six weeks.
Tummy Tuck Before and After
*results may vary
Aside from normal aging, your mommy makeover results should be permanent. You should continue to maintain a healthy diet and exercise to maintain results. Breast implants can need replacing every ten to fifteen years.
To learn more about mommy makeovers, or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Moenster, please fill out the form on this page. You can call our Tucson location at 520-207-3100 or our Sierra Vista location at 520-458-1787. We look forward to seeing you soon!