A Mommy Makeover is a popular term for a series of procedures that women undergo after pregnancy and childbirth to regain their pre-baby body. A mommy makeover can be different for everyone – the procedures involved depend on your specific concerns and goals.
A typical mommy makeover includes liposuction, a breast lift, reduction or augmentation and/or a tummy tuck. These procedures can remove excess fat deposits, tighten and firm up areas of loose skin, and give your body a more youthful appearance. Offering a variety of body procedures, Dr. Jamie Moenster can help you attain your goals with results that look natural.
Breast augmentation or Breast Lift
During pregnancy, the breasts usually increase in size. When you are done lactating, your breasts lose volume and may begin to sag. A breast lift or breast augmentation can restore youthfulness to your breasts as well as remove excess skin and reposition the areola or place implants.
Tummy Tuck or Liposuction
The abdominal muscles stretch during pregnancy and some women experience loose skin, stretch marks and weak stomach muscles well after childbirth. A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat while liposuction improve the contour of the abdomen. A tummy tuck is a more extensive and dramatic procedure than liposuction.
Some women decide to undergo facial procedures after pregnancy – maybe their hormones changed their skin or young kids have made them look tired and they want to look refreshed. It’s common for mommy makeovers to also include procedures that tighten the skin, remove cellulite and remove stretch marks.
When to Consider Surgery
Dr. Moenster recommends waiting until you are done having children to undergo most mommy makeover procedures. This ensures that results last a long time and are not undone by pregnancy and childbirth. A mommy makeover is not a weight loss procedure, and most plastic surgeons recommend you have lost the bulk of your baby weight before you book a consultation for optimal skin resection.
Take the Next Step
To learn more about mommy makeover procedures, 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!