What is included in mommy makeover surgery?Posted on March 15, 2020
A woman’s body can take a significant physical toll during pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. There is a growing trend among moms to seek cosmetic surgery procedures to restore their pre-pregnancy figure. A mommy makeover is one of the most comprehensive cosmetic surgery procedures for women who want to restore their pre-pregnancy figure.
It usually combines multiple aesthetic procedures to achieve an enhanced physical appearance in several areas of the body. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss various procedures that may be included as a part of a mommy makeover.
Based on the patient’s personal aesthetic goals and her anatomical needs, the surgeon will create a customized mommy makeover surgery plan. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides mommy makeover to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding communities.
Some of the major procedures that are typically included in a mommy makeover plastic surgery are described as below:
If the woman’s breasts have deflated or lost volume following a pregnancy and breastfeeding, she may require breast augmentation as part of a mommy makeover. This will involve surgical insertion of saline or silicone implants to increase the size of the breasts as desired.
If the pregnancy and breastfeeding has resulted in overstretching of the breast skin and consequent sagging of breasts, the surgeon may recommend breast lift. The procedure will involve excision of loose skin from the breasts to restore tighter and perkier breasts.
In some cases, the woman may develop oversized breasts following pregnancy and breastfeeding. To make the breasts proportionate to the rest of the body, breast reduction cosmetic surgery may be performed as part of mommy makeover.
Liposuction is one of the common body contouring procedures that is included in mommy makeover. The procedure is designed to reduce excess fat tissue from specific fat pockets in the hips, thighs, abdomen, flanks, upper arms, breasts, or other areas.
The abdomen will typically take the maximum toll in a pregnancy. A woman may choose tummy tuck surgery as a part of mommy makeover to restore tighter, firmer and flatter abdomen. Stretch marks may also be reduced in some cases when tummy tuck is performed.
Lower body lift surgery can be performed to tighten loose skin in areas such as the buttocks and thighs. Thigh lift and Brazilian butt lift are two of the popular procedures that may be performed as part of a mommy makeover surgery.
The surgeon may sometimes recommend a combination of plastic surgery and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Laser, RF or ultrasound based treatments are more popular because these can produce desirable results in a less invasive manner. Cellulite reduction may also be performed as part of mommy makeover using non-invasive techniques.
Recovery period after a mommy makeover surgery will depend on the number of procedures and the extent of surgery performed. Most women will go through a downtime of one to two weeks, after which they can resume normal activity. Strenuous exercises should be avoided for at least one month.
Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for mommy makeover surgery.
For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.322.7265 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.