According to ASPS statistics, the number of women getting ‘mommy makeover’ procedures is on the rise.” That’s according to a press release from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the world’s largest plastic surgery specialty organization. So, what is a mommy makeover? In short, a mommy makeover is a procedure or series of procedures that attempt to restore a woman’s “pre-baby body.” Pregnancy and breastfeeding can take a huge toll on a mother’s appearance; thankfully, plastic surgery offers some options.
“In the last decade we’ve seen women’s attitudes about cosmetic surgery change,” explains the press release, quoting ASPS President Phillip Haeck. “Today women are not afraid to admit that they love their children, but they wish their bodies looked the way they did before their first pregnancies.” While diet and exercise may prove enough for some, many new mothers are finding that their bodies have changed in ways that can only be corrected surgically. Read on to learn a bit more about this growing plastic surgery trend.
Breast and Body ProceduresA mommy makeover is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. We will work together to custom-tailor treatment to your cosmetic concerns and medical needs. Here are a few of the most common mommy makeover procedures we perform:
- Breast lift: One of the biggest issues following pregnancy and breastfeeding is sagging breasts. A Mommy Makeover Breast Lift helps to combat these issues by removing excess skin and tightening supportive tissues. We also specialize in an advanced technique called the lollipop breast lift, taking its name from the shape of the incision. This procedure can combat severe droop and often results in less scarring.
- Tummy tuck: One of the most popular Mommy Makeover Body Surgeries is a tummy tuck. Tummy tuck surgery helps flatten and shape the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles. Many new mothers choose this to combat the inevitable flabbiness that follows childbirth.
- Breast augmentation: Postpartum, a woman’s breasts can also appear deflated or smaller. Breast augmentation is a procedure where implants are placed under the breast tissue or under the muscle of the chest wall. The result is a fuller, shapelier bust.