What Makes it a “Mommy Makeover?"
Thursday, July 23, 2015
While 2015 has seen more men seeking cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery treatments, it has also seen another plastic
surgery trend. Many U.S. plastic surgeons are seeing the procedure known as the
“mommy makeover” gain more and more popularity.
A mommy makeover typically is done after a woman has had a baby. It not only
varies from surgeon to surgeon, but it also differs depending on the woman
receiving the procedure.
The mommy makeover is considered a
procedure rather than a singular plastic surgery because it often consists of
multiple surgeries. Though every mommy makeover differs from woman to woman, the
surgeries that are commonly included are all incorporated because they’ve been
designed to remedy and help correct the specific changes a woman’s body goes
through during pregnancy. Frequently, plastic surgeons include a tummy tuck and
a form of breast enhancement during the makeover. Sometimes, liposuction is
In a tummy tuck, excess fat deposits and skin are
removed from both the lower and middle abdomen. As we know being a mom is a
full-time, 'round-the-clock job, and moms can’t always eat the healthiest, a
tummy tuck is usually an option when fat and loose skin on the stomach won’t
budge despite diet and exercise. As stomach and abdominal muscles loosen during
pregnancy, many women opt for this procedure to tighten the muscles in the
Another portion of the mommy makeover
procedure is a form of breast enhancement. We say “enhancement” because while
some women choose a breast augmentation, others choose a breast lift. The main
difference between these two plastic surgeries? While both surgeries are done
to enhance the shape of the breast, a breast augmentation can correct the
volume and size of breasts, and it can also reconstruct breasts after a breast-related
surgery. A breast lift on the other hand, is a surgery that is conducted to
reshape and rejuvenate the breasts after they have lost their shape, begun to
sag, dropped, or even changed in size. Most often, women opt for one of these
surgeries after having breastfed children.
Though not used in every mommy
makeover, sometimes liposuction is included in such a plastic surgery
procedure. Liposuction is similar to a tummy tuck, as it removes fat from the
body. However this procedure removes fat deposits from other areas of the body
that aren’t the stomach and abdomen. Opting
to undergo liposuction should never be a replacement for diet and exercise, though.
While some may think undergoing a
“mommy makeover” procedure or another form of plastic surgery is because an
individual can’t handle the difficult route, we know that isn’t the
case. Being a mom is a full-time job. While looking after your children is of
the utmost importance, feeling — and looking
— like you did pre-pregnancy is also beneficial to this (unpaid) job.
Besides, the cosmetic surgery trend report and online community site of
RealSelf reports that, of women surveyed, 98 percent feel happier overall
after a mommy makeover surgery. And what’s better than being happy?
For more information on how we
conduct a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lift, or liposuction, view
our Body Procedures
When you’re ready to discuss a
“mommy makeover” or any one of these plastic surgery procedures, don’t hesitate
to Contact Us. Our
team is always happy to discuss what you can expect from a cosmetic or plastic