What is a Mommy Makeover?
Pregnancy can take a toll on our bodies, affecting our breasts, tummies, legs and more. After nine months or more if nursing leaves many women longing for their pre-baby bodies. Whether they choose a healthy regimen of diet and exercise, minimally invasive cosmetic treatments, cosmetic procedures, or all of the above, many also consider a Mommy Makeover to get back in shape.
Many plastic surgeons are now offering what they call the Mommy Makeover, which addresses a woman’s post-pregnancy body issues in a single-session surgery that typically combines the following:
Breast Enhancement – Lift, Augmentation
Fat Removal with Liposuction
“From a cosmetic standpoint, Mommy Makeovers address pregnancy-related changes in both the breasts and the tummy,” says Landsdowne, VA, plastic surgeon Phillip Chang, MD, FACS.
While this is a great way to take care of two of the biggest post-pregnancy complaints in one operation, it’s important to remember that combining procedures leads to longer surgery time and potentially a greater risk of complications. The biggest concern with multiple procedures in one surgical session is the length of time the patient is under anesthesia, but plastic surgeon Felmont Eaves, MD, FACS, of Charlotte, NC, says, “A tummy tuck and breast surgery are frequently performed at the same time, and usually take from three to five hours, which is reasonable.”
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