What Procedures are Included in a Mommy Makeover?
The most common procedures included with a mommy makeover are a breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction if needed. However, the beauty of the Mommy Makeover is that it can be customized to fit the needs of each individual patient.
Rejuvenation of the breasts is an important element in the mommy makeover transformation. A breast lift can reverse sagging breasts, while a breast reduction can treat oversized and pendulous breasts. In addition to the breasts, eliminating loose skin and excess fat leftover from pregnancy is addressed by liposuction and a tummy tuck. Liposuction is used to contour the body and remove stubborn fat that has collected in isolated areas. After Liposuction is complete, the tummy tuck is done to trim any excess skin and to pull the abdominal wall to a tighter and flatter position.
What are the risks of a Mommy Makeover?
As with any surgery, there are certain inherent risks. These include scar tissue formation, bleeding, infection, poor wound healing, asymmetry, numbness, and swelling. Fortunately, the risks of severe complications with a mommy makeover procedure are small when performed by an experienced board certified plastic surgeon in a fully-accredited facility. Common conditions which increase the potential for complications include obesity, diabetes, tobacco smoking, and a sedentary lifestyle. You do not want to place yourself at unnecessary risks. Be certain that your surgeon carefully reviews your entire medical history and takes the appropriate measures to minimize those risks. When considering any combination surgery, your personal safety and well-being should always come first.