Some people may not be aware of what’s included in the mommy makeover and whether liposuction is a part of the procedure or not. While liposuction can be performed alone to remove stubborn fat, the technique is often combined with other body contouring procedures for optimal improvements. So, should liposuction be part of your mommy makeover procedure to get your pre-pregnancy body back?

What is a Mommy Makeover?

The mommy makeover is a cosmetic treatment which is done on a woman after pregnancy and it can address different physical changes that are the result of the pregnancy. The mommy makeover treatment is custom tailored according to the needs of the woman and every woman will be facing different physical changes as a result of the pregnancy. Most women will be left with baby fat and stubborn areas of fat deposits and cellulite because of the pregnancy. This is why liposuction is a popular procedure to be combined with other procedures in the mommy makeover.

The mommy makeover treatment may consist of different procedures in order to address the changes that take place because of the pregnancy. An example is when the mommy makeover is made up of procedures like circumferential fat reduction, cellulite removal, breast lift, and liposuction surgery. However, each type of mommy makeover will be made up of different tailored treatments to the woman.

Choosing between liposuction and tummy tuck

The tummy tuck and liposuction have various benefits during the mommy makeover customized procedure.

  • The tummy tuck on its own is recommended for a woman who has stretched and loose skin with abdominal muscle separation, but does not have large amounts of stubborn fat. The best candidate is a woman who has the right weight but who wants to get rid of the post pregnancy paunch caused by stretched skin and tissue.
  • Liposuction on its own is a procedure for a woman who has excess fat but has good skin elasticity. The patients have to be close to their ideal weight and should be struggling to get rid of only a few stubborn fat pockets. Liposuction helps to get back the youthful contours at the abdomen and waist. However, liposuction will not tighten the skin. The combination of a tummy tuck and liposuction can be done for the patient who suffers from both loose skin and extra fat after pregnancy.

To get started on your mommy makeover procedure and find out which procedures you should include, contact our office and schedule your consultation with Dr. Shienbaum.


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Dr. Marvin Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon that has over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Surgery, including Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Brazilian Butt Lift, and the Mommy Makeover. He provides aesthetic services to the entire Tampa Bay area, including Tampa, Brandon, Lakeland, and Riverview, Florida. For more information about a surgery near you, please visit