Procedures Included In A Mommy Makeover


Pregnancy and breastfeeding can significantly alter the appearance of your body. Contouring and other cosmetic procedures can help you look and feel great and can help restore your body to its pre-pregnancy appearance. A mommy makeover is a combination of body-enhancing procedures to reverse pregnancy-caused body changes. Here are some procedures included in a mommy makeover.

Breast Augmentation

A breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure to help enhance the shape of your breasts and increase their size. Breast augmentation involves inserting breast implants under your chest muscles or breast tissue. Instead of implants, your surgeon may recommend a fat transfer.

For this procedure, your surgeon extracts fat from your abdomen or another part of your body and transfers it to your breasts to help restore volume after pregnancy or weight loss. When you breastfeed your baby, milk flow can stretch out your breast tissue and skin. This can make your breasts look flat.

Also, if you develop breast engorgement as a result of milk overproduction, your breasts may become misshapen or asymmetrical. While your mommy makeover breast augmentation will enhance the appearance of your breasts after pregnancy, you will need to wait until you have completed nursing your child before the procedure can begin. If you are not breastfeeding, your surgeon will recommend that you wait until your milk supply dries up before undergoing breast reconstruction surgery. 

Tummy Tuck

After childbirth, you may have extra abdominal fat, muscle weakness, or sagging skin in your abdominal area. If the fat and sagging are minimal, a mini tummy tuck may be right for you. A mini tummy tuck is suitable for those who have small pouches in the tummy area, as this procedure removes only a small amount of the skin.

The mini tummy tuck requires only one incision. Conversely, a full tummy tuck requires an incision around your navel and one under your bikini line. You will not need a navel incision with a mini tummy tuck. In addition to the removal of fat and saggy skin, your cosmetic surgeon will tighten the connective tissue, or fascia, in your abdomen, creating a toned and taut look.


Fat cells increase in both volume and size when you gain weight during pregnancy. Childbirth can cause hard-to-lose belly fat that is often resistant to dietary changes and exercise. Liposuction removes fat pockets and reshapes your abdominal area. 

Liposuction can remove pockets of flab, recontour your abdominal area, and improve your shape. During your liposuction procedure, your surgeon injects a saltwater solution into your fatty tissue, and then he or she incises the fatty area and inserts a cannula and wand, which are connected to a vacuum.

The surgeon moves the cannula back and forth so that the fat is loosened and is ultimately sucked into the tube to be discarded. After your procedure, you will wear a compression bandage or garment for up to a couple weeks.

While a liposuction procedure is not considered a long-term weight loss solution, it does get rid of unsightly fat pockets that are resistant to weight loss efforts and exercise. You may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort following your liposuction, but this is normal, and your doctor will offer you a number of treatment options to help you cope. Liposuction can be used in conjunction with a tummy tuck or as a standalone procedure to enhance the appearance of your problem areas. 

To learn more about how a mommy makeover can improve your appearance, make an appointment with a cosmetic surgeon at a clinic like Dr. Marcos Cosmetic Surgery and MedSpa for a consultation. During your appointment, your doctor will discuss the benefits of your procedures and explain what you can expect after your makeover. 


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