What’s included in a Mommy Makeover?

For women who have been through childbirth and breastfeeding, they are often burdened by sagging breasts, loose skin and stubborn fat that won’t respond to diet and exercise alone. The ever-popular “Mommy Makeover” is a catch-all phrase for a surgery that combines multiple body contouring procedures to help women get their pre-baby body back. Read on to learn more about some of the most popular components of a Mommy Makeover.

Breast enhancement

Breast augmentation consists of placing silicone or saline breasts into the breast pocket to restore fullness and volume to breasts. For sagging breasts, a breast lift will lift breasts into a more youthful shape. For women who have uncomfortably large breasts, breast reduction can create a more proportional, comfortable breast size.

Abdominoplasty

Pregnancy and childbirth stretches the skin in the abdomen, often leading to loose skin that doesn’t bounce back after childbearing. Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, will flatten the abdomen and remove excess fat and skin. The abdominal muscles are tightened as well.

Liposuction

For women who are at or near their ideal weight and dealing with stubborn fat pockets that won’t respond to diet or exercise, liposuction can remove fat from problem areas such as the thighs, hips, arms and buttocks and contour the body into a more desired shape.

Other procedures

While breast enhancement, abdominoplasty and liposuction are often the cornerstones of a Mommy Makeover surgery, a woman may desire a thigh lift, arm lift or butt lift, or other procedures to address her areas of concern. Depending on the patient and the recommended number of procedures, a Mommy Makeover may be done over multiple sessions. Typically, this surgery is done in one surgical session with one recovery period, which is why it’s so popular.

A Mommy Makeover can help bring you back to your pre-pregnancy shape. If you’re ready for a consultation to see if you’re a good candidate for surgery, call 309-323-8120 to set up an appointment in our Bloomington office.

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