Mommy Makeover


The mommy makeover, or mommy surgery, is a highly tailored surgery that usually involves a tummy tuck and breast procedure. However, since every mommy is unique, every mommy makeover is customized. This popular post-partum procedure can also include a thigh lift, butt augmentation, upper arm lift, and liposuction in various areas. Pregnancy and childbirth, followed by weight loss after childbirth, can do a number on your body. Few moms have the time to commit to hours in the gym to restore their body—and even if they did, the stretched and saggy skin post-pregnancy cannot be addressed with diet and exercise alone.

If you’re considering a mommy makeover, ask yourself what you’d like to change. There are a number of body shaping and contouring procedures available at Neaman Plastic Surgery.

Mommy Makeover – Combining Procedures

Mommy makeovers consist of combined procedures. A tummy tuck and breast augmentation is one of the most popular pairings. When you combine procedures, you can enjoy a single operation, lower costs (anesthesia and facility fees are also combined), and reduced recovery time.

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Breast Rejuvenation

Breast rejuvenation as part of your mommy makeover might include a breast lift, breast augmentation (breast implants), or a breast reduction. However, breast rejuvenation should only be considered after a mom is entirely finished nursing. After milk production, breasts tend to deflate, but they can be rejuvenated with a number of breast procedures.

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Abdominal Contouring and Tummy Tucks

The abdomen is another challenging area to restore after childbirth. However, with liposuction and a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), moms can get back their pre-pregnancy taut tummy. As a bonus, the removal of excess skin can also remove stretch marks. Rectus diastasis, the separation of the ab muscles due to pregnancy, can also be repaired during a tummy tuck.

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Circumferential Abdominoplasty

A body lift with circumferential abdominoplasty can lift the buttocks and lateral thighs as well as the belly. Every mom gains and carries pregnancy weight in different ways, and a circumferential abdominoplasty can rejuvenate the lower body if that’s your trouble zone.

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Mommy Makeover Surgery and Recovery

Mommy makeovers can include extensive surgeries, but the procedure is always outpatient. Recovery time will vary depending on the mom and the types of procedures, but most patients return to mild activities of daily living in 2 – 3 weeks.

Dr. Keith Neaman and Dr. Dustin Christiansen specialize in mommy makeovers and tummy tucks. Find out more about various procedures and options when you contact Neaman Plastic Surgery for your own mommy makeover consultation.

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What’s the Difference in A Body Lift and Abdominoplasty?

A body lift usually focuses on the lower half of the body, while a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) focuses solely on the belly area. However, the two are often combined.

Using Liposuction During Tummy Tuck Surgery

Liposuction is often used in conjunction with a number of surgeries including a tummy tuck and mommy makeover. It permanently removes pockets of fat to help in body contouring.

Liposuction versus Tummy Tuck Surgery

Liposuction is fat removal while a tummy tuck is the removal of excess belly skin often combined with fat removal. It’s rare for a tummy tuck not to include liposuction.

Breast Implant Placement

A major perk of a mommy makeover is the restoration of full breasts. However, there are options for both breast size and placement. Placement is either below or above the chest muscles, and placement below the muscles offers a more natural appearance with more upper volume.

Breast Implant Incision Types

There are three major incision types for breast implants, and they will be dictated based on the patient body and desired breast implant size. However, all incisions can be hidden and are very discreet.

Mammograms and Breast Augmentation

Patients can still have mammograms after getting breast implants. Special techniques and tools are required, but OBGYN clinics are highly adept at working with breast augmentation patients.

Mini Tummy Tuck vs. Full Tummy Tuck

Most tummy tuck patients receive a full tummy tuck—only one percent of patients are candidates for a mini tuck. Mini tummy tucks focus on ab contouring to remove skin and tighten post-pregnancy muscles exclusively around the bellybutton.

Techniques for Buttock Rejuvenation

Three butt rejuvenation procedures are available including the Brazilian Butt Lift (which injects your own fat into the buttocks), circumferential abdominoplasty with butt augmentation (a tummy tuck with butt implants), and buttock implants. You can find out more about these procedures during a consultation.

Tummy Tuck Recovery Time

Every tummy tuck and mommy makeover recovery time varies, although the base recovery is usually 2-3 weeks.

Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Breast reconstruction may or may not include implants depending on the patient’s goals. There are benefits to every type of reconstruction, which are discussed during consultations.

Breast Implant Types for a Breast Augmentation Surgery

The two major types of breast implants are saline and silicone. Each have different benefits, such as silicone feeling most natural and saline being a natural resource in the body. Discover more during your consultation.

What is Involved In A Mommy Makeover Surgery?

A mommy makeover is as unique as the mommy herself. It usually focuses on the tummy and breasts, but you can customize this procedure to suit your goals.

Mommy Makeover FAQ’s

What is a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover is a term used to describe a combination of cosmetic procedures designed to improve the effects that pregnancy and childbirth can produce in a woman’s body.

What procedures are covered in a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover usually involves both a breast procedure as well as a tummy tuck. This can typically include any combination of breast surgery, including breast lift or reduction or possibly augmentation, as well as abdominoplasty, liposuction, belt lipectomy, body lift, and other body contouring procedures.

When is the best time to have a mommy makeover?

Mommy makeovers should be saved for when you are finished having biological children. Otherwise, pregnancy can complicate surgical results.

When can I get back to my normal life after a mommy makeover?

Mommy makeovers involve multiple serious surgeries. However, it’s understandable that moms can’t really take much time off. Most patients are able to return to driving in one week and can walk five miles by two weeks. Recovery times vary, and moms should plan to have plenty of help during the first month post-surgery.

How long does a mommy makeover last?

Mommy makeovers can last for several years. However, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and advanced age can all lead to pockets of fat and sagging skin.

Is there financing for mommy makeover surgery?

Neaman Plastic Surgery offers Care Credit, a special health-based credit card exclusively for medical procedures.

What is the mommy makeover recovery period?

The recovery from mommy makeover surgery is quite varied. Some patients are young and bounce back, others are older and take longer to recover. For an “average” mommy makeover, patients can usually drive by one week, walk five miles on a flat surface by two weeks, and run by four weeks.

“Being a little over 7 years post op from bariatric weight loss surgery with a 90+ pound weightloss and also being the mom of 2 grown kids, my body was an ugly mess. I got a full Mommy Makeover and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results! These are LITERALLY life changing results! I LOVE my new body, and the renewed confidence I have in myself. This is the awesome start of the final weight loss journey chapters. ”

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