There’s been a new trend in plastic surgery known as the ‘mommy makeover,’ a combination of cosmetic surgeries designed for mothers who wish to regain their pre-pregnancy figure. A mommy makeover typically includes both a tummy tuck plus breast enhancement. How can these two very different surgeries work together to bring out the best in your body?
Pregnancy and Your Body
The tummy and the breasts are arguably the two areas most affected by pregnancy and childbirth. Pregnancy itself stretches the skin and muscles of the abdomen, sometimes causing permanent skin laxity and separated abdominal muscles. Similarly, the breasts fluctuate in size during pregnancy due to rapidly changing hormone levels, then may change in shape, size and texture again for breastfeeding moms. Although these changes should be temporary, sometimes your figure doesn’t regain quite the same shape you enjoyed before having children. That’s where a mommy makeover comes in.
Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
A tummy tuck removes loose skin and restores abdominal firmness by repairing the underlying musculature, while breast enhancement can lift and reshape existing tissue with a breast lift or increase volume using saline or silicone breast implants. A fuller, perkier bust line helps emphasize your newly contoured midsection, and a smaller waist accentuates your feminine curves above and below.
Additionally, combining procedures offers the added benefit of addressing multiple problem spots at once: namely, the belly and the breasts. Busy moms enjoy the convenience of a single surgery appointment along with a single recovery period, too, not to mention the boost in self-confidence upon seeing their final results.
Dr. Scot Martin concentrates on breast enhancement and body contouring at his practice in Las Cruces, New Mexico. A nationally recognized plastic surgeon, Dr. Martin is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
He looks forward to meeting you and helping you become the best version of yourself possible.