Mommy Makeover

How to Mix & Match Procedures for a Better Mommy Makeover

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“Mommy makeover” can be a pretty broad term that applies to any number of combinations of surgeries meant to help mothers address many of their aesthetic concerns after pregnancy. It’s a great, individualized approach, but it can leave a lot of women curious as to what “mommy makeover” actually means. “What procedures are included in a mommy makeover? And which combination is right for me?”

Before you start breaking your mommy makeover down into its constituent parts, you need to consider the complete transformation from all angles as a total package. Then you can begin to consider options like drainless tummy tuck, liposuction and breast surgeries to help you get to your goals.

Think of Your Total Package

When you’re deciding what procedures to include in your mommy makeover, you want to make sure you’re considering yourself as a total package. After motherhood, you might find it hard to shake the feeling that one particular part of your body isn’t what it could be. Maybe you’re most concerned with the size of your breasts. It could be that every time you walk past your reflection, you find your hands running across a tummy that you wish were more flat.

Regardless of your particular problem area, you’re going to want to take a step back and consider how your body looks and feels on the whole. This can help you decide which procedures can ultimately get you closer to your goal. A breast lift paired with a breast augmentation might help you find the silhouette you’re looking for, whereas a breast lift alone might have left you lacking.

Drainless Tummy Tuck

One important point to consider: tummy tucks can be most effective on women who are at or near their goal weight.

A drainless tummy tuck, also called a “no drain” abdominoplasty, can be a natural addition to your mommy makeover if you’re concerned about sagging skin, weakened abdominal muscles and minor excess abdominal fat. Within the drainless tummy tuck family, you have several options — from a mini tummy tuck to extended abdominoplasty — to tailor your mommy makeover to meet your goals.


Liposuction can be another asset when you’re considering what procedures to include in a mommy makeover. While it’s not a “weight loss surgery” or an alternative to achieving your goal weight through a healthy lifestyle, it can be an excellent option to help you contour your body closer to your ideal shape. The most common areas where liposuction is used are the abdomen, hips and thighs, making it a great procedure to add to your mommy makeover if those are your areas of concern.

Breast Procedures

One of the most common areas of concern women have after pregnancy and motherhood is their breasts. Thankfully, there are a number of breast enhancement surgery options to help you feel more comfortable with the size, shape and position of your breasts. Breast augmentation can help create larger, more shapely breasts through the use of saline or silicone breast implants. A breast lift can help return sagging breasts to a higher, more youthful position. And a breast reduction can help women with naturally large breasts feel more comfortable, physically and emotionally.

At your consultation with your plastic surgeon, you can discuss all of your options for what procedures should be included in your mommy makeover. A mommy makeover is tailored specifically to each individual, unique mommy, so you can make sure you’re getting the most from your experience.


How to Mix & Match Procedures for a Better Mommy Makeover
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Dr. Scot A. Martin of Las Cruces, NM explains what procedures are included in a mommy makeover and how to decide what combination is right for you.
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