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What’s on Your Mommy Makeover Checklist & What You’re Missing

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Mommy makeovers are among the most popular cosmetic surgery combination procedures to date. Its high demand is likely due to its effectiveness at addressing many of the common concerns that arise after pregnancy, and its customizability.

While there are some common procedure options attached to a mommy makeover, there may be some procedure options you didn’t know could be added. Here are some options to help you decide what you want on your mommy makeover checklist.

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a combination plastic surgery procedure that is designed to address common physical changes women deal with after giving birth and breastfeeding. What’s included in a mommy makeover can vary between patients.

Think of it as an ala carte menu of procedures: each mother can select the procedures that address the changes that concern her and skip the ones that don’t.

Your Mommy Makeover Options

Motherhood is a transformation, but you do not have to live with physical changes you are unhappy with.

Any physical change related to pregnancy and breastfeeding can be addressed through a mommy makeover. Areas that often change as women become mothers include the breasts, abdomen, buttocks, hips and skin.

It is common for women to experience breast sagging, a loss of breast volume, sagging abdominal skin, increased fat deposits around the midsection, changes in hips and buttocks shape and an increase in wrinkles.

Some procedures that are commonly included in a mommy makeover are:

  • Breast augmentation and lift for women who experience sagging and a loss of volume.
  • Breast reduction to reduce the size of the breasts.
  • A tummy tuck to eliminate excess skin and tighten muscles.
  • Liposuction or Smartlipo MPX™️ to eliminate specific deposits of fat cells that exercise and diet have been unable to address.

While those procedures are most common, there are other procedures that can be added to customize your mommy makeover even further. These include:

  • Circumferential abdominoplasty to target the entire midsection, front and back.
  • Brazilian butt lift to address sagging skin and unwanted fat in the hips, thighs and buttocks.
  • Non-surgical body sculpting, such as CoolSculpting
  • Skin treatments, like BOTOX® and dermal fillers

How a Mommy Makeover Works

The first step is to sit down with a board-certified plastic surgeon and discuss your aesthetic goals. Because the mommy makeover is a personalized procedure, this consultation is critical to determining what will be included in your mommy makeover to give you the best results.

Depending on how many procedures are included in your mommy makeover, your plastic surgeon may choose to schedule them in steps to ensure your safety.

When considering what to include in your mommy makeover, take a look at all of your procedure options, not just the common ones. You may find that you’ll love your results even more if you do.

 

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What’s on Your Mommy Makeover Checklist & What You’re Missing
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What’s on Your Mommy Makeover Checklist & What You’re Missing
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Dr. Eric Chang of Columbia Plastic Surgery in Columbia, MD looks at what’s included in a mommy makeover, including procedures you might be missing.
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