Mommy makeover is a term describing various plastic surgery procedures designed to address changes in the post pregnancy body: breasts, abdomen, love handles (flanks), hips, and thighs. Any combination of procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, or liposuction can be referred to as a mommy makeover.
With pregnancy, the breasts will enlarge during lactation and after breastfeeding will shrink to a smaller size. In addition, the breast skin which stretches to accommodate the larger breast will not contract leaving the breasts both flat and ptotic (saggy). By restoring needed volume to the breast with a breast implant, simple breast augmentation can restore the appearance of the breast. In more severe cases, a breast lift or an augmentation combined with a breast lift may be necessary to restore the breast shape and size.
During pregnancy, the abdominal skin and muscles can become stretched beyond their ability to recoil. The skin and fat below the belly button and above the pubic area can be removed with a tummy tuck. The abdominal muscles can also be tightened to narrow the waist and give a more hourglass body shape.
Finally, liposuction can be used to remove unwanted fat from the love handles (flanks), hips, and thighs to sculpt and contour the body.
Mommy Makeover: Bikini Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Breast Lift and Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)
2 - 6 hours (depends on which combination of procedures are needed)
Inpatient or outpatient (procedure dependent)
Temporary swelling, bruising, and some pain
Pain, bleeding, infection, fluid collections, healing problems, and blood clots
Back to work: 1 - 2 weeks
More strenuous activity: 4 - 6 weeks
DURATION OF RESULTS