It can be hard to lose the extra baby weight post-childbirth, even with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Many women turn to mommy makeover to help them get back to their pre-baby body. While every woman’s goals and wishes are different, there are a few common surgical combinations used in a mommy makeover. Below, San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Carlos Chacon discusses the most common mommy makeover combinations.
Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift
Rapid weight gain and subsequent loss can result in loose tissue in both the breast and abdominal areas. A popular way to combat these issues is to undergo tummy tuck and breast lift surgeries together. This combination can help in the following ways:
- Breasts can be reshaped and repositioned to attain a more youthful look.
- Nipples and areolas that are overly large, stretched out or point downward can be resized and lifted higher on the breast mound.
- Loose skin and tissue around the stomach can be tightened.
- Abdominal muscles that separate during pregnancy or childbirth can be repaired.
Breast Lift and Augmentation with Tummy Tuck
Repeated weight gain and loss can cause breasts to become deflated and saggy. Nursing can also be hard on the body for some women. Adding breast augmentation surgery to a breast lift and tummy tuck can give women back the shape they once had, or even improve upon it. Breast implants in combination with a lift can restore a full, perky breast appearance while tummy tuck can create a svelte silhouette for a confidence-boosting mommy makeover.
Liposuction is another procedure that is often a component of many mommy makeover procedures. Liposuction can remove stubborn pockets of fat around the buttocks, torso, thighs or upper arms that diet and exercise cannot treat. A combination of breast augmentation and lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction can fine-tune areas that make a woman feel self-conscious after pregnancy and breastfeeding.
For best results, Dr. Chacon recommends that women wait to undergo mommy makeover until they are done having children and nursing. This is because future weight gain can sabotage the cosmetic effects of mommy makeover. As with any surgery, only your doctor can help you decide which procedures are right for you, and can help you design a recovery plan that works for your lifestyle.
Dr. Chacon of Divino Plastic Surgery can help you find the right combination and assist you with developing the right plan for a mommy makeover. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Chacon, call (858) 633-7546.