Mommy Makeover surgery is one of my favorite procedures to perform, since it can provide a dramatic improvement in the trunk area. Mommy Makeover is really a catch phrase and typically includes improving the breast and the abdomen (stomach) area, the two areas most commonly “damaged” by pregnancy. However, any one, including those with significant weight loss, will have similar concerns which can be improved with this “Mommy Makeover” surgery. In most patients, the breast tissue has lost volume due to breast feeding. Therefore, to obtain a youthful, perky breast, breast augmentation is usually required. If there is significant loose skin and the nipple is lower than its usual position, a breast lift (mastopexy) may be required, as well. The abdominal area can be improved with either liposuction, if the patient has excess fat with normal skin tone, or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), for removal of loose skin and stretch marks. In almost all cases requiring a tummy tuck, the fascia between the abdominal muscles has become stretched and during the procedure, tightening of this fascia will result in a flatter, tighter tummy (abdomen). Sometimes liposuction of the flanks (love handles) may be required for optimal result. In most cases, both breast enhancement and abdominal surgery can be performed in one surgery. However, if the anticipated anesthesia time is going to be over six hours, which is rare, it is safer to stage the surgeries. I have performed hundreds of mommy makeover surgeries and it is a pleasure to see the positive change I see in my patients. Mommy makeover before and after photos are dramatically different, which provides the patient with more confidence, allows them to wear nicer clothes, and they seem happier all around! See below Mommy Makeover before and after pictures:
Michael Jazayeri is a board certified plastic surgeon with over 14 years of experience. His office is located in Orange County, California. To schedule a complimentary consultation, please call 714-834-0101.