After having a child, you may have difficulty getting your pre-baby body back. You may have a lax abdominal area, breasts that sag, or other body contouring issues you’d like resolved. A mommy makeover can solve these concerns by combining a wide range of different procedures.
Despite its name, you can get the procedure even if you’ve not had a baby. Learn more about mommy makeovers from double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gandolfi.
What Is a Mommy Makeover? Understanding the Procedures
A mommy makeover is a series of cosmetic procedures that can include:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Breast reduction
- Tummy Tuck
The combination of procedures you receive will depend greatly on your individual needs. Combining treatments can allow you to address many of your aesthetic concerns at the same time.
Tummy Tuck: Getting Rid of Excess Abdominal Skin and Fat
A tummy tuck procedure involves removing excess skin and fat from your abdominal area, a common issue for women after having a child.
Also known as abdominoplasty, the procedure can help tighten abdominal muscles as well, potentially helping with issues like stress incontinence. If you have scars or stretch marks in the area, a tummy tuck may also treat them.
Drainless, mini, traditional, and floating belly button tummy tucks are available.
Breast Augmentation: Adding Lost Volume
After giving birth or losing a lot of weight, you may notice your breasts don’t have the same volume they used to. When you turn to a mommy makeover, you can get either saline, silicone, or fat transfer breast implants that can give you the silhouette you want.
Your unique needs will determine which incision sites are best suited for your breast augmentation procedure in order to achieve quality results.
Breast Lift: Correcting Sagging Breasts
Breasts can begin to sag with age, but the chances of this happening may increase even more if you’ve breastfed a child. You can get your breasts back to where you want them to be with a lift, which involves removing excess skin and tightening the tissues surrounding the breast.
Even if you don’t want to have a breast augmentation procedure, you can get visible results with a lift.
Breast Reduction: Reducing Your Breasts for Comfort and Appearance
Having breasts that are too large can leave you struggling with neck issues and even posture problems. A breast reduction can help you remove some of the breast fat to achieve the desired results while tightening tissues and removing extra skin.
Not only can you feel better and have fewer back issues, but you can also get a look that fits your frame better.
Liposuction: Removing Extra Fat
Liposuction can be a good option if you notice pockets of fat that you can’t get rid of, no matter how much you exercise or diet. This procedure removes excess fat from either one targeted area or many, depending on your goals.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
The best candidates for mommy makeovers are people who are in overall good health and can receive general anesthesia. You must also be within your ideal weight range, as gaining significant weight after a mommy makeover can affect the results.
Consider a Mommy Makeover in NYC
If you’d like to get body contouring solutions that offer reliable and long-lasting results, a mommy makeover can be the most efficient way of doing so.
As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Gandolfi provides mommy makeovers in NYC with an artistic eye and meticulous attention to detail. Learn more about mommy makeovers to determine whether this procedure could be the right option for you.