So what exactly is a “mommy makeover”?
This is a combination of procedures which address the most common areas of after-baby changes that occur in most women. Typically this involves restoring the pre-pregnancy appearance of the breast and tummy areas with a breast lift and/or enlargement, and a tummy tuck. However it is also possible to reduce fullness in the flank region with liposuction, or extend the skin tightening of a tummy tuck around the hips to rejuvenate the entire midsection (say “goodbye” to the dreaded muffin top).
Recently, many of our patients have shyly asked if there is any way to improve the appearance of their pubic region. Thankfully, there are several ways we can help and these procedures can usually be performed with breast and tummy surgery. Sometimes after a c-section there is a band of scar tissue associated with a drop of the pubic area which can create a bulge which is difficult to conceal. By carefully thinning and suspending this area during a tummy tuck we can restore a smooth contour.
We have also been asked about fullness “further down there” (the labia). This can be very embarrassing, or create discomfort during exercise or sexual activity. This extra tissue can be removed during a procedure called a labiaplasty, and can many times be combined with other surgeries.
Fullness in the hips and thighs (affectionately known as saddlebags), can typically be reduced with liposuction. Your surgeon will carefully determine which combination of procedures will be safe to complete together with your during your consultation.