Mommy Makeover Procedures
By Kris M. Reddy, MD FACS
Published on August 30, 2010
A board certified plastic surgeon can perform mommy makeover procedures to restore a woman's self-confidence and self-image after childbirth. The mommy makeover treatment combines breast enhancement and body contouring procedures to achieve the desired result.
The most common procedure utilized in mommy makeover is the breast lift procedure. A plastic surgeon can perform the breast lift (mastopexy) procedure to achieve higher breast placement, make the breasts feel firmer, or to reduce the size of the areola. There are different variations of the breast lift procedure, and a board certified plastic surgeon may recommend best breast lift option must after careful evaluation of the patient and her needs and lifestyle.
The benneli lift (around the nipple) usually works best for breasts that have mild sagging of the breasts. Patients with moderate sagging of the breasts typically undergo a lift that requires an incision around the nipple, and a vertical incision along the bottom of the breast. Patients with severe sagging of the breasts are good candidates for the anchor shaped incision (around the nipple, vertically to the bottom of the breast, and in the crease underneath).
The breast lift procedure is most commonly performed with breast augmentation or breast reduction.
The most common body contouring procedure performed in mommy makeover treatments is a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). The tummy tuck can be done either by itself or in conjunction with a liposuction procedure.
Many patients also ask about the Brazilian butt lift as part of the mommy makeover. The butt lift augments the buttocks to create more contour along the woman's backside.
A board certified plastic surgeon performs the Brazilian butt lift by first removing fat from selected areas of your body, then purifying the fat, and finally injecting selected donor fat cells into your buttocks. This fat transfer procedure is designed to fill the upper quadrant of your buttocks so that the butt appears lifted and perky. The resulting effect is that the woman appears more attractive and sensuous.
To choose the correct combination of procedures within the mommy makeover, a board certified plastic surgeon must first understand the patient's needs and lifestyle. With this understanding, a patient can recommend the best mommy makeover combination.