A Mommy makeover surgery is a common combination of breast surgery (lift, reduction or augmentation) and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). Many women will need this combination surgery after pregnancy or large amounts of weight loss. The abdominoplasty, tummy tuck, involves liposuction of the abdomen and flanks, tightening of the abdominal rectus muscles (six pack muscles), and removal of all of the skin between the belly button and the pubic area. Commonly liposuction of the back or thighs is also done with abdominoplasty and breast surgery.
The second part of a Mommy makeover is a breast surgery to make the breast more youthful. Patients may require a breast reduction if their breasts are overly large, a breast lift if the breasts have become droopy with breast feeding, a breast enlargement with a saline or silicone implant if the breasts have become small after breast feeding, or a combination of breast lift and breast augmentation for women who need both surgeries. Mommy makeover surgery takes about four hours to complete, and costs vary depending on the needs of every individual patient. Recovery is typically the same as for a tummy tuck surgery-10 to 14 days, as discomfort from breast surgery tends to be minor.
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