A mommy makeover refers to any procedure or a combination of procedures specifically designed to surgically correct cosmetic issues that occur after pregnancy and childbirth. Even though age and weight gained during pregnancy are the most likely contributing factors to the common post-pregnancy physical changes, the most important factor is your genetic predisposition. Some moms don’t have to contend with significant shape changes but for those who do, a mommy makeover becomes inevitable.
The most common use of the term “mommy makeover” refers to a combination of a breast surgery, a tummy tuck, liposuction and lipotransfer surgery performed at the same time to correct the deleterious effects of pregnancy, childbirth and nursing. The term can also encompass a vaginoplasty or even a labiaplasty, correction of hyperpigmentation, and c-section scar revision.
Details on the most common mommy makeover procedures performed by Dr. Hakki at Luxxery:
- Breast Lift with or without an augmentation to correct the sagginess and laxity that occurs after delivery or breastfeeding. When the breasts return to their pre-pregnancy size they often become overstretched as they lose their volume. These are significant shape changes that a breast lift can help overcome. Using an implant with the breast lift helps support and enhances the breast as well as provides fullness on top, which is hard to achieve with a lift alone.
- Abdominoplasty: Abdominal skin often becomes stretched during pregnancy and doesn’t snap back after the baby is born. In addition, the rectus abdominus muscles which run vertically can separate causing a midline abdominal protrusion and weakness in the abdominal wall. This unflattering abdominal contour with its accompanying excess skin can be corrected with a tummy tuck.
- Liposuction: Helps with the post pregnancy changes in the body contouring. As women get back to their original weight, they still have excess fat in certain areas. Liposuction, alone or combined with a tummy tuck, can help correct those extra fatty deposits.
- Fat Transfer: Helps shift the fatty deposits from where you don’t want them into the areas that need them. Volume loss in the breast or buttocks are areas that can benefit from fat transfer. Fat is liposuctioned from other areas and re-injected in the deficient areas.
Dr. Hakki frequently performs Mommy Makeovers. He considers liposuction and lipotransfer, a crucial component of the Mommy Makeover to bring along the results patients seek after pregnancy. His trademark Mommy Makeover consist of a breast portion, which includes a breast lift with fat grafting to the breast (natural breast augmentation), where fat is harvested from another area of the body and injected into the breast to create fullness on top. The abdominal portion consists of a tummy tuck or mini-tummy tuck and most importantly, liposuction of the back, gluteal area and flanks. The liposuction component brings about a sculptured hour glass body contour, which cannot be accomplished without it.
The procedures are performed in our certified freestanding surgery center, on an outpatient basis, under local IV sedation or MAC sedation. Patients may require 10-12 days for recovery. The fee for the Mommy Makeover is typically determined by the specific procedures selected. The final cost can vary, and depends on the combination of surgeries selected and customized for each patient. Since the Mommy Makeover can consist of any combination of mini or full tummy-tuck, breast lift with or without implants, and liposuction with lipotransfer, patients can expect the fee to range from $10,000.00-$20,000.00. Considering the combination procedures involved, the best candidate is a patient in good health with a medical clearance prior to undergoing the procedures. I must reiterate that these are lengthy complex procedures. It is important to have a thorough consultation with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon, see before and after photos of the surgeon’s work and undergo the procedure in the ultimate safe setting.
You devote so much of yourself to your children; why not take care of yourself while you raise them too? The Mommy Makeover offers you exciting options to reverse the effects of childbearing and bring your body back to its previous shape. This is the philosophy behind a Mommy Makeover.
View Breast Lift Before and After Photos
View Liposuction Before and After Photos
View Tummy Tuck Before and After Photos