What are your Mommy Makeover Options?
A Mommy Makeover is a combination of several cosmetic procedures that can help address pregnancy-related body changes. As each woman’s body is unique, a highly tailored approach must be used to address your specific goals, customizing your individualized treatment.
The common procedures performed on a Mommy Makeover include one or more of the following:
If the nipple position has not dropped significantly, a breast augmentation alone may be able to restore volume to the breast, giving it a more youthful appearance. If the nipple has drooped too low, breast augmentation is combined with a breast lift.
Women that are comfortable with their present breast size but have sagging breasts and want the nipple position elevated may be good candidates for a breast lift, or mastopexy.
Breast size usually swells during pregnancy. For some women their breasts may continue to remain larger and uncomfortable after pregnancy. Occasionally, pain, poor posture, and skin rashes may develop under the breasts. Breast reduction removes fat and breast tissue, lifting and tightening the breast. Patients are left with smaller, lighter and more comfortable breasts.
Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty)
Most women desire a flat stomach after birth and this procedure can help them in achieving it. Excess skin and fat is removed and the abdominal muscles are tightened, giving a flatter abdomen and narrowing the waist. Tummy tuck surgery also removes stretch marks that are below the belly button.
Although a tummy tuck is good for narrowing your waist, it cannot narrow your hips. Liposuction is often used to help contour the flanks (“love handles”) and hips, creating an hour-glass appearance. It is best for those pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
Also known as labia reduction, labiaplasty is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to reduce the size of an excessively large labia. Occasionally, a large or thickened labia can make some women self-conscious or result in discomfort when wearing tight clothes. It may also help women achieve improved sexual satisfaction and greater self-esteem. If performed alone, the procedure can be done under a local anaesthetic.