Mommy Makeover

Mommy makeover is a term that describes the combined procedure that reverses the postpartum changes of breasts and abdomen in ladies after childbirth.

Mommy Makeover

Mommy makeover is a term that describes the combined procedure that reverses the postpartum changes of breasts and abdomen in ladies after childbirth.

Mommy Makeover
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PROCEDURE SCHEDULE

Surgery

  • Time: 4-6 hours
  • General Anesthesia

Recovery

  • Ambulate the night of surgery
  • Shower 2 days after surgery
  • 7 to 10 days off work

Restriction

  • 6 weeks from heavy lifting and swimming
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WHY MOMMY MAKEOVER?

Mommy makeover is a term coined by plastic surgeons in New York reflecting the desire of mothers to restore their body image after giving birth. The most common body changes after childbirth are in the abdomen and breasts. Because of pregnancy, the abdominal wall stretched out with the corresponding growth of the baby. After childbirth, moms are left with lots of loose skin in combination of a weakened abdominal muscle wall that hangs over the pubic area and gives the ladies an aged look. The breasts undergo changes following the same mechanism, stretched by milk and deflated after breastfeeding. These changes are most prominent in ladies who had multiple pregnancies and in ladies who gave birth at an older age.

Mommy makeover combines abdominoplasty with breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast lift/augmentation at the same time, targeting the abdomen and the breasts to restore pre-pregnancy body shape for the moms. Many patients who choose this procedure expressing the desire to wear prior slimmer clothes and bikini for the beach again!

HOW IS IT DONE?

Mommy makeover is essentially the combination of abdominoplasty with a breast procedure (augmentation, breast lift, and augmentation/breast lift). So the technique for each procedure applies to this surgery. This procedure, however, provides the combined benefit of each and restores the body shape as a whole. The decision to whether augment or lift the breast or both is based on individual’s needs after discussion with the plastic surgeon.


SURGical approacheS

Abdominoplasty

Mommy makeover abdominoplasty procedure

Step 1. Identify the excess area.

Mommy makeover abdominoplasty procedure

Step 2. Recognize the degree of muscle laxity underneath.

Mommy makeover abdominoplasty procedure

Step 3. Excise the excess skin and fat and repair the loosened muscles underneath.

Mommy makeover abdominoplasty procedure

Step 4. Re-approximate the opened area to hide the incision in the Bikini line.


Implant Placement

Mommy makeover breast augmentation procedure

Normal Breast Anatomy with Breast Gland on top of Chest Muscle

Mommy makeover breast augmentation procedure

Subglandular Placement: Implant above Chest Muscle

Mommy makeover breast augmentation procedure

Submuscular Placement: Implant below Chest Muscle


Incision Placement

breast augmentation incision placement

Incision Hidden in the Armpit

breast augmentation incision placement

Incision Hidden around the Areola

breast augmentation incision placement

Incision Hidden under the Inferior Breast Fold


BEFORE & AFTERS

Mommy makeover before and after results as performed by Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. William Lao

C, 41, Caucasian

C is a 41-year-old lady who previously had a rhinoplasty done and was happy with her result. She came back to the clinic for consultation regarding breast and abdomen rejuvenation. After discussion, it was determined the best combination for her would be a breast lift with augmentation and abdominoplasty with liposuction at the same time.

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*Individual results may vary.

Mommy makeover before and after results as performed by Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. William Lao

C, 30, Asian

C is a 30 year-old mother of two. She had gained a lot of weight since pregnancy and could not lose the fat especially in the abdomen and flanks. She previously had a smaller breast augmentation but would like to be exchanged to bigger size. She is a tall lady with a wide frame so bigger implants would work for her. After understanding her goals, an abdominoplasty with a main focus on liposuction and transaxillary breast implant exchange with capsule release and replacement with bigger implants were done. She was extremely happy with her result!

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*Individual results may vary.

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