Summary: When most women consider which procedures to include in their mommy makeovers, they tend to focus on the three main problem spots: breasts, tummy and thighs. It’s these areas where pregnancy and childbirth typically take the biggest toll, and your mommy makeover, a set of procedures designed to help you regain your pre-pregnancy body, can be customized to target any or all of these.
For women interested in getting the most out of their post-baby body contouring, these three perfect procedure combinations listed below prove that the whole of your mommy makeover can deliver greater results than the sum of its parts.
1. Breast Augmentation + Lift
Breast augmentation is nearly always included in a mommy makeover, and for good reason. Many women lose breast volume over the course of their lives, and pregnancy and nursing can be major contributors to that concern. Even women who never had the breast volume they’d always wanted may find that completing their families is the right milestone to celebrate by enhancing their figure with more feminine curves.
Breast augmentation alone, on the other hand, may not be enough to create your dream look. Many mothers suffer from breast ptosis, or sagging, and the additional weight of breast implants may make matters worse. By combining a breast lift and implants, you can enjoy a boost in breast volume along with a perkier profile.
2. Tummy Tuck + Lipo
Nearly every woman who undergoes pregnancy wonders at some point how she will recover her old midsection. Pregnancy stretches out the abdominal skin and muscles, which can create a permanent paunch that can’t be reversed with diet and exercise alone. That’s why tummy tucks, also known as abdominoplasty, are so popular among women who have been pregnant. By tightening the abdominal muscles, removing excess fatty tissue and excising loose stomach skin, a tummy tuck can give you a sleeker midsection than it’s possible to achieve on your own.
Not every tummy tuck patient may realize that tummy tucks and liposuction are an incredible match. Combining your tummy tuck with liposuction allows your plastic surgeon to shape your waistline with even more precision, permanently removing fat cells that may otherwise linger around your abdomen for the long-term.
The special surgical techniques used to perform the combined abdominoplasty and liposuction (also known as the C.L.A.S.S. tummy tuck) can result in a quicker, more comfortable recovery by reducing tension on your incision and bypassing the need for post-surgical drains. Additionally, the results of the C.L.A.S.S. tummy tuck are consistently superior to those that are possible with traditional abdominoplasty.
3. Liposuction + Nonsurgical Body Contouring
Finally, with or without a tummy tuck, liposuction is popular among mommy makeover patients for its ability to smooth out resistant problem spots. After you’ve reached your target weight, lipo can be used on the love handles, buttocks, back, arms and virtually anywhere else on the body where exercise and dieting failed to deliver the results you’d hoped for.
VelaShape™ III is a lesser known procedure, but when combined with lipo, this nonsurgical treatment can bring out the best in your body. VelaShape™ III uses radiofrequency waves and infrared light to promote collagen production, tighten the skin and improve texture. VelaShape™ III can also reduce the appearance of cellulite to perfectly complement your liposuction results.