What is a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy Makeover Overview:
Becoming a mom brings immense joy, but it also leads to significant changes in the body that can be challenging if not impossible to reverse even with the best diet and fitness routine. The term "Mommy Makeover" refers to a set of surgeries or treatments aimed at restoring your pre-pregnancy physique. It's like a package deal to help moms get their body back.
By combining multiple surgeries at once, you not only save on anesthesia and service fees but also have the advantage of planning a single period of time to take off work and arrange for help with household chores and childcare while you recover. Additionally, we also offer non-surgical treatments to address concerns like stretch marks and other post-pregnancy issues you may have.
Some of the most common procedures seen with a Mommy Makeover include:
- Breast Lift or Reduction: This procedure can improve the appearance of sagging breasts as a result of pregnancy and breastfeeding. This procedure can reduce enlarged breasts as a result of pregnancy.
- Breast Augmentation: This procedure can return breast cup size back to pre-pregnancy measurements.
- Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty: This procedure can revive the stomach muscles and tighten sagging skin. An umbilicoplasty reshapes the belly button.
- Liposuction or Liposculpture: This procedure can remove unwanted pockets of fat from the stomach, lower abdomen, hips, thighs, legs, arms, and lower back.
- Labiaplasty: This procedure can remove excess skin from the labia
Mommy makeovers can include any or all of these body-contouring procedures depending on your needs and expectations. Our surgeons will tailor a package according to your needs and goals. These procedures can be performed separately or at the same time. This will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Ferguson.
"You lose a lot of breast elasticity, so they're not as full as they once were"
Your breasts don’t contain any muscle, however they are attached via ligaments to the muscles of your chest wall. These ligaments stretch during pregnancy and don’t tighten again. This means that your breasts will droop, and they may never be the same shape they were before you were pregnant. These changes happen regardless if you breast or bottle feed. Once you stop breastfeeding, the milk-producing tissue will be replaced by fatty tissue. This can take 6 months or so, but before this happens, they can feel quite empty. It’s best that you support your breast with a comfortable, well-fitted bra.
Unlike breast augmentations, breast lifts seek to change the shape and position of your breasts rather than the size. This procedure, also known as a mastopexy, is a great way to help you reposition your breasts in a more upright procedure if they have begun to sag from age or after pregnancy. On top of adjusting how your breasts sit, this procedure will also remove excess skin from your breasts, removing unsightly wrinkling or sagging that you can’t fix without surgery. This can be done with or without the addition of implants.
Types of Abdominoplasty
Diastasis recti is a common condition in pregnant and postpartum people. It occurs when the rectus abdominis muscles (six-pack ab muscles) separate during pregnancy from being stretched. The separation can make a person's belly stick out or bulge months or years postpartum. Excercise can sometimes help to close the gap but surgery is the only real fix. It is highly reccomended for this reason that you wait until you are done having children as another pregnancy would stretch things out again.
We can perform a complete or partial tummy tuck surgery based on your needs. Complete abdominoplasties are more serious, as we need to cut from hipbone to hipbone to properly contour all the skin, tissue and muscles in the area. Partial tucks can be done for people with more fat below the bellybutton that can be addressed without such major incisions.