4 common elements in a Mommy Makeover surgery

After a woman has gone through childbirth, she often considers a variety of surgeries to help with sagging breasts, excess, loose skin and excess fat in the abdominal area. Done separately, these surgeries can take months or years of scheduling and recovery periods. A “Mommy Makeover” has become increasingly popular as it combines multiple procedures into one surgery and one recovery period. Each surgery is customized based on a woman’s needs, but most involve a combination of breast augmentation, breast lift, abdominoplasty and liposuction.

Breast Augmentation

After losing volume from childbirth and breastfeeding, many women are looking to bring back the shape and firmness their breasts once had. Breast augmentation with breast implants help give them the shape and firmness they desire and even a bit more. The types of implants are saline and silicone, with silicone being the most popular due to its more natural feel.

Breast Lift

For sagging breasts, a breast lift helps the breasts regain their youthful shape. During this procedure, the breast tissue is lifted, excess skin is removed, and the nipple and areola are moved to a higher position. The areola size can be reduced at this time.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck will help flatten and re-contour the waist and abdomen by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the underlying muscles that have separated during pregnancy and childbirth. A low, gently curving incision is made just above the pubic area but lower than the panty line so it can be easily concealed by underwear or bikini bottoms.

Liposuction

To remove stubborn fat pockets around the abdomen after pregnancy, liposuction is the ideal solution. Liposelection (Vaser Lipo) is a revolutionary new procedure that uses state-of-the-art ultrasound technology to reshape your body. It’s an alternative to the harsh techniques of traditional liposuction. It works by being more selective of tissue, minimizing damage to connective tissue. This technique removes more fat and provides smoother results and more contraction of overlying skin compared to traditional liposuction.

To learn more about the Mommy Makeover and to see if you’re a candidate for surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Wiener by calling (773) 763-3990.

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