After pregnancy and breastfeeding, a woman can struggle with permanent changes to her physique. Many women develop stubborn fat deposits, sagging breasts, and abdominal skin laxity after childbearing, but a Mommy Makeover can restore the body to its pre-pregnancy form. A Mommy Makeover is a procedure package that consists of a combination of cosmetic techniques, such as breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, and the Brazilian Butt Lift. Dr. Pedro Puebla performs Mommy Makeovers on women from around the world to sculpt their silhouette and improve their body confidence.
Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
The advantages of a Mommy Makeover procedure include:
- A flatter and firmer abdomen
- Smooth, curvaceous body contours
- Fuller and more youthful breasts
Mommy Makeover Options
- Breast Augmentation: This procedure can replenish lost breast volume and enhance the projection of the bust. Breast augmentation can be performed using either silicone or “gummy bear” implants through one of three incision locations: along the breast creases (inframammary), around the areolas (periareolar), or through the armpit (transaxillary).
- Breast Lift: This procedure is designed to remove excess breast skin and reposition the remaining tissues to produce firmer and perkier breasts. Breast lift surgery raises the breasts to a more youthful position and may involve repositioning the nipple-areolar complex to achieve optimal results.
Pregnancy stretches the abdominal skin and muscles, which can lead to permanent laxity. Tummy tuck surgery can remove excess tissue and repair damaged rectus muscles to create a tighter and more visually pleasing midsection. Depending on the desired extent of correction, patients may opt for a mini, traditional, fleur-de-lis, extended, or circumferential tummy tuck.
Patients who wish to address localized fat deposits may add liposuction to their Mommy Makeover. Liposuction is a fat removal technique that involves using a thin hollow tube (cannula) to suction fat and sculpt the treated areas. Dr. Puebla performs tumescent liposuction to reduce the risk of bleeding, swelling, and other postoperative side effects.
Brazilian Butt Lift
Women who desire a fuller, rounder butt may want to consider a Brazilian Butt Lift with their Mommy Makeover. A Brazilian Butt Lift procedure can augment the buttocks naturally by using the patient’s own fat after the harvesting and purification processes. Choosing to undergo this procedure can create a voluptuous bottom and deliver exceptional overall contouring results.
Mommy Makeover patients will likely experience bruising, swelling, and discomfort following their procedure. Wearing the compression garments provided by Dr. Puebla and following all aftercare directions can help reduce any uncomfortable side effects. Medication is prescribed to help manage postoperative pain. Most Mommy Makeover patients must stay at the hospital for one night to help prevent complications and to monitor the healing process. Patients are asked to have a follow-up appointment with Dr. Puebla 10 days after surgery so that he may check all of the incisions and see how the recovery has been.
While there will be a noticeable improvement in the appearance of the treated areas, swelling can obscure the final results. Residual swelling may last for four to six months, as the body heals and conforms to its new shape. The effects of a Mommy Makeover are considered permanent. However, subsequent pregnancies, weight fluctuations, and aging can affect the results over time. Adopting a healthy, active lifestyle can help preserve the outcome for many years.
Patients who undergo elective surgery can have a revision procedure in the future. No matter which cosmetic procedure you opt for, your body and face will continue to age naturally. If you have excess weight on your body, you may still experience fat deposits that need to be taken care of with additional liposuction treatments. The same goes for wanting a bigger buttocks or hips, extra rounds of treatment may be necessary to achieve your desired result. Aging, sagging, scarring, and other changes are attributed mainly to genetics and your aftercare routine. Should you desire revision surgery one year after your initial procedure, necessary fees may be required for the hospital, surgical facility, lab work, and medical supplies or devices (i.e., breast or facial implants). These revision surgeries will be personalized per patient, and there will always be a discounted rate available for return patients. Only patients who follow the recommended postoperative protocol and attend all follow-up appointments will qualify for the revision policy and associated courtesies.