What is a Mommy Makeover?

Smiling woman and child

A Mommy Makeover is an elective cosmetic surgery procedure to redesign a woman’s breasts and tummy. It treats sagging and/or deflated breasts, tightens the abdominal muscles, and jettisons excess drooping skin and tissues in the abdomen, while simultaneously eliminating most, if not all, stretch marks. This combination procedure often includes breast augmentation and a tummy tuck for my Valparaiso and Schererville patients. The combination of procedures can be customized to fit each patient’s specific body contouring goals, and, depending on the woman’s needs, breast lift, breast reduction, or liposuction may also be performed.

Best Candidates for a Mommy Makeover

The ideal candidate for a Mommy Makeover is an adult woman who desires firmer, uplifted breasts and a flatter abdomen. It’s important, as well, to have realistic expectations about a Mommy Makeover. NW Indiana women who are within 10% of their ideal weight and who have been at a stable weight for at least six months, obtain the best results. If you are a smoker, you must cease smoking for at least two weeks prior to any cosmetic surgery procedure and continue to avoid smoking for at least four weeks afterward, as smoking inhibits healing.

Having More Children?

Women who anticipate a future pregnancy should wait until their family is completed prior to undergoing a Mommy Makeover, as the stretching of the skin, tissues, and abdominal muscles will largely undo the beautiful results.

You Don’t Have to Be a Mommy for a Mommy Makeover

Although called a Mommy Makeover because it’s most often performed to “makeover” a woman’s body from the effects of pregnancy, many of my Indiana Mommy Makeover patients have never been moms. However, with time, many women discover that their breasts have become sagging and deflated and that the tight tummy they enjoyed in previous years has begun to loosen up, resulting in a “muffin top.” A Mommy Makeover can eliminate a muffin top and lift the breasts in the same procedure. Judicious liposuction can also be performed on the thighs and/or abdominal area during a Mommy Makeover to eliminate exercise-resistant areas of fat.

Mommy Makeover After Massive Weight Loss

A Mommy Makeover is an excellent procedure for women who have experienced massive weight loss through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery. When a woman has lost a great deal of weight, her tissues and skin are unable to “shrink” to her much smaller figure. The result is a great deal of loose skin and very droopy, flat breasts. Both problems are effectively remedied through a Mommy Makeover. You can read more about body contouring after a major weight loss in this related blog post.

You can also see real patients’ results in our Mommy Makeover before-and-after photos.

If diet and exercise have failed to give you the shape you want, call us at 800-721-3244 or complete our discreet online consultation form to request a consultation. You can meet with me at my Valparaiso or Schererville office location to learn more about your personal Mommy Makeover options.

To your Health & Beauty,
Gus Galante, MD
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in Indiana, Chicago, Schererville, Munster, Valparaiso

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