A common misconception in plastic surgery is that when you go into a plastic surgeon’s office requesting a “mommy makeover” it can only mean one thing. In reality, a mommy makeover is any operation or combination of operations geared toward treating the parts of your body most impacted by pregnancy. In fact, you do not even have to be a “mommy” to get a mommy makeover because the body parts impacted by pregnancy are often the same ones impacted by aging, weight changes, and hormonal fluctuations in any woman!
Some procedures that can be part of a mommy makeover include breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, abdominoplasty, labiaplasty, and liposuction (of the flanks, back, or even under the chin). When patients come to see me for a mommy makeover, it is very important to me that they have a mental list of goals and priorities. I will only treat the areas that bother you! If you are unsure about a particular area, then we can talk about what you can expect if we do or do not treat it.
Overall, the answer to the question whether you should get just a tummy tuck or a combination of operations including a tummy tuck (a “mommy makeover”) depends completely on you, your goals, and what type of recovery fits best into your life. This decision is one that you will make together with your surgeon so that you can feel confident in and excited about your surgical plan.
At Astra Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, we believe plastic surgery can achieve beautiful yet subtle results that accentuate your natural contours. Whether you opt for surgical treatments or non-invasive procedures, your cosmetic surgeon should possess a thorough understanding of the body's symmetry and proportions to ensure the best possible outcomes.*
Schedule a consultation today to learn how Astra Plastic Surgery can empower you to take control of your look.