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6 Ways to Customize Your Mommy Makeover

Posted December 19, 2022 in Mommy Makeover

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A Mommy Makeover combines two or more cosmetic surgeries to tighten, lift, recontour, and enhance a woman’s body after one or more pregnancies (or significant weight loss).

Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding all take a toll on a woman’s body, and their effects manifest in a variety of ways. 

Woman carrying her daughter on her back.

For this reason, there are several procedures and combination options to consider, and it helps to understand how each works and the results you can expect.

There is no end to the combinations available with a Mommy Makeover. To give you some ideas, we have compiled a list of commonly used techniques. Your Mommy Makeover may use one or a combination of these options. Again, the possibilities are endless.

What’s Combined in a Typical Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is often defined as a breast augmentation combined with a tummy tuck and liposuction. However, this baseline definition leaves a lot to be desired. Some women do not require all three techniques, whereas others benefit from additional or different procedures. 

Because of this, no two Mommy Makeovers look exactly the same.

So, what will yours look like?

Infographic showing the benefits of Mommy Makeover surgery.

1. Tummy Tuck and Breast Augmentation

This combination is used in a lot of Mommy Makeovers as it addresses two main concerns after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding: loss of breast volume and abdominal laxity.

If you have sagging skin and residual fat around your belly and waist, a tummy tuck can remove the fat and tighten both the core abdominal muscles and remove loose skin.

For loss of volume in the breasts or a deflated appearance, breast augmentation can restore fullness to increase the size of your bustline. 

2. Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift

Choosing to undergo a breast lift instead of an augmentation will maintain your current cup size but reposition and sculpt the breasts for a shapelier and younger-looking upper body. 

When this is combined with a tummy tuck, you can expect to achieve a slimmer midsection and firm breasts that highlight a fit and natural-looking figure.

3. Liposuction and Breast Augmentation

If you have stubborn pockets of fat around your belly and in other areas like the hips, buttocks, or thighs and the skin around your abdomen is not loose, liposuction is a versatile procedure that is less invasive than a tummy tuck.

Combine liposuction and breast augmentation to sculpt the body and increase your breast size to create smooth and voluptuous contours.

This combination alone (without a tummy tuck) is only viable for women with minimal abdominal concerns. Liposuction does not remove nor does it significantly tighten loose skin. It also does not address weakened or separated abdominal muscles. If you experience any of these, you will benefit most from adding a tummy tuck.

Bonus tip: If you are a candidate for this combination (or any other combination) and want to define your abdomen further, you can consider adding non-surgical Emsculpt Neo® into the mix. This device is used to tone muscles, burn fat, and tighten skin and can be performed once you have recovered from your surgical procedures.

4. Liposuction and Breast Lift

Combining liposuction with a breast lift can restore your body to its pre-pregnancy state or even improve it. If you are happy with the size of your breasts but miss the perkiness they once had, and your abdominal skin is in good shape, this combination is right for you. 

5. Breast Augmentation With a Lift

A woman wearing a compression bra after cosmetic breast surgery.

If you want to increase your breast size but have experienced visible sagging or your nipples are low, you may be advised to add a breast lift to your breast augmentation and choice of tummy tuck or liposuction (or both).

6. Add a Breast Reduction Instead

While traditional Mommy Makeovers include breast lifts or augmentation, sometimes this is the best opportunity for women with very large breasts to undergo breast reduction.

If you want to decrease your breast size as part of your Mommy Makeover, you can combine this procedure with a tummy tuck or liposuction for excellent results. Breast reduction will be performed alongside a breast lift to help provide a lifted and tightened breast contour that matches your new body proportions.

Are You a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

If you’ve completed your family or don’t plan to become pregnant in the future and want to address the undesirable physical changes motherhood has caused, a Mommy Makeover may be right for you. Additionally, motherhood is not a prerequisite. 

This surgery can be chosen by any woman who wants to target multiple areas of her body, including her breasts and midsection, and is common after significant weight loss. 

Customized Mommy Makeovers in Miami, FL

Do you live in or near Miami, Florida, and want to learn more about our comprehensive Miami Mommy Makeover options? Our well-respected and board-certified plastic surgeons are committed to helping our Mommy Makeover patients achieve excellent results and accomplish their cosmetic goals.
Call our Coral Gables, Florida, office at (305) 960-7511 to reach Careaga Plastic Surgery’s friendly and helpful staff for further details or to schedule a consultation.


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