The secret to successful Mommy Makeover plastic surgery

By Stephen M. Krant, MD, FACS

After pregnancy, many new mothers are overjoyed with the arrival of their little ones – but also eager to get their old bodies back. But unfortunately, physical changes brought on by pregnancy can be difficult to reverse through diet and exercise alone.

Mommy Makeover plastic surgery

is a popular solution for new mothers seeking to reclaim their pre-baby bodies: and the secret to a successful procedure is developing the right custom treatment plan to hit each individual patient’s target areas.

Understanding Mommy Makeover plastic surgery

Many people refer to Mommy Makeover surgery as a single procedure; but in fact, the name usually encompasses several different procedures combined to lift, tone and tighten areas of the body stretched and pulled out of shape during pregnancy. While there are certainly some common trends among new mothers when it comes to sagging breasts, stretch marks and excess belly fat, it is true that, as noted in a recent article for

The Sacramento Bee

, no two women experience the exact same physical changes post-pregnancy. In other words, there is no single standard for Mommy Makeover procedures: instead, surgeons will work one-on-one with patients to develop a treatment plan that is right for them.

Women seeking plastic surgery after giving birth tend to be interested in several key areas: the breasts, the abdomen, the hips and the thighs. During pregnancy and while nursing, breast enlargement stretches the skin, often resulting in a sagging of the breasts. Meanwhile, stubborn fat deposits often show up around the abdomen, hips and thighs, and the skin and muscles of the abdomen that were stretched during pregnancy may become lax and loose thereafter. To correct these concerns, Mommy Makeover surgeries often include one or more of the following plastic surgery procedures:

  • Breast enhancement
  • Breast lift
  • Breast reduction
  • Liposuction/Liposculpture
  • Tummy tuck
In addition, other procedures can be incorporated if desired to further enhance one’s appearance for a completely refreshed and renewed look post-surgery. By safely combining multiple procedures during a single operation, plastic surgeons reduce both financial costs and physical downtime for their patients – making it that much easier for new moms to nurture themselves while conserving plenty of time and resources for taking care of their young ones.

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