10 May What is a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover has been frequently mentioned in the media. Hence, many mothers present to plastic surgeons asking for this procedure. A mommy makeover is more of a marketing rather a technical term. Following pregnancies many women experience changes in the shape of their body and face. A mommy makeover includes a set of plastic surgery procedures that would restore or improve the shape of the woman’s face and body after childbearing.
There is not a specific set of procedures. More commonly women are bothered by stretched abdominal skin and weak abdominal muscles, sagging breasts with dimished volume, fat excess in various areas. Therefore, a common combination of a mommy makeover procedures are a tummy tuck, liposuction of abdomen and flanks, and breast augmentation. Women who developed breast sagging would benefit from a breast lift in addition to breast enlargment using breast implants. These procedures can also be combined with a tummy tuck. In some women breasts may stay large and heavy and these women request a breast reduction.
Another common set of procedures is facial plastic surgery and body contouring. Commonly mothers in this group undergo such procedures as rhinoplasty combined with a breast augmentation or a tummy tuck. Rhinoplasty is nose surgery to reshape the nose, also referred to as a nose job . Many women who are bothered by protruding ears had requested to undergo ear surgery or otoplasty . This procedure is also called ear pinning .