Mommy makeover surgery utilizes a combination of breast and body procedures to address issues related to pregnancy and nursing. Depending on your specific needs, a mommy makeover may include:
- Breast augmentation to restore volume and symmetry
- Breast lift to firm and sculpt the breast mound
- Abdominoplasty to reattach separated stomach muscles, remove stretch marks, and eliminate excess skin around the belly
- Liposuction to remove fat deposits from legs, hips, buttocks, back, arms, and more
Some mommy makeover procedures also include facial rejuvenation, such as neck liposuction or facelift surgery as well.
Some of the procedures utilized during mommy makeover surgery are permanent. Others are simply long-lasting. Most women can expect full procedure results to last at least ten years or more. How long your results last depends on your anatomy, genetics, lifestyle choices, and other unique factors. During your initial consultation, Dr. Chatson will assess your frame, discuss surgical options, and help you determine how long you can expect results to last.
Breast Surgery and Body Contouring
By and large, body contouring procedures create permanent results. Fat removed with liposuction won’t grow back. Likewise, excess skin removed during tummy tuck won’t simply reappear. However, it is essential to lead a healthy lifestyle to prevent new fat from accumulating and causing the skin to stretch once again. When it comes to liposuction or abdominoplasty, the longevity of your results is really up to you.
This is not the case with breast surgery. While long-lasting, breast surgery is not designed to be permanent. For example, a breast lift can produce noticeable results for decades, but gravity will cause tissue to sag – however slightly – over time. Likewise, breast augmentation can create a fuller and more symmetrical appearance for several years, but implants may eventually need to be replaced. This is, however, becoming less of an issue as implant materials and technology continue to improve.
We Are Here to Answer Your Questions
If you are considering a mommy makeover, we are here to answer your questions and help you determine if it fits your needs. Dr. Chatson is an award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience. He welcomes the opportunity to help you reach your goals.