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The mommy makeover

With the advent of much-improved anesthesia techniques that allow a safer anesthetic with fewer after-effects, combined with the popularity of such shows as “Extreme Makeover,” requests for multiple procedures at one setting are increasing rapidly.

For example, our Minneapolis surgeons often perform abdominoplasty combined with liposuction, and very frequently the patient also has a breast lift, reduction, or augmentation. These combined procedures, often called “mommy makeovers” allow the patient to have a single recovery vs. three separate ones. Our Minneapolis mommy makeover surgery shortens downtime from family and work, as well as reducing the costs of anesthesia.

Many patients are delighted with the result of these combined procedures and are glad to have everything done at once.

The patient considering multiple procedures must be healthy and have good home support, as the recovery will be somewhat more difficult than if procedures were done separately. Our surgeons recommend preplanning for these mommy makeover patients, and suggest that they complete a week’s worth of chores such as grocery shopping and laundry before undergoing these combined procedures. It is difficult to take care of infant children without reliable help for 7 to 14 days after this type of mommy makeover surgery depending on what is done.

> Our tips for preparing for your surgery are available here.

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21 yo, 5’7″, 159 lbs. Abdominoplasty with liposuction trunk and thigh; mastopexy 3.75 lbs skin and fat resection, 1,200cc liposuction volume. 7 weeks photos.

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25 yo, 5’4″, 130 lbs. Abdominoplasty with transaxillary endoscopic assisted augmentation mammoplasty. Allergan cohesive gel style 15 339cc. 34B to 34D. 2 month photos.

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32 yo, 5’7″, 180 lbs. Abdominoplasty with liposuction trunk, thighs; small breast reduction 2,200cc liposuction volume, 2.7 lbs skin and fat, 300 grams breast reduction per side.

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34 yo mother of four underwent an abdominoplasty with liposuction shaping and mastopexy/augmentation mammoplasty using style 20 Allergan cohesive gel silicone implants 325cc on the right, and 375cc on the left. 2½ month photos.

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55 yo, 5’8″, 168 lbs. Extended abdominoplasty, brachioplasty, mastopexy/augmentation mammoplasty, auto augmentation of buttocks. Done in 2 procedures, 6 weeks apart. Implants were Allergan style 20 cohesive gel 300cc right; Allergan style 40 cohesive gel 260cc left. 2 months from last procedure photos.

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37 yo, 5’7″, 137 lbs. Underwent abdominoplasty with 1/2 lbs. skin excision and 350cc liposuction. Also augmentation mammoplasty with Inamed style LP 68 saline implant of 150cc and a modified mastopexy. 2 month photos.

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47 yo, 5’4″, 120 lbs. Underwent abdominoplasty and liposuction shaping. 3/4 lb skin/fat resection and 300cc fat aspirate. Also an augmentation mammoplasty using Inamed style 68 MP 360cc with 380cc right and 360cc left. 2 month photos.

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45 yo, 5’8″, 153 lbs. Combined procedures/mommy makeover. Weight loss by diet and exercise resulted in breast sag and loose abdominal skin. She underwent Abdominoplasty with Liposuction shaping, as well as Mastopexy. 2 month photos.

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38 yo, 5’5″, 155 lbs. Combined procedures. Had gastric bypass and subsequent loose skin. She underwent an extended abdominoplasty with liposuction, brachioplasty and breast Lift. 5 lbs of skin was resected. 3 month photos.