Mommy Makeover Surgery – It’s not JUST for Moms!

Don’t let the name fool you. Although “Mommy Makeover” surgery is a popular choice for tens of thousands of mothers each year looking to reclaim their pre-baby bodies, it is also an excellent option for non-moms! If some of the improvements you’d like to see in your appearance include a flatter tummy, more contoured midsection, and higher, fuller breasts – you may be a candidate for this multiple procedure surgery. Let’s take a closer look at the Mommy Makeover to understand its benefits to ALL women, regardless of parental status or age.

What IS a Mommy Makeover?

“The name is somewhat misleading because you definitely don’t need to be a mom to benefit from a Mommy Makeover,” says Dr. Nathan Leigh, a board-certified plastic surgeon with Edina Plastic Surgery who has performed hundreds of Mommy Makeovers throughout his career. “The term is a blanket statement that refers to any combination of plastic surgery procedures performed during one surgery that can enhance the body’s appearance,” he goes on to explain. “Generally, the procedures focus on the tummy and breasts, two areas that can be greatly affected by childbirth in terms of sagging and volume loss. But, these changes can also be a result of natural aging and weight loss in women who have never had children.”

What Procedures are Most Commonly Included in a Mommy Makeover?

Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty: A tummy tuck is designed to remove the excess skin and abdominal fat that can accompany a woman’s pregnancy. Women and men who have experienced significant weight loss may also share this concern. As a result of surgery, the abdomen appears flatter, smoother, and more contoured. Women who experience the separation of abdominal muscles after pregnancy, diastasis recti, can have these muscles repaired during tummy tuck surgery.

Breast Lift Surgery: After a woman has breastfed, her breasts may appear deflated and sag. Breast Lift Surgery can remove excess skin and reposition the breast to a more youthful, perkier placement on the chest. The surgery can be performed with or without an implant to enhance overall volume. Because a woman’s breasts can lose elasticity and droop naturally with aging, a Breast Lift is a very popular procedure for women who have never breastfed as well.

Breast Augmentation: “Breast Augmentation Surgery is popular amongst women of all ages and stages of life,” shares Dr. Leigh. “This surgery utilizes a saline or silicone implant to enhance the size and contour of a woman’s breasts. Breast augmentation can be especially helpful to women who have breastfed due to the flattened and deflated appearance the breasts may have after this stage. That being said, hundreds of thousands of women have breast augmentations every year are not mothers or women of childbearing age.”

Breast Reduction Surgery: Whether due to genetics or the result of pregnancy, some women choose to have a Breast Reduction with their Mommy Makeover to decrease their breasts’ size and weight. This procedure is frequently performed with a Breast Lift.

Liposuction: “I find that breast enhancement, plus tummy tuck, and liposuction is the most common and popular combination of procedures in my Mommy Makeovers,” says Dr. Leigh. “These procedures work so well together to give a woman a very natural and balanced transformation. Liposuction removes excess fat from problem spots like the stomach, back, hips, thighs, and arms. It’s almost like the finishing touch to recontour the body into a more youthful, attractive shape.”

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What are the Advantages of a Mommy Makeover?

Who Can Have a Mommy Makeover?

“If you are someone who desires to improve multiple areas of your body at once, whether you are a mother or not, in your 30s or 60s – as long as you’re in good health, you may be a great candidate for a Mommy Makeover,” says Dr. Leigh.

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Would you like to improve several aspects of your body’s appearance at once? Schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss Mommy Makeover with an Edina Plastic Surgery surgeon. Call (612) 688-3177 or click here to get started!

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