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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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35 yo s/p childbirth times 2 has changes of pregnancy and childbirth. She underwent small breast reduction/mastopexy with resection of about 375 grams of tissue on each breast. Abdominoplasty was combined with liposuction of the torso, arms and neck removing 2,400 ccs of fat and 3 lbs. of abdominal skin. These photos are at 4 weeks and show tape on the scars for control of swelling and scar width. Tape stays 2 months.

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34 yo mother of 2 has changes of pregnancy and weight loss with breast ptosis and involution as well as skin laxity and diastasis recti. For her “mommy makeover”, she underwent a mastopexy with augmentation mammoplasty using Allergan (Natrelle) SSM 310 cc cohesive silicone gel implants bilaterally with a bi-planar technique. She also had classical abdominoplasty with muscle repair and removal of 0.5 lbs of abdominal skin. 6 week photos show tape in place to manage scar healing. (Tape is used for a minimum of 8 weeks to keep scars thin and flat.) She went from 34 small C to 34 full D.

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44 yo had previously underwent breast augmentation using a 350 cc gel implant. She felt the breast were too large and wanted to address the abdomen as well. For her “mommy makeover” she underwent explant of intact gel implants with mastopexy  combined with classic abdominoplasty doing a muscle repair and liposuction shaping of the torso. Fat aspirated was 1,300 ccs and skin and abdominal fat weighed 2.5 lbs. Photos 6 months post-op.

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36 yo 5’2 130 lbs. photos are 10-week post-surgery. Abdominoplasty with liposuction trunk. 2.1 lbs. skin/fat and 1.5 liters of liposuction fat (3.3 lbs.). Small breast reduction/lift 650 grams total removed from both sides (1.4 lbs.)

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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.