Mommy Makeover

By: Levi J.Young, MD  09/10/2015
Keywords: Plastic Surgeons, Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck

The term “mommy makeover” has been used in the press and for marketing reasons but is not one particular surgery. The effects of pregnancy vary from patient to patient. During pregnancy there are many changes going on in your body. The most obvious for most patients is the enlarging of the abdomen as your baby grows. To allow the abdomen to enlarge properly and to help with delivery there are hormone changes that occur that allow your tissues to give and stretch more than normal. Some of these changes are not reversible. Along with this stretching of the abdomen most mothers will gain about 30 pounds. While this may be healthy for the baby it can be hard to get rid of after delivery. The breasts are also affected with many patients having atrophic “shrunken” and ptotic “sagging” breasts after delivery and breast feeding. While the abdomen and breasts are the areas most commonly treated with a “mommy makeover” other areas include lax skin on the face and leg veins.

Keywords: Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants, Breast Lift, Cosmetic Surgeon, Nose Surgery, Plastic Surgeons, Tummy Tuck