Mommy Makeover – Fixing Your Image After Pregnancy
Board certified plastic surgeon for 25 years – Dr. Phil Haeck explains what a Mommy Makeover is (Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation, Liposuction). Combining surgeries helps decrease cost of plastic surgery and recovery time.
I don’t think plastic surgeons started the mommy makeover term. That was started by the media when they started hearing about combined surgeries. Plastic surgeons have done this for years.
Basically the core of a mommy makeover is some time of an abdominoplasty or a tummy tuck combined with either breast surgery or liposuction. The mommy makeover part is, you know, what changed after pregnancy and breast feeding. That’s what we’re going to fix.
One of the reasons the mommy makeover craze got started was there’s some benefits to combining two surgeries at the same time. The recovery time is going to be the same rather than having a tummy tuck and recovering for two weeks and coming back and having a breast lift or a breast reduction and having an additional two weeks; why not recover from both at the same time?
Because these operations are safe if done in a short period of time, you can recover from two at once.
There’s also some subtle financial considerations. You’re under anesthesia for a shorter period of time if we do this together. That’s a cost savings to you.