Leo R. McCafferty, MD, FACS & Associates Plastic Surgery P.C.

Leo R. McCafferty, MD, FACS & Associates, Plastic Surgery P.C.

MOMMY MAKEOVER

A “Mommy Makeover” refers to a number of procedures designed to help women restore their figure after childbirth. The term risks trivializing this important issue for many women but, nevertheless, is pervasive and warrants clarification. The procedures address changes that occur to a woman’s breasts, abdomen, hips, and occasionally thighs. Breast procedures vary according to the problem but can include a breast augmentation, breast lift (mastopexy) or combination to restore shape and volume. Occasionally a breast lift with reduction of breast tissue is necessary.

The abdomen may need a full tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) with repair to the core abdominal wall muscles or often only a mini-tummy tuck (mini-abdominoplasty) with a small amount of skin excess overlying a C-section scar. The mother’s figure can further be restored if needed with liposuction to the abdomen, hips, and occasionally outer and inner thighs. Often a nonsurgical body contouring procedure such as CoolSculpting can be an appropriate adjunct to the overall treatment plan.

Our physicians  feel that any Mommy Makeover should also incorporate a healthy lifestyle plan including skin care, nutrition, and exercise.