Mommy makeover surgery is not a singular procedure. Rather, “mommy makeover” is an umbrella term used to describe a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures designed to address the common aesthetic concerns that many mothers share. Often, mommy makeover surgery includes breast surgery and abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck” surgery) because mothers are often concerned about the appearance of their breasts and abdomen following pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, board-certified Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Ary Krau can customize mommy makeover surgery to include the procedures that are most appropriate for each specific patient.
Here are the most popular mommy makeover combinations requested by patients of Dr. Ary Krau:
Breast Lift and Tummy Tuck
Breastfeeding often leaves women with sagging breasts and downward-pointing nipples. To correct these cosmetic concerns, Dr. Krau performs breast lift during mommy makeover surgery. With breast lift, he raises the breasts to a higher, more youthful-looking position on the chest wall. He can also move downward-pointing nipples to a higher, more central location on the breasts.
Pregnancy itself can also take a toll on a woman’s abdominal area. Following pregnancy—especially multiple pregnancies—women are often left with loose skin that has lost its elasticity and can no longer shrink back to a smaller size and shape once the excess pregnancy weight has been lost. This leads to sagging abdominal skin that hangs off the body. In addition, pregnancy can severely damage the abdominal muscles, sometimes causing them to separate. When this happens, muscle tone cannot be restored without surgical intervention. This is why Dr. Krau often includes tummy tuck surgery as part of mommy makeover surgery. With abdominoplasty, Dr. Krau removes excess abdominal skin and repairs the underlying musculature and other tissue structures. By placing permanent internal sutures in the abdominal muscle fascia, he can restore muscle tone the treatment area. He re-drapes the remaining skin, pulling it tight and closes the incisions. The result is a firmer, flatter abdominal profile.
Breast Lift With Silicone Implants and Tummy Tuck
Sometimes, women remark that their breasts look flattened like a pancake due to pregnancy and breastfeeding or are smaller in size than they were before having children. For these patients, Dr. Krau might recommend including breast implants in the breast lift portion of mommy makeover surgery. Using breast implants is an effective way to restore lost volume to the breasts.
Breast Surgery and Brazilian Butt Lift
Women who are naturally thin or have an athletic build often wish to enhance their curves after having kids. They may require breast lift surgery, breast augmentation surgery or both in their mommy makeover procedures to accomplish this. They may also require Brazilian butt lift surgery to enhance their flat or deflated-looking derrière. With Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Krau performs liposuction, either throughout the region surrounding the posterior (e.g., outer hips, flanks, inner thighs) or from other areas of the body, such as the abdomen, and re-injects the harvested fat cells into the posterior (usually in the upper quadrant of the buttocks) to create a lifted, voluminous backside.
Customize Your Ideal Mommy Makeover Procedure
Again, Dr. Krau can customize your mommy makeover procedure to meet your specific anatomical needs and aesthetic goals. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Krau and learn more about what he recommends for your mommy makeover, please contact his office by calling (305) 861-6881.