Mommy Makeover San Francisco

What do we love most about this procedure?
You will bring your sexy back!

A Mommy Makeover is a common term for a combination of procedures designed to treat the changes that occur in a woman’s body after pregnancy and/or nursing. These procedures can involve the breast, abdomen and/or liposuction.

Breast – There are a number of common procedures to improve the size and/or shape of the breasts. These include a breast lift, breast augmentation or breast reduction.

Breast Augmentation – For many moms breast feeding or even natural aging can result in a deflated look of the breasts. In this case a small implant can help restore fullness and a more youthful appearance. For those who liked the added fullness of pregnancy or nursing, implants can be the best way to recreate this fullness. Since implants come in a wide range of sizes, it is possible to individualize the size of the implant to match the look each woman desires.

Breast Lift – In many cases, pregnancy, breast feeding and the normal aging process results in sagging or drooping of the breasts. Fortunately there are a number of breast lift techniques which can be used to lift the breasts and the results tend to be very long lasting.

Breast Reduction – When the breasts are too large, breast reduction is an excellent way to reduce breast size – with improvements in a woman’s appearance, ability to exercise and in most cases, relief from the associated neck and shoulder pain that can accompany overly large breasts. Fortunately, the recovery following breast procedures is relatively rapid (1-2 weeks) and there is usually surprisingly little discomfort.

Abdomen – For many, if not most, women pregnancy brings changes in the abdominal area (loose skin, muscle separation (diastasis recti), changes in the belly button and stretch marks) which do not go away after the delivery.

While post-pregnancy exercise will strengthen the muscles, it cannot bring the muscles together in the middle, where they have unzipped. It is this condition (diastasis recti) which is the reason why the abdomen becomes rounded and the waist expands following childbirth. Similarly, excess skin (including a muffin top) does not disappear even with weight loss or exercise.

Fortunately, an abdominoplasty will correct each of these conditions – permanently bringing the split muscles back together, flattering the abdomen, removing the extra skin, and improving the appearance of the belly button. The abdominoplasty incision varies in length from a short one (mini abdominoplasty) to a longer incision, depending on how much extra skin there is. In each case, the incision is placed very low, designed to be hidden in underwear or a swimsuit.

In addition, for many patients, the muscle strengthening from abdominoplasty provides results in greater core strength and for many women, a relief from lower back pain too. The many advantages of abdominoplasty have made it one of the most popular plastic surgical procedures.

Liposuction – Is most often performed for the abdomen, waist, back and/or thighs and is the third procedure in a mommy makeover.

As we get older and particularly after having children, it can be harder to maintain an ideal weight. Even for those at their ideal weight, fat deposits in the lower abdomen, the waist and/or the thighs may be a problem.

Liposuction is an excellent solution for these trouble spots. In liposuction, most of the fat cells in an area are removed, through very small incisions and recovery takes about a week. It’s also worth noting that many studies have shown that once fat is removed, it does not go elsewhere (a common misconception) and the vast majority of patients are pleased with the improvement and able to maintain this new shape over the years.

Whichever procedure (breast, abdomen, liposuction or a combination of these) is performed, mommy makeover procedures have proven safe and effective for millions of moms, allowing them to “get their body back” and in some cases to even improve on their pre-pregnancy shape!