It is no surprise that the number of mommy makeover surgeries performed each year in America continues to grow. The stunning results and complete transformations that can often be achieved through a mommy makeover can be life changing. Not only does the procedure offer women the opportunity to restore their pre-baby bodies, but in many cases, the outcome is even better than their original physique! Board-certified and award-winning plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao takes great pride in helping Tucson, AZ patients achieve their ultimate aesthetic goals through the many procedures included in a mommy makeover. If you are curious about how a mommy makeover may benefit you, learn more here about the procedure, what it entails, and what results are possible.
What is a mommy makeover?
Rather than being one specific procedure, the mommy makeover actually refers to a custom-tailored collection of procedures performed in a single surgical setting in order to address multiple issues at once. The mommy makeover can be highly beneficial for women looking to restore or enhance many of the features that were impacted by pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding, but women who have never had children can certainly enjoy the benefits of a mommy makeover as well! Some of the most common complaints that lead women to pursue a mommy makeover include:
- Excess fat
- Sagging skin
- Abdominal “pooch” or pouch
- Deflated breasts
- Drooping breasts
- Loss of breast volume
- Stretched out labia
No matter what your concerns are, the caring and knowledgeable team at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery can help you determine which procedure(s) may help you best achieve your desired outcome in the most comfortable and convenient way possible. During your initial one-on-one consultation, Dr. Rao will thoroughly evaluate your case, discuss your areas of concerns, answer all of your questions at length, and create an individualized plan of action for you.
How can a mommy makeover help with my loose skin?
It is not uncommon for women to have concerns about loose, stretched out skin after pregnancy, significant weight loss, or simply due to aging. For patients looking for a solution to help with excess or loose skin, a mommy makeover can provide some fantastic options. Some of the procedures typically included as part of a mommy makeover that are designed to remove excess skin and tighten the remaining skin include:
- Tummy tuck
- Thigh lift
- Butt lift
- Breast lift
In addition to these surgical procedures, Dr. Rao is also proud to offer cutting-edge body contouring treatments that often combine both surgical and nonsurgical services. Through body contouring, men and women can achieve a slimmer, more sculpted contour across many areas of the body.
It is important to note that a mommy makeover is not meant to serve as a weight loss or large volume fat reduction tool. For patients looking to lose a significant amount of weight, alternative measures – such as traditional diet and exercise, or weight loss surgery – should be considered prior to a mommy makeover.
What other procedures are included in a mommy makeover?
In addition to improving a patient’s overall contour and addressing excess or loose skin, the mommy makeover also offers women exciting options for enhancing their body in other ways, including:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Breast reduction
- Brazilian butt lift
- Vaginal rejuvenation
Will liposuction help tighten my skin?
Although liposuction is a highly effective way to remove small pockets of stubborn fat, patients considering the procedure should understand that it is unlikely to help improve their loose skin. In fact, the appearance of loose skin can actually become worse with liposuction, particularly when too much skin is removed. This is one of the many reasons that it is crucial for patients to select an experienced, knowledgeable, and board-certified plastic surgeon to perform any cosmetic surgery.
Am I a good candidate for a mommy makeover?
The best way to determine whether or not you are a candidate for a mommy makeover is to be evaluated by Dr. Rao directly. In general, patients considering a mommy makeover should be healthy, nonsmokers, and have no contraindications to anesthesia. Furthermore, patients should be at, or near their ideal weight, and have maintained that weight, for at least six months prior to the surgery. Significant weight fluctuations can severely compromise the results of a mommy makeover and lead to the need for a second or subsequent procedure in the future. For this reason, most surgeons strongly recommend that women be certain they are done having children before undergoing a mommy makeover.
How can I find the best mommy makeover surgeon in Tucson?
When it comes to having surgery, selecting an experienced surgeon is undoubtedly one of the most important parts of the process. Make sure to do your research on a potential surgeon, including looking into his or her education, training, and experience. It is also a good idea to read reviews from past patients on the surgeon’s website as well as third-party websites. You may also want to browse before-and-after photo galleries to get a better idea of a particular surgeon’s style and what results may be possible for you.
If you want to learn more about how a mommy makeover can help you achieve – or restore – the body of your dreams, call the convenient Tucson, AZ office of Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery to schedule your one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao today!