The Art and Science of Mommy Makeovers

At Dorner Plastic Surgery, we believe in celebrating motherhood every day. Having children is one of the most rewarding experiences in every mother’s life.  When we see patients who are mothers, we understand how pregnancy and breastfeeding has changed their bodies.  And, we see and hear first-hand how that change makes a monumental impact on every woman’s self-confidence and body image.

In a recent article in USA Today, 62% of mothers said they would consider getting a “Mommy Makeover.”  The term – “Mommy Makeover” – is typically associated with breast lift, breast augmentation, liposuction and tummy tuck.

In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 17.1 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States in 2016.  The top two surgeries performed last year were Tummy Tuck and Liposuction.

Typically, Mommy Makeovers include a combination or all of the following procedures:

Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift

Breast augmentation can restore volume lost through breastfeeding. A breast lift will restore a youthful shape.

Tummy Tuck

Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat, while also tightening any stretched abdominal muscles.

Liposuction 

Liposuction can slim a variety of areas such as the hips, thighs, abdomen, upper arms and more.

If you are considering a Mommy Makeover, keep these thoughts in mind:

  • Make sure you are no longer nursing and are finished having children.
  • Be as close as possible to your ideal weight.
  • Understand the different financing options available to you.

While some women want to completely take their bodies back through a Mommy Makeover, many of our patients are opting for non-surgical Mommy Touch-Ups.  These procedures include CoolSculpting, Botox and Facial Fillers.

Regardless of what each mom chooses, every woman is beautiful. And, the goal of cosmetic surgery is to help every woman find her own beauty again.

If you are considering a Mommy Makeover or simply a Mommy Touch-up, get in touch with a cosmetic surgeon you trust.  Dr. Brian Dorner at Dorner Plastic Surgery consults with each prospective patient to learn about her or his goals, wants and needs.  Then, he develops a cosmetic treatment plan to help patients reach those goals. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation appointment.

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