Total Body Contouring (Mommy Makeover)
Total Body Contouring, or a Mommy Makeover, is a combination of surgical procedures with the goal of reshaping a woman’s figure, restoring fuller and lifted breasts as well as a flatter and firmer abdomen with a trimmer waistline.
During pregnancy, a woman’s abdomen becomes stretched out, causing changes in the skin’s elasticity and creating abdominal muscle laxity, or looseness. Pregnancy and breast feeding enlarge a woman’s breasts, stretching the breast skin and causing changes in the breasts’ elasticity. After pregnancy and breast feeding, a woman’s breasts can lose breast volume, creating a deflated, sagging appearance. In addition, there can be areas of fatty tissue that are just more difficult to lose after pregnancy.
What procedures are considered in Total Body Contouring (or a Mommy Makeover)?
Please see the individual sections on each of the procedures for detailed information.
Can All Of These Procedures Be Performed Together?
In general, more that one procedure can be performed at the same time. If the combined procedures are 6.5 hours or less, the patient can go home on the same day of the procedure. Typically, a tummy tuck and breast augmentation can be performed at the same time.
If the procedure is 7 hours or longer, the patient will be required to spend the night at our facility at an extra cost. A longer combined procedure could involve a tummy tuck along with breast augmentation and a breast lift.
During this overnight stay, the patient will be monitored by a Registered Nurse and a Medical Assistant. Intravenous fluids, antibiotics and pain medication will be administered, as well as all medical care for the patient. The patient will then be discharged in the morning.