Mommy Makeover


A mommy makeover is a term to describe a number of combined procedures such as abdominoplasty and breast surgery to tighten the abdomen and enhance the breasts during a single surgery. The tummy tuck addresses issues such as extra abdomen skin, excess fat around the stomach and hips and a loss of tone in the abdominal wall. Breast surgery can be performed to rejuvenate the appearance of breasts that are deflated or sagging. A mommy makeover is sought out by female patients looking to regain their pre-pregnancy look. It can be performed via separate incisions for the tummy tuck and breast surgery or a single incision that has all the work performed through the tummy tuck incision.

Ideal candidates for a mommy makeover include female patients who want to have breast surgery as well as a tummy tuck. Other candidates include women with loose abdominal muscles after giving birth, patients with excess abdomen tissue and someone unhappy with the size of their breasts or the amount of sagging with the breasts.

The cost of a mommy makeover depends on the amount of work performed by the surgeon, whether the surgery is performed with single or multiple incisions, any fees charged by the doctor or the facility and the geographic location of the surgery. In general, the cost is anywhere from $9000-$13,500 for a single incision and $10,000-$15,000 for multiple incisions.

The recovery is much the same as a patient that has a tummy tuck or breast surgery by itself. There will be some swelling and bruising that can last around 14 days. Patients should avoid heavy lifting or bending over for a few weeks. Patients will see some results immediately but they can be hidden by the bruising and swelling. It can take up to a full year before all of the results are visible and any scars to disappear. In general, the results are considered to be permanent as long as the patient follows a healthy diet and does not have excessive weight fluctuations.

Single Incision Mommy Makeover

submitted on   Mon May, 02, 2016 by Payman Danielpour, MD     
Single incision mommy makeover combines an abdominoplasty and a breast augmentation procedure in order to tighten the abdomen while enhancing the breasts during a single procedure. A single incision mommy makeover is usually performed on a female patient who is trying to regain her pre-pregnancy1