The Procedure

A mommy makeover surgery is a highly individualized one, and might consist of combinations of the following plastic surgery procedures or perhaps other body contouring procedures:

Breast Augmentation: After breastfeeding, the breasts can decrease in size and may even decrease to a volume that is less than what they were pre-pregnancy.  Breast augmentation can help to increase or restore the size of the breasts using breast implants or occasionally fat transfer.

Breast Lift: When breasts enlarge with breastfeeding, the skin and support tissues of the breast can be stretched, resulting in droopy or sagging breasts.  A breast lift surgery (mastopexy) can remove excess breast tissue and raise drooping breasts due to childbirth and breastfeeding to a perkier position.

Buttock Augmentation: Commonly known as a Brazilian Butt Lift, fat transfer to the buttocks can increase the size of the buttocks as well as create a more proportionate and feminine body contour.

Liposuction: Despite weight loss and exercise, unwanted fat deposits may remain.  If the skin is not lax in those areas, liposuction is used to contour the body by removing excess stubborn fat deposits.

Tummy Tuck: When the abdomen is stretched during pregnancy, the abdominal muscles can be weakened or separated and the skin of the abdomen can be left with unsightly stretch marks.  A tummy tuck can repair the muscles as well as eliminate excess belly fat and excess skin for a slimmer abdominal profile.

The Results

Recovery from mommy makeover procedures will differ for each patient, as no two mommy makeovers are the same. Compression garments and bandages will be placed on your procedure site, and swelling, bruising, redness, and pain may occur. Pain medication will help with discomfort. It is important to follow Dr. Sweat’s post-op mommy makeover recovery instructions to ensure a quick and safe recovery. Expected recovery time can be discussed during your mommy makeover consultation, and more information about each procedure can be found on the individual procedure pages.