A Plastic Surgeon’s Guide to Mommy Makeovers

St. Louis, MO plastic surgeon's guide to mommy makeovers.

We plastic surgeons at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery here in Missouri love the mommy makeover almost as much as our patients do. This incredibly versatile surgery, which actually involves several procedures at once, can be completely tailored to a patient’s specific desires, incorporating a personalized blend of face, breast, and body treatments into a single, transformative surgery.

Although mommy makeovers have seen an incredible rise in popularity, they’re still relatively new to the plastic surgery landscape. Here, I’ve addressed some of the concerns and queries I hear quite often from my mommy makeover patients. Read on to learn more about how this option can give you the results you want!

Q: “I want an effective solution for the pocket of fat on my abdomen.”

A: Fat that accumulates in the lower abdomen is a common concern among many women, whether or not they’ve had children. A variety of factors can make it difficult to reduce this fat through diet and exercise, making it doubly frustrating. Depending on the volume of fat and the quality of a patient’s skin, we may recommend non-surgical fat reduction, such as CoolSculpting®. Those with sagging skin in addition to localized fat may benefit from a tummy tuck, one of the most common choices among mommy makeover patients.

Q: “I want my breasts to look perkier, but I also want to increase the size a bit. Is there a procedure that addresses both?”

A: Yes! It’s actually quite common for us to perform a breast lift in conjunction with breast augmentation for our mommy makeover patients in St. Louis. Pregnancy can actually leave the breasts smaller than they were beforehand, and fluctuations in volume can lead to sagging. A combined breast lift and augmentation is a relatively brief and straightforward procedure that boosts volume and perkiness. We offer specialized rapid recovery techniques for these procedures that help busy moms get back to their normal activities in just a few days.

Q: “I don’t have a lot of time to spend during recovery. Are there options that could reduce the amount of downtime?”

A: Absolutely. There are quite a few options for minimally invasive and even completely non-surgical rejuvenation that can create especially impressive results, especially when combined. A mommy makeover itself, even with surgical procedures, is designed for efficiency and requires less total downtime than undergoing separate surgeries. If you’d like to avoid surgery completely, CoolSculpting and Thermage® are great ways to reduce fat and tighten skin around the body, and injectables and laser treatments can refresh the face. We can find a solution that both addresses your cosmetic goals and fits into your lifestyle.

One key thing to remember about mommy makeover surgery is that it’s particularly important to find an experienced, qualified surgeon when combining procedures. Our team is well-versed in a wide range of cosmetic options, and we have the skill to combine them safely. If you want to learn more about customizing your mommy makeover, contact us to start forming your procedure plan.

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