What is a Mommy Makeover?
Following pregnancy, many women experience changes of their breasts and abdomen that they would like to reverse and these patients come to Dr. Michael Brucker seeking a “mommy makeover”. Mommy makeovers typically refer to any combination of breast and abdominal surgeries after pregnancy and breast feeding. These usually include breast augmentation with or without a breast lift, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), and liposuction.
Throughout your surgical experience, you will benefit from attentive care centered on your personal vision. Dr. Brucker will create an individualized plan for you based on extensive consultation, and he puts an emphasis on patient safety, comfort, and attractive, natural-looking outcomes.
Watch the video below to learn more about all the procedures included in a mommy makeover.
The Purpose of Mommy Makeover
Many women voice their concern that they have lost their waistline after pregnancy and an abdominoplasty can provide a firmer, trimmer abdomen by repairing the abdominal muscles which separate with pregnancy and contribute to a boxier shape. Ideally, abdominoplasty is postponed until childbearing is completed. However, recent studies suggest a positive outcome for women with unplanned pregnancies occurring after abdominoplasty.
Additionally, Dr. Brucker is often asked about restoring breast fullness and shape after pregnancy, breast feeding, and weight loss.
The mommy makeover is one of Dr. Brucker’s favorite services to perform for La Jolla and Del Mar patients because of its transformative impact. Thorough discussion of your options are reviewed including:
- Selecting the areas of focus (breasts, abdomen, or both).
- Defining the changes you’d like to make (lifting, tightening, fat reduction, and/or augmenting).
- The final determination of procedures performed will be made after extensive consultation and the understanding of your goals and ability to take time off for recovery.