A mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures designed to help you regain your pre-baby body…or even better! Each situation is unique and not all procedures are needed. The commonly performed procedures include a breast augmentation (or reduction), a breast lift, a tummy tuck, and/or liposuction.
A breast augmentation is a procedure which makes the breasts larger. An implant is inserted into the breast through a small incision. The breast implant is placed underneath your own breast tissue. It will look natural, like part of your own breast. It’s also now possible to make the breasts larger without the need for an implant. This new procedure is called a “fat transfer”. We remove some of your own fat (typically from your buttocks or abdomen… a nice side benefit! The fat is then processed for immediate insertion into your breasts.
A breast lift is technically a “mastopexy.” The desired outcome is to raise and firm your breasts. This is accomplished by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue. You’ll get a more youthful placement and tightness.
Abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck”) surgery is one of the most common procedures we perform at mommy makeover Utah, and one that many patients feel especially passionate about. After pregnancy, the skin and tissue of the abdomen can stretch out and a woman can be left with an undesirable bulge around her midsection. Abdominal muscles can also weaken or separate, making the situation even worse.
Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the Utah, since it makes it possible to remove unwanted fat. Thanks to modern medical technology we now also have laser liposuction. Laser liposuction makes the fat disappear permanently, even in the most delicate areas such as the neck, chin and arms.