You’ve devoted yourself to starting a family, but that lack of sleep, difficulty exercising and the stresses of breast feeding have taken their toll. How can you get your body back? A Mommy Makeover is a comprehensive set of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures which are performed with a specific goal of restoring your body to a pre-pregnancy state. Whether you want to tighten loose skin around the tummy, restore or enhance sagging breasts, or remove stretch marks, a Mommy Makeover can help. As one of the most popular surgeries performed in San Diego, it is especially effective for mothers who have completed breast feeding, and do not have plans for more babies in the future.
During a Mommy Makeover, a breast procedure is usually combined with a body procedure. Breast procedures can include a breast augmentation and/or breast lift . Pregnancy and nursing can exert significant stress on the breast tissue, often causing it to loose natural fat, stretch the natural tone of the skins and sag to an undesirable position. Breast implants can help restore fuller breast volume. Based on how full the breasts are to start, a breast lift may also be needed to reposition the nipples in a more natural position.
Common body procedures can include a tummy tuck, liposuction or a combination of the two. After pregnancy, even patients in the best of shape can unfortunately have damage to their abdominal muscles. The stretching of the muscles creates a midline separation in the abdomen called a rectus diastasis. During a tummy tuck, these muscles are tightened to restore them to a natural position and prevent the “baby bulge”. Excess skin or fat is also removed to restore the abdomen to a youthful contour. Liposuction can be used to remove unwanted fat deposits in specific areas of the body, including from the thighs, buttocks, sides, and back.
If you have finished breast feeding and do not plan to have another baby, a Mommy Makeover may be right for you. During your consultation with Dr. Pacella, he will discuss the most effective and appropriate combination of procedures with you. Breast surgery, a tummy tuck and liposuction can be safely combined to achieve the desired result. Dr. Pacella and several colleagues have investigated the safety of Mommy Makeovers, and the results of their studies have been published in a peer-reviewed journal.