About the Mommy Makeover

In September 5, 2012
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The mommy makeover has become a very popular form ofcosmetic surgery. The title applied to the procedure is actually very general. The operation can include several different procedures. Sometimes, it is even necessary to schedule various operations in the hospital. The idea behind these procedures is to give women back the bodies that they had before they gave birth to one or more children.


Childbirth and the general effects of age can do a lot of damage to a person’s appearance. Women often complain of sagging bellies and breasts and stretched skin. That is why they include three primary procedures in a typical mommy makeover. These are the tummy tuck, breast augmentation and liposuction. Sometimes a mommy makeover will include other procedures or only one of those listed above.

Cosmetic Surgeries Involved in a Mommy Makeover

Breast Augmentation

These surgeries may either add firmness and even some size to a mother’s breasts or they may involve some tailoring of the breasts’ appearances in order to repair damage done by heavy use during breastfeeding and pregnancy. Sometimes the procedure is known as a breast lift if no implants are inserted into the breast tissue. The incisions may be made through the areolae or through the armpit. Women have the choice of using saline implants or silicone implants.

Tummy Tuck

The goal of this part of the procedure is to flatten the stomach. It may involve a little or a lot of liposuction. After removing a certain amount of fat from the areas near the walls of the stomach, doctors will make an incision in the peritoneum, which holds the organs of the stomach in place, and stitch the two pieces together more tightly. With proper care taken during recovery, women will notice a tighter stomach in the following weeks.

• Liposuction

In addition to the liposuction done during a tummy tuck, some women may elect to have liposuction performed on other parts of their body, such as the thighs, upper arms and the sides of the abdomen. This part of the procedure may be performed in a variety of different ways. Typically, doctors use jets of water to loosen deposits of fat before removing them from the region. Others try to soften the area with ultrasound prior to surgery. A newer method uses lasers to excise fatty deposits.

Mommy Makeover Cost

The cost of a mommy makeover varies depending on where you live and how many procedures will be a part of the cosmetic surgery. Some doctors’ offices will offer package deals. Even so, it would be difficult to find a mommy makeover under $10,000.

Cosmetic Surgery Financing

Insurance will probably not cover these costs. If you cannot pay up front for them look into health care finance opportunities. You may find help with United Medical Credit  for these operations. They offer a variety of packages and repayment plans.

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