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St. Augustine Residents Ask: What Procedures Make Up a Mommy Makeover?

The mommy makeover is a comprehensive body sculpting treatment that is designed to reverse the effects of pregnancy and restore a firm, youthful figure. Although many have heard the term “mommy makeover,” the name doesn’t reveal a lot of information about the procedure. A mommy makeover is actually a combination of different plastic surgery techniques and treatments. Many mommy makeover procedures are quite similar, but each will vary depending on the specific needs of the patient.

What Does a Mommy Makeover Include?

The mommy makeover procedure is built from the ground up for each patient. Each patient will have different cosmetic goals, requiring a different combination of treatments. Typically, patients choose procedures that address the breasts and stubborn fat or excess skin in the hips or abdomen. Therefore, the procedures that make up a mommy makeover often include:

  • Breast Augmentation – A breast augmentation, or boob job, uses breast implants to enhance the size or shape of the breasts. Many women experience a loss of volume due to pregnancy and breastfeeding, and a breast augmentation can help them restore it.
  • Breast Lift – A loss of volume in the breasts can also produce a sagging, deflated appearance in the breasts. This causes the breasts to droop as they lose their youthful perkiness. A breast lift can restore the natural, youthful position of the breasts to correct these concerns.
  • Liposuction – Liposuction is a versatile technique that can address stubborn fat nearly anywhere on the body. After pregnancy, many women experience stubborn pockets of fat in the legs, abdomen, and Despite diet and exercise, these pockets of fat often persist. Liposuction can help eliminate this fat and restore your figure to its pre-pregnancy state.
  • Abdominoplasty – An abdominoplasty, also called a tummy tuck, is a thorough abdominal rejuvenation procedure that eliminates fat and loose skin to create a firmer, tighter abdomen. During this procedure, the abdominal muscles are also tightened which can help increase muscle definition and enhance the contours of the stomach.

Am I A Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

If you require more than one of the techniques mentioned above and are not planning any future pregnancies, you may be a good candidate for a mommy makeover. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Vu and determine the treatments that will best fulfill your cosmetic goals. We welcome patients from Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, St. Augustine and the neighboring areas of Florida.