A pregnancy is a wonderful event, and gives us the miracle of life. Women are blessed in that this is a special power that only they possess, but they are also faced with the burden of changes to their bodies that occur with pregnancy. Unfortunately, men sometimes do not understand the sacrifices a woman must make in order to bring children into the world. The changes occur on almost every level. Often after pregnancy, there are major changes to the breasts, and abdomen, but also to things such as a slight widening of the pelvic bones or changes in their genitalia.
A mommy makeover is a term used by patients to describe any combination of surgeries performed to help restore a woman’s body more to her pre-pregnancy state.* Most commonly this means a combination of a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty,) some liposuction and a breast procedure; either breast implantation (breast augmentation,) or a breast lift (mastopexy.) Sometimes a labiaplasty procedure is also indicated as the labia tend to stretch with pregnancy and childbirth. Sometimes a fat transfer to the buttocks is performed to lift and shape the buttocks.*
Obviously, a mommy makeover is best for women who have already had all the children they are planning on having. These are not good procedures for women who are planning on having more children as future pregnancies will reverse the changes that have been made with surgery.
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The mommy makeover is not a specific surgery, it is a combination of surgeries to restore a woman’s figure after changes caused by pregnancy. A description of each procedures listed below can be found in each of their respective sections in this website. Here is a list of more common procedures performed for a mommy makeover. These can all usually be performed at the same time.
The main advantage of a mommy makeover is getting everything done at once. This means only one recovery period and a bigger more impressive change in the woman’s figure. Another advantage is that by combining procedures, it is less costly than having each procedure done at a separate time. The main disadvantage is that the post-operative recovery time is longer and there are more risks when surgeries are combined.
Mommy makeovers are common generally safe procedures. Dr. Smith has had hundreds of very happy patients with the procedure. However, with any surgery there is risk. The general risks of all surgeries and anesthesia exist and these will be discussed at the time of your consultation.
Our Las Vegas plastic surgeon, Dr. Smith, does among the most mommy makeovers in the Western United States. Dr. Smith, a board-certified surgeon, is considered one of the best plastic surgeons for performing mommy makeovers. He is one of only a few of surgeons who performs all of the components of mommy makeovers: tummy tuck, Brazilian butt lift, breast surgery, liposuction and labiaplasty. Many surgeons will perform an abdominoplasty or breast augmentation, but may not be skilled in Brazilian butt lift or buttock augmentation, or labiaplasty.
Dr. Smith is a top plastic surgeon and can perform all of these procedures. If you want to discuss a “mommy makeover,” with Dr. Smith please call the office at (702) 838-2455.