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Should I get a Tummy Tuck or a Mommy Makeover?
12 July, 2023 | Posted By Memorial Center for Cosmetic Surgery

Many of our patients approach us with questions about the best way to restore their post-pregnancy body. The primary concern is to get rid of loose skin and excess weight. However, most new mothers want to address several cosmetic issues as pregnancy can cause changes to the breasts, hips, glutes, arms, legs, and face.

Often, our patients debate between the tummy tuck and the mommy makeover to fix their post-pregnancy cosmetic concerns. If you find yourself facing this dilemma, call our expert team today.

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck–medically known as an abdominoplasty–is a surgical procedure that removes excess, unwanted skin and fat from the abdomen. It tightens and tones areas on your abdomen that cannot be addressed with diet and exercise alone. It is the ideal surgical procedure for our new mothers who desire a flatter, tighter, and more defined stomach.

You should consider a tummy tuck if you experience:

  • Stretch marks and other markings on the abdomen
  • Loose, sagging abdominal skin
  • Excess and stubborn visceral fat surrounding the abdominal area
  • Loss of muscular tone and definition in the abdominal area

Each one of these issues can be corrected with a tummy tuck by our top plastic, Dr. Oren Paul Mushin.

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

Following pregnancy, many new mothers have a variety of body problems, in addition to a stretched stomach. Usually, they wish to target problems such as sagging, drooping breasts, stubborn fat gained in the arms, thighs, and back, and the appearance of aging throughout the body. Our clients come to us with dismay and disappointment looking for solutions for these issues. This is when we recommend our personalized, customized, total-body transformation mommy makeover procedure. This comprehensive, all-in-one treatment can address all of these post-pregnancy issues. This procedure can transform your body by targeting any or all of your problem areas: face, breasts, stomach, thighs, legs, butt, back, or arms.

Our patients love our mommy makeover procedure, because it provides the following benefits to fix their post-pregnancy concerns:

  • Complete transformation of the body, including face, breasts, arms, thighs, legs, and midsection
  • A fully customizable treatment where you choose which issues you wish to treat, and which parts of your body you wish to transform
  • Reduction or removal of stubborn fat which does not improve with diet or exercise
  • Restoration of youthfulness and reduced signs of aging in the face and body
  • Improved satisfaction, mental health, confidence, happiness, and well-being

The mommy makeover combines various surgical and non-surgical procedures for a customizable transformation. Combining procedures is always preferable because it not only offers greater control over the final result, but you are also less prone to risk, and the combined surgeries have a shorter downtime and recovery period compared to obtaining each procedure separately. This is one of the key reasons why the mommy makeover transformation is so beneficial to our patients.

A Tummy Tuck or a Mommy Makeover: Which Do I Choose?

It really depends on what your goal is. If you simply wish to address your cosmetic issues on the stomach, the tummy tuck is the right procedure for you. However, if you are hoping to achieve a full body transformation, the mommy makeover may be the right procedure for you.

If you are still unsure as to if you should obtain a tummy tuck or a mommy makeover, consult our clinical team for an initial consultation. During your consultation, we will listen to your issues and design a targeted strategy to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. We would be delighted to provide you with expert medical guidance. Contact our expert medical team for a consultation to discover if a tummy tuck or mommy makeover procedure is right for you.

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