The Mommy Makeover Combines Tummy Tucks With Breast Lifts to Restore a Woman’s Body After Pregnancy

A growing trend in plastic surgery emerges as more women express concern about postpartum alterations to their bodies. Childbearing may cause weight gain, laxity of abdominal skin, stretch marks, changes to the volume or position of the breasts, and more. Dr. Michael Fiorillo, a double board-certified plastic surgeon, recommends postpartum body contouring for patients concerned with the aftereffects of pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Also known as a “mommy makeover,” the procedure addresses the abdomen, breasts, and other body areas commonly affected by pregnancy. “Most mommy makeovers include an abdominoplasty and mastopexy,” reports Dr. Fiorillo. He lists the goal of “postpartum body contouring” is to “help restore a woman’s body to its pre-pregnancy appearance, providing her with a tighter, younger-looking figure.”
Having performed over 13,000 breast and body surgeries, Dr. Fiorillo is an authority on the increasingly popular postpartum procedure. Dr. Fiorillo believes the growing demand for “mommy makeovers” reflects an increase in women becoming pregnant at later stages in life combined with a “youth culture that values healthy, active living and matching physiques.”
An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, removes excess skin and fat from the belly area. It also restores weak or damaged muscles for a tighter, trimmer abdominal profile. Many women want tummy tucks to “reduce skin laxity and the appearance of stretch marks,” says Dr. Fiorillo.
A mastopexy, also known as a breast lift, removes excess skin and tightens surrounding tissue to raise the breasts into a more youthful position. “This procedure may be performed with or without breast implants, depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals,” adds Dr. Fiorillo.
With the advent of new cosmetic technologies, surgical procedures are now less invasive. This allows for more extensive alterations using smaller incisions and faster recovery times. These improvements appeal to busy mothers wanting to restore their appearance with minimal scarring, discomfort, and downtime. Moreover, by combining procedures, women obtain maximal results at minimal cost. According to Dr. Fiorillo, “with proper patient selection, surgeons can safely and effectively perform multiple procedures.”
In addition to tummy tucks and breast enhancement, women undergoing postpartum body contouring may opt for additional treatments to address other areas of concern. Popular additions include liposuction, buttock augmentation (commonly known as a butt lift,) and vaginal rejuvenation. “Mommy makeovers are highly customizable,” says Dr. Fiorillo. “Each procedure is tailored to the body, situation, and aesthetic goals of the patient.”
For women interested in the Mommy Makeover procedure, Dr. Fiorillo invites them to learn more by scheduling a consultation online or calling (845) 623-6141.
Source: Dr. Michael Fiorillo