Mommy makeover is a term describing various plastic surgery procedures designed to address changes in the post pregnancy body:  breasts, abdomen, love handles (flanks), hips, and thighs.  Any combination of procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, or liposuction can be referred to as a mommy makeover.

With pregnancy, the breasts will enlarge during lactation and after breastfeeding will shrink to a smaller size. In addition, the breast skin which stretches to accommodate the larger breast will not contract leaving the breasts both flat and ptotic (saggy). By restoring needed volume to the breast with a breast implant, simple breast augmentation can restore the appearance of the breast. In more severe cases, a breast lift or an augmentation combined with a breast lift may be necessary to restore the breast shape and size.

During pregnancy, the abdominal skin and muscles can become stretched beyond their ability to recoil. The skin and fat below the belly button and above the pubic area can be removed with a tummy tuck. The abdominal muscles can also be tightened to narrow the waist and give a more hourglass body shape.

Finally, liposuction can be used to remove unwanted fat from the love handles (flanks), hips, and thighs to sculpt and contour the body.

Dr. Burns is one of the nation's leading body contouring Board Certified Plastic Surgeons and practices a short scar bikini line incision technique where you scar will be hidden in most undergarments or swimwear.

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Patient Focus 1

Procedures: Mommy Makeover:  Bikini Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Breast Lift and Brazilian Butt LIft (BBL)

*All patients are unique and results may vary 

Patient Focus 2

Procedures: Mommy Makeover:  Bikini Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Breast Augmentation and Brazilian Butt LIft (BBL)

 

 *All patients are unique and results may vary

Patient Focus 3

Procedures: Mommy Makeover:  Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation.  Bikini Incision Mini Tummy Tuck with Muscle and Belly Button Repair, Liposuction of Flanks and Thighs.

 

 *All patients are unique and results may vary

Patient Focus 3

Procedures: Mommy Makeover:  Bikini Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Breast Lift

 

 *All patients are unique and results may vary

Patient Focus 4

Procedures: Mommy Makeover:  Bikini Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Breast Lift with Implant (Augmentation/Mastopexy) 

 *All patients are unique and results may vary

 

Expectations

Length:  2 - 6 hours (depends on which combination of procedures are needed)
Anesthesia: General 

In/Outpatient: Depends on extent of procedure

Side Effects: Temporary swelling, bruising, and some pain

Risks: Pain, bleeding, infection, fluid collections, healing problems, blood clots

Recovery: Back to work: 1 - 2 weeks.  More strenuous activity: 4 - 6 weeks

Final Appearance: 1-2 months for swelling to resolve

Duration of Results: Permanent if stable weight maintained

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Body Contouring Plastic Surgery and Your BMI

Peer reviewed plastic surgery research indicates that the complication rates from breast and body contouring plastic surgery are much lower if your Body Mass Index is in the normal range.  For obese or morbidly patients, complication rates such as deep venous thrombosis, wound healing problems, and infection are much higher.  We encourage all of our patient to know their BMI and if at all possible achieve a normal BMI or at least < 30 before embarking on elective cosmetic surgery.  

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