Before & After Gallery – Mommy Makeover
The mommy makeover refers to the combination of procedures that are intended to correct unwanted changes that have occurred to mothers following pregnancy, childbirth, and breast feeding. Moms will typically complain of breast sagging and/or deflation as well as changes in their bellies which may include abdominal skin redundancy ridden with stretch marks and/or abdominal protrusion from stretched abdominal muscles. As a result, the traditional mommy makeover will include a minimum of a breast lift with or without implants as well as a full or mini tummy tuck surgery.
Patients will undergo a breast lift only when they are satisfied with their overall breast size and just need a lift of their sagging breasts. Others may choose to have a breast implant added if they believe breast feeding caused significant deflation of their breasts.
Whether moms choose to have a mini or full tummy tuck depends on the degree that their muscles have stretched out as well as the extent of skin redundancy and stretch mark distribution. If moms present with stretched out or thinned out muscles so that their bellies can protrude outward, or if their stretch marks extend to above the belly button, then they are recommended a full tummy tuck with muscle plication. If their muscles have not been affected or their stretch marks are limited to below the belly button then they are recommended a mini tummy tuck. In general, if patients avoid large weight gain (less than 30 pounds) with their pregnancy and if they have experienced two or less pregnancies, they can get away with a mini tummy tuck! This differentiation between mini and full tummy tucks will be apparent in mommy makeover before and after results below.
Finally, moms may also consider contouring other areas that may have been effected. This includes the back and flanks and/or the lateral and medial thighs.
A consultation with Dr. Mowlavi will help you identify your problem spots and determine a thorough and customized plan to erase those unwanted changes. The before and after results below will demonstrate the various surgical alternatives available.
Before & After Photos
54 year old 6 months following mommy makeover, including medial thigh tuck, breast lift and augmentation, and full abdominoplasty.
35 year old female following mommy make over which included bilateral breast augmentation, mini tummy tuck, and liposuction of abdomen.
50 year old female status post breast lift with augmentation, abdominoplasty, and liposuction of flanks and thighs.
40 year old female 6 months following mommy makeover surgery which included full abdominoplasty and bilateral breast lift.
35 year old female 3 months following a customized mommy make-over which included breast augmentation and tummy tuck surgery.
49 year old female from Tustin 2 months following mommy makeover surgery with bilateral breast lift and full abdominoplasty.
63 year old female 3 months following a customized mommy make-over which included breast augmentation and tummy tuck.
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Breast Augmentation FAQs
During your breast augmentation consultation we will discuss:
- The ideal implant size, shape, and form
- Breast sizing
- Discussion of various approaches for implant placement’
- Preoperative management and planning
- Postoperative care
There are many reasons why you might feel that one of your breasts is firmer than the other. This can be caused by early capsule formation or it may be that the implant was malpositioned. You will need to follow up with your plastic surgeon for this as this diagnosis is more accurate when made by feel during an examination.
Capsular contracture prophylaxis exercises can be initiated as early as one week following surgery but you have to make sure that you don’t push your breasts up; I recommend using a breast band over the first two weeks that minimizes the risk of malposition. When messaging your breasts, it is very important to keep one hand over the top of the implant while the other hand messages your breasts so that you don’t inadvertently push the implants up.
A radiated breast will always feel firmer and sit higher but this is not capsular contracture. This is caused by fibrosis of your skin, underlying fatty, and fibro septal network. The capsule, in fact, might be absolutely normal assuming that you placed your implant after the radiation. Fat grafting has been recommended as a treatment to soften your breasts.
The only way to ensure that your chosen implants are going to provide you your desired breast size augmentation is to complete breast sizing during your consultation. During this visit, you are provided the opportunity to try out amongst a variety of breast implant sizers in order to hone in on your desired breast size.
Also, when the implants are placed inside you, they will be actually 5% smaller in size. As a result, you must take this into account. A final reason why you may feel that your breasts are smaller at two months is that you have gotten used to your swollen breasts over the first six weeks that is now resolving.
You can side sleep immediately after breast augmentation. The idea is to not allow your implants to move from the dissected breast pocket until the pockets have scarred down (creation of a capsule).
This occurs by 4 weeks following surgery. Regardless, as long as you wear a breastband (my favorite is the Mermaid band), you should have no problems with any activities that don’t require heavy weight lifting with your arms. The only exception is sleeping on your tummy in the early postoperative period which can push the implants out of their pocket.
Universally patients are not allergic to silicone. In fact, silicone is found in your diet as it is present in a potato skin. It is also used in your acrylic nails! Finally, it can be found in our cartilaginous structures such as the knees and ears. There has not been a single case of a true allergic reaction to silicone to date.
Whether or not you will need a lift is dependent on your nipple position. If your nipple is below or at your inframammary crease, then you will need a simultaneous lift at the time of your breast augmentation.
The amount of lift is based on your chosen implant. The reason for this is to allow your nipple to be centered on your implant. This follows the fact that the implant must sit on your inframammary crease and such that the radius of your implant will be centered on your nipple. This is the most important consideration.
The breast lift can only raise your nipple approximately 5 cm so it can only be performed for minimal to moderate nipple sagging. A virtual consultation with a breast specialist is recommended to make sure you appreciate what needs to be done to get you an excellent outcome.