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The Amazing Mommy Makeover

Posted June 19, 2012 in Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Liposuction, Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck

It can be challenging for busy moms to find time to pursue their personal interests and dreams. But a growing number are doing just that, choosing to restore the areas of the body that typically undergo the greatest physical toll as a result of pregnancy. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight fluctuations may leave you with loose abdominal skin, bulkier contours than you desire, a tummy bulge that won’t budge, and sagging breasts that have lost volume. While a nutritious diet and exercise are important to help you look and feel your best, many women desire greater physical improvement than they can achieve through healthy lifestyle choices alone. Fortunately, an all-over makeover is possible with the Mommy Makeover. Instead of making over just one part of your body, the Mommy Makeover provides a complete physical transformation that often inspires dramatic emotional and psychological changes as well.

In a poll conducted by RealSelf—the online plastic surgery information and patient review site—mommy makeover patients said they experienced a boost across these three spectrums:

  • Self-confidence
  • Attractiveness
  • Satisfaction with their sex lives

Furthermore, 96 percent of women who reviewed mommy makeover surgery on RealSelf in declared the procedure was “worth it.”

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover typically includes some type of breast surgery (breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction), a tummy tuck, and liposuction to remove excess fat from specific regions. The exact procedure combination varies depending on the areas a woman desires to target. Some women may choose to incorporate a Brazilian Butt Lift, a procedure in which fat taken from areas such as the waist and thighs is placed in the buttocks via fat grafting. Others may opt to include vaginal rejuvenation to tighten both the external and internal tissues that have been stretched out by pregnancy.

Common Mommy Makeover Procedures

Breast Augmentation

A Mommy Makeover with breast augmentation inserts breast implants into the breasts to boost their fullness, enhance their shape, and reverse volume loss caused by pregnancy and nursing.

Breast Lift

A Mommy Makeover with breast lift surgery reshapes and lifts the breasts, removing excess skin and correcting breast sagging or other breast changes caused by pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

A Mommy Makeover with a tummy tuck tightens, firms, and improves the contour of the abdomen by removing the excess, stretched skin, reducing stubborn fat, and tightening the weakened muscle wall. Dr. Patronella’s True Form Tummy Tuck® corrects these side effects of pregnancy and restores a youthful, toned appearance to the abdomen.


A Mommy Makeover with liposuction eliminates the stubborn fat pockets that can accumulate all over the body during pregnancy. Some of the most common areas women desire to improve through liposuction are the waist, hips, thighs and along the bra line. Dr. Patronella frequently performs liposuction of the waist in conjunction with a True Form Tummy Tuck to create a slimmer waistline that  blends seamlessly with the abdomen’s toned, rejuvenated appearance.

Breast Reduction

A Mommy Makeover with breast reduction lightens the weight of the breasts to give them a smaller and shapelier contour after excessive breast swelling during pregnancy and nursing. It can also correct breast asymmetry, improve body proportions, and alleviate the discomforts and physical irritations that can accompany cumbersome, large breasts.

The Mommy Makeover may include other procedures as well. As examples, a patient who desires fat transfer or a Brazilian butt lift could undergo these procedures as part of their Mommy Makeover. This procedure can be personalized for every patient, and because it is so versatile, the Mommy Makeover can truly give you the body you want. Based on your realistic expectations and anatomic realities, Dr. Patronella will help you choose which procedures to include in your Mommy Makeover to produce your desired aesthetic results.

Why Combine Procedures?

If you have multiple areas of the body you’d like to transform, combining procedures into one surgery has several benefits. With only one surgery, you will require less time off from work and life’s duties, and you will only have one surgical recovery. You will be able to enjoy your Mommy Makeover results sooner instead of after many months, and you can enjoy them all at once instead of in partial stages. The cost will be lower because you will not have to pay for anesthesia and facility fees for several different procedures. Combining procedures can save you even more on your investment since a discounted surgeon’s fee is usually provided for those who combine treatments. Financing plans such those we offer through Care Credit can make this a more practical option.

Dr. Chris Patronella – Mommy Makeover Specialist

Dr. Patronella has spent more than 20 years refining techniques to create exceptional mommy makeover results. One of the goals that has most driven him to perfect this procedure is his desire to help women more fully enjoy experiences like putting on a swimsuit and to give them greater confidence about they look in and out of clothes. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Patronella.


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