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A mommy makeover is the term that refers to a personalized combination of plastic surgery procedures performed together to restore and enhance your post – pregnancy physique. Each procedure is tailored to your needs. No two mommy makeovers are alike. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Anshu Gupta at Verve Plastic Surgeon in Solana Beach to learn about your options.

Why would I want a mommy makeover?

Pregnancy stretches your abdominal muscles, skin and tissues to accommodate your growing baby.  When you are finished having children you may be left with loose skin and flab that will not respond to diet and exercise. Breasts may become deflated or sag, in which case breast augmentation or lift may be recommended.

What does a Mommy Makeover include?

Your mommy makeover will combine the procedures that are targeted to the areas of your body which you desire to improve. Typically, a mommy makeover includes a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and liposuction.

After childbirth and breast feeding, breast tissues may not bounce back, leaving excess, lax skin. When the breasts are deflated, or asymmetrical, but are still perky, a breast augmentation may be desired. When the breasts are sagging, a breast lift will reposition the breasts higher on the chest.

If you desire facial rejuvenation or a vaginoplasty, these options are available.

Is there a reason to do all these procedures together vs. individually?

This depends on the procedures chosen. Your mommy makeover procedures may be combined into one operation, or staged out separately. Dr. Gupta goal is to provide you the best results without compromising safety.

When is a good time to have a mommy makeover?

You should plan your mommy makeover when your post-baby weight has stabilized and you’ve finished breast feeding.

Who is a good candidate?

A good candidate is a woman who is in good health, is finished having children, and has a desire to correct the physical changes caused by pregnancy, and breast feeding. The best way to determine if you are a good candidate is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gupta.

What is involved with a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck is a procedure to remove excess skin and fat in the abdomen. During this procedure, Dr. Anshu will also repair separated abdominal muscles, and the belly button may be repositioned. Liposuction will remove pockets of stubborn fat and enhance your contours and curves.

What is involved with liposuction?

Liposuction will recontour a thick, undefined waist, reduce love handles and muffin tops, and if desired, slim the hips. Liposuction requires only small incisions that will be hidden in normal body folds.

What are the scars from a mommy makeover?

The tummy tuck procedure will be tailored to your needs. Typically, the incision is made in the lower abdomen just above the pubic hairline, and is easily concealed. A prior C-section scar and adhesions will be removed at the same time. Typically the incisions are from hip to hip but may be shorter or longer depending on the excess skin that is removed.

Why would I want breast augmentation or a lift?

Commonly, pregnancy and breast feeding enlarge the breasts, and returning to your pre-pregnancy breasts will reveal significant loss of breast volume and sagging. If your breasts sag and your nipples point downward, a breast lift may be recommended. When your breasts are deflated but still perky, augmentation can restore fullness, and projection.

Are there any other procedures that can be combined with a mommy makeover?

Yes, if you have flat, saggy buttocks, a Brazilian butt lift or butt augmentation can add shape and definition.

Dr. Gupta is meticulous in planning and customizing mommy makeovers, for rejuvenating results. Isn’t it time you did something good for yourself? For youth-enhancing, and self-confidence boosting a mommy makeover, schedule a consultation with Verve Plastic Surgery in Solana Beach, CA.


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