Mommy Makeover

One of the most common procedures our surgeons now perform is affectionately known as the “Mommy Makeover.” The goal of this surgery is to correct the many changes that can affect a woman’s body after childbirth or weight changes. Most often, this procedure combines a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) with breast surgery such as breast augmentation for Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona women. Often liposuction of the inner and outer thighs along with other areas may be part of this surgery.

Receive a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Cohen, Dr. Sigalove or Dr. Olson to learn more about “Mommy Makeovers.” Our facility is conveniently located for women and men living in Tempe, Paradise Valley and other areas of Greater Phoenix.

Plastic Surgery Post-Pregnancy

The breasts often droop or “deflate” after having children (especially after breast feeding) and the abdominal wall (the abdominal muscles and overlying skin and fat) can become permanently stretched out, causing a bulging belly and stretch marks. Finally, excess fat can accumulate on the love-handle area as well as the hips and thighs.

Several plastic surgeons in Phoenix market a “Mommy Makeover,” but it is important to understand that it is not one specific procedure – it is a combination of plastic surgery procedures done at the same time to correct the problems mentioned above. Which exact procedures are performed is based on the specific needs for each individual patient.

With regard to breast enhancement, some patients simply need breast augmentation to fill out breasts that appear “deflated,” while others may need implants in combination with a breast lift (mastopexy) of some kind. Other women actually need a breast reduction with a lift.

In the abdominal area, most patients need body contouring procedures such as a full abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) with tightening of the muscle layer as well as removal of the excess skin and fat. When our surgeons perform tummy tuck we can perform a modified procedure, called a mini-abdominoplasty, if a woman’s problem area is limited to the region below the umbilicus (bellybutton). For information on a new medication that can lessen the pain after tummy tuck or mommy makeover procedures, please take a look at our blog about EXPAREL®.

Finally, many patients need liposuction of the hips, flanks (love-handle areas), or thighs in order to smooth out their contours and lengthen the appearance of the torso area.

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Cosmetic Surgery for Phoenix Moms

Although the “Mommy Makeover” is a significant surgery, the advantage of this procedure is a dramatic improvement of the post-pregnancy body (which usually cannot be corrected with exercise and diet alone) with only one trip to the operating room and a single recovery period. There are very few surgeries provide this level of immediate cosmetic improvement, and patients are usually thrilled that they can once again (or for the first time) feel comfortable wearing a bikini.

Receive a cosmetic consultation, or call (480) 423-1973 to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Robert Cohen, Dr. Steven Sigalove or Dr. Josh Olson. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have about “Mommy Makeover” surgery. Dr. Cohen, Dr. Sigalove and Dr. Olson welcome patients from all over Arizona, as well as other states and countries. Our facility serves Scottsdale, Phoenix and Paradise Valley.

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