Mommy Makeover Before and After Photos
- Asked 3 years ago
When I'm looking at mommy makeover before and after pictures, should I look at separate photos of tummy tucks, liposuction, and breast lifts (with or without breast augmentation)? Or should I ask to see examples of a total mommy makeover on a single woman (or several women)?
Mommy Makeover Photo: Dr. Steven Teitelbaum, Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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I think seeing the procedures in total when evaluating a mommy makeover makes the best sense. A surgeon who performs mommy makeovers regularly should be able to show you representative work. I also know many of colleagues cover the tummy tuck scar with bikinis on their website. Ask them to show you pictures of the scars when you are at your consultation, it is important for you to see how their scars are positioned and their quality.
Web reference: http://www.tarrantplasticsurgery.com
How to find yourself in a mommy makeover...
I recommend finding patients that have similar breasts, and similar bodies. They do not have to be in the same patient. Also it is important to note the technique(s), and the surgeon that performed them. For the tummy, pay attention to scar placement, belly button appearance, and liposculpture results. For the breasts, look for scar placement, size, and degree of droop.
Mommy makeover photos
The more photos you can see of your surgeon-to-be's work, the better. So look at both individual surgeries and combination surgery photos. Find ones you like, and ones you don't like. Try to verbalize the features that stand out- for good or bad. Study the combination photos - do they look harmonious and attractive or (shudder) cut-and-paste? Try to find a surgeon who has both the technical skills and an artist's eye!
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Mommy makeover photos doesn't reveal body type
I believe that looking at pictures separately or together doesn't really matter. Pictures are deceiving because so much depends on your body type and where you start out.
For example, you may be looking at someone who only needed a breast lift because she has a lot of breast volume to begin with. However, you may not have much breast volume and may need an implant as well as a lift.
How best to evaluate Mommy Makeover photos?
A well-done Mommy Makeover is more than the sum of its parts... When designed and executed by a proficient and experienced surgeon, the breast enhancement compliments the tummy and vice versa... everything looks like it belongs together and as though it was always meant to be that way.
In poor outcomes from mommy makeover procedures, the breasts may look better than before, and the tummy may look flatter, but when you look at the woman as a whole, things just don't look pretty or natural...
Most surgeons can perform the steps in a mommy makeover- successfully completing the operations... Fewer are able to reliably and consistently achieve lovely outcomes- the attractive feminine form requires talent.
It reminds me of my own attempts at recreating some of the amazing dishes I read about in culinary magazines or that I enjoyed in my travels... I can follow the recipe and complete the objective of cooking the dish, but it just doesn't look like it did in the restaurant... and almost never tastes as good as I remember it did when Chef KingofGastronomy made it.
So my advice is to look at the whole patient in the photo. You wouldn't be happy if your breasts look good when you cover up the rest of you, and your tummy looks good if you take a photo only of it, but then people see the two together they think you don't look so good...
Finally, it is very important to realize that while photos are accurate representations of what was accomplished at surgery, they do not convey the degree to which the patient's goals were met. The photo may look great to you, but not be what the patient wanted... or you may think it looks unappealing but in reality the surgeon achieved EXACTLY what the patient in the photo wanted... Photos don't say anything about the surgeon's ability to understand what the patient wanted and to deliver that outcome.
So while I think looking at photos is very important as a means of evaluating a surgeon's skill, I also strongly advise you to read patient testimonials (in order to understand how the surgeon's patients feel about them and how successfully they achieved the patient's goals), learn about the anesthesia provider, and also about the facility where your procedure will be performed.
Web reference: http://www.DrArmandoSoto.com
Mommy Makeover Before and After-Look For Results That Include Areas You Care Most About
Thank you for your question. There are so many different types of procedures referred to as Mommy Makeover that it is key for you to view Before and After photos of Mommy Makeover that include the procedures that you want and need. Generally Mommy Makeover involves restoring your Breast and Tummy to a pre pregnancy appearance. There are many options:
- Breast- Implants alone, Implants plus Breast Lift, Breast Lift alone
- Tummy- Mini Tummy Tuck, Full tummy Tuck, Tummy Tuck plus Liposuction, liposuction alone
Once you understand your goals you can evaluate Before and After photos that Include the type of Mommy Makeover that you want to have.
Web reference: http://drseckel.com/surgical-procedures/mommy-makeover/
See my videos - Photos are very important
When evaluating a surgeon's work, you should look through their photo gallery - even at procedures you are not considering. Pay attention to the technical details of the photos to make certain they are representing the same regions of the body, and that size changes are not due changes in perspective with different photographic technique. Be sure the surgeon shows you a standard set of views on all photos to avoid the possibility of only being shown just the "good" views. Although it is OK to see isolated procedures (not every patient wants a full makeover - some just want breast enhancement, etc..) you should also view full body makeovers. Multiple combined procedures take more surgical time and could potentially suffer from fatigue. It is nice to know your surgeon actually has experience in the procedure combinations they are offering you and that their techniques are the same (and results as good) as for isolated procedures.
I've been spending some time animating educational procedural overlays on top of my patients before-and-after photos as I feel it is a valuable tool in seeing the actual changes which occurred. Setting up a morph transition requires the photographic alignment between the before and the after photo be very accurate, so this particular detail has an interest for me.
Combination Photos That Show The Entire Surgical Field Along With Each Of The Areas Of Treatment Have Several Advantages
It’s very important to view pre and postoperative pictures before proceeding with any type of cosmetic surgery. The mommy makeover is a special situation where multiple procedures are performed in combination. Most plastic surgeons take pre and postoperative photos that show the procedures separately and in combination. Each type of evaluation has specific benefits.
Combination photos that show the entire surgical field along with each of the individual areas of treatment have several advantages. Obviously, this allows evaluation of the individual surgical procedures simultaneously. It also offers an opportunity to evaluate the harmony, proportion, and balance produced by this type of combination. This approach is necessary to understand how the synergy between individual procedures affects the overall aesthetic result.
There’s only one problem with this approach, with multiple procedures it’s hard to find photos of someone who looks exactly like you preoperatively. They may have your breast deformity, but their abdomen may look very different than yours.
For this reason, photos of individual procedures may also be important. Mixing and matching photos of the various components of the mommy makeover can still be very helpful. Unfortunately, it will not give information regarding the interaction between these procedures and how it affects synergy.
It’s important to evaluate pre and postoperative photos before proceeding with any cosmetic surgical procedure. Before proceeding with a mommy makeover, make sure you meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon and see his or her photos.
Mommy makeover before/after photos
These before/after photos give you a glimpse of the type of transformation these combined mommy makeover can achieve. Most surgeons refer to a "mommy makeover" as a series of cosmetic surgery procedures intended to restore a woman’s figure after pregnancy. I perform these procedures as part of a “mommy makeover” for patients who want an improved figure after having children. Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can take a serious toll on a woman’s body, and many moms find that no amount of diet and exercise can restore their pre-baby figures.
Procedures commonly performed during mommy makeovers include:
Abominoplasty (tummy tuck)Breast Augmentation +/- Lift, or Breast Lift only without implants, liposuction
These procedures can be performed in one stage or multiple stages depending on the patient's goals, health status and other screening criteria. The plastic surgery procedures above are intended to correct those conditions and help restore your pre-pregnancy figure.
Web reference: http://www.basuplasticsurgery.com
Ask to see Mommy Makeover photos if this is the procedure you are considering.
Most women consider a mommy makeover to be a breast procedure in combination with abdominal contouring. Most will specifically ask for a breast augmentation combined with an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and liposuction. Many plastic surgeons who perform these procedures will have a heading of 'Mommy Makeover' on their website for you to see some examples.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.