What is a "mommy tuck"? Is it the same as a "mommy makeover"?
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This is a new term to me. A mommy tuck may refer to a tummy tuck and breast tuck or lift, but as the other doctors have mentioned, the treatment for any patient needs to be individualized, depending on their circumstances. Some women may need just a tummy tuck, while others may need a breast procedure as well. They can usually be done at the same time, or done in stages if preferred.
Mommy tuck vs monmy makeover
A mommy makeover can refer to breast surgery and tummy surgery on women who have had children. Beyond that the definitions are pretty vague.
Mommy makeovers have had a resurgence in the last few years and have benefited women greatly.
Mommy tuck after pregnancy - Los Angeles
A mommy tuck refers to a tummy tuck after pregnancy to restore the body to its erstwhile silhouette. It is similar to a tummy tuck. Raffy Karamanoukian Los Angeles
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Mommy Tuck vs. Mommy Makeover
Thank you for your question.
I have not heard of "Mommy Tuck"? Probably something that includes a tummy tuck.
Make sure you do your research and understand what procedure you are looking into.
There is no operation called a "mommy tuck" at least not in any textbook. Mommy makeover surgery is composed of different procedures in different mommies. You are dealing with a marketing term. Ask the practice that uses it what they mean.
John Di Saia MD
I have never heard of a mommy tuck. It is probably some form of a tummy tuck that is being branded for marketing purposes.
What is a mommy makeover
A mommy makeover is a combination of abdominal and breast surgery. As each woman is unique, so is each mommy makeover. In our practice we have a great deal of patience that choose to perform the surgeries at the same time. Your best bet is to schedule a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon who has experience doing the surgeries at the same time. A board-certified plastic surgeon will help you determine whether you need just a simple breast augmentation or a simple breast lift or breast lift with implants. The plastic surgeon will also evaluate your abdomen and help you decide if your aesthetic goals will best be met by liposuction, mini tummy tuck, or a full tummy tuck
Mommy Tuck - What is it
When "Abdominoplasty" is not recognized, much less understood, when "Tummy Tuck" will not do because it sounds, oh-so common and ordinary and "Mommy Make-Over" sounds a bit involved and extreme, spin-meisters and marketing wonks came up with "Mommy Tuck" for a Tummy Tuck.
This marketing name especially took off after STAR magazine reported that Angelina Jolie allegedly told selected friends that she had this procedure in Europe after the births of her latest twins. To quote : "“She doesn’t like to talk about it or admit it, but Angie told some friends that she had a ‘mommy tuck,’ ” says a family friend. “She likes the way that sounds better than tummy tuck.”"
Mommy Tuck = Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty performed a short while after a pregnancy.
Dr. P. Aldea
All of the "Mommy" procedures (whether they be Mommy Makeover, Mommy Tuck, or Mommy Job) are layperson marketing names for the procedures. The thing they have in common are that they are applicable to moms - ie: women who have born children. The real medical name for a tummy tuck is an abdominoplasty. You can perform an abdominoplasty on a man (typically in cases of significant weight loss), but calling it a Mommy Tuck is just specifying an abdominoplasty for a woman who has had children. The "mommy makeover" is not one specific procedure, but rather a generalized term that implies performing multiple procedures to address the changes which occurred as a result of childbearing. Since this is commonly requested, it make sense to have an easy term to discuss the concept, rather than having to say "I'd like a mastopexy, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and suction assisted lipectomy of the flanks" or whatever combination is best suited for an individuals particular anatomy.
Many women of a fair range of ages are asking for surgical assistance to resume their post baby body. The needs and length of intervention is specific to the changes that have occurred and the goals of the postpartum patient. Abdominoplasty with rectus muscle tightening is very frequent. The breast lift with or without implant augmentation is often also indicated. This would all be determined at the time of the office visit. Good luck to all the new mothers out there.
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