How Many Mothers of Multiples Opt for Mommy Makeovers?
- Asked 2 years ago
Is it pretty unrealistic to assume that even with diet and exercise that a mother of triplets will ever loose the stretched out and sagging skin on the stomach? What procedure is done (mini tummy tuck or regular tummy tuck? or other?)
Mommy makeover for MOM (mothers of multiples)
Most mothers of twins (me included!) benefit from abdominoplasty and I have a hard time imagining an abdomen that has carried triplets not needing some tightening of the skin and repositioning of the rectus muscles. I also have a hard time imagining chasing after three toddlers!
The effects of diet and exercise are limited in that they cannot 1.tighten lax skin, 2. move displaced rectus muscles or 3. remove stretch marks.
Abdominoplasty can do the first two and can remove the stretch marks that are in the area of resection.
Mommy makeover has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates of any surgery I do.
If you have surgery, make sure you have lots and lots of help lined up for at least 6 weeks. You will be tired and restricted in your lifting.
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A mommy makeover can address multiple areas on the torso and breast that have changed after pregnancy. Mommy makeover can help you regain your body. Raffy Karamanoukian Los Angeles
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Mommy makeover is a common procedure.
Mommy makeover is a popular procedure for moms. As you know, our body changes during the pregnancy. Our abdominal skin stretches as does abdominal muscle. With multiple pregnancy, your abdomen probably stretched out more than those with single pregnancy. Unfortunately, for most patients, no amount of exercise will get rid of excess skin or tighten the stretched out muscle. Although I do not have a benefit of examining you, you will most likely need a full-tummy tuck.
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Tummy tuck after having triplets
If you have loose skin and stretch marks after having had triplets, diet and exercise will not correct or improve the excess skin. The only definitive way to remove the loose skin and achieve a nice contour is by way of a tummy tuck. This will remove more skin than a mini-tummy tuck and also allow for tightening of the entire abdominal wall. The best time to have this done is when you have finished having all your children. A board certified plastic surgeon can evaluate your abdomen and determine which procedure is best for you.
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Most mommy makeover patients have had more than one pregnancy
A mommy makeover is usually defined as some type of tummy tuck and some form cosmetic breast surgery. The most common combination is a full tummy tuck and a breast augmentation and lift. The majority of the women that eventually undergo a mommy makeover usually have had 2 or more children. Twins or multiple at the same time tends to increase the chance of needing a body contouring procedure such as a tummy tuck.
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Tummy Tuck, Mommy Makeover, Breast Surgery
The abdominal muscles will stretch out tremendously during pregnancy, and each pregnancy will stretch out the abdomen more quickly. The breasts will also sag and may either grow in size or greatly shrink in size. A frequently performed combination for a mommy makeover will include a tummy tuck and some form of breast surgery Both procedures may be done together as an outpatient, sparing the patient an extended stay in the hospital.
Tummy tuck after triplets
In general, if your skin has been significantly stretched out and is sagging after pregnancy, especially with triplets, it is unlikely to tighten without surgery. For most such patients, a full tummy tuck is indicated, although this would be a decision made by your board certified plastic surgery after you are evaluated. A mommy makeover may also be indicated, and in addition would include breast lift and/or augmentation, and possibly liposuction.
Mommy Makeover After Triplets
The mommy makeover procedure is rapidly gaining popularity in the United States as the results are remarkable. Most women that have had children need a full tummy tuck in order to remove excess skin and tighten abdominal muscles, and even more so for women that have had multiple births. It is unlikely after multiple births to be able to have just a mini tummy tuck, it is best to be evaluated by a board certified plastic surgeon to know what your best options are. It is necessary to wait until you are finished having children before proceeding with the procedure.
Will twin pregnancy stretched tummy skin go back to normal?
No, it usually will not. The vast majority of women who experience the joy of twins also experience the side effect of significantly stretched lower abdomen skin and muscles. Although some (very few) women may see their tummy go back to almost normal shape, virtually all will require a surgical procedure to tighten skin and muscles.
A tummy tuck will be required, and in the case of most twin pregnancy, it is a full or extended tummy tuck.
If significant changes happen to the breast as well, then a combination procedure like the mommy makeover can be performed to address both issues and decrease recovery time.
Mommy makeover - abdominoplasty
When pregnancy causes visible sagging excess skin and stretchmarks after delivery of the baby no amount of exercise in the world can shrink that extra skin or erase those stetchmarks. Diet and exercise can favorably increase the muscle layer thickness and decrease the fat layer thickness but unfortunately the effect on the skin will not be so dramatic.
Which procedure should be done (mini tummy tuck vs. regular tummy tuck vs. something else) is predicated by the findings at physical examination not by the number of babies you have delivered. Mothers of multiples (twins, triplets...) tend to have more abominal changes after delivery than mothers of single babies but that is not always the case.
Without photos or preferably a physical examination it would be impossibe to say what your best option is.
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My response to your question/post does not represent formal medical advice or constitute a doctor patient relationship. You need to consult with i.e. personally see a board certified plastic surgeon in order to receive a formal evaluation and develop a doctor patient relationship.