What procedures are done in a mommy makeover? (Photo)

I'm 27 years old , mother of 3 and i have 1 c-section,I recently lost 35lbs ... I workout but I have some problem areas where the fat just refuses to go away . I would like to know What procedures are done in a mommy makeover ? I'm also interested in a Brazilian Butt lift .

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Mommy Makeover

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Mommy makeover is a combination surgery of breast and tummy. Often times, mommy makeover is done at the same time. When the surgery is performed by experienced plastic surgeon for the right candidate, mommy makeover will be done safely and can give a great outcome. Please do your research and consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Best wishes.

Many different combinations of procedures considered for mommy makeover.

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From the photographs it looks as though you would benefit from and abdominoplasty as well as breast augmentation. If adequate fat is available liposuction can augment the results in allow for gluteal augmentation.

Mommy Makeover

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You are a great candidate for a mommy makeover. A breast augmentation, full tummy tuck and BBL will transform your body. In my opinion, a staged approach would be best by starting with the BBL so you can maximize the amount of fat harvested, then follow up with a tummy tuck and breast augmentation later.  You'll be delighted with the results, thanks for sharing.

Joel Patrick Maier, MD
Cincinnati Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Mommy makeover

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Congratulations on dropping your 35 pounds! Bravo! Mommy makeover is a term that means the combination of an abdominoplasty with a breast procedure. You are an excellent candidate for this just be certain you see a board certified plastic surgeon. Good luck and be well. 

Kevin Maguire, MD
Vermont Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Mommy makeover candidate

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You appear to be a very good candidate for a mommy makeover which is basically any breast procedure combined with an abdominal procedure to restore your body back to it's pre-pregnancy state. In your case specifically, since you are interested in a Brazilian buttock lift(BBL), I would recommend doing the BBL procedure first so all the fat can be harvested from your abdomen, love handles and back; then you can recover on your stomach (sleeping) for a few weeks. Then, about 6-9 months later, you could do a traditional mommy makeover, which would be a breast augmentation combined with a tummy tuck. Consult with a few plastic surgeons experienced in this type of surgery for an exam in person to see if you are in fact a good surgical candidate. It's also possible to combine the BBL and tummy tuck simultaneously, however you will have to be limited to side-sleeping for a few weeks afterward- watch this brief video for more information.

Best wishes,

William Bruno, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 412 reviews

Mommy Make-Over

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A Mommy Make-over is a term used to help women accomplish their body goals following pregnancy.  The breast and abdomen/body are typically to areas of focus but the beauty of modern medicine is that any number of procedure may be used based on your individual concerns.  Your board certified plastic surgeon will listen to your individual concerns and recommend a treatment plan to address these. This is not one size fits all as we all have different concerns following pregnancy. Best of luck!!! 

Christine Sullivan, MD
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

Mommy Make over

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Typicallly a mommy make over involves the breast augmentation or augmentation and lift as well as a tummy tuck and liposuction.  It is great that you lost 35 pounds and quite an accomplishment at any age.  You would get a nice result from a Brazilian Butt lift and doing with the other surgeries would be the time to do it.  You can use the fat from your abdomen, flanks and transfer that to your buttocks. Those patients who work out as well as diet get better results and recover quicker than those who just diet. 

Robert Kearney, MD, FACS
La Jolla Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Mommy Makeover

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A mommy makeover procedure can be a little different for each patient. It usually includes a tummy tuck, breast surgery (a lift, augmentation, or both) and sometimes liposuction.  The surgeon you see for consultation should be board certified in plastic surgery and perform a lot of body procedures.  He or she can put together the best treatment plan for you.  A Brazilian Butt lift could be performed either at the same time or at a separate setting depending on how much you want to endure at one time. 

Larry Pollack, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

What Does a Mommy Makeover Include?

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A mommy makeover is a term used for a combination of procedures. Usually a tummy tuck, breast surgery (a breast augmentation, breast lift or both or sometimes a breast reduction) and some liposuction. If you are finished having children, a mommy makeover may be an excellent procedure for you. Please be sure to see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Good luck!

Miguel Delgado, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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What is a "Mommy Makeover", am I a candidate?

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Thank you for the photos.  Congratulations on your weight loss.  Please remember to be realistic in your expected outcomes.  It looks like you would be a good candidate for the Mommy Makeover. This usually consists of operations on the breast, (Implants, Lifts, etc.) and abdomen (Abdominoplasty, Liposuction).  Most Board Certified Plastic Surgeons would like their patients to be about their goal weight before surgery. One would rather not operate on someone, have them lose 100 lbs., and then have to do that operation again.  There is a significant increase in complications in heavier patients.  This includes a very high increase in the wounds, (that will be on tension in a Mommy Makeover), falling apart.  Each Plastic Surgeon has their own "window" where they feel comfortable enough operating.  It looks like you will fall into that "window."  Talk to your Plastic Surgeon.  Together you will make a safe plan.


Jeffrey J. Roth, MD, FACS
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

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