Dr. C. Bob Basu : So mommy makeovers are procedures that are designed to restore the breast and or the tummy or other areas to what it was before having kids, and for a lot of moms, even better than what it was before having kids. With any contouring procedure, whether we're talking about a breast lift or a tummy tuck, the basic principle that applies with any of these contouring procedures is we have to accept some degree of scar to achieve that much, much better form. Scar for better form is the fundamental procedure. Now, nobody wants scars. But the good news is we work really hard to hide your scars as best as possible. And I'll give you an example. For instance, with a tummy tuck. We work really hard to get the scar as low as possible, ideally in your waist line, ideally in your bikini line. We get it. Jeans, clothing, bathing suits are cut lower. And we try to place the scar as low as possible so the scars are hidden. Of course those scars will fade, but it does take time anywhere from 6 to 12 months for scars to fade away where you can barely even see them. And there are several techniques that are involved to help facilitate good healing which your plastic surgeon will discuss with you after - during your consultation and after your surgery. So the basic principle with any contouring procedure is you have to accept some degree of scar to achieve better form.

How can I Minimize Scars from my Mommy Makeover?

Dr. Bob Basu discusses why contouring procedures like the Mommy Makeover require some degree of a scar and how that scar can be hidden or minimized.