The mommy makeover or mommy lift procedure involves a combined procedure for both the breast and the abdomen area. These are the two most commonly affected parts of a woman who has been through pregnancy, once or multiple times. This popular surgery- mommy makeover or mommy lift is one of the most common procedures performed in the US. Most patients opt for this procedure to correct the body changes that occur after pregnancy. The surgery focuses on breast and tummy surgery. The most common type of mommy makeover is combining breast augmentation and tummy tucks. Each procedure is customized to each patients unique needs and goals. This may include breast lifts, breast reductions, liposuction, and or fat transfers.
Depending what areas that Dr. Yang is correcting, the mommy makeover surgery takes approximately 3-4 hours to perform.
The breast portion of the mommy makeover procedure usually includes breast implants to restore lost volume from the breasts. A breast lift may be needed in cases where the breasts have significant sagging.
The abdomen portion of the mommy makeover procedure usually includes a full tummy tuck. Liposuction is sometimes included.
Specific recommendations and requirements will be discussed during the consultation. Most patients take two weeks off of work to recover. You may need to take more time off if the work requirements are strenuous. A consultation with Dr. Yang at our Maryland or Virginia locations will help answer any questions you may have. The most common technique is demonstrated in the images here.
Like all surgery, it is impossible to eliminate risks altogether. Bleeding, infection, asymmetry, nipple sensation loss, hardness in the scar tissue or skin loss are known complications. Using careful technique and expertise, Dr. Bennett C. Yang strives to minimize all risks.
**Please note: some of our patient before and after surgery images may have been altered to remove identifying tattoos and other marks by request of the patient. No other alterations were performed.
It’s important to be healthy before and after surgery. Eating well, NOT smoking are key factors in having a successful outcome. If you have any medical conditions, preoperative testing or evaluation by your primary care MD may be required before being cleared to have surgery. Mommy makeovers are done under full general anesthesia in a fully licensed out patient surgery center. The procedure takes about 4-5 hours to complete depending on the complexity of the mommy makeover. Most patients will need 2 weeks off of work for recovery and about 1-2 months out of the gym. The results are immediate. There is some bruising and swelling initially. Patients will need to have compression for the first 6 weeks after surgery to help control swelling. Light massage is also recommended after surgery to aid with healing.
Dr, Bennett C. Yang has been in practice for over 20 years. He is an expert and well known for body contouring procedures. For the most recent Mommy Makeover surgery before and after results, please follow on him on Instagram @bennettyangmd.Call now to make your appointment at any of our 3 practice locations: Rockville, Annapolis, and McLean, Virginia. For patients who travel from out of state, Dr. Bennett C. Yang will be happy to do a preliminary virtual consultation over the phone or skype to discuss your needs and goals. Please call Bonnie to confirm your appointment.