The statistics are clear: The number of women who have mommy makeover surgeries is increasing. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recently found that in 2010, women had:
- 112,000 tummy tucks, an 85% increase since 2000
- 90,000 breast lifts, up 70% since 2000
- 296,000 breast augmentations, an increase of 39% since 2000
Women’s attitudes about their bodies seem to be evolving. Today’s women are not shy about saying that they love their children, but they want to have their bodies back the way they were before they were pregnant.
What Exactly Is a Mommy Makeover?
The term ‘mommy makeover’ can encompass many cosmetic procedures. But in most cases, a mommy makeover involves a breast augmentation with lift, a straight breast lift, liposuction and possibly a tummy tuck.
What Happens During the Surgery?
If you are having work done on your breasts, usually the breasts will be lifted from their current sagging position. If you have lost volume due to pregnancy, this can be improved greatly with a breast implant.
In an abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, your abdominal muscles will be made tighter to make the midsection area stronger and to make your waist narrower. The extra abdominal skin will then be removed.
Some women who have had several pregnancies may have a hernia in the belly button area. This is quite common with women who have had several pregnancies. Such hernias can be dealt with during the procedure by a general surgeon. This allows you to have two surgeries at once, and only one recovery.
Contact Dr. Fiorillo Today!
If you think a mommy makeover could be for you, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Fiorillo at his New York or New Jersey location to discuss your options. He will help make sure you understand the procedure and answer any questions you might have – call today!