Should I Get a Tummy Tuck or Mommy Makeover?
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Dr. Fiorillo offers a variety of body contouring treatments for people looking to improve their figure or enhance the definition of their muscle tone. These procedures are often considered after the rigors of pregnancy and childbirth have left their marks on women’s bodies, and two of the most common options are the tummy tuck and the Mommy Makeover.
So, which is better for you?
Dr. Fiorillo is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience providing high-quality results to his clients.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) creates a flatter and more toned abdomen. This operation can help strengthen abdominal muscles, remove and smooth excess or wrinkly skin, and remove excess fat.
Tummy Tuck Techniques
We offer four distinct types of tummy tuck techniques, which target different areas of the body.
- Mini tummy tuck
- Targets fat and excess skin below the navel
- Full tummy tuck
- Targets fat and muscles in the abdomen and navel
- Includes liposuction of the abdomen
- Extended tummy tuck
- Targets the abdomen, hips, and flanks
- Circumferential tummy tuck
- Targets the abdomen, hips, flanks, buttocks, and thighs
- May include butt augmentation with the Brazilian Butt Lift
Why Should I Get a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck tightens the stomach, repairs separated abdominal muscles, and increases confidence in your body’s aesthetic appeal. These benefits can improve your mental health, reduce stress, and address minor cases of dysmorphia.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a series of operations designed to restore a woman’s body to its pre-pregnancy state. It includes several treatments that may rejuvenate your midsection and breasts.
Mommy Makeover Techniques
A Mommy Makeover may include any of the following:
- Breast lift surgery
- Elevates breasts higher on the chest
- Tightens sagging breast tissue
- Breast augmentation surgery
- Increases breast volume
- Balances mismatched breasts
- Breast reduction surgery
- Reduces breast size
- Abdominoplasty surgery
- Strengthens abdominal muscles
- Smooths and tightens the abdominal skin
- Removes fat from undesired locations
- Improves aesthetic appeal of treated locations
Why Should I Get a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover can restore confidence, improve your self-image, and remove bothersome physical features following childbirth.
How do I decide between a tummy tuck and a mommy makeover?
The main difference between a tummy tuck and Mommy Makeover is that the Mommy Makeover addresses more areas of the body.
For those who want to address multiple issues at once, a Mommy Makeover may be more appealing. An advantage of doing a Mommy Makeover compared to a tummy tuck alone is the cost reduction as compared to doing a tummy tuck and breast operation separately.
If you only desire an abdominal procedure, a tummy tuck will be a simpler and less expensive option.
What Does a Mommy Makeover or Tummy Tuck Cost?
In general, both a tummy tuck and Mommy Makeover will have similar costs in terms of facility fees. However, because the Mommy Makeover includes additional techniques, the surgeon’s fees will be significantly higher.
That said, Mommy Makeover surgery still tends to be less expensive than doing multiple procedures independently. Therefore, if you plan to undergo several procedures, it is usually less expensive (and faster) to get them all done at the same time.
Want to Know More?
If you want to discuss which treatment is ideal for you, schedule a consultation by filling out our online contact form or by calling us at 845-247-5245. We commonly see patients from both Pearl River, New York, and Montvale, New Jersey.