Mommy makeover surgery, a phrase coined from a plastic surgery trend in the early 2000s, is a combination of breast and body contouring procedures to help restore a patient’s pre-pregnancy body. Many female patients experience major long-term physical changes to their bodies such as sagging breasts, added weight from pregnancy, and a stubborn tummy pooch. While mommy makeover surgery can seem like an entirely comprehensive procedure, Athens plastic surgeons Dr. Ed Pittman customize mommy makeover surgery to fit each patient’s aesthetic needs and lifestyles.

Common mommy makeover procedures include any combination of breast augmentation, lift or reduction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and/or liposuction. These procedures target areas that are directly affected by pregnancy and/or breastfeeding. Some mommy makeover patients may choose both breast and body procedures while others may choose only a combination of body procedures to address the midsection. During consultations, Dr. Pittman will meet with each patient to discuss specific areas of concern and which procedures can help achieve their goals.

Breastfeeding can cause sagging breasts or a significant volume change. Breast augmentation and breast reduction may be performed to restore proportion and volume to the breasts. Occasionally, a breast lift can be combined to tighten excess skin for a firmer result. Body contouring procedures are also options to address the midsection and other areas of unwanted fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Tummy tuck surgery specifically repairs abdominal muscles that could have weakened or separated during pregnancy. Dr. Pittman walk each patient through the procedures and options to help patients decide treatment plans and to maintain realistic expectations.

At Pittman Plastic Surgery, we also provide CoolSculpting® fat reduction as a non-surgical option for our patients to also combine with a surgical procedure or as an option for mothers who are not yet ready for plastic surgery. CoolSculpting® is a technology that externally applies cold temperatures to freeze unwanted fat for the body to naturally eliminate through the lymphatic system. As an alternative to body contouring, CoolSculpting® can treat common areas including the abdomen, flanks, back, and thighs without the need for surgery, incisions, scars, or downtime.

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