Mommy Makeover vs. Tummy Tuck: Which is Better for Getting Your Pre-Baby Body Back?

What are the benefits of a Mommy Makeover? Here’s what our Milwaukee-area patients should know about the procedure, as well as the similarities and differences between it and a traditional tummy tuck. 

Women’s bodies go through many significant changes during and after pregnancy. For some women, their breasts may stay the same after pregnancy, while others may notice that their breasts settle at a smaller or larger size. Breasts may also sag due to weight fluctuations. Your belly may also become rounder, or the muscles may still feel slack months after giving birth. 

Considering all of these changes, you can pursue any number of procedures as a way of addressing areas of the body that you can’t improve through diet and exercise alone. A tummy tuck—as the name suggests—focuses entirely on the belly region, while a Mommy Makeover can incorporate that surgery along with others to improve body contours after having a baby.

If your primary concern is your abdomen, a tummy tuck may be the most suitable procedure for you. This procedure removes excess fat and sagging skin from the stomach to sculpt a flatter, slimmer abdomen. It can also repair an abdominal wall that has separated due to the growing baby.

For patients who want a more comprehensive approach to enhancing their overall body shape after they’ve finished having children, a Mommy Makeover may be the best choice. This involves multiple procedures—rather than just a tummy tuck, which is a single procedure. Unlike a standard tummy tuck, a Mommy Makeover address multiple areas of the body at the same time.

The makeover may include procedures to enhance the face, breasts, and other body areas. The most common combinations include tummy tucks with breast augmentations or breasts lifts. Liposuction may also be included to remove resistant fat from other areas for improved body contours.

Our Milwaukee-based team at Parkins Plastic Surgery can provide a more detailed explanation of the two options—and more—during your consultation. For more details about this type of cosmetic surgery, call us at (262) 269-1050 or submit a contact form to schedule an appointment. 

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