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Mommy Makeover – Giving You Back Your Pre-Pregnancy Body

by | Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Mommy Makeover, Plastic Surgery, Tummy Tuck

What is a mommy makeover?

How would you like to bring back your pre-pregnancy body? A mommy makeover is typically requested by women post-pregnancy who would like to return their bodies back to their pre-pregnancy appearance. It can often involve a tummy tuck and breast surgery, which can include breast augmentation with implants, a breast reduction, a breast lift, body contouring to reshape the silhouette, and/or liposuction.

Oftentimes, women request a mommy makeover, or a tummy tuck and breast augmentation in combination with another surgery post-pregnancy, such as the repair of an umbilical hernia – whereby the tissue around the belly button and abdomen are returned to their pre-pregnancy appearance.

With a mommy makeover, my goal as a plastic surgeon is to reshape the tummy and the breasts so that the patient feels confident enough to walk down the beach wearing a bikini. For some patients, this may seem daunting, but I take extra time to ensure that scars are positioned below the bikini line and the belly button is given a natural looking appearance, instilling confidence in the patient and helping them to look their best.

Can any surgical procedures be combined with a mommy makeover?

It is very common to do a tummy tuck with a breast procedure. The most common are breast augmentation, lift or reduction. Any of these can be safely done and lead to a very nice result.

When is the best timing for a mommy makeover?

The best time to have a mommy makeover is when you are healthy and have a stable weight. On occasion, I get asked if this can be done at the time of birth. Sometimes my patients’ obstetrician has offered to do it for them. This is really not a good time. Beyond just the need to nurture your baby and form a bonding relationship, your body is just not ready. The uterus shrinks and additional weight is lost over the following months. The results would be very limited and likely disappointing over the long run. Besides, you probably won’t be sleeping much and the additional stress is just not worth it.

What is the down time for a mommy makeover?

Breast surgery does not add much to a tummy tuck for recovery time. I usually tell my patients having a mommy makeover that the first few days you are moving slow, by one week you feel pretty good, and by two weeks I am putting the brakes on you. For an office job, two weeks is doable. Three is more than enough. For a physical job, count on six weeks to recover.

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Reviews

So unbelievably happy with my tummy tuck results with Dr. Shortt!

So unbelievably happy with my tummy tuck results with Dr. Shortt! After having two big babies (9&11.5 lb) I was left with stretched abdominal skin and a gap in my abdominal wall that no amount of working out was going to fix (and I tried!!!) I knew I was going to need surgery but it was a long road of research and decision making including visiting many surgeons before making my decision to go with Dr. Shortt. He did not disappoint! From the appointments, to the surgery techniques, products, his nursing and support staff, and after surgery care I could not be happier with my decision to go with him nor with my results. To start Dr. Shortt was very personable, he listened to what I wanted and seemed to really care about my concerns and get what I was looking for. Dr. Shortt was able to clearly explain his techniques and provide me with numerous before and after pictures. I had zero complications throughout surgery and my recovery and believe that was definitely due to the time and care Dr. Shortt took with me. I am so happy with my results and my decision to go with Dr. Shortt! I would highly recommend him!!!!

Fabulous Surgeon Fabulous Results

My experience with Dr. Shortt was fantastic. He is very personable and the first time I met him he had my trust. I have had two procedures done by Dr. Shortt and am extremely happy with the results. He takes the time with you to explain everything and is up front about what you can expect from the procedure. I would recommend Dr. Shortt to anyone.

Breast lift with 265 silicone implants, tummy tuck and umbilical hernia

I am a mommy of 3 lovely children and breast feed each of them. 44 years old, 140 pounds, active/fit person. After gaining and losing 50+ pounds three times I didn’t like the extra skin on my tummy and the “pancake” look my boobs had taken on. I originally saw Dr.Shortt in September and was only planning on doing fat transfer to my breasts and mini tuck. After many hours on this site and researching the heck out of everything I decided to do a small implant/ lift and tummy tuck but only moving my belly button down (not making a new one) Plus, I wanted the incision super low and not as long as usual so I can still wear a low string bikini. I should have started my review earlier as I’m on day 4 now but I figured better late than never. For the upcoming weeks before surgery I was thinking of canceling as $20k+ and 4-6 weeks of hell as a busy mom of three just feels irresponsible, but i kept telling myself that I MATTER TOO, I’m doing this!!! So here we are… it’s done no turning back now lol

I had the most wonderful experience with Dr. Shortt

I had the most wonderful experience with Dr. Shortt – I have had two major procedures with him and am BEYOND thrilled with my results. He is the best there is and I would highly recommend him to all my family and friends. I will be forever grateful for everything he has done. Start to finish it was an amazing experience. Thank you again Dr. Shortt and your awesome staff!

I had a tummy tuck and breast reduction with Dr.Shortt

I had a tummy tuck and breast reduction with Dr.Shortt and I am BEYOND thrilled with my results. He is such an amazing surgeon – he is knowledgeable, super talented and so helpful every step of the way and the results are truly amazing – he has changed me life and given me a whole new fabulous me!! I would highly highly recommend Dr Shortt to all my friends and family! Thank you again SO much Dr Shortt.

Fabulous Doctor, Extremely smart ( like Mensa IQ ) with attention to detail.

Fabulous Doctor, Extremely smart ( like Mensa IQ) with attention to detail. Confident, clear, and precise in conversations. Hand surgery was done extremely well with 4 breaks in one shattered bone. Bone was wrapped and pinned in titanium chain links and micro screwed. Recover has been excellent I have 100% of mobility in my hand and work in home renovation. The scar is small pin sized line, not noticeable; no extra bumps or blemishes. Truly a five star surgeon. I am hoping he does face surgery.

I was so pleased that my GP referred me to Dr Shortt

I was so pleased that my GP referred me to Dr Shortt, for knee surgery. Excellent caring Doctor, if you need plastic surgery place Dr. Shortt, at the top of your list. Great experience, great results, this Doc, is a 10!

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