Mommy Makeover Before & After Photo Gallery
Mommy Makeover Before & After Pictures
Mommy Makeovers combine a Breast Enhancement procedure like Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift or Breast Reduction with a Belly Enhancement procedure like Abdominoplasty, Mini Abdominoplasty or Liposuction. It enhances the two areas that are most affected by pregnancy: the breasts and the abdomen.
Mommy Makeover Before and After Photos
A Guide To Mommy Makeover Before And After Pictures
Above is our gallery of our Mommy Makeover Before and After Pictures. The before pictures are on the left, while the after pictures are on the right. All pictures are of actual patients who have had their plastic surgery by Dr. Joseph Mele, MD, FACS, at our San Francisco Bay Area plastic surgery center. While our Mommy Makeover Before and After Photos can serve as a guide to what is possible with cosmetic surgery, your individual results will vary.
There are several procedures that can be mixed and matched and called a Mommy Makeover. Several variations on the Mommy Makeover theme are exemplified below with detailed descriptions and Mommy Makeover Before and After Photos.
Mommy Makeover Before And After Pictures: #1
Breast Augmentation and Tummy Tuck
Mommy Makeover Before and Afters: Despite working hard to regain her pre-baby weight and muscle tone, this mommy was not happy with her deflated breasts and loose belly. The Mommy Makeover combination performed in this case was a Breast Augmentation with Breast Implants and Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty).
Before: This mommy complained about loss of breast volume. She has lost all upper breast volume and has deflated and sagging breast skin. She also was unhappy with her loose, sagging belly skin and a belly that projected further forward than her breasts, despite returning to her pre-baby weight. More sit-ups would strengthen her core but are not enough to achieve her pre-baby shape.
After: Breast volume and shape have been restored with Breast Augmentation. The Breast Implants replace her lost breast volume, improving the shape of her breasts and restoring her cleavage. The abdominal muscles and skin are tight after her Tummy Tuck. The Tummy Tuck smoothes her belly and improves her profile.
Mommy Makeover Before And After Pictures: #2
Breast Augmentation and Abdominoplasty
Mommy Makeover Before and Afters: This mommy has lost breast fullness and has more skin and abdominal wall laxity due to diastasis recti, a separation of the rectus muscles often seen after pregnancy.
Before: This patient has lost breast volume after breastfeeding, but her skin tone remains good. Her belly has taken a bigger hit. She has significant abdominal wall laxity, which makes her appear heavy, although her weight is good. Her rectus abdominis muscles have separated down the middle allowing the abdominal contents to push forward. A simple test for the separation (diastasis recti) is to lay flat and raise your head. If your abdomen bulges up, rather than flattens when the muscles contract, you either have diastasis recti or a hernia. Both of these problems can be repaired during your Tummy Tuck. Her skin is redundant, and she has a little abdominal wall fat. Many obvious stretch marks are seen in the before picture. Lower abdominal fat and stretch marks are removed during an Abdominoplasty because the skin that contains them is removed. Upper abdominal stretch marks will remain, though they are often flatter, so their appearance is usually improved after tightening the skin.
After: Breast Implants were used as part of her Breast Augmentation. An Abdominoplasty was also performed to remove excess skin and tighten the abdominal wall. The diastasis recti was repaired, and the muscle fascia was tightened like an internal corset to provide a flatter contour on profile. In the after picture, the Abdominoplasty scar is located low across her hip and is easily covered by her underwear.
Mommy Makeover Before And After Pictures: #3
Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift and Tummy Tuck
Mommy Makeover Before and Afters: In this example, the breasts took a bigger hit than the belly. Her breasts have lost volume, and her skin has not recoiled, leaving her with saggy breasts. Her nipples are pointing down and the areolae are enlarged. Although her abdominal muscles are strong, her abdomen is loose centrally. In this case, an Augmentation Mastopexy (Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift) was performed to enlarge and lift the breasts and reduce the size of the areolae. A Tummy Tuck was also performed to tighten the central abdomen and remove any excess skin.
Before: This patient's breasts enlarged with pregnancy and then shrank after childbirth. Unfortunately, her skin did not recoil, and she is left with excess breast skin that cannot support the weight of her breasts. Her breasts appear deflated, and her nipples point down. The skin stretch is further evidenced by the enlarged areolae. Her abdomen is lax centrally, allowing the abdominal contents to stick out, despite her being quite thin.
After: Breast Augmentation alone would not correct her breast ptosis (sagging) and would only further enlarge her areolae. Breast Implant was used with a Breast Lift to both enlarge and reshape her breasts. The Breast Augmentation provides volume, while the Breast Lift lifts the breast and elevates the nipples. An Areola Reduction was incorporated into the Mastopexy to further improve her breast aesthetics. The Tummy Tuck corrected her mid-abdominal wall muscle laxity and removed both the extra skin that gathered as she leaned forward. Tightening of the rectus abdominis muscle is apparent by examining the shadow of the rectus muscle running down the front of the belly. After the Abdominoplasty, very little skin is seen projecting in front of the line of the rectus shadow. The combination of procedures in this Mommy Makeover enhances her female shape and makes wearing a bathing suit much more fun.
Mommy Makeover Before And After Pictures: #4
Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Abdominoplasty, Liposuction and Brazilian Butt Lift
Mommy Makeover Before and Afters: This woman has lost weight. And as the fat left, so did the support it provided for the skin of her breasts and belly. She still has some disproportionate fat on her back and sides as well as a large amount of redundant, excess skin. These limit her ability to wear the clothes she wants. She also feels her buttocks have deflated along with her breasts and belly. This Mommy Makeover included Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Abdominoplasty, Liposuction and a Brazilian Buttocks Lift.
Before: After losing weight, the mommy shown above looks and feels better, but she still has trouble fitting into clothes. Her breasts have lost firmness and shape, and her abdominal laxity combined with the large roll of extra skin at the belt-line make her feel uncomfortable in form-fitting clothing. The redundant skin also traps moisture and can cause chronic rashes and recurrent infections. She has some disproportionate fat on her back, sides and below the buttocks, which can be transplanted to enhance her buttocks.
After: A Breast Lift (Mastopexy) was used to remove the breast sag, elevate the nipples and reduce the size of the areolae. A small, relatively flat, breast implant was used to fill the upper poles of the breasts. For the abdomen, the Abdominoplasty removed the skin roll and excess fat on the lower abdomen and tightened the abdominal wall from top to bottom. The scar can be seen low across the hips where it can be easily hidden. Liposuction was used to liposculpt fat from the back, hips and posterior thigh. This fat was repurposed to help lift the buttocks. Buttocks fat grafting, also known as a Brazilian Buttocks Lift, was used to add volume and support to the buttocks.
Mommy Makeover Before and After Pictures: #5
Breast Lift and Tummy Tuck
Mommy Makeover Before and Afters: This mommy was happy with her breasts while wearing a bra but not so much without one. A breast lift was used to reduce the droop in her breasts and the size of her areolae. Her belly also suffered through childbirth. She had significant stretching of her abdominal muscles, which was repaired with a Tummy Tuck. The scar is placed low on the hips, and in this case, it is hidden by the string of her thong.
Before: This mommy has been stretched by pregnancy. Her breasts are deflated and pancaked against her chest. Her areolae were left enlarged. She was happy with her breast size when they were supported by her bra, but less so when braless. Her belly was stretched out too, giving the appearance of weight gain.
After: The excess skin has been removed from her breasts and belly. The nipples are in a higher, more youthful position, and the areolae are reduced in size. No Breast Implants were used because she was happy with her size. Instead of Breast Augmentation, a Breast Lift was performed. It is possible to reduce the size of the nipples also, but it's a personal preference, and you get to choose. For the belly, the underlying muscle laxity has also been repaired, leaving the abdomen's foundation flat. The final result is a happy patient with perkier breasts and a tighter, flatter belly.
Mommy Makeover Before and After Pictures: #6
Breast Reduction and Abdominoplasty
Mommy Makeover Before and Afters: Sometimes, breasts do not shrink after pregnancy. In this Mommy Makeover, a Breast Reduction was combined with a Tummy Tuck.
Before: This mommy's breasts did not shrink after lactation ceased. She is left uncomfortable with her appearance and experiences discomfort in her neck, back and shoulders from the weight of her breasts. She also retained some weight around her waist, which looks worse due to abdominal wall skin and muscle laxity. A Breast Reduction and Abdominoplasty can help.
After: Her breasts were reduced and lifted. The areolae are smaller to match her smaller breasts. She had a significant amount of sagging prior to her reduction. So much so, that a vertical scar was not needed. The scars are around the areolae are hidden under the breasts. An Abdominoplasty corrected her abdominal laxity and removed the disproportionate fat from around her waist. The excess skin is removed, and the abdominal wall skin that remains is tight. The abdominal wall muscles are also firm after the Tummy Tuck. After her Mommy Makeover, this patient is much more comfortable showing some skin.
How Is A Mommy Makeover Done?
The Mommy Makeover is an outpatient Cosmetic Plastic Surgery procedure. It is a combination of breast enhancement and belly enhancement, which can rejuvenate both the areas most dramatically affected with pregnancy or altered by large weight loss. Dr. Mele prefers to keeps his Mommy Makeover patients overnight to enhance their comfort and safety. More Mommy Makeover Information is available on our Mommy Makeover Page.
To schedule a personal, in-person Mommy Makeover Consultation call (925) 943-6353, today.
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