How to Choose Between a Tummy Tuck and a Mommy Makeover

Maryland Plastic Surgeon serving Washington DC, & Virginia including Alexandria and Fairfax.

 

How to Choose Between a Tummy Tuck & a Mommy MakeoverPregnancy is a beautiful part of life, but often leaves women with sagging breasts and excess abdominal fat. Diet and exercise can help you slim down to your pre-baby weight, but can’t address loose skin and stubborn fat. A mommy makeover or a tummy tuck are two ways you can achieve your goals, but which one is right for you?

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover addresses several body issues and involves multiple procedures performed at once. This plastic surgery combination typically consists of:

  • Breast augmentation or a breast lift to address deflated and sagging breasts.
  • Liposuction to remove fat in areas where traditional methods haven’t worked such as your “love handles.”  
  • A tummy tuck to tighten abdominal muscles and remove excess skin tissue.

In order to be a candidate for a mommy makeover, you must be in good health, close to your goal weight and done having children.

What is a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)?

A tummy tuck is a standalone procedure that excises loose skin tissue. This plastic surgery option repositions and tightens abdominal muscles that have separated due to pregnancy. A tummy tuck is also the only way to remove stretch marks in the abdominal area.

Whether a tummy tuck or mommy makeover is right for you depends on your health and the results you want for your body. If you’re mainly concerned about your stomach area, then a tummy tuck may be your best option, but a mommy makeover can rejuvenate your overall appearance through multiple procedures.

Before having plastic surgery, you’ll need to be done breastfeeding and having children. Your body needs time to bounce back because your breasts and abdomen will change in the months following childbirth. It’s best to consult with our board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options.

If you’re interested in a mommy makeover or tummy tuck, please contact Bella Cosmetic Surgery in Maryland today at (301) 567-6767 for a consultation. Dr. Chiaramonte serves clients in Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia.