I recently saw a patient who had a mommy makeover and reminded me of the incredible power of this procedure. The mommy makeover involves breast enhancement surgery (breast augmentation, reduction, and/or lift) with simultaneous abdominal contouring (tummy tuck and/or liposuction). The combination of creating more youthful, attractive breasts and a slimmer, tighter abdomen can totally transform a woman's figure.
My patient told me "In addition to my breasts, after pregnancy I was also left with a large roll of skin on my stomach. I was so unhappy when looking at myself in the mirror. I was dressing in clothes that were extremely large for me to try to hide my breasts and stomach. I hired a personal trainer, tried dieting and nothing was working." I saw her in consultation and recommended a breast reduction, abdominoplasty, and liposuction of the flanks. After recovering from her surgery, she wrote me a letter stating, "Immediately following surgery I noticed a huge difference. I am almost at my six month mark and I cannot tell you how happy I am. I realized that for the past years I had lost my smile and confidence. I recently went on vacation with my husband and actually wore a bikini. I am now moving forward! [Dr. Nordberg] made me realize what I thought was impossible was possible. Dr. Nordberg has made me smile again!."
For some women pregnancy can forever alter their physique. A mommy makeover can take them back to their natural pre-pregnancy shape and restore self-confidence.