Mommy Makeover Procedure
The two most popular areas of the body for post-pregnancy plastic surgery are the breasts and the belly.
The reason why is because the breasts and abdomen both change drastically during pregnancy. Breasts enlarge during pregnancy due to lactation, which stretches the skin—and if you aren’t blessed with very elastic skin, that skin doesn’t shrink back to its original size. If the breasts also loose volume or stay enlarged after pregnancy (called postpartum atrophy), then a larger amount of skin is holding a smaller volume of tissue, resulting in sagging breasts.
Breast augmentations increased 55% from 2000 to 2006, going from 212,500 procedures to 329,326. Breast lifts — another favorite among the mommy makeover crowd — went up 96% during the past six years, with totally to 103,788. The solution: a breast lift, or mastopexy, a surgical procedure that raises and reshapes sagging breasts. Breast augmentation and reduction are also common surgeries after pregnancy, and are sometimes combined with a breast lift.
Even cosmetic genitoplasty, which often includes modification of the labia minora or labia majora, has come into vogue.
“A growing number of women are undergoing Mommy Makeovers in my practice because unlike our parents generation, [these mothers] want to stay young and feel young, and preserve the body they’ve had.” Dr. Hochstein states.