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A Mommy Makeover for Mommy’s of All Ages


Posted by Dr. Hardesty

A Mommy Makeover for Mommy’s of All Ages

In my previous blog I discussed “What Mommy’s Need to Know
About Surgical Makeovers That Celebrities Already Know,” which was relevant to mothers waning to get back into shape soon after childbirth. However, the mommy makeovers are relatively timeless procedures. You can get it done shortly after you’ve finished having kids, or years down the road, whenever it’s most convenient and comfortable in your life to do so.
In fact, here at my Riverside office in the Inland Empire my mommy makeover patients will range from their twenties, into their fifties, who simply want to improve the somewhat damaged shape over their bodies which resulted from having children.

A 30 year-old body at 50!


Not all women need to have all of the procedures that comprise a full mommy makeover; some only need to have one or two of them. The only way to determine how many procedures you require is to talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon. With that in mind, the following list can give you an idea of what’s available:

Breast lift and (optionally) augmentation: Most women, especially women who are in their 30s or 40s, need to have a breast lift because the breasts expand and contract so dramatically during milk production. It’s not uncommon for a woman to go up several cup sizes, only to drop back down again once her baby is done breastfeeding. Because the skin must stretch to accommodate all of this milk, many women are eventually left with flatter, saggier breasts that require surgical lifting. Some women also notice that their breasts are smaller than they once were after breastfeeding is complete, making combined lift and augmentation surgery preferable. If your nipples point “south” rather than “north,” then it’s almost certain that you need a breast lift. If they do not, but your breasts look less full than they used to, you may only need to have your breasts augmented. Inserting gel or saline implants into the breast pocket can restore the volume that was lost after milk production ceased.

Liposuction: The removal of fat via a minimally-invasive tube instrument is sometimes administered prior to tummy tuck surgery to get rid of stubborn fat deposits. If, for example, you have developed large love handles, you may need to have liposuction to get rid of them. Liposuction can also be used to remove fat deposits in other areas of the body, too, not just the abdomen. If you have developed extra fat on your hips or thighs, as some women do during pregnancy, it can be removed with liposuction.

Tummy Tuck: During tummy tuck surgery, a plastic surgeon will make a long incision along your bikini line, allowing him or her to “pull down” and tighten your skin and muscles. Sometimes, if upper abdominal tightening is needed as well, a second incision will be made near your belly button. In either case, your loose skin will be removed and any muscle damage you have will be repaired. Additionally, if you suffer from stress urinary incontinence, you can ask your surgeon to also place a small mound of tissue near your bladder. This will help to regulate urine flow.

There are many things to consider before deciding to have a mommy makeover. If you mention this blog to my staff, they will be pleased to arrange a consultation with me at no charge, or obligation. If you choose not to come int our office, we can arrange a Virtual Consultation. In any case, I strongly recommend your consultation be with a surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, who is fully trained and highly experienced in performing mommy makeovers.

Dr. Hardesty and Highly Skilled, Caring Staff

One Goal, Many Options

The Imagine Plastic Surgery team uniquely provides the full array of both non-surgical and surgical alternatives thus filling our motto of “One Goal, Many Options.” For over 30 years Dr. Hardesty, an award winning, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, and his staff, have provided comprehensive Cosmetic Plastic Surgery services and procedures. We proudly serve Riverside and San Bernardino counties of the Inland Empire and the communities of Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Upland, Pomona, Corona, Chino Hills, Redlands and Temecula.

What is the cost?

At Imagine Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety a different procedures that all vary in prices. We strive in being transparent to all potential patients and being up front with how much our services may cost. For more information regarding the costs and prices, visit our plastic surgery prices page!


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