Can Only Mothers Get Mommy Makeovers? What About Me?

You’ve heard about “mommy makeovers.” Maybe you’ve met women who’ve had them and been impressed. But you’re not a mother and don’t know if you’d be a good candidate. Well, we can let you in on a little secret. It’s not just moms who get mommy makeovers. Any woman who has experienced significant weight change or the effects of aging can have body sagging and looseness that a mommy makeover can correct. Women choose to have mommy makeovers because they want a flatter stomach and younger-looking breasts — whether or not they’ve had children.

A Misleading Name

Let’s start by explaining what a mommy makeover is. It’s a combination of plastic surgery procedures that restore youthful contours to women who are unhappy with the way their bodies have changed with age, childbearing, or weight fluctuations. It can include different combinations of procedures, though it typically includes breast surgery to lift and either enhance or reduce the breasts and a tummy tuck to flatten and firm the abdomen. It can include liposuction to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. It can also include other surgical and nonsurgical treatments, depending on the needs of the individual. The key thing to understand about a mommy makeover is that it’s not just one treatment. It’s a customized combination of procedures to address a wide range of body issues. 

Then there’s the problem of the name. It’s a catchy handle and has probably helped boost the popularity of the treatment among women who are unhappy with the effects of pregnancy on their bodies. But it’s misleading because it’s not just childbearing that causes women to lose their youthful contours over time. Breasts can sag and bellies can bulge without pregnancy. The aging process can do that too, and large swings in body weight can accelerate that stretching, loosening, and sagging. So don’t be fooled by the name – mommy makeovers are not just for mothers.

What a Mommy Makeover Can Do for You

Each of the procedures in a mommy makeover can be transformative. Together they can take years off your looks and make you feel like a younger, healthier, and more beautiful version of yourself. The overall effect will be to slim and tighten your body contours and enhance your breasts. Here’s what each element in a mommy makeover can do for you:

  • Breast surgery can lift and either add volume to or reduce the size of your breasts, depending on the changes you’ve experienced and your desire for a new look. Breasts tend to droop with age, and that process can advance more quickly if breast tissues stretch with childbearing or weight changes. A breast lift raises the contour of and reshapes the breast for a more youthful appearance. Breast augmentation increases the volume of the breasts for a rounder, fuller look. Breast reduction is surgery to make the breasts smaller, whether for health reasons, comfort, or a new look. 
  • A tummy tuck tightens the skin and muscles of the abdomen for a firmer, flatter, younger-looking profile. With pregnancy and weight gain, the abdominal muscles can separate. A tummy tuck reconnects them, building core strength and giving a sculpted look. 
  • Liposuction removes pockets of fat that are hard to get rid of with healthy eating and exercise habits. 

You can see the remarkable results of each of these procedures by looking at before-and-after photos. As you click through the galleries, look for bodies like yours and imagine how a combination of procedures in your custom makeover could transform you into a younger-looking version of yourself.

Not Just for Moms

Women of all ages and life histories can experience issues with loose skin, sagging or deflated breasts, pockets of fat, and bulging bellies. A makeover tailored to your specific body issues can do wonders for your looks and your self-esteem.

Men, too, can benefit from the sculpting effects of a tummy tuck and liposuction. A male makeover is often used to restore muscular definition to the abdomen and chest. Dr. Bresnick has helped many patients, both women and men, feel great about their bodies through customized surgical plans developed to address each patient’s specific concerns and aesthetic goals.

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Dr. Stephen Bresnick, M.D., in Encino, CA, is one of the top mommy makeover specialists in the United States. His stunning, natural-looking results make him among the most sought-after plastic surgeons in the Los Angeles Area. Call us at (818) 981-3333 or contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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