What is a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is a term that refers to a combined operation involving both a tummy tuck and either a breast shutterstock_180519548lift or breast augmentation. The abdomen and breasts are the two areas most often affected by pregnancy. A Mommy Makeover surgery is a great operation to restore lost shape and volume to the breasts, and to flatten the tummy and remove stretch marks. The operation results in breathtaking results and a significant restoration of confidence. For examples of tummy tuck and breast surgery results, you can see some of Dr. Graham’s before and after pictures here.

How does a Mommy Makeover surgery work?

Mommy Makeover surgery is a combination of tummy tuck and breast lift or breast augmentation. Sometimes a breast augmentation and a lift are performed at the same time.  You can see a 3D animation of a mommy makeover in shutterstock_154501667
the body section of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons(ASPS) webpage.

Why should I choose Dr. Graham to perform my Mommy Makeover?

Dr. Graham is a skilled surgeon, board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. His background includes both general surgery and plastic surgery. In both of these fields he has had extensive experience with oncologic, reconstructive, and cosmetic breast surgery. He takes pride in his mastopexy technique as it achieves breast fullness even in the upper breast, which often allows him to avoid placing implants.

Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is one of Dr. Graham’s favorite procedures. He uses multiple small maneuvers to ensure a natural look and minimize visible scarring. This is no more evident than in his belly button technique. Unlike other plastic surgeons, this technique is unique in that there is no obvious circular scar around the belly button (see adjacent photo). Whenever possible, Dr. Graham wants all the tummy tuck scars on your abdomen to be hidden so no one will know you had an operation, even in a bathing suit.

What are the main risks of Mommy Makeover surgery?

Please refer to risks listed in the tummy tuck and breast lift/augmentation sections.

What is the average Mommy Makeover recovery time? How much time off of work will I need for Mommy Makeover? Are there lifting restrictions?

This is dependant on the type of work you perform. Many patients with office jobs only require a week or two. However, patients who perform heavy labor may require 4-6 weeks to recover. You will not be able to lift anything greater than 10 lbs for 6 weeks. You will not be able to run or jog for 4 weeks. You will not be able to perform abdominal wall exercises for 2 months.

How much does a Mommy Makeover cost?

The price of a Mommy Makeover can vary depending on needs. The US national average price of a Mommy Makeover is  $12-14000. Dr. Graham’s pricing can be found here.

 

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