Now is a Great Time for That Mommy Makeover

Sexy blond woman wear beige lingerieSpring is about to come into full bloom. If you’ve been disheartened by what feels like a long season of not feeling your best, this is a great season to explore how that can change. Cosmetically, what many of our patients want is an all-around refresher for their bodies. Out with the old, in with the new. Out with what sags, in with what looks perkier and shapelier. If these characteristics feel good to you, perhaps it’s time to schedule a consultation to discuss a Mommy Makeover. As one of our leading procedures, Dr. Schaffer knows just how to customize each Mommy Makeover to the patient’s unique needs.

What is a Mommy Makeover and what will it do?

Because of the name of this personalized treatment, the Mommy Makeover is thought to be a procedure for mothers; for women who want to get their pre-mommy body back. In reality, any woman can be a good candidate for this makeover process. The primary objective of the Mommy Makeover is to correct the physical changes that commonly occur as a result of pregnancy, nursing, and weight changes. That said, on a technical level, the Mommy Makeover is simply a series of procedures that enhance a woman’s body shape. What it can do is restore optimal proportions between different parts of the body and, as a result, beautifully enhance a woman’s sense of self-esteem.

One of the most wonderful aspects of the Mommy Makeover is that every patient can choose the perfect combination of procedures that best meets her needs. Some of the common surgeries that are selected by patients include:

Breast Augmentation

The breast augmentation procedure fills out naturally small or deflated breasts using carefully-selected saline or silicone implants. This procedure provides not only great shape and fullness but can also correct problems with symmetry that make one breast much smaller than the other. To correct this, the doctor may use two different-sized implants. Depending on the degree of deflation and breast ptosis, a patient may also benefit from a breast lift. It is important for the surgeon to perform a thorough examination of breast tissue as well as the overlying skin. Having breast implants will increase the weight of the breasts and can exacerbate the pull on the skin. Without proper accommodation, via a breast lift if needed, the enlarged breasts could look heavy or droopy.


Excess fatty tissue in various parts of the body can be extremely frustrating. Women tend to hold on to fat in areas such as the hips, thighs, and abdomen. Any and all of these areas may be treated with liposuction during the Mommy Makeover to restore more shapely contours across adjacent areas. Combining liposuction with breast surgery is a great way to further enhance body proportions and breast shape.

Brazilian Butt Lift

What better way to make use of unwanted fat than to apply it to an area that could benefit from more volume. In recent years, many women have done just that, taking fat from an area like the abdomen or thighs and having it inserted into the buttocks. The Brazilian Butt lift is very carefully performed to add volume in just the right areas to create a rounder, firmer, more beautiful backside.

Tummy Tuck

Often, the abdominal area becomes increasingly difficult to firm and tone as we age. Women who have had children and, in particular, have had a C-section birth, may find that the lower abdominal area just won’t flatten as much as they’d like. The tummy tuck works by tightening the abdominal muscle and trimming excess tissue to restore a flat, taut midsection. This aspect of a Mommy Makeover can even reduce or eliminate a C-section scar and some, if not all, stretch marks on the abdomen.

The Mommy Makeover makes sense for many women. Are you one of them? Discuss your makeover options with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. Contact us at 210-227-3223to schedule your consultation with Dr. Schaffer.

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