David Stoker
Marina Del Rey
& Beverly Hills

(310) 300-1779
Flat & Toned Midsection

Mommy Makeover with a Tummy Tuck

A Mommy Make-Over can indeed include a Tummy-Tuck!

Why do women desire a Mommy Make-Over?

After giving birth, some women may find that their bodies simply have a hard time returning back to the state that they were once in: their breast now show signs of drooping and loss of volume, there’s pockets of fat on their bodies in places they didn’t exist before, and their butts now sag and don’t have the perkiness that they once had before.

For some women, this may be because of the lack of time that they experience once they have kids to take care of every day. But sometimes, even when a woman makes the time to regularly exercise and eat a well-balanced, low-calorie, low-fat diet, she will still find that her body simply refuses to get back to the shape it was once in. If you are a woman who identifies with this situation, the Mommy Makeover is likely perfect for you!

What is a Mommy Make-Over and what procedures does it include?

A Mommy Make-Over is a surgical procedure, or rather, a combination of surgical procedures designed to give mothers the ability to restore her body to the shape and physique that it was in before going through pregnancy and giving birth.

While a woman is pregnant, skin and muscle on certain areas of the body will naturally stretch. After giving birth, the skin and muscle that have been stretched will likely have lost some level of elasticity- after being stretched that much for that long- and have a hard time bouncing back to the taut state that it was in before going through the effects of pregnancy.

This loss of skin and muscle elasticity tends to cause women to develop excess skin and fat, loss of muscle tone, and sagging skin, especially on and around the tummy/abdominals, the thighs, the breasts, and the buttocks.

The Mommy Make-Over is composed of a wide variety of cosmetic surgery procedures such as:

  • Tummy Tuck
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Liposuction
  • Brazilian Butt Lift

Depending on the patient and what she is expecting and desiring from a Mommy Make-Over procedure, virtually any of the listed procedures, as well as some procedures that have not been listed, can be used in combination with another listed (and not listed) procedure in order to bring about the body that she once had.

Tummy Tuck Before & After Photo Gallery

The Mommy Make-Over and the Tummy Tuck

One of the most popular procedures used during Mommy Make-Over procedures is the “tummy tuck”, or as it is formally known, the abdominoplasty.

During a pregnancy, no place on the woman’s body will get stretched quite like the abdominals get stretched. After giving birth, most women will find that their abdominal muscles aren’t quite as tight as they once were- meaning that any exercise that they do in order to shed the pounds and give back muscle tone to their abdominals will not be very effective. What this essentially means is that no matter how hard a woman tries to get her abdominal region back to the state it once was in, she simply will not be able to naturally do so.

What the tummy tuck does is give women back the contours and physique of their abdominals while also giving them the ability to maintain their abdominal regions thereafter.

The Tummy Tuck vs Liposuction

Liposuction basically describes a surgical procedure that quite literally suctions out fat tissue from various areas on the body. A tummy tuck, on the other hand, while usually involving liposuction, has the main goal of getting rid of excess abdominal skin as well as tightening up the abdominal muscles with sutures.

For women who have experienced a stretching of the abdominal region due to pregnancy will likely find that the tummy tuck does a better job at giving them the results that they desire. This is because liposuction simply has the power to remove excess fat from certain areas of the body- it does not remove any excess skin nor does it help bring back a tightness to the muscles.

Tightening the muscles is important for abdominal muscles that have been stretched out because this will give women back the ability to effectively work out the muscles in this region. And the removal of excess abdominal skin will give women back the tight, toned look that they once had.

To find out more about the Mommy Make-Over, the Tummy Tuck, or any other procedures that are used in Mommy Make-Over procedures and how they can help you achieve the body that you once had, please call us at 310.300.1779 or request a consultation online!

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Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker performs plastic surgery in Los Angeles. Dr. David Stoker has also gained widespread recognition for liposuction, breast augmentation, tummy tucks, rhinoplasty and many other cosmetic procedures. He serves men and women throughout Southern California (including Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Long Beach, Santa Monica) and the rest of the world.