overheard a woman say she was thinking about a “Mommy Makeover”.  what is this? does it require lots of surgery?  i had been considering a tummy tuck but maybe i should look into this instead??

A: mommy makeover definition

A “mommy makeover” typically refers to a combination of a breast surgery and a tummy tuck surgery performed at the same time in a woman who has had children. The breast portion may include breast implants and/or a breast lift with the abdominal portion consisting of a tummy tuck or mini-tummy tuck. If you are in good health, these can usually be combined. You should have medical clearance by your primary care physician prior to undergoing these procedures. This combination of surgeries can be done in an outpatient facility and is performed under general anesthesia. Most patients will take about 1-2 weeks off of work for recovery.

Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who is experienced with these combinations of procedures.

Best wishes,

Dr. Bruno