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MOMMY MAKEOVER

MOST COMMON CONCERNS

  1. My breast are sagging and smaller
  2. My bra is empty
  3. I want my younger figure back
  4. I can't get rid of this baby fat
  5. I have stretch marks
  6. My skin is loose and sags over my c-section scar
  7. I lack motivation when I look in the mirror

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MOMMY MAKEOVER

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Procedure Time:

 

1-3 hrs Breast

2-3 hrs Abdomen

Recovery Time*:

 

1-2 weeks Basic

4-6 weeks Full

 

*both procedures at one time

Approx. Cost:

 

$9800-14800

depending on recommendations

 

Payment options

WHAT IS A MOMMY MAKEOVER?

mommy makeover definition - "Plastic surgery procedures for postpartum women to restore their body to a more youthful appearance typically combining breast and abdominal surgery together."

 

In 2007, the term "mommy makeover" began appearing throughout the media due to a significant rise in breast lifts, breast augmentation and tummy tucks that occurred between 2005 and 2006. This boom was partially attributed to postpartum mothers who wanted to regain their pre-pregnancy figure. Since that time, the interest and popularity of these procedures has continued to rise.

 

The typical patient seeking mommy makeover type procedures is between the ages of 25 to 39 and is done having children. They have lost their pregnancy weight through normal diet and exercise but cannot erase the physical changes of multiple pregnancies.

 

The most common issues post pregnancy issues are:

 

• Breast volume loss

• Breast sagging

• Stretch marks

• Difficult to lose/ Extra fat

• Muscle separation/ Abdominal bulge

• Loose skin

 

These issues can be corrected by performing a combination of breast and abdominal plastic surgery. The benefits of performing these procedures together include a single recovery phase and a reduction of cost.

 

During your consultation, one of our board certified plastic surgeons will obtain a history and physical that focuses on your concerns and body changes

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• Questions: Current bra size, desired bra size, number of pregnancies, future plans, how your breast and abdomen has changed, previous breast and abdominal surgery

• Breast Exam: Breast evaluation and measurements specifically looking for breast asymmetry, size, volume loss, sagging, nipple position

• Abdominal Exam: Scarring, amount of skin above and below belly button, stretch marks, muscle separation, excess fat locations

• Recommendations will be based on all these considerations with your ultimate goal in mind.

EXAMPLE OF A MOMMY MAKEOVER PROCEDURES

DO I NEED A BREAST LIFT OR JUST AN AUGMENTATION.....OR BOTH?

 

This is the most common question we receive and also the most important decision to address during your consultation. Let's make it simple by looking at these flow charts.

 

 

Current Breast Size

good, fills bra size I want

if sagging, then breast lift only

minimal sagging then breast augmentation only

sagging (ptosis) then breast lift and implant

too small, deflated, no fullness up top

Breast Lift (Mastopexy) by Dr Ewart
Breast Imlants by Dr Ewart
Mastopexy with Implants by Dr Ewart

HOW DO I KNOW HOW MUCH BREAST SAGGING I HAVE?

Look at you nipple position in relation to you inframammary fold (black line)

above fold

at fold

below fold

Possible Procedures

implant only

implant +/- lift

implant and lift

WHAT TYPE OF BREAST IMPLANT IS THE BEST?

Saline Silicone Highly Cohesive Silicone
Fill Sterile Salt Water Cohesive silicone gel Firm highly cohesive silicone gel
Company Natrelle® Saline
Mentor® Saline
Natrelle® Silicone
Mentor® MemoryGel
Natrelle® 410
Mentor® MemoryShape
Sientra® Silimed
Covering/ Shell Smooth or textured silicone Smooth or textured silicone Textured silicone
Shape Round or teardrop Round Anatomical/ Teardrop
Feel Water ballon
Firmer than silicone gel
Similar to natural breast tissue Gummy bear
Firmer than regular silicone
Positives They’re less expensive
They can be filled to an exact amount during surgery
Small incision
They look very natural
They feel the most like real breast tissue
Numerous studies to confirm safety
Less rippling
Less shifting
They look natural
Less contracture
Negatives Less natural feel
Higher risk of rippling in thin patients
Higher cost
Slightly longer incision
Firmer than the other implants
Larger incision
Even higher cost

BREAST IMPLANT INCISIONS

Inframammary Fold Incision

 

This is the most common incision for breast augmentation because the scar is essentially hidden underneath the breast near the crease. You do not see it when looking in the mirror and it is hidden underneath all clothes, bras and bikinis. Great access and results from this incisions.

 

Infraareolar incision

 

Hidden along the color change and curve of the lower areola. Can be a very discreet scar in some patients. If it doesn't heal well, then can be visible in a mirror. Slightly higher risk of infection and capsular contracture since dissecting near the breast ducts.

 

Umbilical Incision

 

Well hidden along the curve of the upper belly button. Also called the Scarless Breast Augmentation since there are no breast incisions. Can only be performed with saline implants.

 

Axillary Incision

 

Potentially the most visible incision if it doesn't heal well since can be seen with tank tops.

 

 

DO I NEED MINI TUMMY TUCK OR A FULL TUMMY TUCK.....LIPO?

This is the another common question we receive and it is very important to understand which procedure will give you the best results. Let's make it simple by looking at these flow charts.

 

Minimal or no excess skin

No muscle separation

if excess fat only, liposuction only

mild excess skin below and around belly button

mini or short scar tummy tuck, muscle tightening, +/- liposuction

Excess skin and muscle separation

moderate to severe excess skin above and below belly button

full tummy tuck, muscle tightening

full tummy tuck, muscle tightening +/- liposuction

SURGERY DETAILS

 

Anesthesia: General

 

Location: Augusta Plastic Surgery Center located in the Women's Center at University Hospital. The top ranked and best hospital in Augusta, GA.

 

ASC Certification: AAAASF

 

Surgeons: Dr. Randolph Smith and Dr. Christopher Ewart

 

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Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery of the face, breast, body and hand provided by Dr. Randolph R. Smith, Dr. Christopher J. Ewart and Michael S. Tarakji at Augusta Plastic Surgery. Proudly serving the CSRA and surrounding areas including Augusta, GA , North Augusta, SC,  Evans, GA, Martinez, GA, Grovetown, GA Aiken, SC and Columbia, SC.

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