Mommy Makeover


Perhaps more than anyone, mothers understand the meaning of personal sacrifice. As a mother, you’ve given up sleep, time, personal desires, and (in many cases) even your youthful body for your child. Since pregnancy can have long-lasting effects on the contours and firmness of the body, you may feel disconnected from your new shape. Your pre-baby clothes may no longer fit. Deflated, shapeless breasts and a soft, saggy belly may make you feel unattractive and uncomfortable with your appearance. The Mommy Makeover is a customized combination of procedures to meet your individual needs and reclaim your pre-pregnancy figure. With your personally designed Mommy Makeover, Dr. Thompson can help you obtain a leaner, more toned, and more confident you.

What Do You Desire?


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Youthful, Shapely Breasts


Breastfeeding and pregnancy can transform breasts in unflattering ways. Your breasts may go from perky to limp, round to shapeless, firm to flabby, full to deflated, and proportionate to top-heavy or even lopsided. To recapture your feminine curves, the Mommy Makeover includes breast surgeries (typically a breast lift with either breast augmentation or breast reduction). Breast surgery restores youthful, shapely, proportionate, and firm breasts that flatter your figure and boost your image.
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Slender Contours


Experts recommend that the average woman should gain approximately 25 to 35 pounds during pregnancy. Unfortunately, some gain much more than that and struggle immensely to get rid of the baby fat afterward. Even those who manage to gain less may be unsuccessful in losing the excess fat after pregnancy. You might be frustrated that you cannot create the physique you want through diet and exercise. A Mommy Makeover is a solution that you can depend on. With liposuction, your Mommy Makeover can target each and every one of your problem areas, getting rid of stubborn fat and giving you slender body contours.
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A Flat, Firm Tummy


Pregnancy can ravage the waistline. Your abdomen may once have been flat, firm, narrow, and toned, and now it is anything but. After pregnancy, your abdomen may have sagging skin, irregular contours, bulges, a permanent pooch, and stretch marks aplenty. A Mommy Makeover can include a tummy tuck, which is a surgery that resolves each of these issues. Dr. Thompson can tighten the abdominal muscles, remove excess skin, tighten the tissues, and remove excess fat to create a lean, flat, firm, toned, and youthful abdomen.
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Stronger Self-Confidence


Every woman should be able to feel desirable and confident. However, it can be difficult to achieve a balance between being a mom and taking care of yourself. This imbalance can be detrimental to your self-confidence, and feelings of inadequacy may creep in. Your social and intimate life may suffer because you don’t feel confident with your post-baby body. Do not forget that being a mom is an extraordinary journey, and while motherhood is not for the faint of heart, the love of your child can help you feel up to the task. A Mommy Makeover will go the extra mile by giving you a youthful, beautiful, and alluring figure that allows you to feel more self-confident, attractive, and desirable.

Your Mommy Makeover Consultation


Dr. Thompson desires to help you have the most rewarding experience possible with your Mommy Makeover, and that begins with your initial consultation. This in-depth consultation will be a discussion between you two about your hopes and desires for your Mommy Makeover as well as your procedure options, your medical history, any plans for future children, and other important details. Dr. Thompson will also evaluate your figure and make recommendations for which treatments will best help you achieve the new look you desire. Imaging technology such as TouchMD and VECTRA® 3D Imaging will make it possible for you to visualize your expected results. During your consultation, your Mommy Makeover will be custom-designed precisely for your needs. Dr. Thompson will also give you details on how to prepare for your procedure so that you will know what to expect.

Mommy Makeover Procedures


Breast Augmentation

  • Many Mommy Makeovers include breast augmentation to improve breast size, firmness, and shape.
  • Breast augmentation reverses volume loss and redefines the shape of the breasts.
  • Breast implants come in a variety of styles and can help you achieve the breast profile you desire.
  • Dr. Thompson uses VECTRA® 3D Imaging to help you visualize your new look and determine which implant size and style will provide you with your dream results.
  • This breast surgery is often combined with a breast lift in the Mommy Makeover to produce full, perky, and youthful breasts.

Breast Reduction

  • If your breasts have grown to be larger than you would like after pregnancy and nursing, your Mommy Makeover may include a breast reduction to reduce their size and improve your proportions.
  • Breast reduction corrects cumbersome, overly large breasts that negatively impact your quality of life, interfere with activities you love, create an unbalanced appearance, and draw unwanted attention.
  • This procedure removes excess breast tissue and reshapes the breasts.
  • This breast surgery is often combined with a breast lift in the Mommy Makeover to restore balanced, firm, and perky breasts.

Breast Lift

  • Mommy Makeover procedures usually include a breast lift to improve the shape and firmness of the breasts.
  • A breast lift reverses breast sagging due to breastfeeding and aging and may suit your needs if you have experienced any volume loss and ptosis (droop).
  • This procedure focuses on repositioning sagging breast tissue to create firmer, shapelier, and more youthful breasts.
  • The projection of your nipples and size of your areolas can be improved to highlight a more natural breast appearance.
  • This breast surgery is often combined with either a breast augmentation or breast reduction in the Mommy Makeover to improve breast size, shape, firmness, position, and appearance.

Tummy Tuck

  • Mommy Makeover procedures usually include a tummy tuck to address the effects that pregnancy may have on the waistline.
  • A tummy tuck is ideal for women with excess skin on the abdomen and/or a belly pooch caused by flaccid abdominal muscles.
  • This procedure addresses weakened, lax abdominal tissues and restores a flat, firm, and toned abdomen.
  • A tummy tuck tightens the abdominal muscles, removes excess skin, and positions the remaining skin to highlight your natural abdominal contours and definition.

Liposuction

  • Many Mommy Makeover patients choose to receive liposuction to remove fat deposits following pregnancy.
  • Liposuction addresses stubborn fatty areas along the hips, thighs, abdomen, arms, back, and other areas as desired.
  • Liposuction with the MicroAire PAL® System breaks up excess fat with an electrically powered handpiece and removes the fat from the body through a thin tube.
  • Women with good skin elasticity can consider having liposuction as a standalone procedure. Women with skin laxity may wish to combine liposuction with tummy tuck surgery or other body contouring surgeries (as in a Mommy Makeover) to achieve a better body shape.
  • Liposuction is a safe and permanent solution for eliminating excess fat and can help women recapture youthful and slender body contours.

Frequently Asked Questions


Patients seeking Mommy Makeover procedures are tired and frustrated with the look of their bodies. Diet and exercise can only get you so far, and you may not be able to achieve the tone and definition you desire. Candidates should be in overall good health and have realistic expectations. You may be a candidate for a Mommy Makeover if you wish to correct one or more of the following issues:
  • Volume loss in the breasts
  • Mild to severe ptosis of the breasts
  • Breasts that lack youthful shape and appearance
  • An abdominal pooch
  • Abdominal laxity
  • Stubborn excess fat anywhere on the body
  • A lack of abdominal definition or tone
  • Loose abdominal skin
In addition to the above procedures, your Mommy Makeover can include virtually any plastic surgery procedure or treatment you desire and for which you are a good candidate. If you are interested in pursuing additional treatment options, consult Dr. Thompson, and he will offer his expert recommendations based on your aesthetic goals.
Most Mommy Makeovers are performed using general anesthesia. Some procedures may be performed using intravenous sedation.
The length of your Mommy Makeover recovery will vary depending on the number of procedures performed and the extent of correction required. All patients should arrange childcare for at least the first two weeks after their surgery. You should also plan to reduce your activities and have someone assist you in your home for several days following surgery. You will experience bruising, swelling, and redness in the treated areas, which may begin to subside one or two weeks after the surgery. A specialty support bra and/or compression garments should be worn for a few weeks following your procedure to achieve the best results possible. In some cases, drains may be temporarily placed to remove any accumulating fluid due to swelling. Medications are provided to alleviate any discomfort and reduce the risk of infection. Dr. Thompson uses EXPAREL® to ease discomfort after tummy tuck surgery. You should plan to be away from work for at least two weeks or more after your Mommy Makeover. Most patients can resume regular activities four to six weeks after the Mommy Makeover. Wait to resume strenuous physical exercise until Dr. Thompson has cleared you to do so. Dr. Thompson will discuss the details and timeline for your individual recovery with you in person.
Dr. Thompson takes great care to minimize scarring, and incisions are placed in discreet locations. The extent of your scarring will depend on your body’s natural healing process and the techniques selected by you and Dr. Thompson. Most scarring that does develop is likely to fade over time. Dr. Thompson offers Embrace® Active Scar Defense and BioCorneum® to help reduce and treat visible scarring.
Mommy Makeover patients are typically very pleased with their more slender and attractive figures after surgery. All Mommy Makeover procedures provide permanent correction and can be life changing. However, the long-term quality of your results will depend on your lifestyle. Therefore, additional pregnancies should be considered when planning the timing of your procedure. It is best to practice healthy lifestyle habits to help maintain your slender and youthful body contours after any body contouring procedure.
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