There’s nothing worse than feeling uncomfortable in your own skin — and you’ve been feeling that way for a while. You’ve changed your lifestyle to include healthier eating and more exercise, but it feels like nothing is changing. After so long, you’re ready to meet your goals and get the body you’ve always dreamed of.

As you research cosmetic surgery, two procedures are intriguing to you: a tummy tuck and a Mommy Makeover. You know both have great benefits, but you’re not sure which one will help you look and feel your best. Keep reading to see which will help you achieve your appearance goals and whether you’ll benefit from a Mommy Makeover vs. tummy tuck.

What’s a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a procedure that trims and sculpts the midsection. Women love tummy tucks, especially those who have had children or have lost a significant amount of weight. A tummy tuck removes the excess skin and tissue from the midsection and restores your abdomen back to its youthful sleekness.

A tummy tuck may also be called a Mommy tuck when a woman chooses this procedure to get her pre-pregnancy stomach back.

What’s a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is a combination of two or more procedures. The procedures usually include a breast lift or breast augmentation and a tummy tuck but can also include other procedures, like liposuction. Mommy Makeovers help women get back to their pre-baby bodies. Your mommy makeover will be customized to your appearance goals.

Pregnancy can really change a woman’s body and leave her with sagging breasts, loose skin, and stretched stomachs. This can all affect how women feel about their bodies. Dieting and exercise can help in some areas, but pregnancy often changes the body in ways that different eating and exercise habits can’t touch.

A Mommy Makeover can help you feel like yourself again. Your body can be restored to its pre-baby appearance, your confidence can improve, and your clothes can fit better.

And you don’t have to have children to benefit from a Mommy Makeover.  Women who have lost a significant amount of weight or who simply desire multiple procedures at once are good candidates for a Mommy Makeover.

What Are the Differences Between a Tummy Tuck and a Mommy Makeover?

One difference between a tummy tuck and a Mommy Makeover is the number of procedures. A tummy tuck is a single procedure, while a mommy makeover is at least two procedures.

Another difference is the areas of focus. A tummy tuck focuses on the abdomen. This may be the right choice for women who want to remove excess skin and tissue from the midsection. A Mommy Makeover repairs several areas of the body, depending on which procedures are performed. This may be the right choice for women who want a comprehensive reshaping of their bodies.

Depending on how many procedures you choose, you may have a longer recovery time than a tummy tuck by itself. However, you won’t have to undergo anesthesia multiple times if you decide to add more procedures later.

Mommy Makeover vs. Tummy Tuck: Which is Right for You?

That depends on your goals. The good news is that we can help you figure out if a tummy tuck or a Mommy Makeover is right for you. During your free consultation, Dr. Madry will help you define your goals and decide which procedures can help you achieve them. He’ll review all of your options with you, along with their benefits. From there, you can decide which procedure will work best for you to achieve your desired results. Schedule your free consultation today.

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