PATIENT BACKGROUND: This energetic 35-year-old mother of three has tried everything to regain her pre -baby body. Despite diet and exercise she has been unable to improve the appearance of her abdomen and not unlike most mother’s that have breast fed, is unhappy with the way her breasts now droop. She is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 125 pounds. She is currently a 38 B cup and would not mind going up to something in the full B-cup range but her main goal is tighter, higher, perkier breasts. While researching body contouring surgery, she was ultimately referred by her friend that received a Mommy Makeover by Dr. Mariotti and was thrilled with her results.
DR. MARIOTTI’S IMPRESSION: This beautiful mother would have great results combining breast and body contouring surgery or what is known as a Mommy Makeover. First, we talked about her abdomen. She has had three pregnancies and following these pregnancies developed a significant amount of stretch marks and decreased skin elasticity. I recommend a tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, as this will allow me to remove all the skin between the pubic hairline and the belly button. This along with tightening of the abdominal muscles, which have been stretched with pregnancy and pulling the upper abdominal skin down tight will give her a nice, flat tummy. The recovery varies, but I would expect this delightful mother to be up and walking around the house the next day while slowing resuming physical activities over the first 10 – 14 days. We also discussed the option of having some liposuction of the upper outer hips to further refine her new, more feminine figure.
Next, we talked about her breasts. Given that desires perkier breast but also wants to remain a B cup I recommended a mastopexy, otherwise known as a breast lift. The differences between a breast reduction and a breast lift, is the fact that a breast reduction reduces the volume and weight of the breasts, while a lift primarily maintains the volume of the breasts and simply lift them back up onto the chest wall.
FOLLOW UP/OUTCOME: 6 days after surgery and her breast lift and tummy tuck incisions were looking great. She is healing quicker than expected this early on. 3 months after her Mommy Makeover and she is completely healed, looks amazing and is “very extremely pleased” with the results … wouldn’t you be too?
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Surgeon: Dr. Mariotti