Most Common Breast Procedures for the Mommy Makeover

During pregnancy, the breasts often change shape and become larger. The breasts may appear to sag and lose their lifted, youthful appearance after childbirth. There are multiple cosmetic procedures that can rejuvenate the breasts post-pregnancy and help improve patients’ self-confidence. 

With the mommy makeover, women can have multiple cosmetic procedures to restore (and even enhance) their former physiques. Since the breasts are largely impacted after childbirth, mommy makeover procedures commonly focus on the breasts. You may choose from multiple different breast procedures to achieve your cosmetic goals, including:

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a procedure to increase the size of the breasts using implants. In this procedure, the doctor will make a small incision to insert the implants and achieve the desired appearance. Multiple types of implants are available, with saline implants and silicone implants being the most common. 

Saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt water, making them a safe option for women seeking a breast enhancement. This type of implant is ideal for women with sufficient natural breast tissue who want a subtle augmentation. 

Silicone breast implants, on the other hand, are a great choice for women with minimal natural breast tissue. This type of implant tends to feel more natural than saline implants, though the procedure required to place them is more extensive.

Breast Lift

The breast lift procedure or mastopexy can help improve the appearance of sagging or drooping breasts. Sagging breasts are one of the most common body changes experienced by women after childbirth, making the breast lift a common inclusion in the mommy makeover.

In this procedure, the breasts are lifted and reshaped. Your doctor will choose from a few different incision methods to achieve your specific goals. Additionally, during the breast lift procedure, your doctor will get rid of any excess skin and tighten the adjacent tissue to create a youthful look. 

Breast Reduction

After childbirth, some women’s breasts may have grown to an uncomfortable size. In this case, a breast reduction may be included in the mommy makeover procedure. In breast reduction surgery, excess skin and breast tissue are removed to bring the breasts back into proportion with the body. This will improve the patient’s comfort in regular, day-to-day activities, as well as during exercise. 

Mini Lift with Internal Bra

For women seeking a middle ground between breast augmentation and a full breast lift after childbirth, a mini lift is an excellent option. With the mini lift technique developed by Dr. Watt, GalaFORM mesh is used to create an internal bra that lifts and supports breast implants or the patient’s own breast tissue. The mesh dissolves in about a year and is replaced by the patient’s natural collagen, allowing for long-lasting results. 

Reach out to Watt Plastic Surgery today to learn more about breast procedures, including the mini lift, as part of the mommy makeover.