Pregnancy can be a beautiful journey, but it can also take a toll on a woman’s body. Many women struggle with sagging skin, stubborn fat, and a loss of breast volume after giving birth. That’s why more and more women are turning to mommy makeovers to restore their pre-baby bodies.
One common concern many women have when considering mommy makeover surgery is the appearance of scars. This blog post will explore what you can expect from your mommy makeover results, what the scars are like, where they are, and how to treat them during recovery.
Mommy Makeover Before-and-After
Before committing to mommy makeover surgery, many patients want to know what results they can expect. Looking at the mommy makeover before-and-after photos of previous patients can help you visualize the potential outcome of your surgery. The following are a few of Dr. Walters’ mommy makeover patients, before and after surgery.
What Does a Mommy Makeover Include?
Mommy makeovers address multiple areas of concern in a single surgery, which can help you achieve a more comprehensive transformation. A mommy makeover can include procedures such as:
Some of these procedures produce more significant scars than others. Your scar outcome will depend on which combination of procedures you undergo.
Does a Mommy Makeover Leave Scars?
Mommy makeover surgery will leave scars, but they can be strategically placed and typically fade over time. Dr. Jules Walters will make every effort to make the incisions as discreet as possible to minimize the appearance of scars. The location and extent of the scars will depend on the procedures you undergo as part of your mommy makeover.
Where Are the Scars Located?
The location of your scars will depend on the specific procedures you have as part of your mommy makeover. Here are some of the most common sites for incisions:
- Breast augmentation or lift: Incisions may be made around the areola, vertically from the areola to the crease under the breast, and in the crease under the breast itself.
- Tummy tuck: Incisions are typically made across the lower abdomen, from hip to hip, where they can be easily hidden by underwear or bikini bottoms.
- Liposuction: Incisions are small and placed strategically in inconspicuous locations.
How To Treat Scars During Recovery
Following your surgeon’s postoperative instructions is important for optimal healing and minimal scarring. Here are some tips for treating scars during recovery:
- Keep the incisions clean and dry.
- Avoid exposing the incisions to sunlight or tanning beds.
- Follow a healthy diet to promote healing.
- Take any prescribed medications as directed.
- Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with your plastic surgeon.
At the MODERN, we offer our patients scar-reducing products such as scar gel and scar sheeting to help minimize the appearance of scars. These products are typically made of medical-grade silicone and work by providing a moist environment for the scar to heal, which can reduce redness and help flatten and soften the scar over time. We also offer nonsurgical treatments such as microneedling, laser resurfacing, and Broad Band Light (BBL) treatments to improve the look of scars after your procedure.
Most patients experience a renewed sense of self and body positivity after undergoing a mommy makeover and consider the scars well worth it.
Request a Consultation
At The Modern Plastic Surgery & Medspa, we’ll work closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan addressing your needs and concerns. If you’d like to speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon about your options, call our New Orleans, LA, office today at (504) 517-6200 or request a consultation.
View our before-and-after gallery to see the results Dr. Walters has helped other patients achieve with mommy makeover surgery.