Stomach and breast appearance are the primary concerns of any potential mommy makeover patient. Therefore, a mommy makeover with a mini tummy tuck and breast lift is one of the most popular desires for mommy makeover patients.
Through aging and pregnancy, not only will your fat volumes increase in these areas, but there will also be excessive skin looseness that needs to be addressed. As such, an ideal mommy makeover surgeon should be a master of high definition body contouring.
High Definition Liposuction Body Scale
High definition body contouring has been developed by various plastic surgeons with the intent to surpass traditional plastic surgery results. Arian Mowlavi MD FACS, founder of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute in Newport Beach, California, developed the HD Liposuction protocol to grade each body part on the basis of skin and fat during an initial consultation.
When you come to Dr. Mowlavi for a mommy makeover consultation, you will receive your HDL body scale grade. Depending on where you fall, a mommy makeover with mini tummy tuck and breast lift may be the perfect procedure for you!
Using the HDL Body Scale to Plan a Mommy Makeover
If your abdomen falls between a 4 and 5 on the HDL body scale, a mini tummy tuck with some VASER liposuction will be enough to bring you all the way up to a perfect 9 or 10. The mini tummy tuck is used to excise all the extra skin you have in the lower belly while the VASER liposuction will allow your surgeon to further etch your abdomen and provide natural muscle highlights.
Additionally, if your breasts are sagging post-pregnancy, a breast lift is performed to eliminate your excess skin and raise the breast mound. You can also include an implant augmentation if you desire more volume. A mommy makeover with a mini tummy tuck and a breast lift can be performed in one operation by an experienced plastic surgeon and his/her team.
If you are curious about what your mommy makeover surgery would consist of, contact Newport Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Mowlavi MD for a free consultation today.
This 35-year-old female 3 months following mommy makeover surgery including bilateral breast lift and full abdominoplasty with muscle plication. She was scaled as a 3 on the abdomen and needed a full tummy tuck instead of a mini tummy tuck.