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9 months ago

tummy tuck/mommy makeover the diffarence between the 2

whats the differance between a mommy makeover and a tummy tuck???

Procedure: Mommy Makeover
Location: kansas city, MO

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Douglas Monasebian
ASPS Surgeon
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Good day and thank you for your question. Dr. Monasebian, our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, will be able to answer your question. A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty addresses the abdomen only where a "mommy makeover" usually addresses the abdomen and the breasts. Such procedures may include breast lifting, breast augmentation or liposuction. He would have to see you in person to examine your body to determine what is best for you. We would be happy to see you if you are in the New York City area. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Regards, Dr. Monasebian and Park Avenue Plastic Surgery.

Debra Johnson
ASPS Surgeon
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A "tummy tuck" is another name for an abdominoplasty. After pregnancy or weight loss, there is often loose skin in the abdomen. Sometimes the muscle wall gets stretched out as well, and some women have unattractive contours due to excess fatty tissue. Abdominoplasty addresses this by liposuction to thin the excess fat, tightening the abdominal wall to repair the muscle separation, and removing the extra skin. You are left with a long horizontal scar in your lower abdomen, and a small circular scar around the belly button. Mommy Makeovers also include some improvement in the breasts. This can be breast implant placement, a breast lift, or a reduction. Your options would depend on your anatomy and your priorities. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to get good advice. Use the Find a Surgeon link at the top of this page to locate and ASPS member surgeon near you.

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. A mommy makeover typically refers to a combination of procedures to help restore a woman's pre-pregnancy figure. As part of a mommy makeover, a tummy tuck is a commonly employed surgery, as is a breast lift or augmentation. Hope this helps.

Pedro Antonio Urazan

el tummy tuck es lo mismo que una abdominoplastia, el mommy makeover es una abdominoplastia con lipoescultura y lifting brasileiro hoy en día la mayoría de las pacientes además de retirarse el exceso de piel del abdomen, se realizan lipoescultura de abdomen y espalda y una lipotransferencia a glúteos en un solo tiempo quirúrgico.


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