The term “Mommy Makeover” has gained a great deal of popularity over the past couple of years and many believe that it is the latest trend in plastic surgery. Calculating statistics on the number of women who undergo post-pregnancy plastic surgery procedures may be difficult to come by however. This is because a mommy makeover involves a combination of procedures and is considered a marketing term rather than a surgical one. Official numbers aside, Dr. McCormack’s most popular procedures involve combinations of breast surgery, body contouring and abdominoplasty.
As a mother and board certified plastic surgeon, media outlets naturally come to Dr. McCormack for her insight when reporting on the latest mommy makeover trends. Her latest feature – a full page spread in New Beauty Magazine, a national publication heralded as the The Ultimate Cosmetic Enhancement Guide.
Simply click on the image below to view all the details. If you have any questions about the “mommy makeover”, or would like to arrange your private consultation with Dr. McCormack, please call our office at (775) 284-2020.
When getting breast implants, will it look more natural to place the implants under or over the muscle?
Breast implants can be placed above or below the (pectoralis) muscle. Placing the implant over the muscle may result in less pain and faster recovery. However, placing the implant under the muscle looks and feels more natural (because there is more tissue covering the implant), may lead to less incidence of capsular contracture (hardening of scar tissue around the implant), and offers less interference with mammograms. I also believe that it offers better long- term support when placed under the muscle. There is further distinction between placing the implant partially or fully under the muscle – the advantages of which can be discussed in consultation as they are relevant to your personal breast shape and ultimate goals.
How long after pregnancy should I wait before I can get breast implants and undergo breast lift?
Some patients only need an implant to fill out the breast following pregnancy while others will require an implant with a breast lift. This will depend on how much excess skin you have and the position of your nipple following pregnancy changes. It is best to wait 3-6 months after pregnancy or, if you breast feed, 3-6 months after breast feeding. Keep in mind that you will need help for a few weeks if you have surgery when your children are still small because the procedure will limit your activity levels and your ability to lift a certain amount of weight. Most of my patients are looking to have their breasts restored to the pre-pregnancy shape and size without looking like they are “done”. I specialize in natural results with the restoration of fullness that pregnancy takes away. After pregnancy, the breast tissue atrophies – leaving a flat appearance at the top of the breast, and sometimes leaving the nipple in an unnaturally low position.