Dispelling the Myths of the Mommy Makeover

The Mommy Makeover is one of the most requested procedures at Crispin Plastic Surgery. This surgery combines multiple procedures to restore post-pregnancy bodies in one surgery. A Mommy Makeover typically consists of breast surgery such as a Breast Lift (Mastopexy), plus body sculpting via liposuction and abdominal contouring such as a TummyTuck (Abdominoplasty). Don’t let popular misconceptions regarding these cosmetic procedures prevent you from achieving your ideal shape. We debunk some myths with the following facts.

Myth 1: A Mommy Makeover Is Only for Mothers


The aftereffects of pregnancy and breastfeeding may cause excess fat and skin around the abdomen and breasts that can lose volume and become saggy. But gravity’s toll is not felt just by mothers. With weight fluctuations and aging, breast volume changes, skin loses its elasticity, and abdominal muscles can become loose. Women at every stage of life may benefit from a combination of procedures to restore their silhouette to a more natural and youthful shape.

Myth 2: Diet and Exercise Produce the Same Results


Unfortunately, no amount of exercise or diet can remove excess skin. In fact, losing weight can create more skin and contour issues. Exercise will not improve the shape of your breasts, separation of the abdominal muscles, or sagging skin. It is important for the patient to be close to their comfortable, reasonable weight prior to surgery.

Myth 3: I Have to Get Everything Done at One Time


At Crispin Plastic Surgery, our Mommy Makeover is individually customized to meet your unique needs. During your consultation, Dr. Crispin will do a thorough exam and discuss your goals. This is not a “cookie-cutter” process. Some patients may need only one procedure, whereas others may opt for two or three. Many patients prefer to combine operations to eliminate multiple healing times. This process is more cost effective as well!

Myth 4: My Scarring Will Look Terrible


Every surgical procedure involves incisions. Technological advancements and Dr. Crispin’s extensive experience and keen eye allow for discreet placement, faster heal times, and barely discernable scars. In addition, we offer top-of-the-line scar creams that reduce discoloration.

Myth 5: Any Surgeon Can Perform a Mommy Makeover


Choosing the right surgeon is a big decision. You should never take it lightly! In the United States, any licensed physician may perform surgery. Licensing requires a minimum amount of requirements to practice medicine or perform surgery. It is extremely important to do your research and find a plastic surgeon who is board certified and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Crispin is board certified in plastic surgery, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). For 25 years, Dr. Crispin has used his extensive training to provide his patients with cosmetic enhancements that appear natural-looking and refreshed. Dr. Crispin believes every woman should feel as beautiful on the outside as they do on the inside.

At Crispin Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves on helping our patients rediscover their natural beauty. To learn more about a Mommy Makeover, give us a call for your complimentary consultation (770) 749-7700.