When you’re done having children, have finished nursing, and are ready to put the focus back on yourself, Mommy Makeover surgery can help you reclaim your pre-baby body. But if you’re considering a transformative surgery like a Mommy Makeover, it’s understandable to have questions about your procedure and results.
Many women wonder if a Mommy Makeover leaves scars and how visible the scars will be after surgery. A Mommy Makeover is a highly customized procedure, so the answer typically depends on the combination of Mommy Makeover procedures we perform. Keep reading to understand better the type and extent of scarring you may have after your Mommy Makeover surgery.
Does a Mommy Makeover Leave Scars?
Scarring is inevitable with any surgical procedure. Any time a surgeon makes an incision, it triggers the body’s natural wound-healing response. However, we do everything possible during Mommy Makeover surgery to deliver stunning results while minimizing your incisions and scarring as much as possible. We can often conceal scars in the skin’s natural creases or beneath a bikini or underwear line.
Incision placement plays a significant role in determining how much Mommy Makeover scarring is visible after surgery. Only highly skilled, Fellowship-trained plastic surgeons have the experience to place your incisions in inconspicuous areas while delivering your desired results.
In general, here is what scarring can look like based on the standard procedures that comprise a Mommy Makeover surgery:
Scar from tummy tuck
Surgeons perform tummy tuck surgery during a Mommy Makeover to eliminate loose, excess skin in the abdominal area. It may also include tightening weakened or separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti). We usually place the incision for a tummy tuck hip-to-hip, as low as possible, so you can easily conceal your tummy tuck scar under your underwear or bikini.
Scar from liposuction
Liposuction is usually combined with a tummy tuck to remove excess fat and further sculpt and tone your physique. When it comes to liposuction scars and your stomach, liposuction only requires tiny incisions—just enough to allow us to insert the tip of the cannula device into the abdomen to suction away unwanted fat gently. When liposuction is performed during a tummy tuck, we can typically use the tummy tuck incision without causing any additional scarring. If we need to remove multiple areas of excess fat, only small incisions with minimal scarring will be necessary.
Scar from breast augmentation
Many women choose breast augmentation during a Mommy Makeover to restore and enhance breast volume and appearance. A breast lift also helps drooping breasts appear more perky. In our practice, we commonly use the inframammary approach, which requires a small incision well-concealed in the fold beneath the breast. Breast augmentation scarring can be easily hidden by your bikini or bra line using this method. Regardless of which approach we take, we will make every effort to skillfully conceal your breast implant scars while delivering naturally beautiful results. A breast lift incision is more visible but typically fades with good scar care.
Explore Your Mommy Makeover Options
If you’re ready to restore your pre-baby body and boost your body image, we encourage you to speak with us further about your Mommy Makeover questions, concerns, and goals. Please arrange a consultation using the online form or call us at [