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A mommy makeover is a common combination of plastic surgical procedures (tummy tuck, liposuction and breast enhancement) that helps women regain their pre-pregnancy bodies. However, there are lots of myths regarding this popular cosmetic procedure procedure, making it difficult for women to make an informed decision about undergoing the mommy makeover procedure.

Here are 4 common mommy makeover myths dispelled:

Its just for mothers

It is true that most of the women who opt for a mommy makeover procedure are mothers looking to regain their pre-baby body. However this does not imply that the procedure is meant only for mothers. This cosmetic procedure helps restore the breasts and abdomen of women whose bodies have been effected by significant weight loss, aging, or who are looking to rejuvenate their bodies with the same transformative effects, no matter if they had a child or not.&

There Will Be Extensive Scarring

This is not true as a skilled plastic surgeon is trained in techniques to minimize incisions and reduce the visibility of scars – sometimes completely covering them. In this case, breast incisions are concealed under the breast and tummy tuck incisions are located very low on the abdomen so that they are covered with clothing and most swimsuits. Similarly liposuction scars are rather small and fade over time.

All three procedures need to be done

The biggest myth about mommy makeovers is that it is necessary to perform all its three component elements, a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast surgery. However this is not at all true as your plastic surgeon will specifically tailor the elements of your mommy makeover so that it meets your individual needs and aesthetic goals.

You don’t need a mommy makeover if you diet and exercise

It is true that adopting healthy eating and exercise habits can help you sculpt your body. However it does not restore your skin’s youthful tautness or help perk up deflated breasts. You need surgical intervention to eliminate excessive stretched skin and for restoring the body’s aesthetic appeal.

Dr. Daniel G. Kolder

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

As a highly trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Kolder’s specialties include:
Tummy Tucks + Liposuction + Breast Augmentation + Breast Lifts + Breast Reduction + Facelifts + Armlifts + Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty, as well as a variety of non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Dr. Kolder is also known to have a warm, easy manner, compassionate care, with surgical results that are beautiful and natural.

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Patient Testimonial

“I was so pleased I chose to go to Dr Kolder! Not only do I love his staff, they are so helpful, efficient and just plain fun to talk to, Dr. Kolder makes you feel at ease with his knowledge and disposition. My surgery results were amazing and my recovery was made easy knowing I could call any time and get immediate attention and information. I highly recommend Dr. Kolder and his entire staff…”