Does Mommy Makeover Include a BBL? 

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What to Know About Combining Procedures

A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures to restore a woman’s body after pregnancy, like breast lifts, tummy tucks, and liposuction. While a Brazilian butt lift can complement a mommy makeover, it is not automatically included in the combination.

After pregnancy and early motherhood take their toll, many women find themselves longing for their pre-baby body. Sagging breasts, stubborn belly fat, and widening hips are the classic hallmarks of postpartum changes. But must moms simply accept their transformed figures? 

Not necessarily. 

Enter the mommy makeover – a set of cosmetic procedures to help restore a woman’s body after childbearing. These treatments can rejuvenate breasts, trim abdominal fat, and refine the hips and thighs. However, the classic mommy makeover doesn’t address one common concern: a flat, sagging rear. 

That’s where the Brazilian butt lift comes in. Combining a BBL with a mommy makeover offers a complete transformation – refining the middle and plumping up the backside.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is not a single procedure, but rather a customized combination of surgeries designed to target multiple areas on a woman’s body after pregnancy and childbirth.

Some of the most common mommy makeover procedures include:

Breast augmentationThis procedure utilizes implants to increase breast size and fullness that may have decreased after pregnancy and breastfeeding. It can also help correct breast sagging and unevenness.
Breast liftThis procedure lifts and reshapes the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue. It helps raise sagging breasts to a higher, more youthful position on the chest.
Tummy tuckAlso known as abdominoplasty, this removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightens the abdominal muscles. This helps flatten the stomach and narrow the waistline.
LiposuctionThis procedure uses small tubes called cannulas to suction out stubborn pockets of fat that diet and exercise alone can’t eliminate. Common areas treated include the hips, thighs, back, arms, and abdomen.

The goal is to restore a pre-baby figure by addressing these common effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding. A mommy makeover is tailored to each patient’s unique needs and desired results.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Smith today to learn if a customized mommy makeover is right for your body goals

Is a BBL Typically Included?

A Brazilian butt lift is not considered a standard part of a traditional mommy makeover.

While a mommy makeover focuses on the breasts, abdomen, hips, and thighs, a BBL specifically targets the shape and volume of the buttocks. It is an elective addition and not necessarily needed to achieve the same overall results.

Some women may wish to add a BBL to further refine their curves, but it is not an essential component of a mommy makeover. Dr. Smith will make recommendations based on each patient’s specific aesthetic goals.

Adding a BBL to a Mommy Makeover

A Good Candidate for Mommy Makeover

Even though it isn’t a typical procedure, women have the option to include a BBL as part of their mommy makeover surgery.

Adding a BBL can increase the size and perkiness of the buttocks in addition to restoring the pre-baby shape of other areas. For comprehensive contouring and an added lift, a BBL is a complementary procedure.

However, there are some important considerations with combining a BBL:

  1. Longer surgery and recovery time

Adding a BBL to a mommy makeover can increase the length of surgery by 3-4 hours. This additional major procedure makes the operation much more complex and invasive. Total recovery time can exceed 2 months due to the extensive surgical trauma. Mothers must be prepared to take a prolonged leave from responsibilities.

  1. Impact on recovery process

A BBL requires avoiding pressure on the buttocks for 3-6 weeks post-op. Simultaneously recovering from abdominal and breast procedures makes avoiding buttock pressure extremely difficult. Mothers may need extra in-home care and mobility assistance. The combined trauma also commonly increases overall pain, swelling, bruising and healing time.

  1. Additional costs

BBL surgery ranges from $8,000-$15,000 on average. Combining this with a mommy makeover, which costs $10,000-$20,000, can nearly double the total surgical expenses. Post-operative care, medications and garments also multiply. Mothers should budget for at least $25,000-$35,000 in costs for both procedures together. Thorough financial planning is essential.

Dr. Smith will help determine if a BBL can be safely combined with your mommy makeover for your individual needs and goals.

How a BBL Works

A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) incorporated into a mommy makeover can enhance the shape and size of the buttocks. Here is a more in-depth look at how a BBL is performed:

  1. The surgery starts with liposuction to harvest fat from other areas of the body. Common liposuction sites include the abdomen, flanks, back, thighs, or knees. Dr. Smith will determine the best areas to remove fat based on the patient’s goals and body composition. More fat is usually needed to increase butt projection substantially.
  1. The harvested fat is processed and purified to isolate the adipose tissue. This helps improve fat graft survival. The purified fat is then carefully reinjected into specific areas of the buttocks using small cannulas.
  1. Dr. Smith will meticulously place small fat grafts throughout the buttocks at different depths and angles. This strategic technique helps create a natural-looking contour and shape. The grafted fat integrates with existing tissue to provide permanent augmentation.

Volume enhancement from fat transfer helps create a rounder, fuller, and lifted buttock profile. The results are natural-feeling since it uses the patient’s own tissue. Implants are not required.

Recovery involves rest, compression garments, limited sitting, and avoiding pressure on the buttocks for a few weeks. Results become visible gradually as swelling resolves over a couple months. When trauma is minimized and recipient site nutrition and oxygenation is maximized, the graft volume retention can be as high as 90%.

Let Dr. Smith walk you through the BBL technique at a consultation and see if it’s suitable for enhancing your buttocks

Recovery After Combining Procedures

Recovery from a mommy makeover alone can take 6-8 weeks, with the first 1-2 weeks being the most restrictive. Here are some recovery considerations when adding a BBL:

1You cannot sit directly on the buttocks for 2-3 weeks after a BBL. This requires using a special pillow to sit upright or lying on the stomach.
2Increased pain, swelling, and bruising from the combined procedures may lead to a longer recovery.
3May require wearing compression garments on both the abdomen and buttocks for 4-6 weeks.
4Taking short, careful walks is encouraged after the first week, but strenuous activity should be avoided for up to 6 weeks.
5Results are not fully visible until swelling resolves and tissues heal, which can take 3-6 months.

Following all post-op instructions from your plastic surgeon is crucial for proper healing after your mommy makeover and BBL.

Is a Mommy Makeover with BBL Right for You?

The best candidates for combining a mommy makeover with a BBL include:

  1. Women in good general health without any conditions that could impair healing after surgery, such as diabetes or autoimmune disorders. Good health also means you are not currently being treated for any illnesses.
  2. Non-smokers. Smoking severely impairs your ability to heal after surgery and increases the risks of complications. Patients will need to quit smoking for at least 6 weeks before and after surgery.
  3. Those who have achieved a stable weight. Fluctuating weight before and after surgery can impact your results. Most surgeons will want you to maintain a steady weight for at least 6 months to a year prior to surgery.
  4. Women who do not intend to have any more children. Pregnancy can reverse many of the improvements gained from a mommy makeover. Patients should be certain their family is complete.
  5. Patients with realistic expectations for their surgical results. Understanding all aspects of the procedures, recovery time, and potential risks leads to better outcomes. Having realistic hopes for improvements to your figure is also important.
  6. Patients under 50. Older patients tend to have higher risks for complications and unsatisfactory results. Your skin also has less elasticity as you age, impacting the results.
  7. Those willing and able to carefully follow all post-operative instructions. A good outcome depends on care during the recovery period. You’ll need help with daily tasks in the initial weeks after surgery.

During your consultations, Dr. Smith will help determine if you are a good candidate for these combined procedures. Be sure to discuss your medical history, goals, and lifestyle to help customize your mommy makeover plan.

Schedule a visit with Dr. Smith today to assess if you’re a good candidate for a mommy makeover paired with a Brazilian butt lift

Should You Get a BBL with Your Mommy Makeover?

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While it is possible to add a Brazilian butt lift to a mommy makeover, a BBL is not considered an essential component of the combination. It is an additional, elective procedure for further enhancing the buttocks area.

The risks and costs increase when combining these major surgeries, so the decision depends on your specific goals and suitability as a patient. Dr. Smith can help you determine the necessity and feasibility of adding a BBL to your mommy makeover plan.

Sculpt Your Dream Body Contours with Dr. Darren M. Smith

If you’re dreaming of restoring your pre-baby body with a mommy makeover, look no further than renowned NY plastic surgeon Dr. Darren M. Smith. 

With his artistic eye, surgical talent, and warm bedside manner, Dr. Smith is the premier mommy makeover expert to bring your vision to life. His custom-tailored procedures combine the latest techniques in breast lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction and more to rejuvenate your feminine figure. 

Contact his luxurious Manhattan practice today to schedule an intimate consultation, where he’ll listen to your wishes and develop a bespoke mommy makeover plan. Dr. Smith’s meticulous precision and passion for perfection ensure gorgeous, nuanced results you’ll absolutely love.