This petite 5’2, 120lbs, 36 year old woman knew she wanted a Mommy Makeover! Childbearing had wreaked havoc with her body. As a business owner and mother of 5 kids, she was ready to reclaim her figure and was interested in learning what combination of procedures she could safely consider to maximize her results and reduce her recovery time.
The issues were clear for her…she was just tired of tucking her wrinkled and sagging belly skin into her jeans and equally frustrated by tucking the loose skin of her sagging breasts, and not much else, into a bra that didn’t fit. Housing 5 children in that tiny abdomen and then later breast feeding them all had been fine at the time but – enough was enough. No amount of gym or diet was going to restore her midsection or perk up her upper half and she couldn’t go into another summer without one bathing suit that fit.
Finding a woman surgeon was top on her list. It just seemed so much easier to have this conversation with another woman and she was thrilled to find board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ellen Mahony. She booked her consult immediately and timed it so her husband could come too.
The consultation included a thoughtful discussion of the issues as well as the treatment options. The couple learned that due to her multiple pregnancies, the muscles in her abdomen had weakened, bowed outward and the skin was no longer tightly attached to those muscles, causing the stretch marks and excess lax skin. There was also a separation of the 2 muscles in her abdomen with a gap in between. Because this lady was so skinny, liposuction was not an option. The best choice for her was a complete tummy tuck.
Her breasts had also enlarged and stretched while breast feeding which led to loose excess skin, stretch marks and loss of breast tissue volume. The end result was flattened, scarred and elongated breasts. She wanted to both reduce the lax skin and restore the breast volume, so combination breast lift and breast augmentation was a great choice. Her 240cc saline implants were placed behind the muscle.
During her tummy tuck procedure, 160 grams of excess tissue and skin were removed from her abdominal region and the gap between the two muscles was repaired, nicely cinching her waist. She has an incision along the lower abdomen- it’s fading nicely and tucks below her suit. It’s a great trade off compared to the inches of loose skin and stretch marks that preceded it!
The breast lift and augmentation allowed tailoring of her own skin to nicely snug up to her new shapely breast implants, all in all raising her breasts to a natural position and affording her the proportion and contour she knew before kids.
Last we heard, they were on their way to Jamaica for a couple’s holiday WITHOUT the kids! Cheers!
Surgeon: Dr. Ellen Mahony
Patient Age: 36
Patient Gender: Female